Tuesday, May 15, 2018

What Mother's want.....




I tried to download my mother's day photo's last night....but there was a glitch I need to get figured out.  Needless to say I had a marvelous day.  My daughters Katrina and Abbie prepared a lovely brunch with all the trimmings and fresh flowers included.  My blessings are many!

In our daily paper, there was a marvelous article written by Lorraine Brown, "What Mom's really want is help."  C. S. Lewis stated, "Motherhood is the profession for which all others exist."
If this is so, then nurturing children should be our highest civic priority.  Mother's Day should include the teachers, mentors, caregivers, grandparents and fathers who nurture children.  Nothing speaks more profoundly to a mother's heart as observing unsolicited kindness, to encouragement and mentoring of her child.  Each child is one caring adult away from a success story.  


I have a few more lovely quilts to share from our local quilt show.




Charming red work, of the Dick, Jane and Sally Era.



Isn't this so unique, and really sets a spooky stage!





Just so SWEET!



WOW!!



Starry, starry night.......


...and the star so bright.


Wonderful and Whimsical!




A design from Heart to Hand.....fabulous and folksy!



Raspberry filled chocolates......



Truffles to be specific.

Tomorrow, the road trip to Michigan begins.  Julie has volunteered to go as my traveling buddy on this adventure.  I will endeavor to bring home, many inspirational and interesting things to share with you.  I will be gone close to two weeks, so in the mean time enjoy life with a happy heart, and keep numbering your blessings as you go along.




Friday, May 11, 2018

I've been busy preparing.....




......for my trip to Michigan.  I will be driving so that we can enjoy a bit of a road trip, and find adventures along the way.  I've had days filled with kit making and last evening I taught aa quilt class.  I so enjoy the group of women who are gathering for this class.  It doesn't take long before friendships are formed.  This connection with quilters has certainly enriched my life's experience.


The majority of the quilts at the show this year were either modern or art quilts.




Bold and dynamic!




Abstract and artsy.  I thought this quilt was especially clever.




A colorful variety of thread!




Traditional with a twist.




The animals and feathered friends make a discovery of their surroundings once they are free from the ark.




Two of my favorites when visiting the zoo.





Oh My!  Intricacy taken to a whole new level!!


Quite a bit of bedazzling.


Intricacy in a different way....this is all mind boggling to me.  This is not how I roll.  However, I do appreciate the technical skill this involves.


"The ability to ask questions is the greatest resource in learning the truth."  - Carl Jung



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A beautiful sunny day.....




Its been an incredibly gorgeous day.....not even any wind.  I've had the windows open and have been listening to bird song today.  Listening to the birds sing, and working on my craft....adds up to a top notch day.







Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope.









I'm proud and happy to be a woman.  This will be the last of the inspirational women.  There were many more, but my time was limited.

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
- Leo Tolstoy





Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Inspirational women......




Another exhibit at the quilt show which I attended this past week-end, was devoted to strong women who made a difference.



















I enjoyed so very much to be reminded of these women, and their contribution to the world.  There will be many more for me to share with you......I hope you to will be inspired by them.  Even if we are never in the lime light, we all can make a huge difference, right in our own communities and circle of influence.

"We are all cells in the body of humanity, all of us, all over the world.  Each one has a contribution to make, and will know from within what this contribution is."
- Peace Pilgrim