Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing

Chicken Scratch~ SNOW

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Mica Garbarino, Sister #6985

My girl and a couple of her friends rang the bell for Salvation Army to raise money for people in need over the weekend. Afterwards she spent the day with them, went to lunch, a basketball game and ice skating in the evening, though she is not a fan of ice skating! Sunday evening we went up to Michigan with church family to see Handel's Messiah....It was awesome! As the concert was going on it started to snow...lot's of it too! The ground was covered in blankets of soft white snow dust ... Read more →

We're back to our regular schedule programming ...!

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Carole Prevost-Meier, Sister #3610

It's gorgeous out today!

A perfect day to get some quilting done. I have this quilt top that has been at the flimsy stage for quite some time. All it needs is for me to piece the backing and load it onto Penelope. The quilt pattern is called Snipped by Cotton Way.

But first, I need to clean up this mess! ... Read more →

100 Days of Abundance Challenge- Part 2 and a Happy Birthday!

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Alicia Winkler, Sister #5232

So, remember a month ago when I posted this??

100 Days of Abundance….A challenge?

I am going to talk a bit more about that today! BUT FIRST!!!


What a YEAR!!!! These two, though! ... Read more →

Our delayed Thanksgiving meal.

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Alicia Winkler, Sister #5232

On Friday, we did have our meal, as promised! I even told Matt to invite his mom over to join us. Of course, she is a vegetarian, so I knew she wouldn’t be trying the BEST TURKEY EVER!!! That’s ok, though, more for us omnivores!!! Besides, I made her favorite salad, so no worries for her.

On the menu; Salt Brined Turkey, Coconut and Honey Sweet Potatoes, Harvest Salad, Fresh Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Winter Squash Rolls with Honey Butter, Pumpkin Cheesecake dip, German Chocolate Pie Bars, and Pumpkin Pie with fresh whipped cream!

I took some pictures along the way. I even took a picture of the table, but the turkey and sweet potatoes were still finishing up. Of course, a meal like this is a family affair, so even though I did 75% of the work, I was able to ask for help occasionally. Heck, Gabriel BEGGED to peel sweet potatoes! ... Read more →

Not Enough Time or Failure to ...?

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Wanda Sturrock, Sister #3399

Have you ever heard yourself say, “I just don’t have enough time”?

My own statement is usually something like, “I don’t have any extra time for…” One of my greatest faults is wanting everything done…now. And, the more I work, the further I seem to get from reaching that goal.

That one word, extra, caused me to wonder. Where did women of days-gone-by find their extra time? Surely there must be a secret, and they knew what it was ... Read more →

The Grey Days

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Amanda Childress, Sister #1390

During the fall and winter a couple of years ago, we had two or three sunny days in four months. It was terrible. Every day started off with a grey hazy morning and ended just as gloomily. I actually love cloudy days, but after a month of seeing no sun, my attitude became just as ‘blah’ as the forecast ... Read more →

Visiting Trumpeter Swan

Posted on December 4, 2016 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

In the Fall and Winter Months Trumpeter and Tundra Swan come from the far northern parts of Alaska to winter over in our Valleys. The stay in British Columbia's Fraser Valley and as the forage dwindles and the air gets cooler they move South to Washington ... Read more →

Monochrome Fervour by A. J King

Posted on December 4, 2016 by Gina McKnight, Sister #5281

The human eye can see everything around us. But what about our inner self the one saddled with fears and desires, doubts and dreams? Are these emotions destined to be locked away in our hearts and our minds? In Monochrome Fervour, A. J. King shines a light on our universal experiences unrequited love, the ebb and flow of past memories, and the undying power of hope and triumph ... Read more →

A Million Skies Archives and My New Website

Posted on December 4, 2016 by Debbie Slaughter, Sister #6824

Whether you've come to check on me or just happened uponA Million Skies accidentally, you've now reached the archivesfor the blog.

Since 2009, I've shared my heart here and made so many friends. This has definitely been home!

Over the past few years, I've felt a tugging to put this little blog aside and move on toother projects and if you've been around for too long,you know that I always seem to come back ... Read more →

my busy life

Posted on December 4, 2016 by Judy Torola, Sister #599

I am here, I am doing fine. Vee asked if we have been traveling and yes and no. I've been traveling back and forth a few times to Illinois. It's just been crazy busy around here. My cousin had an estate sale that I helped with and was gone from here 5 days. We had deer hunters come for about 5 days in November, that was fun, but no-one got a deer. Went on a quilt re-treat over by the Mississippi river ... Read more →