So this is very random. I follow Kate DiCamillo, children’s author, on FaceBook. My kids love her books and I do work for a library so I do follow a few authors. She always post such inspiring and uplifting quotes from her books. A few days ago she posted this wonderful quote from The Tale of Despereaux:
Over this past year I have realized the importance of Light. It is the hope that we all hold onto when we are surrounded by the darkness of our world. Yes, Kate, light is so precious. Please keep telling stories and scatter sunshine all along your way.
What story has brought you light and lifted you out of darkness?
Psalm 100: 2
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Scatter Sunshine. Bring hope, love, and sunshine into this world that is suffering from pain, hate, and anger. Light is more powerful than the dark.
This has been a long project for over the past year. Not that it is a time consuming but that my life is time consuming. With that being said I still need to finish it. I promised my daughters that I would finish for their 11th birthday but now I am aiming for their 12th. Realistically it will be on the frames ready to quilt by their birthday. Hey, they can help with the quilting.
This is my third quilt to piece and hand quilt. My first was a twin quilt made from baby dresses and clothes from my twin girls. My girls love the quilt because they like to look at fabrics from clothes they wore when they were little. I planned to make two but after I finished I started the second one but the pattern proved to be too difficult so I turned it into a baby quilt.
In comes the pink and yellow quilt. They are quite beautiful with the bright yellow and pink colors are offset with a soft cream fabric with a delicate flower print. I choose a quilt with larger blocks so there would be less cutting. Less cutting = quicker finish. In all there are 30 large blocks that make up a queen quilt. The cutting is completed and large blocks are all sown. Today I trimmed all the blocks to prepare the sew all the blocks together.
What effect does a random act of kindness have on you? This week is to find out what it will do to a perfect stranger. It just might have a domino effect.
Don’t leave just a week of kindness but do it all year long. Make this world just a little more kind. You can find this print here.
OK. I am a PBS junkie. I have become more of a junkie since you can watch PBS online. The other day I came across this video about Pete Seeger on American Masters. If you are like me you would ask “WHO?” Well, maybe I am the only one who didn’t know about him. Pete Seeger was an American Master of folk music where his music enriched those around him. He taught peace, love, tolerance, and so much in his music and in the way he lived his life. Needless to say I fell in love with his music because it taught of things that are so hard to find in our world today. This documentary is well worth your time to watch.
Soon after watching this show I received the assignment to make a poster for Bill Evans a world famous banjo player. I am so excited to go and to share this music with my kids. I also am very happy with how the poster turn out. This is a must go to event. The family will love it and it is Free. Hope to see you there.
Looking over my life I think of the times I was and am the happiest. I have always been happy but there are times that stand out over others. Those moments are times that I share my love and felt loved. The first time I held hands with my sweetheart, the birth of my children, and everyday I see my sweetheart watching our kids and seeing his heart beam with love toward them. These are true moments of happiness.
Valentine wall art for the home. Remember that happiness is because of love. You can purchase this at my Etsy shop.
Our family loves to attend a local library. And surprise it isn’t just for the books. Although their collection is fabulous. There always seems to be some cultural or arts event. This weekend they had a puppet festival. My kids loved making their own hand puppet out of an envelope.
As the puppet festival was finishing another event was starting, Japanese drummers. This was a finale event of a series of events about the Japanese Interment Camps. This was a perfect time to teach my children of this time in American history. Wow, where else would I be able to teach my kids in such a fun way. The library teaches my family in some many ways more then reading. Cheers to our library and librarians.
Our favorite local library is the Orem Public Library. They are currently working on expanding the library so that they have room to have more educational events like the ones above. Please all Orem Residents support the expansion, Center for Story.