Natalie has almost finished up her poetry project. Her topic was Hope. She did such a fantastic job reviewing the poems. It is unbelievable how much she has matured. She wrote one of the poems herself. I absolutely love it and I am so proud of her. The poems she used were "Hope" is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson, Bird Of Hope by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, A Rainbow of Hope by Raymond A. Foss, What is hope.... by Vineet Bansal, Hope by Melvin T, Daffodils by William Wordsworth, Hope by Sri Chinmoy, What Hope Is By Michael Carlson, Begin Again by Susan Coolidge and finally her poem:
What Hope Is To Me
Hope is the stars at night
Hope is the thing that turns darkness into light
Hope is friends that stay together
Hope is love that lasts forever
Hope is still pure when we do bad on the charts
Hope is the happiness in our hearts
Hope is the thing that puts a smile on your face
Hope is the thing that has an equal pace
Hope is the real beauty in you
Hope is the thing that makes cows go moo!
by Natalie Helms January 2010
I love the ending, it is so us. We can be serious but only to a point. I say “we” because the whole family has that same trait. I am not sure if it is a good trait or not but it works for us.
Happy Australia Day!!!!
I hope my Australian friends have a great and thankful Australia Day!!
I went through tons of blue fabrics to find the right ones to start the new free BOM by Cheryl Goss of Willowberry Designs “Under the Sea”. I came up with these fabrics. Each background will be a different fabric. I like the three fabrics underneath with them but since I don’t know what the finished quilt will look like I will have to wait to see if I can use them.So then it was to the embroidery floss. I grabbed only four of the many cases of embroidery floss I have, I needed some sort of limit. I picked out some DMC, then went with some COSMO and right now as it stands I have a mixture of the two. I also pulled a bunch of my bright fabrics to work on some of the projects I pulled from the magazines I was telling you about. I drew out a ton of patterns from about 6 magazines and have them ready to start - I just need to pick from the fabric. I decided to make it a little simpler I was going to just pull a bunch of fabric I liked together and make things until I use it all.I know it seems like I have been hiding lately but I am still around. I have just been working so much I can only spend a couple minutes in my craft room everyday. I go in there like a tornado with all these ideas in my head and have to get things together as they pop up! Craziness!!!!
My friend Sharon Stewart of Liberty Rose Patterns has a new block of the month. It’s the infamous “girls” as we all call them – they are wonderful!!! Here is a sneak peek, I know you cannot see much of it but if you go to her blog www.LibertyRosePatterns.blogspot.com you can see more!!