Friday, November 21, 2008

A Few Things I Have Made

Many of you know that I enjoy doing crafty things. Over the last few weeks I have had the chance to spend time making a few things. I always find this relaxing and a great way to spend time with the girls.
Meet Mae and June. I found this pattern for Mae at Bit of Whimsy . They are a present for Myah for Christmas.

I had fun making these ornaments using paper circles. They are fairly easy and look great.
I made these two dresses for a friend,s daughters. I had a lot of fun making them and can't wait to see a picture of the girls wearing their new dresses.

Royal Winter Fair

Two weeks ago the girls had a P.A. day so we decided to go to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. We had a great time, there was so much to see and do. Hannah loves horses and was thrilled to see so many and even watch some show jumping.

Checking out the texture of real horse hair


Notice where Myah's hands are, she was not impressed with the smell.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thank You Fig Tree Quilts!

Above are two of the patterns that Joanna sent for our Moms Helping Moms program in Peru.

I would like to thank Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree Quilts. She has generously donated several of her patterns to our Moms Helping Moms program. They are beautiful and I can hardly wait to make these new things with the moms. Joanna has designed some of my favourite fabrics. After we have returned to Peru, I will post a picture of one of the quilts I have made using one of her patterns and the Allspice Tapestry fabric.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Love is patient, love is kind.....

While we have been home in Canada the last two months Tyler and I have been meeting with our pastor each week. This has been an incredible blessing to us and our marriage and family have improved so much. We have been studying God's design for marriage and working to make changes where we were falling short. Another thing we have been doing is reading 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 to each other every day. Admittedly it did seem kind of silly at first, but as I began to focus on what the words meant and the purpose of this passage it became a favourite part of my day.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
1Corinthians 13: 1-8
As I read this passage I am provoked to think what motivates my actions. I can do some pretty great things but if it is not done in love than it really has no worth. As I read on and come to the description of what love is I am challenged. Do I love my husband and children like this? Sadly I have to admit that I fall short often. I realize that this passage shows me how God loves and through His power I am able to love like this. I encourage you to read this passage for yourself and I hope that it will be the blessing to you that it has been to me and my family.