"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

28 July 2016

Miss B's first quilt...

     This quilt.  It makes me smile inside to see how proud Miss B is with this quilt she made with only very little help from me.  She picked all the fabrics herself.  Her most favorite layer cake of fabrics ever, Simply Color, along with every special scrap of fabric she had collected for quite some time.  The planning stage was long.  It had to be made with the perfect pattern, perfect fabric, etc.  She was so determined about it all. 

     Now, finally it is complete.  Months of work.  Letting her work at her own pace so she would love the process.  All in the hopes that she will want to do this again one day.  But for now she is content with her very own quilt, made by her hands.  Quite an accomplishment indeed for a 12 year old.  

     I couldn't be more proud of her.  I haven't stopped smiling yet.



29 June 2016

Blue Lake...

     I love it when some days (22 June) start with early morning wake up calls, gathering things up for a day trip and having the most wonderful day ever, way up in the mountains with no else around.  Just the birds and breezes making sounds.  And an occasional squeal from playing on the left over snow from a really good snow fall through out last winter.  And yes, someone had to put her bare feet into the freezing cold water in the lake that is filled with nothing but snow melt off.  Crazy!  Days like that, it just doesn't get much better than that.

(for your listening pleasure, here are a few little videos (1, 2, 3) that I took during our little expedition.)




22 June 2016

The Woodland Adventures quilt...

     Miss B finally got her quilt.  It seems like she has been waiting forever for it.  To so say she loves it is an understatement.  Even with the temps getting warmer out, she has it on her bed with her other quilt just because.

     The fabric was picked just for her.  Acorn Trail is by far one of my favorite fabric lines, paired with a bit of leftover Fort Firefly fabric.   It reminds me so much of both my girls and their love for the outdoors and all the little critters they look for when out in the wilderness.  The little girl with her lovely freckles and all the little friends that are always around her is just how I would imagine Miss B in some fantastical kind of story.

     Perfect colors, perfect little designs.  I'm glad it is as she wanted it to be.  Even with the quilting scaled down a bit from what I originally planned.  She loves it and that is all that matters.