Friday, December 14, 2012

FUN FRIDAY

I did it!!  I finished Mama's three quilts for her friends (Blogged HERE and HERE). Yay!!  What fun I've had working on these and the best part is that I finished them before Christmas!  Now she can give them as Christmas presents if she want.  Love you, Mama.  

And just a little about my Mama...a memory if you will that helps me be a better Mommy, a better person.   When I was little (elementary age) I tried out for an important role in our school's musical.  I came home in tears when I didn't get the part.  My Mama put her arm around me and let me cry on her shoulder.  She didn't try to cheer me up (at first), she didn't tell me it didn't matter, she didn't go beat up the teacher that didn't pick me (hahaha); she let my little heart grieve and she sat by me while I cried.   When I was done crying she wiped my tears and kissed my cheeks and I felt better.  I was still disappointed, but I knew I was not alone.

As my Little Ones are growing, I want to be there for them every second.  I want to keep their hearts from being broken, I want to 'punish' those who hurt their feelings, I want to keep them safe and sound.  I have to remember that sometimes I just need to be there and no matter what they're going through that I'm with them.  I have to remember that it's not always my job (even though I want it to be) to 'fix' things for them.  The older I get the better I see the importance of helping little ones find their own place, their own path, and their own voice.  Thanks Mama for always being there; I love you my sweet, sweet Nonny.
Front - Mr. G quilt
Back - Mr. G quilt
Front - Mrs. P quilt 
Back - Mrs. P quilt
Front - Mrs. S
I also found this cushion on Pinterest from Living with Punks.  She has a very nice tutorial on how to make one!  I can't believe how easy it was!  She uses FiberFill, but I wanted my bag to be a little more sturdy.  I used 3/4 beans (from Beans in a Bag I bought at Walmart) and stuffed the top with FiberFill for a softer top seat.  Try it!  It's adorable and the kids love it.


And remember the Blogger's Quilt Festival (Blogged Here) well my quilt didn't win, but I won a random drawing!  Thanks to Rosemary @ The Knitting Quilter who messaged me that I had won!  I was sick at the time and hadn't been 'exploring' my usual blogs.  Thanks again Rosemary!

I won a fat quarter bundle - Flutter from Riley Blake!!

MaoMao has decided the tree belongs to him.  :)



20 comments:

  1. Good for you! Your mom will be so pleased ; ) lots of work went into those.

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    1. Thanks Carla! they were such fun to make. :)

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  2. Doesn't it feel great to finish! You did a beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks Heidi! It does feel wonderful to complete a project!

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  3. congrats on your finishes & your win! THanks for sharing your memory of your Mom - it was exactly the reminder I needed today :)

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    1. Thanks. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  4. Wow, what a way to finish up the year -- so you can start new projects in the new year! Beautiful work.

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  5. Love your quilts and that is a great picture of your kitty!

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  6. Great quilts! Thanks for sharing the lovely memory of your Mama...you are both very lucky to have each other.

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  7. Aweswome quilts,you did great job.Thanks for sharing your memory of your Mom and congratulations on your win!!

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    1. Thanks Rosa! Hope your are doing well way over there!! :)

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  8. I love the quilts, and I really love the memory of your mom!

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  9. April Nanette,
    You are the sweetest one person I know! You are thoughtful and you take the time to tell others something nice about themselves. What a treasure to be able to do that and be genuine about it! That's such a sweet, sweet memory. The quilts are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! They loved them!

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  10. April - my quilt was PERFECT! My colors, the patterns, and made with love! I am sitting here with it wrapped around me like a big hug! Your Mom is the best! So thoughtful to think of us and to request such personal, beautiful, just wonderful gifts! You are blessed and so is she! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Susan

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    1. You're most welcome Susan! Thanks for being such a good friend to Mama.

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