Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Fidget Quilt

A scrap of this and a strip of that, snippets of trim and tinsel, and even a tassle! 
So much fun watching this come together one spontaneous stitch at a time. 
This lovely piece is for sale in my Etsy shop!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Piecing It Together

The first fourth of the main blocks are pieced together :-) 
Making excited!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Dreaming of A Bright Christmas...

I'm loving the bright colors...and making an effort to incorporate plenty of red and green 
without it being overtly Christmas-y. I'm thinking of calling it "Christmas All Year Round".

I've decided to make more blocks...and then a border or two or three :-) 
I have a finished picture in my head...

Friday, November 24, 2017

Different Kind Of Day...

Thanksgiving Day... and no schedules to keep, nowhere to be, no need to bake!

Hubby had to work this year so we'd made no meal plans. Most of the children 
are scattered far away, but the youngest still lives in our town.

He picked me up for a fast-food breakfast and Iced Mocha Coffee
since most of the restaurants were closed.  Then we rode around
talking and laughing while we ate. We went to a lovely park, but it too was closed.
Then came back to the house and played "Words With Friends" 
on our phones across the room from each other (oh yes we did!) 
while I scoured the Black Friday ads, and he played other online games 
when it wasn't his turn to make a word. 

Then he treated me to a late lunch at Saltgrass Steak House amid more laughs
and finally we shared a chunk of their Pumpkin Cheesecake :-)

It would have been nice if all the family could have been together, 
but we made it fun anyway, and it was really quite relaxing. 

So many things to be thankful for every day.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Around The Bend

I love scenes like this...
you can just imagine whatever you want 
to be just around the bend.

Life is full of unexpected surprises, isn't it? 
But I'm thankful God holds my hand all the way!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Of Marigolds & Butterflies

 These orange spots of color which make me happy...
Most of the yard looks sad, but beauty is there if I look for it. 
And I found 5 more caterpillars on the butterfly weed! 
Pictures of them tomorrow :-) 


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Some Things Stay The Same

It must have brought just as much joy 
way back when this beautiful picture was painted
as it does to me now when I enjoy the lovely things God has created. 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Surprise Inside!

Why did God put a star in the center of the apple?

Maybe...just because He can! 


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Secure, Simple, Sweet Days

Remember when everyone took for granted that parents love their children?
Remember when it was the norm to trust others, especially the neighbor next door?
Remember when the atmosphere was clear and clean enough to see the stars at night?
Remember when families spent time with each other, worked together, prayed together?
Remember when children used their imagination and could truly enjoy little things?
Remember when "murder" was an awful far-away mention, not an everyday thing?
Remember when policemen were respected and our children were in awe of them?
Remember when manners and consideration of others was taught by example? 
Remember when patriotism swelled in every heart because we were grateful?
Remember when you could feel safe, contented, and hopeful for tomorrow?

The world has changed. But this world is not my home; I'm just passing through.