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Thursday, January 28, 2016

lodge pole pine quilt

Just finished this quilt. The pattern is from Quilt In A Day by Eleanor Burns. I just love the look of this pine tree. I made these trees out of scraps.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Discoverd Wonderful Gluten Free Cookie Called Mint Slims

I am so excited about this new cookie that I saw on the shelf in the gluten-free section at my Walmart yesterday. It is a chocolate covered mint cookie that is better than girl scouts thin mints. I am thrilled to enjoy the taste again after having to eat gluten free for over a decade. These are made by Goodie Girl. I looked at their website and they offer other flavors that are popular and look yummy, too. I no longer have to walk by the girl scouts that are selling cookies at the entrance of Walmart and think I will never enjoy those kind of cookies anymore. I am so happy to enjoy the flavor, & texture of eating these Mint Slims Cookies. Thank you Goodie Girl.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Twiter Jack

Just finished this wall hanging for DD. This is the first time I have done a twister pattern.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Review: A Thankful Heart. 31 Teachings to recognize blessings in your life.

About the book:
Enjoy a happier, healthier life—starting with an attitude of gratitude! Research and revelation have both declared that staying thankful results in a host of benefits and blessings. You will be grateful for this book which contains a full month of ideas, quotes, and scriptures to get you feeling more grateful and help you see the Lord’s hand in your life.
A Thankful Heart blog tour
About the author:
David A. Christensen has taught missionary preparation and Book of Mormon classes for over thirty years. His testimony and enthusiasm for the restored gospel was shared with missionaries and members in the Chile Santiago North Mission where he served as president, and again in Central America when he was president of the Guatemala Missionary Training Center. He counts his children and grandchildren as his most important converts, and his best friend and wife, Deena Bond Christensen, his eternal companion.

From Reeves Raves:  I really enjoyed this book. It is full of uplifting messages and stories that help you to be thankful for so many things and the beautiful life that you have. I like the little exercises of writing down in journal or self examinations at the end of each small chapter. One of the chapters talks about how we forget just how blessed we are, we start feeling entitled with so many things that are all actually gifts to us, from our loving Heavenly Father. This inspirational book is one of my favorites for sure, and definitely one that I will re-read.  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Book Review Finding Peace

About the book:
What can you do when family members turn away from your cherished faith? How can you move from such powerful disappointment to a place of  peace? This book takes a thoughtful look at how you can face your new reality, hold on to hope, and stay connected with children who exercise agency in ways you would not choose for them. Uplifting and encouraging, this book is perfect for helping parents and grandparents alike to find the seemingly elusive peace they seek.
Finding Peace blog tour
About the author:
Robin Zenger Baker has a psychology degree from Stanford University, an Organizational Behavior Master’s degree from BYU, and a PhD in Organizational Strategy from UCLA. She is currently studying Family Therapy and Counseling at UMass Boston. She has written for the Ensign magazine, and has edited and co-authored multiple publications in the field of organizational behavior. She is a past president of the BYU Alumni Association Boston chapter, and currently works to raise funds for local inner city youth to attend church schools.

This book shares many stories about children that have chosen another path than what parents would want for them. It tells of the emotions, and reactions that the parents have had. Having lived through this myself with one of my own, this book gave me comfort knowing that I wasn't alone. So many of the thoughts that others had, I have had also. I have felt like a failure just like many others who have had a child go astray. After reading this book, I have felt much better about things and now look at things differently. This book really lives up to the title "Finding Peace".  I would highly recommend this book to any who have a child, grand child, a  sibling or loved one who has chosen a life that has taken them down the wrong path.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Book Review: When Beauty is a Beast

About the book:
We have no qualms laying out men’s sins—especially abusive behavior. But we’ve avoided “going there” when it comes to women. This book offers advice to heal marriages and families where women display controlling behavior or create fear. It will help turn crumbling relationships into partnerships of love and trust.
Beauty Beast blog tour

About the author:
C.C. Sorensen is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has served in many positions on both the ward and stake level. “When Beauty Is a Beast” grew out of Sorensen’s many years of counseling husbands and wives who were struggling with various relationship issues.


My Review: I found this book gave insight on things many women may do that may cause harm to a relationship with their husbands/men in their life. One thing that the book points out is, that we tend to mother our men  sometimes, and we may not realize it. I find myself doing that and since reading the book I have tried to be more aware of this and change it. There are many other things in this book that tells the man's side of things and it is a real eye opener.  It talks about many other things, that are abusive behavior by women to men.  I was really surprised and shocked at some of the things in the book. Reading this book could be a real help to couples to see things that could be done differently to make for a better relationship. It helps you to build up your husband/man so he feels better about himself.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Halloween

Well I decided to make this Halloween quilt that I have had the fabric for, since last year.
But I had left over fabric, and since my DD gave me this owl candle thing, I made the table set. I don't know if you can see it, but one of the fabrics has owls. I think it matched perfectly... I still had leftovers, so I made the hot pads. I think I will be ready for Halloween this year. 






Thursday, August 27, 2015

Just Finished this Signature Quilt from a swap done in 2007

I am so happy to get this done, FINALLY!! It was from a block swap done on QIAD back in 2007. I am so excited to use it now.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Table runner place Mat napkin set

Well I had a piece of homespun that I wanted to make some plain napkins with but I realized that they didn't match anything I had. I had some leftovers so I thought what can I make to match the napkins. LOL. It turned into quite a project.

Book Review of Understanding your Endowment

About the book:
For many members of the church, the temple endowment remains something of a mystery. Yet when understood, the temple can function in our lives as a modern day Liahona, giving us our bearings in our mortal journey back to our Father. “Understanding Your Endowment” is packed with insights and keys, which can help you unlock the temple’s purpose and meaning in your life. It will help you understand the blessings the Lord offers His children through His temples and will enrich your personal temple worship.
“Understanding Your Endowment” examines topics such as covenant ceremonies, the initiatory ordinances, the endowment, and temple sealings in a manner that is plain and easy to understand while still respecting their sacred and confidential nature. Whether you are preparing to enter the temple for the first time or already attend regularly, your temple worship will be enhanced by reading this book.
Understanding Your Endowment blog tour
About the author:
Cory B. Jensen graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a Masters of Business Administration degree. He currently serves as an ordinance worker in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. He and his wife, Traci, are the parents of four children. Cory grew up in the shadow of the Logan temple and developed a love for the temple early in life.  He wants most of all to be a faithful disciple of Christ and a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.  He often falls short but keeps trying.  He hopes that the message of this book will enrich your temple experience and bless your life.  He also really hopes you will judge it based upon its message and not by the cover or who wrote it.  It’s the message that matters.

From Reeves Raves:
Understanding your Endowment, Helps Latter Day Saints  increase their knowledge and understanding of the endowment.  Has many references to covenants in the old testament to show that covenants have been made through the ages, what they mean, and their symbolism. It would be a great book for people going to the temple for the first time.  But even if you are a temple veteran, you will gain new insight by reading this very informative book. I think the author did a fantastic job with this book.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A few table runners made recently

I made the Pumpkin/Halloween runner out of scraps and the other one out of my winnings from the fabhophop. The punkin one was won last night at bunco and the other one will be for bunco next month.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Finished Halloween Table Topper

I started this last year and I finally finished it today. I am trying to clean up UFO's in my sewing room.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Blueberry Turnover Gluten Free

I just tried a new recipe from a cookbook called Gluten-Free on a Budget, by Chandice Probst and Tana Besendorfer.
I just love this cookbook. I have tried a few of the recipes in it and they have all been great!
The crust is the best one I have tried in my 10 years of cooking/ baking & eating gluten free. Here is a pic of my Blueberry turnover. Yumm!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tutorial for Night and Day Quilt block

This is a fun and easy quilt block.  It is 6 1/2" block, so cute and great for scraps or leftovers.
All seams are 1/4 " You need a strip 1 1/4" by the width of fabric of 2 colors. Or if you have scraps you can cut those into 1 1/4 inch strips.
Sew the two strips along the length, and press open.
Use triangle ruler to cut pieces as shown, you need 16, (8 of each direction)
lay pieces out as shown. You can put the dark in the middle or the light. ( I like to make two sets and do one of each, I have also shown both ways in pictures).
Then just sew as shown in pics. Make sure to press seams as you go. I hope this is enough instructions for you to understand. Enjoy!









Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Quilt block lotto project

I was given blocks that were from a lotto on Quilt in a Day forum by my secret Santa one year and I finally got the blocks all put together. I am so excited to use this lap quilt while I watch TV.