Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

We’re Back!

Even though we don’t have a sticks and bricks home anymore, it still feels like I’m home when we arrive in Wisconsin. We’re grateful that we didn’t have any problems in our travels this winter. No ladders in the road and no tires damaging our RV. It was a blessedly uneventful trip!


We’re looking forward to spending the summer at Derge Park again. We love the peacefulness and beauty of this park and feel very fortunate that we found this camphost position.

The great news is that we have a full hook-up site this year. I’m sure Kevin will not miss pulling the tote to the dump station.


Wisconsin had a very mild winter. The grass is super long. Last year when we arrived here on April 20th there was snow on the ground. This year they already had to cut the grass once before we got back. Kevin will be quite busy just getting all the grass cut his first week back to work.

As we traveled back home, I spent some of the time hand sewing the binding to the quilt I made to donate to the camp our son Korey works at. Here’s the finished product. I sure hope they like it. I’m learning with every quilt I make. This quilt is not perfect, but I worked very hard on it. One thing I learned is to not use solid, dark fabric for the backing. I had a very hard time getting the tension right so the top thread didn’t show on the back. Oh well, I think they’ll be hanging it up and no one will see the back.


I had found this pattern with the Bible verse fabric at a quilt expo last year and thought it would be perfect for a church camp. I printed a label on some printable fabric I bought. This is the first quilt I’ve put a label on.


Rain and cool temperatures are predicted for today. We’re going to drive to my mom’s and pick up our car and some things we stored there over the winter. It will be good to see her again.

I’ll leave you with the sunset we had last night. It’s great to see the sun set over a Wisconsin farm again.


Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. Enjoy your time in Wisconsin. We had a great time there late last August.

  2. I still think of Wisconsin as home. We moved away over 30 years ago! Although I really don't miss the cold winters or hot humid summers. It's the people I liked.

  3. It it always good to have a place to come "home" to!! Glad you found yours in Wisconsin!! Enjoy your time there!!

  4. It's always great to get back 'home' wherever it is.

    That's a beautiful quilt and I'm sure the camp when your son works will really appreciate this wonderful gift.

  5. Nice that you were able to come back to green grass and no snow this year. Hope you have a great summer working there.

    Looks like you did a great job on the quilt. I am sure the camp will love it.

    Kevin and Ruth

  6. I'm sure they will appreciate your handiwork -- even if it isn't perfect. In fact, those tiny imperfections is what makes the quilt unique.


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