Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy birthday, Jacki!

Twenty five years ago today (actually, tonight at 9:46), our daughter Jacki was born. She was a beautiful baby, and has matured into a wonderful, caring, woman who gives of herself to others daily. Every mom shoudl be so lucky to have a daughter like you!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I noticed this green anole on our dock yesterday. I originally went out to try to get a picture of the osprey and hawks that we see often, but they did not cooperate, and then this little guy showed up. I think I surprised him in the first picture, and in the second one, he is in his defensive posture.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday, David!

Twenty eight years ago today, Steve and I became parents to a long awaited baby boy. He enriched our lives beyond measure, and has grown into a wonderful man. Now he and Emily are awaiting the birth of their baby girl, and the cycle continues.
David, we are blessed to have you for a son! Happy birthday!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Steve and I got up bright and early to watch the shuttle launch, and managed to get some pictures. There are only two launches left, and both of those are scheduled for daylight hours, so I am glad we remembered and got these pictures.
About 5 minutes after the launch, we heard a rumbling, dull roar type of sound. It was the noise from the launch! We have seen many launches before, but never HEARD one!
This is the vapor trail left by the shuttle, and was taken about 7-8 minutes after the launch. Note the reflection in the lake.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He has risen indeed!

Christ has risen!

He has risen indeed!

I hope Christ shines in your life, just as the sun illuminates these flowers.

After an unusually cold winter, spring is finally here. I took these pictures in late afternoon, and other than cropping, did not enhance them with the computer software.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jacki and I went to the University of Florida to the "Quilting Natural Florida" exhibit. We had attended the first one in 2006, and knew we wanted to go to this one as well. Here we are in front of the freature quilt of the show. Every square depicts native Florida animals or foliage in some way.

This is a beautiful example of Seminole Indian patchwork. Some of the squares are 1/2" in diameter. The quilting showed various animals, shells, and other things the Indians might have enjoyed.Friendship star quilt made by a 12 year old boy. He saw him mom quilting, and wanted to try it, and this is what he did. Pretty good, I think!

This quilter did a beautiful job depicting light and shadow. I felt like I could keep walking, right into the quilt.

This was my favorite. Nothing says Florida like the smell of orange blosssoms! The butterfly shown is the state butterfly. I didn't even know we had one until recently!

The quilts in this show were art quilts, meant to be hung on the wall and enjoyed, much like a painting. I don't think you would find any of these on a bed!

March sewing

Emily loved the red top that I made her, so I made a dress from the same pattern.
Purse has pockets, pockets, and more pockets!

I made this top last summer, and finally put the buttonholes and buttons on this month.

This fabric was on sale at Jo-Ann's for 70% off, so I snatched it up. This is the second quilt I made from the fabric, and it is officially gone. I will give this to our cancer support group.

Baby clothes! These are newborn size. I am having lots of fun sewing for a little girl!