Maybe because its Tuesday ... or because I'm sleepy ... or because I just need a change. I don't know why, but I've done it. I've got a new blog that I will hopefully keep up with more than I did this one! Join me at www.ChristySews.blogspot.com.
Late last year I participated in my first disappearing nine patch swap at Jane's Fabrics. The theme was red and aqua and the entire process was a blast! I have just pulled the fabrics out in an attempt to put together this very scrappy quilt (scrappy is difficult for the OCD in me) and I am thinking one thing as i'm putting it together - I want to do another one! My preference of colors this time is red/white/black .. I wonder if anyone would want to do this with me?
This is a long shot because I know not alot of folks follow my blog (yet!) .. but does anyone out there in blogger land want to particpate in this? If so, comment to the blog or shoot me an email at ChristyR829 at gmail dot com. The swap I did before had 100 swappers and required that each participant swap 100 'pieces' (25-12 1/2 9-patches before they are cut into 4). It would be great to do something like that again, but I understand that's probably a long shot...
Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend. Be blessed!!
Well the 6 week countdown is over and its time for the puppies to find new homes. I'm sad .. but happy at the same time. Puppies are cute, but man are they overwhelming. I look forward to all the happy memories these puppies will help create with other families ... like I have had with my puppies.
We sold the first one last night. The family was so happy and I know that the puppy will be so loved upon he won't know what to do.
I thank the Lord for allowing the puppies to be healthy and happy. I also thank him for sending my mother in law to help me with them. She is truly a godsend.
(Yep, you read that correctly .. I got a good mother in law!)
Suzanne is having a giveaway celebrating her 1000th post and is having a fabulous sale on fabrics in her store. Can we say $3.50/yard? Run, don't walk, over and get what you can .. if I leave you any, that is!
Everyone who knows me understands that this last weekend was something I couldn’t wait for. I went away on a retreat to quilt and be with my friends. I look forward to these retreats so much .. I get to just be Chris – not Mom, not Wife; I get to just be myself. Sometimes we all need to reconnect with ourselves so that we can do a proper job with the other titles that we have.
This group of fabulous women have welcomed me in with open hearts, open arms and warm smiles. They are an amazing group – they are cancer survivors, fearless mothers, humble daughters and encouraging sisters. They don’t take themselves seriously and they accept me just as I am. I am the baby of the group and some call me the new blood, but it is they who fit that bill. They are the epitome of the adage “Age is nothing but a number”.
To this group of timeless, beautiful, wise women … I am so proud to be able to call you my GIRLFRIENDS. Thank you for being who you are. I dedicate this poem to you:
There are days when bubbling from us comes the innocent child within, who giggles at the little things and wears a silly grin.
There are days when melancholy comes to visit for a while; the mind feels tired, the body weak; we have no strength to smile.
There are days when joy abundant grabs a hold of you and me; wraps us up in all it's splendor, lifts us up and sets us free.
There are days when sorrow wraps us in its cloak of grief and fear, 'till our hearts ache to the breaking,'till our eyes can't shed a tear.
There are days when love bestows us with its wonderment and light; with its beauty and its mystery, its power and its might.
And there are days when life rewards us and seems to make amends by granting us a marvelous gift, the precious gift of Friends.