Saturday, September 25, 2010

Uplifiting thoughts!

Do 't you love to get away and hear uplifting messages? I know in a house of 3 busy boys I treasure my time away if it is something that uplifts and feeds my soul.  Tonight I got away to a church meeting and heard some uplifting thoughts.  Thought I would share.  Enjoy!

Jenn ;)

Each of You Is Unique

My dear sisters, each of you is unique. You are different from each other in many ways. There are those of you who are married. Some of you stay at home with your children, while others of you work outside your homes. Some of you are empty-nesters. There are those of you who are married but do not have children. There are those who are divorced, those who are widowed. Many of you are single women. Some of you have college degrees; some of you do not. There are those who can afford the latest fashions and those who are lucky to have one appropriate Sunday outfit. Such differences are almost endless. Do these differences tempt us to judge one another?

Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who worked among the poor in India most of her life, spoke this profound truth: “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” The Savior has admonished, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” I ask: Can we love one another, as the Savior has commanded, if we judge each other? And I answer—with Mother Teresa—“No; we cannot.”
—President Thomas S. Monson
Watch the entire general Relief Society meeting

Monday, September 20, 2010

Magical Mail Monday

So I haven't won a go yet, but sometimes I do get a little lucky and magical mail shows up in my mail box.

First I ordered some patterns from Fashionably Modest Patterns and she had a giveaway for a free pattern.  I really wanted another pattern but thought no just get two, you will win the other one.  And I did!  Yeah! So I picked this pattern as I have a linen jumper in this style that is just about dead.  Really love it. So this pattern is perfect.

Then Karen of Messy Karen was making up wipers and I got one.

Too cute. I am almost afraid to use it.  And I plan on making some.  I love the small size.  That is about how much knitting I get done one a washcloth before I lose interest so maybe I will actually finish some.. ;) For the pattern go here.

That is it for magical mail.  Maybe someday I'll get one of those big boxes I see popping up on other's blogs.  But really I am blessed and I think small packages best.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday night

Football Sew in.  So the football game was great but we lost...

Oh right you want to know about my sewing...

Happiness in a box. 

Look at those colors for a person with 3 boys it is fun to sew something with some pink. 

Chopped up and strutting their stuff.

Paired up ready to sew.


See my nice flags. 

Anybody want to iron?

Friday, September 10, 2010


I figured I needed to start posting these.
I finish them and then don't post.

I'll try to be better.
I guess I could iron them but why it will be a few months till they are sewn and they will wrinkle again...

So here are the first 4 blocks I have stitched, 28 to go.

Can't wait till they are all done. I love working on them and I got my niece interested in stitching as well as her friend. Life truly is Beautiful and an adventure. Thanks for stopping buy. Oh and if you are interested in joining the fun, In Between Stitches is the place to go. They have been great and the kit is less than anywhere, trust me I read all the BOM sites...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Here goes nothing!

Well I am actually doing the Free motion Quilt along. (Button on the side for those that want t join.)

Here is my quilt top. Yeah I know it isn't ugly but who wants to work on ugly. So I am dubbing Purple Passion

First Up My Green Goblin practice square. I used the gingham to help me with my lines. It I am pretty happy with it. My stitches are kinda even and my zigzag looks great. No looking at my squiggles or my lines either...

Now to go baste my quilt old school with pins instead of spray. Stay tuned for updates...