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My friend Kelli hosts a Show and Tell Friday. Feel free to participate!

My show and tell is a little bit different this week.

When my grandmother went into Hospice care in the Spring of 2006, I made a recording of some songs for her. I was in my third trimester with Matthew and couldn't travel to see her.

This semester, I took an introduction to the internet computer science course. The last assignment was to make a webpage incorporating elements we learned in our reading (stuff I already knew, but at least it's an easy A). Anyway, we were told to add something special. I added the songs I recorded for my grandmother.

They aren't the best I've done. I was seven months pregnant (and didn't have nearly as good breath control), wasn't warmed up, hadn't (still haven't) taken any voice lessons in a long time, and hadn't (still don't unfortunately) sung more than once a week for a long time as well. So um....excuse the bad quality, but if anyone wants to listen, you can.

Here's the main site

Here's the specific link to the songs.

I didn't do the graphics, but someone did them for me. I just put it together. Whee. :)

Edit: I have been listening to these again and I have to say OUCH. Man...definitely not the best I've ever done. Oh well.
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Show And Tell Friday

I have been busy so my updates have been short and my responses to others have been...well...not much I fear. I apologise, but you are all always in my thoughts.

My friend Kelli hosts a Show and Tell Friday every week. Please feel free to join in.

I made some bears for my friend Kristin's children. I had never made them before. The first one I made didn't turn out well at all. Kat wanted it, so I gave it to her.

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I had also made Jonathan a quilt.

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I gave Kristin the quilt on October 28th. On November 1st, Kristin had an appointment. Jonathan's heartbeat was 100 when it should have been between 130 to 160. He was dying. Kristin was 36 weeks along. They decided to go ahead and induce on Saturday, November 3rd and hope to have at least a few minutes with their son. Unfortunately, that morning, no heartbeat was found. Jonathan had died.

They induced Kristin and Jonathan was born at 12.47am on November 4th. I made the middle bear and the bear on the left with the leaves and flowers for Kristin's two girls because I didn't want them to feel left out. I decided to make one for Jonathan as well. I did Jonathan's (the one on the far right) last Thursday except for stitching the hole used to stuff the bear. I did some of the other two on Tuesday and finished them today. I hope they like them.

You can read about Jonathan and his family on their blog.

Psalm 139:13-15
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

He Maketh No Mistake by A.M. Overton

“My Father’s way may twist and turn
My heart may throb and ache;
But in my soul I’m glad to know
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away;
But still I’ll trust my Lord to lead
For He doth know the way.

Though night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break;
I’ll pin my faith, my all, on Him
He maketh no mistake.

There’s so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight’s far too dim;
But come what may, I’ll simply trust,
And leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift,
And plain it all He’ll make;
Through all the way, though dark to me
He made not one mistake.”
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Quilting Friday Five and Show and Tell Friday

Quilting Friday Five from calicocats

1. Who's going to IQS? Alas, I am not. I wish I could!

2. What is the one thing you would like to see there? Everything? :)

3. Have you been to IQS before? No, but that's not surprising since I just started quilting last year.

4. What other shows have you been to this year? I went to the Plano Quilt Show near Dallas and I plan on going to the Gainesville one in October.

5. Are you considering a future trip to IQS? Not really. I don't see me being able to go anytime soon. :(

And here, after a hiatus, is a show and tell Friday! It's hosted by Kelli, so go on over and participate!

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Show and Tell Friday

I have been so busy. We have family in town, the second time in the last two weeks, and so I've barely been online. I check email, but rarely have time to reply even to that. Still, I wanted to take time out to do Show and Tell Friday this week, which is hosted by my friend Kelli. Head on over to her blog to participate! It's easy and fun!

Anyway, my show and tell this week involves my husband Kurt.

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Congratulations Kurt!
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Quilting Friday Five and Show and Tell Friday

I'm really late today. We still have company!

1. Do you notice yourself choosing light, medium, or darker tones the most? I'm a jeweled tone person. I love bright colours, but particularly those jewel tones like amethyst, emerald, sapphire, etc.

2. Which specific color group do you tend to gravitate towards? Purple and green!

3. What colors/themes/genres fabrics do you consider >"outside your comfort zone"? Pinks (not so much mixed, but ALL pink pinks) and very cheap fabrics.

4. Do you notice, over time, your color choices change? Mmmm...I mean, I branch out from time to time, but I still love purple and green!

5. Do you ever purchase fabric out side your comfort zone? When I make for other people, yes.

And now, Show and Tell Friday! Kelli hosts it, so head over to participate! Sorry for being late!

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Quilting Friday Five and Show And Tell Friday

1. How many quilt shops are within 2 hours of your home? Quite a few, considering that Dallas and Fort Worth only an hour away from us.

2. Have you been to them all? HAH! No. :)

3. Have you visited other shops while on traveling in different states? I'm afraid not. We usually have so little room that to think about bringing something else back isn't viable. There's also the fact that our budget is so limited when we travel, there wasn't really any room for buying fabric anyway. Of course, I could just visit, but our time has been so short when we travel that doing that wasn't really feasible either. :-/

4. What is your favorite quilt shop? The two that I go to are my favourites. :) Of course, I like some online ones too. I have links to them on http://del.icio.us/narilia

5. Do you plan your trips around visiting quilt shops? No, because I usually have my husband and children to consider. :} We also won't be doing much traveling for the next few years. Ah well.

Now for show and tell Friday! Head over to Kelli's blog to particpate!

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