Monday, December 29, 2014

Our Sweet Tabitha Went to Kitty Heaven, Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge  

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable. 
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind. 
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
*Author Unknown* 

My Sweet Sweet Tabitha is gone, we miss her so much!

We were blessed to have her in our lives for 15 years and 1 day shy of 2 months.
RIP Tabitha October 27, 1999 - December 21, 2014


What would I do without you, my precious, furry friend?...
Part mischief, but all blessings, and faithful to the end!
You look at me with eyes of love; you never hold a grudge....
You think I'm far too wonderful to criticize or judge.

It seems your greatest joy in life is being close to me...
I think God knew how comforting your warm, soft fur would be.
I know you think you're human, but I'm glad it isn't true...
The world would be a nicer place if folks were more like you!

A few short years are all we have; One day we'll have to part...
But you, my pet, will always have a place within my heart.

- Hope Harrington Kolb

she grew up with our granddaughter Morgan. Morgan is now 16 years old.

My family Christmas Day a few days after the loss of Tabitha, I will post about her illness in the next post, because I think it will be helpful to owners of pets and esp cats.

Morgan now 16 is the tall brunette next to my son Shane in the top row, my daughter Kirsten has on the white with red. My Daughter in Law Jaime peeking through Steve's head next to my son.
My grandson Rylan growing so fast next to the Snowman, my two step grands Kayla and Brandon and  mom, Steve and I.

Happy New Year 2015, May God Bless you and  make this year a good one!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's Almost Christmas! Can you Feel it? Quick and Easy Jelly Roll Table Runner

Merry Christmas!

I want to do a tutorial of sorts (Not Really) today for a quick Christmas Gift made using a Jelly Roll, that's fabric, LOL!
Here is a photo of one of the three I made, these are quick and easy if you want to make something cute and special and have jelly roll's on hand. You won't have time to ship and make it before Christmas now. But you can purchase and make this for other holidays and everyday using any of the jelly rolls with your favorite fabric.

This is the finished look, I used the ~~Riley Blake Lost and Found Christmas Jelly Roll ~~
to make this. 
In case that link stops working click this link at Riley Blake's Website.
You just buy a  jelly roll and cut it to the width you want and then sew the strips together, quilt as desired, add a border and walla you are done. It takes me a few hours to hand stitch the border on the back of the quilt. I am so slow. Hope you are quicker. 

Yesterday I went antiquing and found that adorable turquoise 1959 candy, decorating and candle dish at the Antique Store. I love it! It's quirky cute. I set it on top the table runner. 

I made three table runners, one for my daughter and DIL and myself. With 2 Jelly rolls you can make four table runners. Don't forget the backing fabric. Don't buy one way designs though, that will cause you to have to purchase more fabric, use a design that can be used any direction, that will save you a lot of $$ on fabric. I always use a matching fabric from the Jelly Roll Collection I used for the backing. I always use the speciality fabric by Riley Blake and others because if you're going to quilt you want it to last and be beautiful, so that is why I use the best fabric I can for my projects. Also when you buy the fabric in these sets, you don't have to waste time trying to match all the fabric up, it's already done for you! 

These are other Riley Blake Jelly Rolls that I will make a quick quilt with.

The above photo shows some of the adorable vintage style fabric, super cute.

You can roll out a few of these in a few days if you are not super busy and set your mind to it. If you have children, maybe longer or stay up late and get them done.

Have a Very Merry Christmas!