Children are a gift from God. They are His reward. Psalm 127:3
Our weather has been something else this year. When Todd and I moved here eight years ago, we were in a terrible drought. It never rained. There was lots of thunder and lightning and then a storm would slip north or south but never into Thomas County. As our main resourse here is farming, we were in dire straights. We had whole town prayer meetings but to no avail. God was always faithful though; I can't remember a single year with no crop.
In December 2006 (it was the 29th, Nathan's birthday), it snowed nineteen inches! In one day! We only live a half mile from town, but we were stuck home for weeks because more and more snow kept falling. And we were so drought stricken, it felt almost like a party.
It's been raining and snowing ever since. And this year it feels like God picked us up and dropped us in Florida or somewhere. It rains every night. We are inches ahead or a "normal" rainfall. Harvest is not over because the ground is too wet for combines and harvest machinery to go into the fields for fear or being horribly stuck. This afternoon, it poured and poured. I got some pictures of the sky and our corn bending in the hard rain and light hail.
It does make for beautiful flowers in the yard, though. And we are getting zucchini and cucumbers by the bucket, raspberries by the handfuls, and there are gallons of tomatoes on their way. Not to mention corn, pumpkins, carrots, and three year old fruit trees with their first loads: cherries, peaches, apples and plums.
Well, on to the important stuff: aprons right? I have six new ones to show. No names yet, just enjoy the slide show. The two half ones are the Twirling Aprons. Top two are in Amy Butler's Lotus fabric. The one on the left also has some Denyse Schmidt.
Dinosaurs for a boy and a cute Michael Miller fabric for a girl. I finally have something Nathan can model for me! And these two are just a little bit of everything. One has quite a bit of Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market in it.
Don't forget the contest (link)!