Friday, January 25, 2013

If You Give a Girl a "Snow" Day...

 She might just redecorate her mantle...

 And bake some cookies...

And let her girlies curl up and watch a movie...

 While she quilts!

 And she might just do some laundry...

 And "freshen up" the house...

Or possibly sit down and make some valentines...

 Or maybe she'll just quilt.

 (I love unexpected "snow" days!)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Good Egg

I was wandering around my house with a thousand things on my mind when she showed up unexpectedly.  She had a little bit of time on her hands and so she decided to pop in for a visit.  We took a walk around the neighborhood and I poured all those things out that were on my mind.  She listened.  

And now I feel alot better.  

Sometimes we just need somebody to listen.

"A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg,  
even though you are slightly cracked."

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekend Blessings

For a fun Friday afternoon date with Rebecca which included a cup of soup from Panera in the car and a "plop down" in the magazine section of fun to have no where to go and no place to be!

For a "Friday Night Hair Cut Date" with Andy...ever have one of those?  They're fun!


For the fun of a little "room redo" for Rebecca.

For Caroline's happy overnight playdate at the Hooks house and how she came home rested and full of delightful stories of her time with a friend.


Spending Saturday tucked away in my favorite little nook and all the projects and all the laughter with my girls.  Ahhhh.

For a breakfast belated birthday date with Mary and for an early morning trip to the new Hancock... beautiful and fresh! 


For the cute little pouch Rebecca made for a friend.  For the delightful friend that she is to so many, the lessons this week in that area, and wisdom she lives out from His Word.  It "wows" me all. the. time.  (I give Him all the glory, for He has done great things!)


The iPad case that we made together and the SO CUTE fabric and just the right button and for how we squealed with delight because we are just obnoxious that way.

For the incessant Les Mis singing...makes me think of the Grinch (And they sing, and they sing, and they sing, sing, siNG, SING!!!).

For adding the Valentine holiday touches to the house.

For a birthday party full of teenagers, movies, snacks, and fun.

For Schlotzskys  and Miss America with my girl.

For bringing him home safe after a long, but enjoyable day.

Coming home from church to a warm pot of bean soup... how it smelled so good when we walked in the door.  (So good for a momma's soul when her family is full and happy.)

For this delightful Spring Winter afternoon, riding bikes, walking the dog, fellowshipping with neighbors, grilling out!

And for learning to quilt in swirls!  So fun!

 All that we behold is full of blessings.  ~William Wordsworth

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Four months ago today,  Super Samuel closed his eyes here on earth 
and opened them in heaven. 


I miss him.

Recently, we celebrated his birthday with a SPRINKLE party. 

It was a glorious day filled with yummy sweets and sweet fellowship. 

There was laughter and there were tears...

...and there was a sky full of wishes for one we hold dear.

We played some games..

And made some memories...

And we loved on our dear friends.

Samuel, I'm so glad you were born!

You sprinkled all our lives with His love.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Polka Dot Fun

There is just something about a little girl and a sewing machine 
that makes my heart soar.  

 Caroline and Erin made American Girl doll quilts.  

 It was so much fun teaching Erin to quilt.  She is as "precise" as her momma... a key ingredient in any quilting endeavor!

 A room full of happy!

Thank you, Sweet Erin, for letting me enjoy a morning of quilting with you.

It was just delightful!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Bountiful New Year

 My family is in the process of making the annual 
Daddy-Daughter New Year's Day Feast...

 ...stuffing the "baby chickens"

 ... and boiling the greens (everyone's favorite!)

 ...and black-eyed peas!

It's my favorite day of the year because I am not allowed to participate.  
So, I quilt.  (Glory!)

Last year was the year of "New".... and full of "New" it was!  He gave me a "new" appreciation for His plans for each "new" day, a "new" understanding of what it means to truly rest in Him, and a "new" joy in the things that matter most in my life.  I am grateful for all of these "new" truths He has chosen to "SOW" bountifully into my life.


My new word for 2013

"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work."  2 Corinthians 9:6-8

The girls and I have plans for a secret 2013 project and I can't wait!  Looking forward to learning to "sow bountifully" in every area of my life.

Happy New Year!