Thursday, April 9, 2009

Well Worth The Wait!

This is our wedding quilt from my Mom, it is so beautiful! I picked out the pattern, a fleur de lis, one of my favorite designs. This one was a true labor of love for my Mom, she appliqued each one! It is in dark brown and cream, the lady that does her machine quilting did the design manually, and it turned out perfect too. She also had it monogrammed, which I also really love! It is a custom size for our bed even. I love this quilt so much, as I've gotten older the handmade things from my Mom have become even more precious to me, I love to know that the things I use were hand-crafted with love by her, it makes me think of my Mom and smile. This quilt will truly be an heirloom in our family.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Jersey?

I am usually so impressed by Grace's answers in all her subjects, but sometimes you really just don't know what to expect, like today when I was grading her Bible LIFEPAC and the question was "What lands did the world of the Old Testament include?" Her answer? "Africa, Egypt, New Jersey, and Canaan" Well, I laughed so hard it brought tears to my eyes! At first I thought she was kidding around with me, then as I looked over the reading part again, it said that Canaan is roughly the size of New Jersey, Aha! It was still the funniest answer I've gotten from her yet!