Sunday, September 11, 2011


On September 10, 2001, I along with many other parents and teachers headed to Oklahoma to chaperone  my daughter's 5th grade class for a week of camp.  There was so much anticipation for that day and that morning was full of laughter, smiles and excitement....CAMP.....FUN....OUTDOOR SCHOOL!  Happiness is how I would describe it.

The next day, of course, the terrible tragedy of 9-11.  The decision was made to stay at camp but not tell the students about the horror the nation was witnessing.

The last night we were there, we celebrated with a bonfire and smores.  It was a beautiful night...the sky was full of stars and I remember wondering what was going to happen to all of us....what kind of world were we facing?  I wanted to bottle the innocence I had around me.

  When we got back to Texas on Friday, September 14th, the parking lot was full of parents.  Stricken is the only word I know to describe the way they looked.  The smiles were gone....only anxiousness to reclaim their children.  Our world had changed forever.

Never forget......

Friday, September 9, 2011


Last night the DMQG members showed their creations from the Little Apples Challenge.  Little Apples is a new fabric line from MODA...the creation of Aneela Hoey.
Jenny's cute quilt

 Ellen's mug rugs at top and a sweet little mini on the bottom

Laura's fab  pillow

April's WONDERFUL book quilt....I have to make one of these!


Sarah's cute quilt...of course she put a heart in hers!

Gina added black to her it!

Susan's selvage block...cute!

Mine :)

This one turned out great!

I love all of the different blocks in Jamie's quilt!

I love the fussy cutting in this one!
I am always amazed at what my fellow quilters create.  I will try to get the names of the few quilters I forgot and add them.  It was a fun time..can't wait for next month....Mug Rug Swap!