Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring!

Thank God for spring!  I swear I was going to lose it if we didn't get some warmer weather here soon. Nothing says spring, though like sore leg muscles from biking and callauses of your hands from gardening!  I enjoyed getting back into the groove and at this point I think I've uncovered all of my garden flower beds and will soon add some nourishment and mulch, sit back and watch everything grow!  In the meantime Remy and I are out of the bike for some much needed fresh air and new scenery. How did you enjoy your day?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

More Projects - Done!



A shopping cart cover for Viv and...



Two handmade dolls for my friend's girls who lost their dad and sister. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Finished Projects

I am excited to share with you my latest completed quilt!  This one was a large lap quilt for my brother.  Hopefully it will add a nice variety of colors to his apartment.  It was started in December, given to Brian uncompleted for Christmas, and finished on March 1st.  It measures 58" x 72" and is machine-quilted.  Honestly, this size quilt just beyond my sewing machine's capability, but I made it work!


After that project was done, I decided to treat myself to a quick accessory for myself.  Since receiving an iPad for Christmas, I wanted to make something that I could use as a purse, but also have room for the iPad.  This did the trick and I was grateful to use some of Grandma's pink fabric!


Friday, February 21, 2014

More Smiles

Sharing some smiles to brighten your day!



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Loss

Before my grandmother passed away in October, I was blessed without having to say good-bye to anyone close to me for many, many years.  It seems that I'm making up for that in the past couple of months.

On Sunday, I lost my good friend, Zach.  He was a great friend and support to both my husband, Zach, and I during our years at PSU and beyond.  I was also close friends with his wife, Diane, who along with a great group of girls, made up our Bigler Girls Bible Study at PSU.  My husband and I were a part of their wedding, we took a camping trip together to the Grand Canyon of PA, and we shared in their excitement as their family grew.  Distance separated us and when holidays brought them back to our neck of the woods, babies kept them busy.  It became hard to find times to visit, but we still kept in touch through emails and Facebook.  I know that when we would have met next, our conversation would pick up right where it left off, without a hint of awkwardness. For me, that's a very special kind of friendship!

I am in shock at the news of Zach's passing and I feel a deep sadness for having lost a friend, but even more than that, I hurt for my friend, Diane, who has lost her best friend and the father of her children.  I cannot even begin to imagine that pain and loss.

I know that both my grandmother and Zach were firm believers in the Lord and the life beyond this human life that was promised to them.  I know both of them are well cared-for, and that they are truly blessed to have met their Creator face to face.  I will rejoice in that knowledge, but realize the human pain that is felt from their absence in our lives.

Here is a link to Zach's obituary.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snowy

Grateful for a reason to smile and truly laugh!  Love this comical pooch.




I'm coming!!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Precious Moments

There are a few times that a photo captures the moment.  Here are a few from 2013:

Determined

Family

Pure Joy

Just over the edge

Contentment

Love