Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I have been thinking about entering a quilt in a contest on the internet and I finally did it last night! It is called pretty, pretty princess. I made 2 of them. One for someone I work with whose wife was expecting and one for a daughter of a friend expecting her first baby. I designed it all and then put my paper design into cloth. It was very exciting. This is the 3rd quilt I have designed myself. The website it is on is www.americanquilter.com If anyone wants to go and vote for it I would appreciate it! It is number 1067. I will try to figure out how to post a photo of it on this blog, but we'll see! Whoever gets the most votes wins a prize and that would be fun!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Seasons of Change

It has been an eventful fall at our house this year. My oldest daughter has left for college and so has my youngest daughter. It was very difficult to have both of my girls leave the nest. I miss them every day. Every day of their young lives you know what they are doing and what's going on with them. Each year as they get older you share a little bit less...unless you are blessed with girls like mine. We have had a great relationship through out their growing into beautiful young women. Communication is important. I lost this with my own mother but was determined to keep those lines of communication open with my own daughters.

Too many people go through life these days without discovering the joys in the everyday things that make up life. I have heard many parents complain that they have to drive their kids this place or that. Look at it as an opportunity to learn more about your children. You can learn so much about them when they are in the car, away from the every day distractions elsewhere. i was always the first to drive, have the get together, take the pictures, just be involved in the everyday that is their life. My kids always wanted me there, they felt like I belonged there and so did I. One of my daughters has a lot of friends where the families have a lot of money and big houses etc, but the kids always wanted to come to our home as it was a real "home", not just a house. Make your house a home and work on making yourself available. Learn to take pleasure in the everyday. God puts joy right in front of us in the everyday things we have to do. Find the joyful and rejoice in that which God provides for us!