Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Black and white are perfect for this optical illusion quilt...I nearly got seasick gazing at it at the show.
Susanna and I are off at 5:30 to sew, sew, sew!! I can barely wait. I have high hopes of completing my Autumn Splendor. I made and sewed on the binding by machine last night (the hanging sleeve, too), so all is left is hand quilting the leaves and sewing the hanging sleeve and binding down. Here's hoping!
One of my challenges (and they are legion) is to stay on top of all my responsibilities. When I get a handle on laundry, meals to go pot. When school is going swimmingly, the house is a disaster zone. You get the picture. I often dream of the free time I would have if we never had to ingest food. No planning, shopping, storing, preparing, serving, eating, cleaning, etc.
Count your blessings,
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I also sewed a few more nine-patches this afternoon. It was my, "Yay--another school day finished" treat to myself.
Susanna and I are going to an all-night sew tomorrow night from 6 PM till midnight. Fun on the horizon.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Many times today I reflected on how blessed I am because of my husband and children. My sweet husband thinks of others so often. He works diligently and efficiently to provide the many earthly things we enjoy. I am reminded of his hard work every time I use our appliances, drive in our Pilot, put on clothing he has worked to provide... He. is. amazing.
Each of my children wrote me a note, and several gave me gifts. I enjoyed each and every one.
I have to brag on a few things my kids have done recently. One of my daughters has moved in with a family temporarily to help the mother. The mom had a baby about four weeks ago and has had an unexplainable incapacitating headache ever since. Doctors have ruled out several things, but there is still no answer, and the headache is still there. My daughter is cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, home schooling two of their boys while she still attends college herself, and works at a local restaurant. I am so proud of her sacrifical spirit for her friend.
Another daughter cooked me an amazing birthday lunch and made my favorite cake. She is always giving rides to others and being generally useful to our family and others.
One of my sons frequently (and today!) meets financial needs of others by buying them a meal or providing a small gift that really boosts their spirits. He is so generous.
Another daughter goes to a nursing home every Monday. There is not much in it for her, but she goes to be a blessing and an encouragement...and she IS!!
That is just a smackerel of things for which I am grateful.
~Joan, thankful for another year :)