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Little Slice of Heaven, Rural Pennsylvania, United States
wife. mommie. daughter. home-maker. my family is my passion. when not chasing children, husband, or pets about i like to bake, sew, quilt, cook, dig in the dirt, tromp around, take pictures, ponder, and fill my lungs with good, clean air. i am a very blessed girl.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

This year
I have planted my feet on this ground
and am practicing growing up out of my legs
like a tree.
---Linda Moyer

Sunday, November 25, 2012

When the cat's away. . . .

The mouse enjoys a fine beer while at the sewing machine.

Mr. Bric is away at hunting camp.  And although an evening of movies and stitching is no match for
his intellectual and scintillating company.........
hot dog! it sure comes in at a close second!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday. . .the Thanksgiving version

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. 

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
---Melody Beattie
Which is all well and good.  But the truth of it is:
After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
---Oscar Wilde
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Still life. . . . . with paw

A nearly completed WIP.  This stinker was too large to quilt myself, so it was sent to
 Zany Kreations, and quilted beautifully. 
Sue is immensely talented; it's definitely worth shipping a quilt to her.

Daughter 'o mine loves lime green.  At thirteen, she's all about
color! trend! fashion!
The quilting pattern is called Frenzy, which
speaks to Daughter's personality type of
An orphan block was made into this pillow.
Axel, Luna, and the
Chairman of the Boar-d

Friday, November 2, 2012

It's not Wordless Wednesday, or even Thoughtful Thursday....

It must be *Finally Sewing Friday*!  Yeesh, my favorite room in the house, and I'm hardly ever there. 
Something is deeply wrong with that, I say.
Some long-overdue finishing is occurring.....deo gratius, I need to actually get this monster on a bed.
Mostly Amy Butler scraps, some Kaffe Fassetts,  and whatever else I had laying around at the time. It's an offset barn-raising layout, since symmetry sort of runs against my nature.  Big Reveal at a later date.
And for those of you who have sent well-wishes and emails regarding Darling Chimay, she is greatly improved.  Not out of the woods yet, but we're all quite hopeful this was a one-time-only event.  She's temporarily on high-dose steroids, which necessitates the need for leashing her, as she wanders off to empty her bladder at a second's notice. 
Wrote a nice fat check to the carpet cleaner. 
Lesson learned.
She's cute, isn't she.  We sure love her.