July 19, 1971

Russ and Jo were married 42 years ago, we had a really small wedding with immediate family.  I think there may have been 20 of us total.

Would you believe I made my dress?  Poly double knit!     🙂  Yep that certainly dates me.  It worked – fit the meager budget.

Russ and Jo 7:19:71



I’m taking tomorrow off (that means out of the office), spend part of the day at the studio sewing (gift to me) and make a nice dinner at home for us.

We will celebrate in a favorite restaurant when the weather is nice, guess that would be  Fall not Summer.  I wanted to be a June bride . . . . . almost made it.   🙂

I wrote the above post on Thursday July 18, things have changed, I get to spend Friday morning in the office after all.  Still hoping/planning for an afternoon of sewing, followed by a nice (make that easy to prep) dinner, burgers anyone?





Happy 4th of July!

American Flag Lady - vintage

American Flag Lady – vintage

I think many will be blessed with a 4 day weekend!  What to do?  Maybe spend time with friends and family, or perhaps a mini vacation.  What are you doing?

I’m taking some quiet time and enjoy it with Russ, we will cook out and visit with neighbors.  I think it may be called a ‘staycation’?

Russ and a friend went fishing this morning on the Missouri River.  Russ took his boat, he has an open fishing boat, have had it for a long time (over 30 years).  After Russ retired four years ago to reconfigure the seats, he took out a bench seat, bought a new outboard engine and a new trailer that makes it easier to load and unload the boat, he can do it alone if necessary.

I plan to spend some time at the studio, sewing and designing.  It gets quiet around Holidays,  will take advantage of it and stitch!

Maybe I need to start another Patriotic quilt, love the skirt on the vintage Flag Lady, don’t you?  My star fabric is still in print, it is part of ‘Jo’s Best Friends’ group.

I wish you a very Happy 4th of July!


Google Reader is going away July 1

So many of you receive Blog posts through Google Reader to view posts of people you follow.  It was really nice to have but that is changing Monday July 1.

Sometimes change isn’t so good, is it.

You will have to have another reader by Monday July 1st to fill your needs because I want to keep in touch with you!

One other thing you can do, is go here:    http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/

It is my Jo’s Journal page, along the right side is a place to enter your email address to ‘subscribe to Blog via email’, this is a good solution until each of you figure out how you want to handle how you follow Blogs.

Have a nice day!   🙂


Happy 4th of July !


I wish you all a Happy 4th of July, celebrating with friends and family, most likely accompanied by good eats — grilling something and of course dessert and beverages. Yummy day.