Thursday, January 8, 2015

I love when all my children are around the table.  We started our Christmas day with a brunch.

 Throughout the day we just enjoyed being with each other.  It was fun to see the interaction with the little ones.

Asher listening to the weather.

 New Years day was spent with my daughter Rebecca and Abe. After a tasty lunch we went on a hike to the....

...telescope in Greenbank WV.
 Thanks Rebecca and Abe for a fun day and the delicious food.

 Christian making a Greek pizza, Parla making an Hawaiian pizza and I made a meat pizza for Brighton's Birthday supper.
Dave and Parla decorating a princes birthday cake.

A pleased little girl with her birthday cake.

 Play tunnels and houses are so much fun.

Mother came on Christmas day.   Brighton really enjoyed Mother reading to her.

A joy ride in the car.

This little fellow (Asher) will just melt your heart.

Dave and Asher are exploring this backhoe at Timeless Toys store. This store is a great place to buy good quality toys. It is in the Shenandoah Heritage Farmers Market.

A tea party with Brighton's new play set.

I painted this quilt block to hang on one of our outdoor buildings. This is my favorite block which is called the carpenter's wheel.

I just finished designing and piecing Twinkling Chevron. 


  1. I think "Twinkling Chevrons" is a show stopper!

  2. Hi Barbara! I loved reading about your special times with family! I know you enjoyed those grandchildren! And you KNOW that i simply LOVE barn quilts!!! Yours is beautiful!!! And I'm sure a bunch cheaper than places charge for those! Great job on it!

    I miss getting to see you in person. I've not been in patchwork plus since it was sold....not sure why...just didn't sign up for any classes and haven't been in. Happy New Year!

  3. Oooo! Oooo! I really, really like the Twinkling Chevron pattern. But then, I really like so many of your designs.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful family and the wonderful occasions. How very lovely!

  4. In the name of Allah,the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful.

    Say, "O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable between us and you - that we will not worship except Allah and not associate anything with Him and not take one another as lords instead of Allah." But if they turn away, then say, "Bear witness that we are Muslims [submitting to Him]."
    O People of the Scripture, why do you argue about Abraham while the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed until after him? Then will you not reason?
    Here you are - those who have argued about that of which you have [some] knowledge, but why do you argue about that of which you have no knowledge? And Allah knows, while you know not.
    Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to Allah]. And he was not of the polytheists.
    Indeed, the most worthy of Abraham among the people are those who followed him [in submission to Allah] and this prophet, and those who believe [in his message]. And Allah is the ally of the believers.
    A faction of the people of the Scripture wish they could mislead you. But they do not mislead except themselves, and they perceive [it] not.
    O People of the Scripture, why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah while you witness [to their truth]?

    Holy Quran 3:64-70