Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pray for Lucas

I am a child of God. I have many brothers and sisters in Christ. One of those brothers and his family are in need of prayers. A blog has been set up to keep all informed and comments support the family.


Lucas' dad is posting on his daily, sometimes hourly progress. They all need our prayers. He has given permission to share and since I believe in the power of prayer, I have to share.

Friday, April 16, 2010

First Time for Everything

Do you remember the first kiss? First time you drove a car? First Date? First Quilt? For some of those first, you might even remember the song that was playing, the movie that you went to see, or the meal you shared with that special someone. For your first quilt, you probably remember the process of buying the fabric.

Well, I was blessed to experience a couple of "first" this week.

To Begin, my quilt guild (
Forsyth Piecer's and Quilters) held it's bi-annual quilt show. I volunteered to help with the judging process. It was a great opportunity to hear the judges thoughts and comments as the meticulously went over each show entry. I have a new respect for what they do. (Admit it, we have all second guessed winners at shows!)

Next, I actually entered two quilts into the show. I've never entered any of my quilts into a show before. Most of us judge our quilts too harshly and don't think they are worthy. (at least in the group of quilters that I spend time with) The only reason I did was to support the guild. It is really disappointing to go to a show, pay the entry fee and not see any quilts!

Now for the "first" that I will not forget. It ranks right up there with some of the other first. NO, I didn't get First Place on any of my quilts, but I was actually awarded Honorable Mention on BOTH of my quilts. Never expected that one. Talk about a shock. I know, Honorable Mention is like coming in 4th place or even lower, but, when you truly didn't ever dream of being considered, it is like a Cinderella team making it to the NCAA Final Four.

So, will there be any "seconds"? Will I ever enter my quilts in another quilt show? Probably, but still, just to support the guild. So, for your viewing pleasure, here are my quilts.

The first one is called "Midnight Garden. It was entered in the Large Wall Hanging - Pieced category.

This one is called Camo Cards. It was in the Small Bed quilts - Pieced category.

To see the Best of Show Quilt, check out
Lisa's blog. She is an exceptionally good quilter. Congrats Lisa!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Catching up

Last August.....Really???
Life has happened. Here's a little summary.

After the death of my mother-in-law last July, life really changed. We spent more time with the father-in-law keeping him company and making sure he was well taken care of.

In September, my niece (still husbands side of the family) was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. She was in the hospital on strict isolation for around 5 weeks. After strong chemo and a scary round of pneumonia, she was released from the hospital and is doing great.

My brother, living in Ohio, lost his job due to company cut backs. After a couple of months looking for work, he got an interview in Montana. Got the job and moved across country in December. He is now in Butte, MT. I'm looking forward to that trip to visit and see the country. I will wait for the weather to get a little warmer.

January found us taking the kids to Walt Disney World for the first time. I highly recommend the Wilderness Lodge. AWESOME is the only word to describe this resort hotel. Yep, we are ready to go back.

February, snow, snow and more snow. So, sew, sew, sew. Here are some pics of what I've been working on.

Happy Quilting....