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Patriotic Table Topper Part 2

I have not accomplished a lot since my last post about the progress of this table topper.

Courthouse Table Topper

I have add sashing between the blocks.

Courthouse Table Topper

And I have added a border.

Courthouse Table Topper
Courthouse Table Topper

I want to add one more border. Who knows how to pull more time from a hat?

Quilt On!

A Stroll in the Garden

Crabapple

It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead. -Mel Gibson

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Transparent Apple

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.” -T. S. Eliot

Transparent Apple

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. -Desmond Tutu

Transparent Apple

Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be. -Joel Osteen

Transparent Apple

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You an turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose. -Arnold Bennett

Transparent Apple

Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know. -Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Crabapple

We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars. -David Bottoms

Montmorency Cherry

Now I’ve gone for too long living like I’m not alive. So I’m going to start over tonight beginning with you and I. -Hayley Williams

Montmorency Cherry

Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. – Richie Norton

Montmorency Cherry

We grow up with such an idealistic view on how our life should be; love, friendships, a career or even the place we will live ~ only to age and realize none of it is what you expected & reality is a little disheartening, when you’ve reached that realization; you have learnt the gift of all, any new beginning can start now and if you want anything bad enough you’ll find the courage to pursue it with all you have. The past doesn’t have to be the future, stop making it so. – Nikki Rowe

Transparent Apple

Convince yourself everyday that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well. – Germany Kent

Crabapple

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

Steptoe Butte and Steptoe Battlefield

Hubby and I took a road trip and visited Steptoe Butte State Park. This 3,612-foot butte is a wonderful place to visit and view the surrounding Palouse (a major fertile agricultural area; the most important lentil growing region in the USA). The steptoes, or hills, are formed from lava flows.

Steptoe Butte

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Steptoe Butte
Steptoe Butte
Steptoe Butte

The butte is named after Lieutenant Colonel Edward Steptoe.

Steptoe Butte

Steptoe Butte is a popular area for hang gliders, kite flying, paragliders, model airplane fliers and sight seers.

Steptoe Butte

From a photographer’s point of view, the best times to visit are sunrise and sunset, but the views are spectacular at any time of the day or season.

Steptoe Butte

Nearby, one can also visit Steptoe Battlefield…a sober reminder of the Battle of Pine Creek, where a conflict between  US Army forces under Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Edward Steptoe and members of the Coeur d’Alene, Palouse and Spokane Native American tribes took place.

Steptoe Battlefield

The land did not look so pastoral then. It was not farmed; it was scrubland and native grasses.

Steptoe Battlefield

Because of the many hills, it was also a difficult land in which to fight battles.

Steptoe Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. -Jeff Miller

*I am in no way condoning any conflicts with anyone, only commemorating every veteran’s loss of life in the performance of his/her duty.

God bless the veterans!

The Other Laura’s Post-Cardamom Bread

My online buddy, the other Laura, posted a recipe for Cardamom Braid Bread, and I had to try this! So this post is for you, Laura!

Cardamom Bread

The above photo shows the braids after the first rising, but before the second.

Cardamom Bread

The milk and sugar were brushed on in the photo above, and the braids are ready for baking.

Cardamom Bread

Hubby and I couldn’t wait to try this bread!

Cardamom Bread

Fresh baked and smelling so good!

Cardamom Bread

This recipe is not difficult to do at all! I had an enjoyable morning bread baking.

Cardamom Bread

Thanks so much, Laura!

A Stroll in the Garden

The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. -Antonio Brown

Hyacinth

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People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. -Plato

Grape Hyacinth

Growth is the only evidence of life. -John Henry Newman

Grape Hyacinth

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. -Ronald Reagan

Crabapple

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. -Benjamin Franklin

Tulips

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. -George Eliot

Transparent Apple

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. -Gail Sheehy

Walnut

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. -Viktor E. Frankl

Balsam Arrowroot

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. -Susan L. Taylor

Pear

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. -Frank A. Clark

Grecian Windflower Anemone

Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals. -David A. Bednar

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!