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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Oldest Son is 12 Today!

Twelve years ago today I became a mom for the first time and was given one of the most amazing gifts.  Tanner has such a warm, loving and giving heart within him.  Each day he makes me proud as I watch and wonder about the man he will become.  I am blessed to have you and your little brother in my lives and am grateful for each and every day we share!  Love you always & forever, Mommy xox

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Day is by Thomas Jefferson 10-29-2013

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Monday, October 21, 2013

Most Recent Blocks for IQBS ~ International Quilt Block Swap (Hunter's Star)

I really have been sewing even if I haven't been posting pictures of my progress.  I completed these two blocks for the International Quilt Block Swap aka IQBS I am participating in.  This first one was given to a quilty friend named Carol, she is doing an awesome thing with the blocks she is receiving.  Carol asked that her blocks be made red, white & blue so that she could piece them together to make quilts to go overseas for the Quilts of Valor!  They are giving the quilts to injured soldiers, I just think that is awesome of her to do this! 
The star pattern above is called a Hunter's Star quilt block and the pattern can be found by clicking on the link to the left. The pattern gives information for doing a 2 colored Hunter's Star, I did mine in 3 different colors.  I thought it turned out beautifully!  

UPDATED 11/6/2013:  I just found this awesome ruler to make the Hunter Star process even easier!  There is even a great video tutorial to watch!  
The second block was made originally for IQBS, the person had requested country colors and style for her quilt block.  If anyone knows me that is not on my normal color palette, but I stepped out of my bright comfort zone of colors and obliged.  Then that member was no longer in the group but the block was made, so it was donated to the leader, Stephanie of IQBS, she is using it to make a quilt for Quilts of Comfort!  I will be making her a few more matching blocks, her plan is to prepare it for a boy to enjoy.
Hugs & Smiles, Tiffiny ~ Smilie Mommy

Monday, October 14, 2013

Quote of the Day is About Trust by George MacDonald the Scottish Novelist ~ 10-14-2013

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”  ~ George MacDonald

George MacDonald, was a Scottish novelist, poet & author.  He was born December 10, 1824 and passed away September 18, 1905.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quote of the Day ~ 10-13-1013

We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.  ~ Juvenal

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Day ~ 10-10-2013

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Quote of the Day by Barbara de Angelis ~ 10-5-2013

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
~ Barbara de Angelis


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Day ~ 10-3-2013

It's what we do with the challenges life throws at us that makes us what we are.  ~Paul T. of Scotland


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Quote of the Day by Albert Einstein ~ 10-1-2013

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
~Albert Einstein