Monday, April 22, 2013

Challenge 115, Quote

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  ~Native American Indian proverb

The Diva's challenge this week was to express your feelings about Earth Day/Mother Nature.

Today is such a lovely Spring day after many days of winter returning and lots of rain which is causing flooding all over Indiana and the midwest. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Quote, challenge 114

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands.  But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.  ~Carl Schurz, address, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1859

This weeks challenge by "The Diva" is to create a zentangle design using the theme "Stars".

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Quilt, quote

Life is like a camera
Just focus on what's important
   and capture the good times;
Develop from the negatives and
   if things don't work out
Just take another shot!

This is the quilt I just finished especially for my neice Jennelle.
The quote above is the label I attached to the back of the quilt.
I just discovered this wonderful blog full of quilting humor.  It's called Mrs. Bobbins - definately worth checking out.

Quote, Knitted baby sweater

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.  ~Sam Levenson

Recently, my friend became a grandmother for the first time.  This is the sweater I made for her new granddaughter.   I can remember the thrill of becoming a grandmother for the first time.  Now, 14 grandchildren later, the thrill is still there!  Grandchildren are wonderful and I love them all.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Diva Challenge #113, quote

Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch. ~Walt Whitman

The Diva's challenge this week is to create a design using a square within a square, within a square theme as the design "string".