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Thursday, December 30, 2010
My heart breaks for the parents. How do you carry on after something like that? My guess is, you still have people who need you, who need you to function in your roles as fully as you can. My heart breaks for the siblings. Were they close? Did they fight as siblings do? He's just a little boy. I feel joyful for him, because I know he is in the presence of Jesus. My prayers will be for the family; for healing, peace, comfort, and love.
It just doesn't seem right when it's a child.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The kids still ask… ‘ can we have our gingerbread house party this year? PLEASE!? ‘ And me, the good mother, says ‘sure.’ As Miss Leslie said today, ‘next year, when you mention it, we’ll slap you!’
15 kids, a few loyal moms, and one big mess! But loads of fun, I hope. It’s always fun to see the difference between the boys’ houses and the girls’ houses.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I have been a little behind on my Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll Mystery Quilt project & postings.
The picture on the left (step #3) features 60 8 1/2”squares of shirting. Bonnie Hunter’s 60 squares are string squares. Mine aren’t. She has a room full of scrappy strips already cut. I don’t. I will by the time this project is finished!
The picture on the right is step #4. This is 120 twosies as she calls them. There are also 120 2” squares to accompany the twosies.
I call it progress.
Now onto step 5, which she published yesterday. She is pretty intent on ending my joy on this project! You’ll see when I post the next step’s 600 hsts. I know. 600? Does this lady sleep? Might take me a week or 2 to do that step.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Presenting to you…
Started January 2010, top completed May 2010, quilting started/completed Dec. 2010, and…
hopefully will be bound by Dec. 2011(just kidding???) how about, hopefully started by Dec. 2010!
Montrose, Co…. Jan. 2010 Quilting Sleepover Weekend at Kristi’s.. Kristi and Lori felt I needed to work on a large quilting project that particular weekend. They generously put together this quilt kit and included a pattern (can’t even remember what it’s called!). They were so sweet they even had the strips precut. ;-)
Off to work I went… sewing away, cutting away, sewing away! I returned home to the desert, and over the next few months, completed the blocks. I decided to sash the blocks, using a soft, buttery yellow. I am so glad I did that, it adds a secondary pattern to the quilt.
Back to Montrose in May for another sewing weekend, and I sashed away and completed the quilt top.
I finally sent it off to Kristina @ www.froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com
and she did an amazing job quilting it! She did it all freehand! It’s beautiful! I received it in the mail last night and was so blown away by it all! The quilting is amazing! It makes me feel like a real quilter!
So a special THANKS to Kristi & Lori for
forcing putting this together for me! And another special THANKS to Kristina for a beautiful, lovely job on the quilting!