Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Well, it's November again, and all of the gratitude lists are popping up on Facebook. I've decided to post mine here.

I read a book by Ann Voscamp called 1000 Gifts. It's her journey on finding grace everyday, in all things. She keeps a journal, a gratitude journal. Everyday she writes down three things that she is grateful for.  The idea is to focus on all of your blessings instead of the negativity. There are studies on how this is beneficial to health and well being.

So, here we go....

Day One.

The thing that I am most grateful for in my life is my salvation. Jesus Christ suffered a horrible death to pay for my sins, past, present, and future. Because of Him, I have been spared the fiery depths of hell.

Amazing Grace.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Did you know that there are only 83 days until Halloween? It can take it's good old time. I am in no hurry! I can hardly believe that it's August already. This summer has gone so quickly. Way too fast!!

Kathy sure is ready for Halloween!! She's always ready. She brought me three more quilts with that very theme. I lost count already of how many I have quilted for her.

 She will use this one as a tablecloth, so I quilted it a little heavier than normal. You can see the pattern on the picture below. Spiderwebs!

 You've got to love these wonky log cabins, and that background polkadot. I'm sure that will look great draped over a chair!  

I've already got a couple of Christmas quilts in the cue!! Maybe one day I'll make one of my own!!
*another note from a friend!! (can you believe it? three in one week! I just love getting mail!)
*barbecued pulled pork
*hearing an old favorite song

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Gotta love that face!!!

a hot cup of coffee
a note from a friend

Monday, August 5, 2013

Thought for the day...............

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:4-7

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Family Reunion Day

A rare day when all my peeps are together!!


*a fun day spent with family
*home grown zucchini
*a note from an old friend

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer project

This summer, my sister, a couple friends, and I have been having a weekly bible study. We have also decided to incorporate a summer project. My friend, Sarah, and I went to QuiltCon in February, and found a pattern called "Sweet Tea and Green Beans". We have decided as a group to make this quilt, each in our own colorways. I am not following the pattern exactly. I've picked a few different blocks, and have added broderie perse applique, and wool applique rather than strictly cotton fabric. I found that rainbow ric rac at the NQA show in Columbus. After it's put together, the plan is to do some very simple straight line machine quilting. Then as an added touch, I'm going to add some hand quilting with perle cotton. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


August is my birthday month. My goal this year is to post once a day this month, if only a picture.
Graduation Day.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It was a good day.

April 19, 2013

It was a good day.

 It started off rainy and cold, but the rain subsided by noon. The ceremony was to start at 5:30.

The barn was busy with activity. Setting the tables with the mismatched china, hanging pompoms, and the quilt, setting out the pastry..............

The photographer took pics of the guys while the girls got ready......
There were tears, but they were happy.
i carry your heart, i carry it in my heart......
 i am never without it....

It was a good day.

poem by e.e. cummings
photography by D.Thomas Photography