Wednesday, January 30, 2013


So many times I tell my family, "Reach out to others."  and "Do hard things."  Well my littlest man is such a good example of both.  He's been tying his shoe for some time now, but his birthday buddy (their birthdays are within 10 days) struggles with those laces. 

We caught this on film by accident and I can't help but post my treasured photo of these two boys working hard and sharing their knowledge.  It's great to have good friends!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Some Things Take Forever

So my sweet baby niece was born about 7 months ago and it has taken me this long to complete AND mail her blanket.   This is the Jaybird Quilts Hugs & Kisses pattern.  I love personalizing my work by adding a love note and date.  That's such an important addition to any art!

And since she has a sweet older brother, I couldn't leave him out! I love online tutorials for sewing and Make It and Love It provided a great tutorial.  I saw a few other ideas in my search that showed a couple of toy cars, too.  So I combined these great ideas and now he can carry crayons AND cars.  Spoil 'em rotten so they love you forever!