Friday, April 13, 2012


Hello, my name is Rose. I grew up in the northeast corner of Kansas, but have lived in northern Idaho now for almost 30 years. I am just beginning the last year of my 50’s and wanted to start a blog to record and share the things I love to do, which includes quilting, embroidery, making dolls, collage/mixed media, writing, taking photos and cooking. I chose Every Day Is a Journey for the title of my blog because each day brings something new; beautiful fabrics, threads, embellishments and new projects to add to the many I already have in the works. I was working on setting up my blog page a couple of months ago and just as I was ready to make my first post, my journey took a sharp turn. My husband of almost 30 years passed away suddenly. Now on this journey of a thousand stitches, the first stitch will be the beginning of many to patch my life back together and lead me in many new directions. This is all new to me, so I thought what better day than Friday the 13th to make my first post. I’m still trying to figure out how this blogging works. I will be back soon with some photos of things I’m working on. Thank you for visiting, please stop again soon.


  1. I found you through Patrice Lewis and her blog Rural Revolution. I love to quilt. I started about 20 years ago. In December, I completed a queen size quilt for my son (which I started when he was 16, he is now 28). It was in various blues and greens with some brown and white mixed in. He is in the navy, so for part of the border I used some fabric with various naval themes.

    Next month I will be beginning the decade of my 50's (you said you were just finishing:). I look forward to reading your blog.

  2. I found your blog from the Patrice Lewis blog site.
    I don't quilt as yet. I keep busy making counted cross-stitch Christmas ornaments for my family and friends. Since I sew I have lots of material. Keep thinking one of these days I'll make a quilt. Will keep checking your blog to see how you're doing.

  3. I would offer my condolences to you on the passing of your husband.

    I also found your blog through Patrice Lewis' blog. You will make the third blogger that I follow that lives in the same area as I do.

    I love quilting and am excited to see what you're doing. I'm sure it will inspire me.

    Best wishes,

  4. So sorry for your loss :( I look forward to following along on your new adventures. I took up quilting about a year ago and can't put it down!!

  5. I am sorry to hear about your husband. I've been in this same situation- my first husband died in 1996 at the age of 38. I understand a lot of how you feel and will be praying for you. The days do get better and one day you will realize that there are more good days than bad ones. I will enjoy reading your quilting adventures. This is a relatively new craft for me and I still consider myself a beginner.

  6. Hi Rose,
    I also found you through Patrice Lewis's blog and would like to offer my condolences for you loss.

    I have only made one small quilt in my life but would like to start making more since my youngest is almost finished with homeschool. I also love to embroider and am looking forward to see what interesting projects you might have in the future!

    Warm regards,

  7. I found you through Patrice's blog. I'm sorry for the loss of your husband. I love to quilt and am self-taught, mostly. I've made over 150 quilts, but only own 2. I have a sewing blog too, but haven't updated recently...maybe I should get busy so we can compare notes? LOL I love your fall colors, too.