"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Monday, January 12, 2009
This last year hubby and I decided to have a homespun Christmas~making all of our presents. It was a wonderful time for both of us; I made quilts for the children and families and my guy made cheese and cracker serving trays as well as cutting boards. He has always been extremely gifted in wood working and is actually teaching our two grandsons this art. I always take photos of quilts I make as a history and visual record of patterns I've used. So it seemed only natural to take one photo of this tray and post about it. It is inlaid with purple-heart and walnut woods and took him many hours with designing, cutting and gluing to get it the way he wanted. It does have a small round quartz bowl that is for dips but this picture was taken while in the process of drying. I was so proud of him I could just bust! Some friends have said he should market these but because of the time involved he couldn't possibly recoup what it cost him. For both of us those things we make are a gift of love; mine are by no means perfect, his are but it was the love behind it that made it fun. I'm so proud that he is teaching his grandsons valuable lessons, not only in wood working but also in giving.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.