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Let There Be Lite

Updated: Jul 18, 2022

I am back from the best vacation one could ask for. My entire family traveled to Ireland for 10 days. Twelve of us in a small coach bus with the best tour guide, Michael Nolan of Flynn Tours, one could ask for. We celebrated our 50th anniversary as well as Bella's graduation.

The "Guys"

Dylan, McCabe, Mark, Larry & Dennis

The "Ladies"

Bella, Kilee, Lydia, Hannah,

Wendy, Rita & Jesse

We left the driving to someone else and it was the most relaxed vacation ever.


More happy news! Quilt Expo accepted my quilt, In The Beginning, for the September show!

I will be vending at the show in booth 426.

Drop by to say hello.



Rita's Racques has added another line of products that I am very excited about. I am of the age where lighting is extremely important. I have experienced a torn retina and I am always struggling for enough light. I found Sewlite Task lighting at a trade show and was so impressed I asked to be a dealer.

The lights can be used many places but are perfect to attach to any sewing machine. There are three different lights with different levels of lights as well as a neck light that works great when hand sewing. There is also a small task lite, Lumi Wand, that plugs into a power bank that makes it easy to have lighting where ever needed. You can find them at: (Note: This product is no longer available.)

These lights are amazing so I want to share them with you.

This SPECIAL OFFER is for my blog followers only


Purchase two of any of the SEWLITES and receive a Free Lumi Wand




I am still suffering from jet lag so I am writing my blog at 4 am. I wish you all a great week.

I give you my Irish goodbye.



Recipe Of The Week

Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing

This was our most requested dressing at the restaurant. A bowl of greens with a bit of fruit like strawberries or blueberries. Perfect!

1 c. raspberries chopped in blender 1T poppyseed

1/3 c. vinegar 2/3 c. oil

2 T honey 1/2 c. sugar

1/4 c. raspberry flavoring

Combine all ingredients together and shake until oil does not separate.

"Family is not an important thing. It is everything."
Michael J. Fox

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