"Evil will triumph if good men...and women do nothing."

my adaptation of a quote by Edmund Burke.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

County Fair - QUILTS

The County Fair was this weekend. I am really proud of my girls for finishing their quilts. Maybe next year we can have even more items to enter into the judging. Taylor needs to finish her quilt and the boys each want to make one too. 

Madeline's Orange Butterfly Quilted Pillow - Grand Champion

Madeline's Flower Power Pastel Quilt - Third Place 

Madeline's Purple/Black Jelly Roll Quilt - First Place 

Kristina's Brown/Pink Batik 1600 Quilt - First Place

Kristina's Colorful Squares Quilt - First Place

Devin's Scrappy Squares LOVE Quilt - Grand Champion 

Close up of Ribbons

Devin and Kirt standing near Devin's quilt

This dress I DID NOT make...but I do love it. A friend of mine made it. It is made from selvages. I sooo badly want to make a selvage skirt. Wouldn't that be FUN!!!! 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Taylor's 8th Grade Promotion!

This is really overdue...as Taylor is about to start high school! 

But as a Mom...it is never to late to brag on your children! 

Here is Taylor at her 8th grade promotion ceremony. 

She walked away with many honors! 

- Honor Student for 6th, 7th and 8th Grades - Cumulative GPA 3.5 or above

- Presidential Educational Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement - Mathematics

- Presidential Educational Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence - Cumulative GPA above a 3.5

- Elks Student of the Month...she received an Elk antler with her name carved into it!  

- Perfect Attendance for 1 year of Middle School...she only missed 3 days total the entire three years! Not too shabby. 

We are very proud of her. She is a beautiful girl inside and out! She has many friends, is very active in school activities, sports, and is a good student. Her hard work certainly paid off. 

We love you Taylor!