Whenever I see purple balloons all tied up together I am reminded of one thing.
The Crop Because You Care event held every year in February in Salt Lake City.
This event benefits The Epilepsy Association of Utah.
I have attended this event probably 5 or 6 times.
And I’m attending this year for the last time.
Crop Because You Care is celebrating its 10th and final year and
Kayce and I are flying down Saturday to be a part of the celebration.
If you live in Utah (or anywhere close) I’d LOVE to see you come and
scrapbook for a really, good cause.
You can REGISTER ONLINE here.
I took these photos in 2008.
One of my happiest Crop Because You Care memories is of Meridy and the beautiful quilt she made for me.
As soon as I walked into the crop in 2008, I noticed this gorgeous quilt displayed at the front of the cropping area by all of the sponsors’ prizes. I stopped a couple of times to admire the colors, patterns and handiwork, but just assumed it was a raffle prize of some kind. After I announced winners of the page contest, I saw Meridy standing off to the side with the quilt over her arms. She came up on stage and launched into a very kind speech — all I remember is the emotion that washed over me. I think she was thanking me for sharing my love of scrapbooking and for volunteering my time, etc…
It’s one of those times in life when in true paradox, you are being thanked but you should be saying thank you, because you have gained far more than you have given. I think this photo captures what I was feeling.
Anyway, I brought my quilt home and for 2 years it was loved and used in our music/memory room.
When we started building out our deck to become my new office I began dreaming about the interior and the colors and the feel that I wanted to create in this new room. I walked by the french doors of our memory room one day and saw my quilt. I immediately knew that it would become my inspiration piece.
My sister Hillary just happened to give me a set of plates (with a bird theme) for my birthday last year and when I opened them I found they were the same colors/feel of the quilt — together the warm memories of this quilt and the bird motif have guided my decor decisions and helped me create an office space (my nest) that I adore.
I can’t wait to make a little video of the whole room and I will — as soon as my little sofa comes.
And the really exciting news is that I’m typing this to the sound of lots of banging because we’re getting a new floor installed in our memory room today. Pete, who understood my vision of a worn-wood floor (and created it) is here installing a green version in our music room — yippy!
Ok, I’m off to pick up Trey at play practice.
I’m still buried in email, but it’s good to be back online.
I enjoyed recording the Paperclipping Roundtable this morning with Noell, Izzy and Nancy.
You’ll have to have a listen!