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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just Have to Share This

She’s done it again…over at One Piece At A Time. You’ve got to go visit and read the list. I think my favorite, the one that probably most closely resembles me as a mom (sorry kids) is #16. ‘There are consequences and they are often better teachers than my endless nagging …’ But really, honestly, it IS because I love you!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kelly's (hey that's my name) giveaway!

But not my blog...tee-hee. Seems as I was growing up I was the only Kelly around, not so anymore!!

Go and visit Kelly's blog, she's having a great series of giveaways to celebrate her anniversary.

The Bunny Trail

Sandi is hosting an absolutely 'Springy' giveaway!! Visit her blog here to find out more and begin your hop down the bunny trail.

Monday, March 22, 2010


It’s hard to believe that March is so close to being over…didn’t it just begin? Or is it just because I was sick last week and sort of lost track of time? It sure is good to feel better!!

For Today, March 22, 2010...

Outside my window...the night is cool and still.

I am thinking...of all the things I need to get done before Easter.

I am thankful for...my health.

From the kitchen...a small sink of dishes is calling to be washed…I think I’ll let them wait.

I am wearing...jeans and a polo shirt, which should have been warm enough but the weather played a trick on me and I spent the day too cool.

I am creating...’no sew’ blocks for a Red, White, and Blue swap!

I am hoping...the weather warms back up…oh Spring, such a fickle thing you are.

One of my favorite things...Hot cocoa stirred with a peppermint stick!!

A picture I’m sharing…My version of Cath’s Gracie doll…


Oh, my QFK quilt is almost done. Just have to finish quilting the outside border and then roll the binding. I’ll post pictures soon.

God Bless!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Has Spring Sprung?

It sure feels like it!! Blue sunny skies, temperatures in the high 70’s. Yummmm…just wish I was feeling a bit better!

So, for Today, March 16, 2010...

Outside my window...the skies are a clear blue. And I can hear the birds singing their mornings songs while the traffic hums along.

I am thinking...I should take something to ease my discomfort.

I am thankful for...soft tissues, cuddly blankets and hot tea.

From the kitchen...is evidence of playing doctor during the night.

I am wearing...jammies, I haven’t been up very long.

I am creating...quite a pile of tissues!

I am hoping...this cold will run its course quickly, I don’t like being sick.

One of my favorite things...FEELING BETTER!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Must Read…Must View

While catching up on my blog reading this morning I came across this post on “One Piece at a Time”…it literally brought me to tears!! It is a MUST SEE. After watching the video travel over to the Bride and Groom’s website to see what inspired them. It’s really worth the visit, it is so relevant, and my heart just swells with gratitude for this couple’s un-selfish love!

Hope you’re having a great day!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

QFK Quilt Progress

Well the top is finished for my QFK quilt. I’ll need to go by some batting before I can finish this one. Here’s a peek:


Now back to work…it’s Friday Night “Quilt-In” tonight!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Look What Arrived in the Mail Yesterday...

About a week ago I sent away for a kit from the Quilts for Kids program. Yesterday the package arrived full of the cutest fabrics all ready to sew together...today I finished the 4-patch blocks and now I am ready to piece together the top for this quilt. What a great way to help make the lives of these little ones just a little easier!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Things I love about March

...It's the month that my first child was born...
...It's oh so close to Spring...
...The days are noticebly longer...
...It's the season of celebrating Jesus's resurrection!!
...Dress weather is becoming more of a reality (did I say I love to wear dresses?)
...It's the time for dreaming of wonderful out-doorsy things to do, like walking, and gardening, and playing, and going to the zoo!

March UFO Finished!!

Well it is done...the cutting, the piecing, the blocking, the quilting, the binding...the whole kit and caboodle...even the washing, and ready to find its new home with one very special little girl, my granddaughter!

Here it is being inspected by the quilt police *grin*:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Squishy Package Has Arrived!!

Gail over at the Cozy Quilter held a giveaway for reaching her 20,000 visits landmark. And guess what!? I won!! My beautiful candle mat arrived yesterday!!

Here's a peek (or two)...Thank you Gail!!

March - Patchwork Penguin's 2010 UFO Challenge

Over on the Patchwork Penguin Nancy is challenging us to finish our UFO's. March's UFO is #2, which just happens to be my granddaughter's quilt...and guess what!!...It is almost finished!! The machine quilting has been completed and now it's on to the binding.

Here is a picture:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Blog Birthday

I cannot imagine my blog having a birthday, it is not even two months old yet! But over at Tozz's Corner, she is celebrating her blog's 2 year old birthday...how exciting is that??!!

Happy Birthday to Tozz's Corner!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday - Amazing!

God is so amazing. I love the things He does to show me how much He loves me...like all of the wonderfully encouraging, talented, and compassionate women He has put in my life. I don't know what I would do without your support!! Thank you!!!

Another amazing thing is how the UFO pick for March just happens to be the UFO I need to finish ASAP. Number two on my list, my 4 to 9 baby quilt is on the machine being quilted right now. After that just the binding and a plane ride across the continent to reach its destination...or maybe a trip in the mail....hmmmmmm.

So, for Today...

Outside my window...the skies are clear and cold.

I am thinking...of the amazing things I know God has in store for me!

I am thankful for...the women in my life.

From the kitchen...are remnants of grandbabies visiting.

I am wearing...out this line...so it's time to think of something new!!

I am creating...a mini quilt for March...come on Spring!!

I am hoping...for open doors and miracles.

One of my favorite things...is a really good old (or new) movie.

Be blessed!!