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Pen and Ink Memories

Do you have special stories Grandpa told you? A "Pen & Ink Memory" would be the perfect way to preserve Grandpa's stories for generations to come. Check out for more details or contact me at

Barn quilts can be order at


Precision Mechanic Tractor Show and Pull

We had a lot of fun at the Precision Mechanics Tractor Show and Pull in Roseville, IL. Here are a few pictures of the show. All these photos plus more of the pull and the show tractors are available on a CD which you can print off or view on your computer. CDs are just $5.00 each plus $2.50 shipping and handling if I am mailing them or you can pick them up in Monmouth or at a Bald Bluff Antique Tractor pull. Email me at and tell me you want the Roseville 2011 pull and show CD. Pictures of the tractor pull can be seen at web site on the Bald Bluff Tractor page.


Wooden Barn Quilt Blocks

We have been very busy building wooden barn quilt blocks. Dennis builds them out of 1/2 inch exterior plywood that is sanded smooth. He has built a frame around the back for hanging and strength.

The blocks are primed and painted front and back. I free hand the design on the front. It is also coated to resist UV rays. You will be able to enjoy the quilt blocks for many years.

The one in the picture is a 4 foot square and is on a clients backyard shed.

Barn Quilt Blocks come in several sizes: 
2 foot squares are $80 each
4 foot squares are $150 each
8 foot squares are $500 each
Larger ones are also available.

The 2 foot blocks are the perfect size for porches, garages, houses, cabins, privacy fences, or tool sheds. The 4 foot size are a good size for stores, garden sheds, shops, tractor sheds, cattle sheds, or hanging low on a barn. If you want a barn quilt up high on the barn an 8 foot square would be the best size.

I will have sample blocks on my website soon. Custom orders are also welcomed. I will have 8 of the 2 foot square blocks done by July 4.


Bald Bluff Antique Tractor Pulling Assoc.

The new 2011 Bald Bluff Antique Tractor pulling schedule and rules are on  Read them online or print them out by downloading the PDF file.

You can also access the schedule on you cell phone if you have Internet. For viewing on your cell enter the following URL

Have fun at the tractor pulls this summer!


How to put Gifts in Balloons

I found a great idea on the web. This link will tell you how to put gifts into balloons.

Just think how great this would look for a wedding gift with lots of ribbons tied to the top or a kid’s birthday gift with confetti in with the gift. I will have to try this great idea.

I should have found this earlier because today is our anniversary. I could have put Dennis' gift in a balloon with lots of confetti. That would have been funny!