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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Jeffrey's First Birthday in Heaven

Heavenly Happy Birthday!!

August 17th was Jeffrey's first birthday in heaven.  I invited friends and family to share a BBQ in the backyard to honor his memory.  I had this "Bubbler" put in near the patio closest to the house as a "Memorial Garden".  Friends brought stones to place around the base.  There are stones from special places, stones with special words and stones with special meaning.  I was so overwhelmed with the turnout.  We had over 60 people in the backyard.  WOW!!  I have had so much great support this year.  There was laughter, reminiscing, good food and friends. A perfect party....Jeffrey would have been pleased....especially with the weather .... it was absolutely gorgeous for August in Oklahoma.  I felt very blessed and happy to be celebrating with so many wonderful people.  I remember last year one of my good friends encouraging me with these it our job to carry on and at that time it seems like an impossible task but after a year I am ready to keep moving forward encouraged by the love of friends.

Quilt camp was a huge success.  I put Debby on a plane Saturday morning with tears in both of our eyes.  I am so blessed to have her in my life.  

I finished my Days of The Week tea towels and sent them out Friday for my friends birthday.


Total Yards Used this Week: 16 yards

Added this Week: 16 yards

Used year to Date: 71 1/4 yards

Added Year to Date: 23 3/4 yards

Net Stash Decrease for 2013: 49 1/2 

We finished lots of projects and used lots of fabric from the stash this week.  We completed the Log Cabin Stars Quilt,

Debby got 4 Umbrella girl blocks bordered and sashed.  They are twin size.  Ready to quilt when she gets them home.  We found all the fabric in my stash for backs too.  

I used a LOT of fabric making the 10 tea towels out of the red ticking fabric.  

Yes, we did use a LOT of fabric this week but I also bought the same amount that I used so no Change in the Stash for this week.  

I spent Thurday and Friday cooking for the BBQ.  We made Cake Push Up Pops complete with sparkler tops to celebrate Jeffrey's Heavenly Birthday.  Miss Ella enjoyed helping Nana!!  We are a team!!

The children at the party all got to take a "special" treat home!!
Hope your weekend was as special as mine was!!

Thank you Lord for the memories and love that Jeffrey and I shared.  Thank you for friends to share them with who loved him too. As we push forward into another year on this earth may we keep our eyes lifted to you, seeking your guidance, allowing your spirit to lead us until the day you call us home to begin our eternal Heavenly Birthday Party!!!
In the name of our precious Savior we pray, AMEN

Memory is a file cabinet of the mind.
It occasionally needs resorting..........................
And continually needs to be inventoried.......................
But mostly it needs to be used to store the truly significant understanding of life!!

I am growing and storing and understanding more and more every day........till the day I leave this world for my heavenly home!!

Happy Trails,

Mtn Mama


  1. What a nice memorial you had for your loved one. I really love your Log Cabin Stars Quilt and those tea towels are a great gift. Maybe I should send you my birthday date! Those cake push up tarts look so festive. I'm sure they were a huge success.

    1. Dar,
      Send your birthdate and we will get you at least one tea towel....what day is your favorite!!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Love your tea towels! Beautiful. Great idea to share!
    Great finish your quilt! I wish I had the patience to piece those kind of tops! Gorgeous guilt!

    1. Maartje,
      Thanks for stopping by. The quilt top is called Log Cabin Stars and can be made out of a jelly roll. I am sure you could do it!! Let me know if you do!

  3. What a lovely memorial. Beautiful quilts too. So glad I stopped by from the Made by You Monday blog hop. I am a new follower.

    1. Pam,
      So glad you stopped by!! Thanks for following!! Hope to see lots more of you as we enter "cooking and sewing' season this fall!!

  4. What a beautiful memorial you made, tea towels, quilts Debby made, the cakes for the kiddos and especially the young'un on the hip, life is treating you right and you look great.

    Can't wait to see more of you 'cooking and sewing'.

    1. Terri,
      So good to hear from you. Hope all is well in your world. The past few weeks have been good and I am healing. Summer's end brings bittersweet memories but having my children in Tulsa is such a blessing. Can't wait to do more projects this fall!!


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