As Andrea says, “There is trouble right here in Travis City”!  I love her misquote of the Music Man :)  But as you can see, there is trouble and it starts with M!

Yesterday, Megan could not go up the ladder by herself.  Look what a good night’s sleep did for her!


The Crocuses are out!

In blue and yellow from its grave
Springs up the crocus fair,
And God shall raise those bright blue eyes,
Those sunny waves of hair.
Not for a fading summer’s morn,
Not for a fleeting hour,
But for an endless age of bliss,
Shall rise our heart’s dear flower

The Crocus (last stanza) by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Slow Going

In 2009, I started teaching Mark and Andrea how to sew 9 Patch squares.  We planned to make a Memory Quilt using denim that we had salvaged from old jeans.  They helped me sew about 12 squares.  This week I finally was able to work on putting appliqués on the first square!

Everyone had their hand traced on a material that means something. Megan’s hand is the purple of  last years Easter dresses. The orange is for Tigger, which Mark and Adrian both love.  The pink hand is Andrea’s favorite color.  Allan and Mark’s hands were traced on scraps from Great Grandma Reble’s shirts.  My hand is done from a leftover piece from our wedding.  It is intertwined with Allan’s hand, because we love to hold hands :)  The green is because all the kids are growing so fast!

The squares are far from perfect, but the three oldest have made them all.  I hope to be able to have them help me decorate the different squares, but I will do the appliqués.  It will be a special quilt, because it is about our family!