Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Christmas Cactus Blooms Again

One of my favorite plants! Marge, a friend of mine gave me this plant when she was volunteering at The Open Door Pregnancy Center in Toms River, NJ, where I was on staff as Executive Director.  Marge was our Shared Blessings Clothing Room coordinator.  She is now a board member of Grace Initiatives which is a maternity housing ministry I co-founded in 2004.

The cactus has really grown since I first received it.  It usually blooms right before Christmas and right before Easter.  Its early this year!!

3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Quilt Patterns

One of my favorite sites for free quilting and sewing patterns is Animas Quilts  They have a new free pattern each month.  I've downloaded really neat placemat patterns from their site - just need the time to start making them :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dreaming of Spring

This has been one very long, cold Winter.  We are sure looking for the flowers to bloom again!  Hope everyone is well and finding some time to sew. 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blizzard of February, 2010

After 4 snow storms in a row, we're so done with winter!  Especially in southern Delaware - where they don't usually see a lot of snow.  Sure makes for some beautiful pictures though...

Katie's Quilt

I made this quilt for my daughter Katie.  Sewed the whole top Memorial Day weekend, 2009.  I purchasesd the printed scripture quotes at a local quilt shop (Serendipity in Dagsboro, Delaware.)  The designer's website is:  

I love the colors in this quilt - they're so happy and the scripture so comforting - perfect for a snuggle quilt for my reader and dreamer.

Pat & Tony

Pat & Tony
Me and my best friend!