Monday, 12 October 2009

Making your Home sing Monday.

Today is when I join with the lovely Nan at her blog, Moms the Word. If you wish to join in then please take a look at her blog for instructions on how to do so.

My first quilt is finished!!! It is far from perfect but it is cute and I love it! The head and feet in the first photo are Emma's! She loves it and I was going to put it at the end of her bed until I feel confident enough to tackle a large quilt. I just wanted to keep the first one small as it has been years since I have sewn and I didn't want to make a mess of it!

Excuse the washing hanging on the clothes horse in the first photo! Oh and the books lying on the floor!

This is how I will make my home sing today. By not getting hung up on the lived in condition of it. My home will never be perfectly tidy but at least it is clean! I used to get so stressed and still do, sometimes about toys lying around, clutter and so on. I don't want to have a tip of a home but I have two children and I cannot expect perfection!

God has given me a home to be lived in and children to live in it! I am thankful for a home where God is at the heart of it and I have a family to fill it.

********* added Monday 12/10; please can everyone pray for one of our Church Elders and a good family friend, George. He was taken into a+e on Saturday in severe pain. They thought it was a kidney stone but it appears it is not. Please pray for him and his lovely family and that they get to the root of the problem soon. ****************************


  1. What a beautiful quilt, Collette! I've always wanted to learn. My sister used to quilt too!

    And I will be be praying your friend George.

  2. I had to laugh when you said not to look at the laundry and books so I had to go back and "look" because all I had seen before was the beautiful quilt you made and the cute little feet sticking out from under it! LOL

    Saying a prayer for your friend George.

  3. Collette,

    Congratulations on your beautiful quilt. The best part about it was that you made it and it's filled with lots of love for your little one.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. Yeah for the first quilt!! How fun! I think it's so important to do something that you can finish when you are in the midst of raising young children. It's just great to see a finished product, amidst the works in progress (children).. Keeps us encouraged. Also, praying for George.

  5. It's beautiful! You did a great job and how wonderful to know that YOU made it! I also love how all you can see of your daughter is the top of her head, her hands and her feet, lol!

    Will say a prayer for George and thank you for linking up today!

  6. Love the quilt! It is beautiful.

  7. Beautiful blankets!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looks like you are getting plenty done and truly making your home sing!!

  8. Oh how beautiful! You did a great job! And I agree, you can't worry about every little thing in your home. Your home is a place to be lived in and enjoyed. I had to learn this lesson when I worked full time while my son was little. It is a hard lesson. But very worth it!

  9. Congratulations on finishing your first quilt! It feels so good to accomplish a project that takes quite a bit of time, doesn't it?

  10. Great job! The quilt's beautiful. I love it!!!


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