I’m Jules and I’m so glad you’ve come to my blog.
I have been married to My Farmer (P) since 1983 and we live on the family farm that is 117 years old. He raises corn, soybeans, and wheat in variations of no-tilling or minimum tillage. He operates our farrow-to-finish hog operation as well. The hog production is lessening as we have more birthdays and P is farming on his own.
We have 2 children. Our daughter (K) is 29 y/o and a 2009 graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She now works as the Wedding Gown manager for THE place to have your gown preserved in Chicago. She also sells her hats & other accessories by private order.
Our son (JP) is 22 y/o. He is a multi-year senior attending a 4-yr university to finish his bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Computer Engineering & Design. He works with a private electronics/security business on breaks and is alternating semesters between the university and an internship as required. It has all been great experience for him! Graduation is on target for December 2016.
My hobby, now turned job, is quilting! I love paper-piecing, machine quilting, and machine embroidery. My favorite domestic machine is my Bernina 200E. But there are other machines in the collection. 😉 I am working on finishing my UFOs and projects I’ve already purchased.
I am the owner of an HQ Fusion long-arm machine for quilting. With this I’ve moved into finishing others’ quilts as well as making quilts, start-to-finish, for non-quilting customers. Business is flourishing and I’m loving it! It is fun to see all the other quilts come through my studio. I specialize in custom freehand quilting but will quilt as requested whether custom or a pantograph or a meander. Great fun and new friends!
I am reversing my fibromyalgia with the guaifenesin protocol and getting so much better!! I’ve been on it since November 2005 and now get so busy I don’t write about the FM much. November 2014 update post here.
I enjoy being online and the computer. I hope you’ll leave a comment and chat with me. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!