Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

Join us on a journey of faith, healing, learning to live with part of our hearts missing, and recovery, as our family rebuilds our lives, after our son's long battle with cancer....and his eventual rise on eagle's wings into Heaven...victory is his...he is serving the King!!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Machine Quilting Blog Hop

I will attempting stitching along with the #MachineQuiltingBlogHop? It started on Monday, and we are working our way through The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting by Angela Walters and Christa Watson. 
I will be honest. I forgot, so when it came time to start quilting my nieces quilt that I am trying to finish in time for graduation, I simply dug in with curvy floral triangles and swirls for the white portion of my churn dash block quilt. I am starting sashing now, so I will be working on the week #1 Plumb line 
I have always and still do LOVE machine quilting. I hadn't actually done it in quite some time, so although I have some experience, I am starting over a bit, and hoping to get better and better each day.

 Here is my swirls and florals on my churn dash block quilt.

Excuse me!!!
Did you know that cats love to quilt too? #catslovetoquilttoo Every quilter I have come across with cats would wholeheartedly agree! 

Ok, there. Now I have officially worked some plumb line action. I have to say, I thought these ribbons would be super boring, but they gave me tremendous quilting pleasure! Not to mention, they are just cool looking. 

Switchbacks, which turned into very wide ones, but I loved better.Really have to work on the start stops. Also, the sashing is a challenging spot to quilt. Oh my!
I am loving this quilt.

I will continue to post here on my progress. Meanwhile, I will try to update all of my projects I have made this year, which is something I really want to do for myself, to have a record and visual of what I have done over the years.

Magnanimous quilty blessings to you!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Always Incomplete List of Books 2017

My books of 2016

  • far from the madding crowd
  • Call the Midwife Trilogy
  • left behind the kids
  • the birth order book~~again
  • great expectations

Hello again!

I surely would like to keep more active on here, if for no other reason than to keep track of all my quilty/ crafting activity and other major life happenings.
I love to keep track of my reading, and the reading of my children, which for the littles, is pretty out of my control now, since they are so grown up and independent. I only have two of my four little precious gifts home with me and they are now a Sophmore and Junior!
Where does the time go??

So, here is a picture of my sweet kitties for you to enjoy. We were so blessed by God to get these two little snickers of sweetness. 
Our first cat, Houdini (changed from Skittles due to her amazing ability to get out of any type of contraption to keep her contained), is our tabby orphan kitty. She has brought us such joy after our big loss of our Brave boy. We fed her and since my allergies seemed to have become 'outgrown', we kept her. She however, is not a 'cuddly or lap cat', so soon we found ourselves able to get our kitty loving hands on a second cat, we were so thankful!
Introducing our little Misumi. It is Japanese, named by our daughter, meaning 'pure beauty'. She was from a litter of a friend, whose cat was a good mama, nursed her babies, she purrs easily and loves to cuddle!!
Above is another spot she loves to stretch out upon, in the evenings, as we are settling down. 
We are in love!!
Now, stay tuned for more fiber n' fabric adventures as I share what I am doing.
I will update my list starting in 2017 just to start somewhere and not worry about back tracking too much, although I would love to get 2016 listed as well.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

4 years gone by.....

4 YEARS.....on Jan 2nd, 2017.

How can it be? I know I am late. I have to write when I am ready. I am ready today. How is it that you have not been here, with us, for 4 years???

Our hearts are still broken. We think of you every single day. We love you!!
We WILL see you again my precious one.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

19 years

19 years since you entered this world,
fast and furious, because that is your way,
you were incredible, a treasure to keep,
I will always look back, with love on that day......

It was Braveheart's 19th birthday yesterday. It is mind blowing. How does one describe what it is like to live without your own flesh and's child that one birthed, cherished, loved....

We miss you every single day.

Love mama and daddy.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

book list from 2015

That is if I wrote them all down.....

I am having difficulty reading as much as I usually enjoy.

My books of 2014

  • warbreaker
  • steelheart
  • the book of a thousand days
  • gathering blue
  • the giver
  • elantris
  • the divergent series
  • the question

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

black swallowtail

My first 'Black Swallowtail' in the back yard. I usually get Monarchs and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails the most. Interesting how each butterfly actually behaves differently while feeding.


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.