Monday, October 6, 2008

Conference weekend...



I think the best kept secret in the Church is the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference. I know a lot of people use that day to shop, go camping, hunting, travel, etc., but I feel that there are special blessings for being present and sacrificing to hear the Conference live. Hearing Conference live has a stronger Spirit present that isn't quite the same when reading the talks online or in the Ensign. Maybe it's just my preference? At any rate, Saturday afternoon session was no exception. The primary children's choir was exquisite and I could not keep my tears at bay when they sang "I Am a Child of God" and "I Love to See the Temple." The talks really enriched my testimony. (My toddlers were asleep and the two older ones were quiet, thankfully!) As good as it is, when I sit down in a comfortable place, I get sleepy! So, to help me stay awake, I sewed! My sweet friend Julie is helping me redecorate and we purchased fabric to make curtains and recover throw pillows. I am very happy with the outcome! I can't get the flash to work to show the curtains above, but I will post a better picture later.


Also, for anyone interested in the cutest blog ever with the best music, too by the way, go to my cousin's blog. She is currently hosting a blog warming party with some sweet little giveaways: http://www.granvillehouse.blogspot.com/



6 comments:

Mindy said...

I completely agree about Saturday sessions of Conference! Definitely an experience not to be missed! And you're sewing? Fantastic! Is this our Julie who is helping you, or another one?

crack'n up ourselves said...

Looks great!

Annalee Kelly said...

It's theee one and only Julie Meldrum, a neighbor/friend in the ward!

melissa said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Lee! Your pillows and curtains look fabulous! Are you using a machine are hand-stitching? You need to give us a little tutorial of how you're doing them~I would love it. The childrens choir on Saturday was the sweetest thing~I'm jealous that you got to see gma, gpa, and everyone! And girl, get yourself to a Sonic! :)

Kelly said...

I love your throw pillows. I am in the middle of doing something similar with my couches. Is Julie for hire :)

The Brown Family said...

Annalee

I clicked over to your cousin's blog- SO CUTE! But I have to tell you that I would always stop at the Sonic in AF during Happy Hour on my way to violin lessons at your house. 1/2 price drinks are always great on the way to violin :)

And I love, love, love the Saturday session. I could go on and on about how my favorite talks always show up in that session.

We miss you, but are loving Miss Libby. She has been so great for both Hillary and my little girls.

Love
Kim Brown