Welcome to my stop for the Loved to Pieces Blog Party. My oldest, now a teenager, and I have an ongoing debate about certain shades of blue-green and green-blue. It's a lively and jovial discussion. These are her favorite colors, and to her, they are all blue. I, of course, am trying to enlighten her … Continue reading Loved to Pieces
Last year Meghan asked me to test her Double Mountain Quilt pattern. I challenged myself to use only fabrics from my current stash. I finished the top pretty quickly then set it aside not really having a purpose for the quilt in mind. I figured that would come. My oldest actually said, "Mom we should … Continue reading Double Mountain Quilt
I've recently started the slow process investigating colleges for my oldest. Mostly, examining what will she need to be prepared to take entrance exams, qualify for scholarships, etc.? She's twelve, that seems a bit ridiculous. However, I'm learning it's not given how many factors and variables there are. Maybe in like 12 years, I'll write a … Continue reading School Decisions….
I'm not so much into holiday cards...That's cool if it's your gig, just not mine! I do like giving a handwritten note once in a while, especially with a gift to my children. I always buy them a small treat and a little something to go with it for Valentine's Day. A simple way for … Continue reading How to Make Quickie Valentine’s Cards with Fabric Scraps
Last year I guest blogged for my friend on how I set my creativity free. Today, I'm putting it into practice... I've pushed myself beyond my quilting comfort zone... trying new free motion skills... I still have huge improvements to go. I know that, yet am pleased with where I am right now... Learning new … Continue reading Work in progress…
At some point, it has to be about more than just a finish... a check box that gets marked off, a line drawn through a to-do list! The process, the ride, the journey has to count for something meaningful! The present is where we are learning and growing.. this is where we become who we are … Continue reading Slow down….
Whittling down my work in progress list without starting any new big quilts has proven to be a test in my perseverance. I've had the Rainy Day Quilt by Lindsey in my stack of unfinished projects for well over a year... last week I got the top finished....and I wanted to branch out into quilting … Continue reading Scraps practice on Spare Parts Delight
Last year I set out to expand my quilting skills! I wanted to take a few classes and push my current abilities beyond my comfort zone... Enter the Meadow Quilt.. a class by Fabric designer Lizzy House. I pushed my color comfort zone and learned to inset circles and piece curves, and more curves!After debating … Continue reading Always learning, The Meadow Quilt
This year we will be more intentional about eating together, enjoying meals together, passing food, breaking bread, while sharing our lives and our faith. Being part of one another's stories! So to that end, I don't want to arrive at the table ragged from slave cooking an elaborate meal. I want real food prepared without a … Continue reading They broke bread…
O Holy Night The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior's birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining 'Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth A thrill of hope a weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn Fall on your knees, … Continue reading Merry Christmas