Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Colorful Fence

Here is a colorful fence made out of skis that I saw while on my trip to Wabasha along the Mississippi River last summer.

Linking with TexWisGal at Good Fences

Have a Happy Halloween and a good weekend,
See you next time

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Barn Quilt

Cousin Ardell and I took a short vacation at Wabasha, MN the end of July.  This is a barn with a quilt that we saw on the way home.  We saw a lot of other barns with quilts too.  I'll be sharing them on Mondays with Amy at

Thanks for all you kind comments on my last post.
Have a great week and I'll see you next time.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Letting you know

that I am still alive on this planet. I never meant to be gone for over 3 months.  It was supposed to be 2 or 3 weeks so I could get my house cleaned and gardening done.  That didn't happen.  I guess I just lost all my enthusiasm for blogging.  I did write a post almost every day in my head but it didn't get into the computer.  I mostly read and went swimming, plus a few trips to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for doctor appointments.  Finally found a doctor willing to do the surgery to remove 3 cancerous nodules in my neck.  Had the surgery September 30th and all went well.  What a relief to get that over with.

We have been having some beautiful fall weather with warm temps and gorgeous trees.  Here are a couple of pictures of my back yard. Most of the leaves here are already on the ground

 And some of the trees around town.

I hope you all had a great summer and are having a wonderful fall.  I promise not to be away for so long again and will get around to visiting you all soon,

Until next time