Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gallery 32 {The Skies Above}

The Skies Above
Taken outside our back door June of 2008.
I look up to the moon and I can hear her calling me,  Mommie!
It's been three weeks.
They say time will heal.
Check out Bella's blog over 52 Photos Project: Gallery 32 - The Skies Above.
Judith, Texas

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sandy Quilt Block Drive

Our good friend Michele Foster over at Quilting Gallery is having a Sandy Quilt Block Drive for our neighbors on the east coast affected by Sandy.
If you are interested in helping out, click on the button on my sidebar for more information.
Thank you for your help on the drive,

Judith, Texas

Thank You and Day 3 Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop

Thank you to all my fellow quilty bloggers for your beautiful words during this time.
It was not my intention to sadden you during the last two hops. I had both posts scheduled to show until we got the news of my beautiful daughter passing. Instead I showed one photo of the Priceless Coin purse, which my daughter loved every purse that was out there and in her honor, she was priceless.
Holiday Lane Pillow, because she was a single working mom working for the school district as a bus driver and did so much for her children with so little and still manage to have a huge tree and gifts for her children and put food on the table and pay her rent and still ran her suburan on fumes to work and home for her babies. She struggle, but she did it for her babies to have a wonderful life and future.
My WDH and I live out of town and had to make several trips to take care of our daughter and make arrangements for her. While we were on the road, I read all the kind messages and believe me, it kept my husband from pull off the side of the road and comfort me and to keep the focus for her babies and my other children who were so close to her.
This is something that I wish on no one.
Again, my apologies to everyone and I will be back. She would want me to do what I love.
I have too.
My sweetie pies had put orders in for new quilts for Christmas earlier in the year.
They have slept with every quilt I have sewn for them along with pillowcases.
 Her youngest child will not sleep without the first one I made for him when he was a baby.

Today's Holiday Lane Bloggers:

Day 3 - Friday November 23

Give cheer for the bloggers on the list above.

Have a wonderful day,

Judith, Texas

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving!
On Thanksgiving day was suppose to be my day to post along with my fellow hoppers on the Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop.
Please click on the list to cheer on our creative hoppers:
Wednesday November 21

Thursday November 22

Friday November 23

Monday November 26

Tuesday November 27

Wednesday November 28

Mary Jo - that other blog

Thursday November 29

Elaine - that other blog

Friday November 30

Linda - that other blog

Let the fun begin....November 21 to November 30!!

Happy Stitching
Thank you Pauline and Madame Samm and please accept my applogies for not participating on the hop today.
We had to travel out-of-town to take care of the loss of our daughter.
I want to Thank all who left wonderful comments during our time of sorrow. It has not been easy for our family. On Thanksgiving we will have an empty place setting at the table. The days get harder, but my focus is to do what we can for her four amazing children.
I ask that when you are visiting with your family, that you grab one another and hold tighter than you ever had.

I am so greatful that I held my daughter, told her I loved her and gave her a kiss and spent a few hours together the day before she passed. The last communication I received from  her was a text saying" I love you mommie" which I have so many on my cell phone.

So grab your love one, tell them you love them, hug them and kiss them. Tomorrow four beautiful children will not be hugged, kissed, or told they are loved from they mommy, just say, their mommy died.
I wish everyone a Safe, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Judith, Texas

Friday, November 16, 2012

4 Vicky's Kids

Prayer Flags 4 Vicky's Kids

Loving thoughts from all who loved my beautiful daughter.
From Mom

From her Brother and family

Her niece
From her Godmother
Post Card

Postcard from Mom

From Brother

From Sister-In-Law

From Grandma

From Cousin Kelli
Her little cousin Andres

For her school bus children
Her love of Frogs
Her Chica

I will be posting prayer flags as they come in.

Judith, Texas

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Heavy Heart!

Our family is suffering a loss of our beautiful daughter, sister, aunt

Vicky Ann Molina-Flores

 Please keep your thoughts and prayers for her four beautiful children

 Jeremiah, Jullissa, Josiah and Jordan
They will never be  hug, kiss and told they are love from their awesome mother who gave them a beautiful life.
Keep your thoughts and prayers for my wonderful grand-children (Sweetie Pies).
Our heart are heavy, but our souls are strong for her beautiful children.
Vicky Ann Molina-Flores
Came into a wonderful life November 2, 1982
Became an Angel November 9 7, 2012
She will forever be young and beautiful.
Judith, Texas

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Maple Leaf Swap

I wanted to share my goodies that I received in the mail today.
Maple Leaf Swap
I participated in a Maple Leaf Swap with Yahoo Small Quilt Talk group. Here is a link to Kathleen Tracy from a Sentimental Quilter post about the Maple Leaf.
They are just beautiful and I am going to sew a table runner.
Today, I sewed this sweet little owl pin cushion.

I found the pattern in the Simple Quilts & Sewing magazine.
Today is Day 4 of  UR Priceless Coin Purse Blog Hop.
Be sure to stop by today
as sweet as peaches
Deborah B
Birgit H
Fish Creek Studio
A Quilter's Table
Lily Patch Quilts
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Mary F
Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm
The Desert Rat Chronicles
Sally K
Paris at a Certain Age
From Blank Pages
Quilt Taffy
Barb H
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
Judith, Texas


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Finally Home and a little Festival

I am finally home!
 I cannot believe I did not bring back many more bags from the International Quilt Festival - Houston.
I have two Handi Quilter bags, only because the first one ripped and they gave me another one to hold all my stuff. Needed some stitching.
Before the doors open.
A Winner!
Love this quilt.

My granddaughters saw the dolls at the show.
Tried their hands on a PFAFF.
Nice stitching for a newbie.

Girls took a photo of Pokey Bolton demo at Open Studio with my iPhone.
My girls love to sing and dance and love this quilt with all the sparklies.

Yes, play time grandma!
I had a wonderful time at the show and hope that you enjoyed  a few photos of the 2012 IQF-Houston. 
Blog Hops:
Final week.
Great ideas for gifts over Free Spirit.
I found my pattern at the IQA Festival-Houston.
Just a few blog hops that are happening around blogland.
Hope to see you back here next Tuesday for my post on UR Priceless Coin Purse.  I have a giveaway.
Have a wonderful evening,
Judith, Texas
PS: It feels good to be home!