Saturday, May 14, 2011

Heaven Crystals

Here is a quilt that I made a couple of years ago for a quilt guild challenge. I took a pattern that I found from Coffee Time Quilts, by Cathy Wierzbicki  and tweaked it just a tad.
I learned a bit about EQ5 at that time and how not to stretch the bias.
This is one of my grand-daughters favorite quilts that I have made and it will be hers when she is older.
Amy's Creative Side

It has won two places in two different quilt guilds.

This is the QUILT FESTIVAL requirements that you may want to check out for yourself.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

 This is a message that was written by Cathe Laurie , and I liked it and wanted to share it with others..

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and all the good restaurants will be filled with reservations for every table. Florists will be busy filling and delivering orders. And hopefully every mother out there is going to receive the honor and love that she deserves. Although Valentine’s Day is a huge event on many calendars, not everyone has a sweetheart. But when you count up all the mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers out there, most everyone will have someone to honor.
Having said that, if your plans don’t include a meal in a fancy restaurant, a bottle of favorite perfume, or an extravagant flower arrangement, that doesn’t mean you’ll have failed in honoring her the way she deserves. It is sad to realize that, for many, this day is more about overpriced gifts, or cards that drip with excessive sentimentality, than it is about genuine honor and love. Children who ignore and dishonor their mothers by what they say and do the rest of the year sometimes try to band-aid their guilt by making a hollow celebration of this day.
I can tell you from a mother’s heart that what we really treasure is the unexpected phone call when it isn’t a special occasion, the sweet expression of a hug and kiss that delightfully interrupts an ordinary day, or the moment when a child, out of honest concern, asks, “Mom, what can I do for you? How can I help?”
Mother’s Day is practically impossible to miss with all the commercialism and pressure to spend more than necessary. But mothers everywhere know when they are appreciated . . .
It isn’t the size and of the card, the cost of the flowers, or the meal out that we treasure. It is those special tokens of love throughout the year that tell us the hard work of our mothering and grandmothering is appreciated. My advice to those who want to honor their moms is to tell them on Mother’s Day, but don’t forget to tell them all year long.
crookneck squash 
I really did think that this was good and this is not really how my day went. But I really did have a great day. 
new plants added
I really had a productive weekend in all. My garden is growing and producing and I think I have saved what plants I did have and I was given more to replace what was lost. I was able to plant them all this weekend and get them going before it is to late to try. My husband helped me put in zucchini, watermelon and a couple of squash. we will call this the 'Melon Patch'. Then I was able to replace some bell peppers in the 'U'bed where I lost a couple of tomatoes. Also I worked the 'Ole raised bed (really not old)that had some lettuce and broccoli and garlic growing in.                      
melon patch
That is where the carrots are growing now. Anyway, I added two tomatoes, four bell peppers, one which is golden yellow, and three purple. Plus a chile and of course another another basil. I put the basil under a butterfly net so that the bugs may stay away. Got to try.
basil under net
carrots that earwigs didn't eat

I got some sun rays and had a really good time relaxing in one of my favorite places in all the world. My backyard.

 How was your mother's day? Where did you spend it?