Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet Children

Ryan and I found out this morning that his Grandpa, Glenn Stratton, passed away during the night. He has been in the hospital for a few weeks so I guess some people would say it could have been a little more expected, but we still were not ready for the news.

I have been crying on and off all morning. I stopped for a little while, then started again. My 4 year old son came up to me and said, "Mom, what is wrong?" I said, "I am just sad that grandpa died." His reply with a smile was, "But mom, now he feels better. He is in heaven now."

I am so grateful for sweet little innocent children and their impeccable timing. I have always loved the saying from The Count of Monte Cristo, "God sees you out of the corner of his eye." I think he sees a little more than just out of the corner of his eye, but I am grateful that He always reminds me in so many ways that He lives and loves all of his children.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bell Pepper Recipes?!

Does any one have a fabulous bell pepper recipe?

I love to make kabobs and fajitas. I have made an occasional stuffed bell pepper. In the pepper department I mostly have green bell peppers, but I also have some banana peppers, tomatoes, fresh rosemary, basil, parsley, and oregano. If anyone has an amazing recipe involving bell peppers PLEASE SHARE!

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog and shares information. :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Peach Days challenge quilt

I joined the "Zion Piecemakers Quilt Guild" this year. They have a quilt challenge every year for Peach Days. This year the fat quarter fabric is the peach fabric you see in the project above. The theme for the quilt is "Peach Days". This little quilt is what came to my mind the second they introduced the theme to the guild. When I think of peach days I think of picking peaches in an orchard somewhere then taking them home to bottle, dry, and freeze.
Truthfully I started in April (I think), then I became discouraged when my sister popped hers out in a month. I finally decided about a month or so ago to bit the bullet and finish it. Anyway, if you want to see it live, come to the Peach Days Quilt Show this year. There will be some amazing quilts on display there!