It’s a day off from the A to Z Challenge, and time to show you what else has been going on around here.
First, I’ve completed making the first 6 blocks that are my topics for the A to Z:
I’m not sure if I told you my plans for all of this – eventually these little applique blocks will become a kids’ quilt, and the ‘facts’ that I’m finding and sharing about each animal are things that I think/hope will be interesting to children to learn about these fascinating creatures. I hope from here on to show you each day the block I’ve made instead of a picture of what I want to make.
Also completed the March BOM block, which will eventually become a table topper or table runner, not sure which yet:
Last Sunday was Easter, and we had a houseful – DS1 and DDIL2 were here from Alberta and my parents came from Kelowna for the weekend, and then we added DS2 and DDIL1, DDIL1’s parents, Grizz’s brother and SIL, sister and BIL, nephews and a girlfriend. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we spilled into the backyard.
And a few had to eat dinner from TV trays
A wonderful family time, a perfect day to celebrate our Lord’s resurrection.
On Monday my parents and Grizz and I were invited to share in a family gathering with old friends. It was a great time to catch up with all of them (well maybe 1/3 of them, they’re a larrrge family), and watch the littles scramble for Easter eggs:
If you look closely at the picture of grandma/great-gran tossing the eggs, you’ll see the eggs flying through the air and shining in the sun. Also in the background, you can see Grizz at the table chatting with the family still inside.
Grandma Anne, in the pic above here, was sharing many of God’s blessings in their family. Most recently, she made a move from living with one of her daughters, to living in her own little apartment. She had no furniture, or any of the other necessities for setting up in her own household again, but couldn’t stay in the town-house because the stairs were just too difficult. Just before moving, she got a call from the daughter of a friend who had recently passed away. The daughter had no need of much of her mother’s belongings and asked if Anne could use some of it – she got a bed, dresser, sofa, small table and chairs, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans….everything she needed. What a wonderful gift, and as Anne said ‘we can’t out-give God’.
This morning, I was catching up on blog reading, and came across Sideroad Stitcher, where Diane shares the story of Hallie, a 7-year-old Ontario girl with CP, whose family is in need of a wheel-chair accessible van. I want to encourage all of you to hop on over and read her story, then take a moment to cast your vote for her family. Maybe we can all be a small part in giving this gift to this family.
Well, as I said earlier, it’s Sunday, a day to rest and reflect and fellowship with other believers, so I’m off to get ready. May God richly bless all of you! Blessings, Peg