Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Kindness Of Our Friends...

Today we are grateful for kind, generous neighbors and big green tractors....
because beneath all of this.....

the dream is still alive!!!! Thanks for helping us get through the storm!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

From the middle of an old-fashioned Nebraska blizzard....We wish you the season's greatest joys and the New Year's greatest Blessings!! Stay safe and warm in the storm!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Picture Says A Thousand Words....

Grandma J preparing to deliver the quilt to Emily, Mommy Erin and Daddy Joe....
With thanks to all who helped with "A Quilt For Emily"!! A special thank you to Terry Scigo for creating the quilt and to Steve, Carrie and Collin for your gift of this beautiful quilt to the Koesters Family!!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Thank you to Steve, Carrie and Collin Graeves on their winning bid of $225.00 on Emily's quilt!! Steve is Joe's cousin. Carrie follows Emily's journey via email and facebook. The quilt will be a gift to Joe and Erin from Steve, Carrie and Collin and yes....Emily may wake up on Christmas morning wrapped in the magic of this beautiful quilt!! Thanks to so many people for your support of our fundraiser!! Terry, your work on this quilt is amazing!! Thank you to everyone who forwarded the emails... Peter's mom and dad...thanks for the updates on! Please continue to keep Emily and her family in your has been my honor to assist in this silent auction for little Miss Emily!! With Christmas Blessings to you and those you love...Sue

Bid Update...

At 3:35...the new bid on Emily's quilt is $225.00!! Thank you!!

A New Bid Received...

A new bid just received!!!! $210.00!!!! Thank you!! Just about two more hours left....

It's The Last Day!!

New high bid for Emily's quilt is $200.00!! Keep watching the blog for updates as bidding is open until 4:00!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Less Than 24 Hours....

Bidding ends tomorrow at 4:00. Many new bids received in the last hour...we are now at $185.00!!

This Morning's High Bid...

This morning's high bid for Emily's quilt is $160.00! Bidding ends tomorrow at 4:00. We will continuously post the high bids as they are received now! Hopefully...several times a day!!!! Thanks for your support for our fundraiser!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A New High and Great News!!

The new high bid for Emily's quilt is $150.00!!!! Thank you everyone and Blessings to a little girl who gets to sleep in her own bed tonight!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

An Update On Emily's Quilt

Sharing with you a special moment spent with Emily during a visit by her, Grandma J, Grandma Shari and Auntie Chris in the summer of 2008. This photo was sent to me tonight by Grandma Shari. A very simple and special moment in the potting shed...just counting seashells. It's amazing how one little girl can touch your life....Very special memories held so close to my heart! The high bid on Em's quilt is $125.00!! Thanks for your help with our fundraiser.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Generous Hearts-A Quilt For Emily

Wow!! From your generous hearts!! The high bid on Emily's Quilt is now $100.00. Bidding is open until Friday, December 18 at 4:00.

Emily's Silent Auction Update

The high bid so far for Emily's quilt is $50.00. Thanks so much for your support! Bidding is open until December 18 and we will keep you updated!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Quilt For Emily

Please help us with a silent auction for this beautiful quilt to benefit an amazing little girl....
So many of you know of our little friend Emily Koesters. Emily is only one of 4 people in the United States...and among only 45 in the world to suffer from Schimke Immuno-Osseous Displaysia (SIOD), a form of dwarfism. Emily has undergone multiple surgeries, a kidney transplant from her Daddy Joe, battles post transplant lymphoma and faces daily challenges such as hip dysplaysia. Emily is only 6 years old. In her 6 years Emily and her family have taught all of us lessons of faith, strength and most of all love.
In the spirit of that love, our dear friend and neighbor Terry Scigo has donated this quilt to be offered by silent auction to benefit Emily. Squares of cotton, lusious velour and ornate tapestry are surrounded by a beautiful velour holly print. The quilt is backed by a beautiful holly print that sparkles with holiday magic. Bidding on Emily's quilt will end on Friday, December 18 at 4:00 PM. You can leave your bid in the comments sections of our blog or email us at Please leave your name, address, phone number and email address. The amount from the winning bid will be deposited in the Emily Koesters Fund, American National Bank, 20635 Hwy. 370, Gretna, NE 68028. Keep watching the blog for bid updates!! To learn more about Emily please visit or We will ship the quilt to you or....if the owner of the winning bid should choose to have a certain little girl wake up on Christmas morning wrapped in the magic of this quilt....we will make that happen, too!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Closing my eyes and pretending this is the scene outside my window today.....
and taking comfort in wonderful new designs and delights in the shop!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Time to Mulch!!

Looks like a mess, doesn't it?? Not really!! This freshly mulched rose garden is "winter insurance" at our house!! We will be richly rewarded with beautiful blooms next spring from these well protected plants!!
....and Mama Kitty agrees that we are ready for the projected snowfall this upcoming week!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

From the "Cleaning Lady"!

Hey! It's the "cleaning lady" here!! Taking advantage of some quiet time to catch up on cleaning, painting...and of course redecorating!! Hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as ours! Treasured time with family, friends and those we love! More pictures and new things to be added soon! We are going to start working on the website and will keep you posted!