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About Rita

I am a mother of 4, grandmother of 9 and married to my best friend

front Courtyard 2017

Front Courtyard

I have been working out in the yard planting and getting ready for summer.  With the help of a couple of cute girls, the Front Courtyard is now ready to use!front courtyard Continue reading

star crossed mini quilt

Star Crossed Mini Quilt

My husband and I took a quick trip to Las Vegas last week and of course I had to go to one of my favorite quilt shops…The Christmas Goose.  I found a fun pattern book with this darling little Star Crossed Mini crossed mini quilt Continue reading

flower thought

Flower Thought

Today I thought it would be fun to do a Flower Thought!

I have been out working in the yard planting flowers and the garden.  The weather has been wonderful…until today!

It has turned off cold today and the weather forecast is saying to cover our tomatoes and tender plants!!! 

It is the middle of MAY…for heaven’s sake…and we are having a frost warning!
flower thought

Don’t you love this little thought.  

As women we tend to compare ourselves to each other and we need to stop doing that and  “JUST BLOOM!”

With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, there are going to be lots of flowers blooming everywhere.  I hope that when you look at those flowers, you will remember this thought and

 Bloom Where You Are!

On another note, my husband and I just got back from a little trip to Las Vegas.  We went to a Celine Dion show and to LeReve.  Both were really good shows and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!  The weather was warm and it felt good to get away together for a few days!  We also spent a few days in sunny St. George before coming home!  I love going on road trips with my husband.  He was my own personal chauffeur to quilt shops, malls, eating out and sight seeing!

Thanks for Visiting!  Remember to blossom today!

fairy garden 2017

Fairy Garden 2017

Fairy Garden 2017

I have been working out in the yard this last week planting some of my garden and some of my flower pots.  I also had 2 of my grandchildren for 3 days and they wanted to help.  We bought some new things for the Fairy Garden 2017 and some new plants!

They were so excited to put it all together and I think it turned out darling!fairy garden 2017We added a few new things from last years fairy garden.

fairy garden 2017The main thing was the addition of this little pond, stream and bridge!  My granddaughter found these crystals and we thought it would fun to add this to our garden!

It adds so much color and dimension!fairy garden 2017My grandson picked out the gnome!  It is a fun whimsical flair!

Succulents are the main plants in the garden.  We have a cactus that looks like a flowering bush.    Another succulent that looks like a tree on one corner of the house.  And others to add great texture and colors!fairy garden 2017My youngest granddaughter picked out the fairy friends.  She loved that one!fairy garden 2017The mailbox, bike, table and chairs and stone pathway are all from last year.  Also the house is from last year too!fairy garden 2017So…welcome to the garden!

A fairy garden is a fun way to try out different plants and let the kid in you come back to life!

I am new to fairy gardening, but have enjoyed learning how to put one together. Of course collecting fun little trinkets to put out in the garden is half of the fun.  What do you put in your fairy garden?

Thanks for Visiting!

May 2017 visiting teaching handout

May 2017 Visiting Teaching Handout

I’m posting the May 2017 Visiting Teaching Handout today…and it is SNOWING in Utah!!

This is crazy!  We should be out planting flowers and gardens and instead I am hiding out in front of the fireplace!

The handout this month is from one of the April 2017 Conference talks.  So you get to pick your favorite talk to discuss with your sisters!May 2017 visiting teaching handout Continue reading

scout tee

Scout Tee

My sister and I went to Thimbles and Thread Quilt shop in Draper, and took a “Scout Tee” shirt class together!  It was so much fun.  We have not done anything together for a long time, so it was great to catch up and visit with each other!

In the class we learned how to sew a woven cotton t-shirt!  I have to admit that we were a little bit skeptical about how it would fit…with no stretch to the fabric.  But they both turned out so different and so cute!scout tee Continue reading