Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Cousins Walk Bird Sampler

TaDA! I got the center of the Cousin's Walk sample together!

Because of the bird direction I was challenged! LOL But I htink I did it as the original antique quilt. 

I did contemplate setting it so all the birds were facing one direction, but I do enjoy the quirkiness of them being a bit different. 

Here is the antique and as you can see I have quite a bit more to do!
If you are wondering this pattern is out of print and no longer available.

I hope your week is going great!

Thank you all so much for purchasing books to support Faith Seeds in Guatemala. 
There's still a couple more available. Check it out HERE


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Fundraiser Book Sale - NOW!

AMENDED: I started yesterday since I have a busy week ahead. I'm so sorry if you didn't get a chance to see the post over the weekend.  

If you didn't see my earlier post about this fundraiser, please check it out HERE.

How this will work: Send an email at telling me which book (s) you'd like. Send me your mailing address and I will figure out what postage will be. I'll send it the most economical way. I'll email you back the total. I will not invoice you. 

PLEASE READ: I do not invoice. I'll accept paypal. Log into your account, click SEND MONEY, add my email address: LDEJ@CRESTVIEWCABLE.COM, click next. Put in the amount. The next screen will give you an option: sending to a friend or paying for an item. Sending to a friend means I will not get charged a selling fee. Please use this option, 

I also accept Venmo- send to Lori DeJarnatt

I still take good ole fashioned checks too! 

Thank you all so much!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Book Sale Fundraiser

If you have been following me for any length of time you know I usually have a book sale to raise money for my yearly mission trip. Last years trip to Dominican republic was canceled and I believe it is rescheduled for early 2022. 

The books are piling up in my sewing room so I thought I'd have a sale for another charity that is close to my heart. 

If you are looking for a particular issue, please let me know. I may have it! I'm not sure if I should donate these or not. Is there any desire to purchase them? Let me know!

The ministry I'm donating to is called Faith Seeds Guatemala. 
My friend, Gaby, started this ministry working with families, especially children, who work in the dump to make a living. These kids don't get an opportunity to attend school because they do not have the finances for uniforms, books, etc.  In order to get them out of poverty Gaby realizes they must attend school. Click the link above to find out more.


This past year has been especially hard. 

No matter the hardships they are so grateful and joyful people. 

Less than 1% of the Guatemalan population is fully vaccinated against Covid. I'm sure the poorest of poor will be the last to receive any vaccination. 

Here is Gaby and I in Bolivia where she served as a translator for our team. 

Since I'm nursing my ankle I'll be home getting books ready for Monday! Please check back then. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Scrappy Quilts, Scrappy Life

I mentioned to Lizzy that I should do an outdoor post about what is growing in my garden. Late spring is peak because the long hot days haven't arrived yet and plants are enjoying lovely days sprinkled with bouts of rain.
I realized my garden style mimics my quilts! Free flowing, humble and scrappy! 
Feel free to scroll past all the flowers to the video at the end of this post. 

Instead of dirt or weeds we planted wildflowers. Flax is always dependable. 

And yarrow, which is natural to this area. 

These lupine are natural to the area as well. 

These are in the flower bed. Not sure what they are. Apparently the deer aren't fond of them!



Mock Orange

Some daisy like flower that reseeds freely. 

Rugosa. This hardy rose stands up to heat and deer!

This little rose is such a surprise! I have 3 of them  and they are about 1' high and bloom year after year! They are the closest to the front door or the deer would eat them to nothing. 

Lupine. These are a bit fussy but so showy when they are 4-5'! 

I have since trimmed the dead seed heads. 

Showy but don't know what it is. 

Snow in summer. 

What a plant looks like after a deer or rabbit have breakfast!

My lavender is just getting started. Mine self seeds freely and I have a lot growing! The bees love it.

Net to the short roses is this profuse early flower. Not sure what it is either. Catmint?

Thanks for going with me on a walk around my garden! Let's check it out again in about a month. 


The video was a bit last minute! Please overlook any errors! 
Here's the link if you cannot click on the video. 

Enjoy your day!