Friday, December 28, 2007

Paper Pieced Quilt - Kites

This picture doesn't doo the quilt justice, but hope everyone gets the idea. I did the kites using the foundation paper piecing method. The kites in the corner are also paper pieced Then I added the checkerboard border using 1 inch squares. I am giving this one to my 5 yearold grandson.

Here is a link to my paper piecing instructions.

Family Pictures




BJ and Zack



Grandpa filming it all

Velvet and her Gift

Jason and Kim

Roger, Kim and Trent

Natalie, Velvet and Garrick

A new year is upon us

This past year has been a whirlwind of excitement and frustrations. All in all I count my blessings for each and everything that has been granted to me. I am aware of the omnisience (sp) of a kind and loving Father in Heaven who grants me trials as blessings. I am thankful for the trials I have experienced this year. They have made me stronger and most of all more compassionate and charitable toward my fellow men. I thank Him for my talents and abilities, for a loving family who in thick or thin sticks together for each other. WOW! I am truly blessed!

We just returned from 5 days in NM visiting with family. It was a fun time remembering the past that we thought was forgotten. We played a lot of games and laughed until we cried. In some instances we just cried in empathy for trials of the past year.

When it all boils down to it, I realize that family is my most precious comodity in this life. We must treasure each other and make life good for all that we meet. Big things are of little importance, it is the little things, such as a smile, a kind word, a hug or a simple , "I care".

My wish is that we all focus on the "I care" this year. What a better world it would be if we just cared a little more.

Happy New Year to all!