Saturday, April 16, 2011

How do I love thee?

Love=strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything

I love surfing the internet for inspiration and encouragement in the pursuit of quiltiness.  And I am always amazed at how many women (and men) quilt and how beautiful their creations are.
They make me smile.
They make me sigh.
They make me want to run to my stash.
They make me want to compose a symphony in fabric.
They make me want to finish what I've already started.

Loving these lil' Peeps bunnies.

Loving the fruity luciousness of these stars.

Loving the richness of these colors and the way they make me smile.

Loving snuggling up under this one.

Loving the stained glass look of this.

...and I love my kids.  Every year there is an essay contest on integrity for the school children in our county.  Three essays are picked from each school level (elementary, jr high, high school) with monetary awards and bragging rights (these are more for the mommies-lol).  Bean won from the elementary level.  We're not sure where he placed (1st, 2nd, or 3rd), but will find out Monday night at the award ceremony.  This year's guest speaker is John Rosemund.  We are so proud of Bean and his hard work!

Middleman's homeschool co-op will be flying an experiment on the last Space Shuttle mission, STS-135, Atlantis.  We are collaborating with a private, Islamic elementary school.  Our two schools have formed what is called a "community" in the competition.  We are the only community from Indiana participating.  We are the only community with a homeschool group.  We are the only homeschool group in the program, ever.
We are pumped.
We are excited.
We are a wee bit intimidated.
We are so proud of all the kids!

Javi is finishing up his freshman year and moving on to prepare to take a leadership position in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA campus ministry at BSU.  It does a mama's heart good to see her child pursue God with a passion.  It has always been my prayer for each of the boys.

Thanks for sharing a slice of my life this morning.  May yours be blessed! 


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  2. Hello! Thank you for a lovely post! Teje

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  4. Lovely inspiration!

    Congrats on the happenings for the boys!

  5. What a great group of photos, thanks for including my peeps pillow!

  6. Beautiful quilt show. Thank you so much.
    I know you are a very proud Mom, and you should be.

  7. Can you tell me where to get the pattern for the Harlequin Stars? It is lovely!


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