Monday, June 2, 2008

First Day of Swimming Lessons

My son is a seahorse,
my daughter is a crocodile,
...and I feel like Esther Williams in my water aerobics class! ;-)

Quilted Memories

I am participating in the "I Remember Laura" Blog-A-Thon hosted by Quill Cottage Blog. This week the category is "quilted memories". Please visit Miss Sandy to see all the other participants!

I am fortunate to have a cabinet full of "memories". Both of my grandmothers were very talented seamstresses. My paternal grandmother knitted, crocheted and did alterations in her home. My maternal grandmother sews, embroideries, crochets, and quilts. There is always a quilting rack set up in my grandmother's home. Her hand stitched quilts are the most incredible things to behold - the tiny, precisely even stitches are amazing. She always embroideries her name and the date on the back of each quilt. I am blessed to have many of her creations in my home.

This first quilt is a baby doll sized one that my Grandmother and I "made together" when I was little. I think the part I "helped" with the most was picking out the fabrics!

This beautiful quilt my grandmother made for me while I was in college.

This quilt, also made by grandmother, is very special. When I look at it, I can see the materials she used for many of the dresses she made for my sister and I while we were growing up.

This quilt was made by my husband's great aunt. I love all the different fabrics and have always called it our "crazy quilt".

We received this store bought, wedding ring pattern quilt as a wedding gift.

And this one, also store bought, covered our bed during our early marriage. Our bedroom decor and tastes have changed over the years, but this quilt will always bring back memories of that time.

This very feminine, fan pattern quilt was also made by my grandmother.

She has made a special quilt for each of our children. This one is our son's.

And this one is our daughter's.

All of my quilts are kept tucked neatly the ready for warmth, comfort, and memories whenever they are needed.
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~for today~
Monday, June 2, 2008

Outside my window...
there are blue skies, white puffy clouds, and lots of sunshine!

I am thinking...
about my husband.

I am thankful for...
good health to enjoy the day.

From the kitchen...
I'll be making Italian food for supper.

I am creating...
a summer schedule.

I am going...
to the grocery store.

I am wearing...
a pink t-shirt, blue jean capris, and flip flops.

I am reading...
homeschooling curriculum catalogs.

I am hoping...
to be productive today.

I am hearing...
the hum of the computer and the ticking of the clock. (The children are reading!)

Around the house...
there's Monday's laundry to do.

One of my favorite things...
long summer evenings.

A few plans for the rest of the week...
swimming lessons and finishing up the details of my daughter's birthday party.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing for you...
the summer sky from my back window.