Quilts from Memories

After completing quilts for both Chad and Scott….do you remember….made from t-shirts  I kept after their dad died. Each quilt was made from more than 45 shirts, 12 x 12 squares or pieces formed into that size. My lovely neighbor sewed the pieces together after I pinned them in the order I wanted. Then I used batting and a backing and hand-sewed them together….YOW! I am. not. a seamstress and therefor wrecked my fingers on each quilt. BUT I loved that I could give each boy a lovely memory quilt to remind them of their most awesome father:)))

Here is Scott’s

7' across and 7' down!!!

 

And here is Chad’s

same size

 

After giving my fingers a break, I decided I needed a quilt of my own. So combining F2′s shirts with some of my old shirts also…here is the front of my quilt. I haven’t decided yet what to do with the back…less than I did with the boys, I think.

this was how I started...

good, huh?

And then some up close and personal views…do you recognize any of these??

for my Monfort buddies...and Dave and Jodi:)

for F2's Teke buddies

for my Alpha Chi sisters

for remembering the Crary and Fink boat:)

Memories of all kinds….that’s what it’s all about!!! Make sure you keep every memory you might want later…time is fleeting!! Love my quilt:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Joyful Thursdays #60

What brings you joy, makes you happy, gives you peace? Here are some photos, quotes, and thoughts that make me joyful.

 

Joyful Thursdays #60

 

Here are three things that make me happy and bring me joy:

Three beautiful quotations for you today!

1) Every day is a gift. Don’t send it back unopened.


2) Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

3) Do small things with great love.

Finding inspirational quotes always helps to shape my day in a positive way:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Little ones bring joy!

A beautiful baby makes everyone happy!!!

with Gramma and Grampa

with Mommy and Daddy

kitty vs baby???

me just enjoying this little beauty....

Loving the beauty of a new little one who brings joy to the world around her….

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Spring Beauty

We have had strange…or is it typical…Michigan weather this spring. Any temperature, rain, snow, wind, and a little sunshine….as we say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a day!”

I have just a very few green shoots popping up but no flowers yet. So off I go to the store to buy my spring beauties!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Happiness is always available if you’re ready to find it!!

Isn't this cute??

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Joyful Thursdays #59

What brings you joy, makes you happy, gives you peace? Here are some photos, quotes, and thoughts that make me joyful.

 

Joyful Thursdays #59

 

Here are three things that make me happy and bring me joy:

 

1) celebrating Scott’s birthday at Mongolian BBQ…hilarious!

yum

grillin' up the food..

poor Scott...ha, ha...foil helmet and singing "I'm a Little Teapot"

at least he was rewarded with a free sundae!

oh, no...poor puppy was afraid of the new look!!

2) being able to help teachers with their unending testing….I brought home some theme tests to grade at home

stacks of them

3) had book club this week…book was Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, next month The Kitchen House and then The Forgotten Garden

thought this was hilarious!!

I hope you are having a delightful Thursday:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and  C

More April Birthdays

In just one week, three very important birthdays:

 

You read about Scott’s birthday on the 5th…continuing on:

 

My dad’s birthday was April 7th…it’s amazing to me that he has been gone almost 49 years!! Wow! He was a most lovely man:))

 

And my beautiful mother’s birthday is April 11th!!

 

So here are a few photo memories for any of you who know us:

First, a long-ago picture of me with my mom and dad

Then, one of my favorite photos of my mom and dad… holding the Siamese, Ping (first name Poo)

…and finally, Mom and stepdad Carl in their younger years

Happy Birthday to Mom and Dad…I love you both:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Happy Birthday, Scott!

Another beautiful day for a special birthday…

Happy Birthday, Scott:)))))

Lots of Love to a wonderful son….I’m so proud of the man you have become….you’re awesome!!

…and of course, a few reminders of a smaller you…

Happy Birthday, then and now!!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Joyful Thursdays #58

What brings you joy, makes you happy, gives you peace? Here are some photos, quotes, and thoughts that make me joyful.

 

Joyful Thursdays #58

 

Here are three things that make me happy and bring me joy:

 

1) Having friends with me in Florida for fun and support:))

2) Having my friends love and support my mom, too!!

3) Coming home to Easter dinner with these 3 lovelies!

I’m so happy to be home again…looking forward to spring…a certain someone’s birthday tomorrow…and loving having the purring cat back on my lap! Are you finding your ‘happy’?? Keep searching:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

The Herons

Following the herons…they are beautiful! Each morning on the beach watching the sun rise and the herons do their thing!! Wonderful!


These beautiful birds wait for the fishermen to head to the beach with their bait buckets….generous tidbits, yummy!

How do they ever get that amount of food down their throats??  They do not let go for fear their neighbor herons will swoop in and make off with their treats. I watched one for five minutes just holding on…

They are beautiful to see especially in the early morning light.

Find the beauty around you and enjoy it all:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C