Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Train Up A Child In The Way He Should Go...

...and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Went fabric shopping with Allyson today! She LOVES fabric stores! This was our second outing to buy fabric, and as you can see, she found some treasures, too! She searched through a store full of fat quarters and found 2 that she just had to have! The clerk at the store asked her what she was going to do with her fabric, to which she calmly stated, "I don't know!"!! Spoken like a true quilter! On the way home, she pulled out her fabrics, and opened them up. As she held one fat quarter up in front of her, she exclaimed, "It's beautiful, Grandma!"!

Yep...I see another quilter in our midst!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Retreat Delight

I recently went on a quilting retreat with an online quilting group. One of the highlights of this retreat was a mini quilt swap. The minis could be no smaller than 8" square and no larger than 12" square, and must be made from 30's reproduction fabrics. Each person put their mini in a plain paper bag, and a number was assigned to each bag. Then, each person drew a number, and received the corresponding brown bag for their mini!

Here is the mini I made and swapped...

...and this is the adorable mini I received!

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Boots

What do you do when it rains hard all morning?

You get new boots for playing in the "pud muddles"!!

Ally loves her new boots...and her walks in the water!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

They Call Me Mom!

I count it as a privilege, and a cause for praise, that I would be given the opportunity to call these 2 sweet things my children! And now, to add blessing upon blessing, someone most adorable calls me Grandma! God is so good!

Jacob is 22 years old, and Jamie celebrates her 26th birthday today (how fitting is that for Mother's Day!)!! Happy Birthday, Mabel Magillacudy! And my little Tootsie Roll, Allyson Grace, is 2-1/2!