Sunday, May 9, 2021

Celebrating YOU


Each one of us nurtures someone, whether it is a child, a friend, a co-worker, a relative, or any number of people that we come in contact with every day.

May this day be a special encouragement to you by knowing that your labor is not in vain and that you are sowing for a harvest that will multiply for generations to come.

Celebrating YOU!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Forever in My Heart


"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together,
keep me in your heart,
I'll stay there forever."
Winne the Pooh

Diana Grace
5/9/53 - 9/26/04

Friday, May 7, 2021

Life with boys

 Brothers, Kids, Family, Fun, Childhood

Thirty years ago, our last child was born. A boy. Ten years younger than our first born girl, and seven than our middle son.

Having two boys was a challenge for me. I grew up without a father, and having no brothers, was totally clueless about the nature of the male species. So when these little boys came into our family, I had no idea what I was in for.
Toddler, Child, Kid, Infant, Playing

Things start our small. Like climbing and making mud pies in the sand box.

But before I knew it, things escalated.  

They go from this...
 Kid, Child, Young, Childhood, Happiness this

Water Fight, Children, Water, Play

My memory serves me when my middle son decided that he would take his Dad's golf clubs and hit a few. His one mean stroke sailed through the air, and went right through my bedroom window. 

Yes, boys. They are a breed of their own. 
Boy, Playing, Leaves, Autumn, Child, Fun
 Fish, River, Boy, Water, Landscape

 Baseball, Runner, Scoring, Sliding

 Swimming, Children, Pool, Boys, Water

But life sure would be dull without them.

pictures courtesy of Pixabay Brothers, Boys, Boy, Play, Children

Happy Mother's Day to the mother of boys.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Seeking Inspiration

 We have been traveling last week to points north. While my hubby was in meetings, I was able to drive to different places.  One of them was a quilt shop :-)

I have been to Birdhouse Quilts in Warner Robbins Georgia before. They have a lovely shop and the people are very nice.

I really liked the gray, blues and red half square triangles quilt.

I was mainly looking for some inspiration as I really did not need any more fabric. 

Have you found any inspiration lately?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

So much fabric

 I've been going through my fabric stash. So, so much fabric :-(  Anyway, as I was plundering through the tsunami of fabric, I came across a quilt top that I had started for my granddaughter that I never quilted after I lost my interest in machine quilting. But since I have sold the quilting machine I am starting to think that I should finish these UFO's.

The second one was made for my newest grandson, who turned 7 month old.

Also not finished.

He'll be too big for it pretty soon. Sigh.  Someone please give me a push.....

Monday, April 26, 2021

Hope 4 Women International

 A friend of mine makes dresses for little girls in 81 different countries. It is the Dress a Girl Around the World campaign. 

I recently went through my stash and donated fabric for the dresses. When I visited my friend, she showed me some of the dresses she has been making.

Aren't they adorable.
And here is a picture of girls in the Philippines.

A world in which every girl has at least one new dress.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This Time Around


 This Time Around, a novella collection by Denise Hunter, Melissa Ferguson and Kathleen Fuller.  The stories are about second chance romances. 

The trio of novellas starts off with A Summer Detour by Denise Hunter.  Next up was Pining for You by Melissa Ferguson, and He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not written by Kathleen Fuller.

All three stories were clean and easy to read romance about second chances. Having some back story helps to bring tension  and believability to each story. They are short, fun and have happy endings. Something to take to read at the beach. The release date in July 2021.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Net Galley and the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.