Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God."  John F Kennedy

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Patriotic Panel Banner

I thought I'd do a little patriotic sewing last week
so I bought a banner panel from my local quilt shop.
A design by Riley Blake Fabrics.

The panel consists of triangular shapes that can be cut out and sewn together.  Then you sew the triangles to a long piece of fabric or seam binding to make a nice long banner. 

Very simple project. 
I think it turned out pretty cute.

The panels come in other holiday fabrics and colors too.
I'm especially fond of the Halloween banner but the green and red of Christmas is adorable too.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons:  we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting."  Anonymous

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assests in our society."  Billy Graham
Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Sayings


"Dreams can change.  If we'd all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun by cowboys and princesses." 
Stephen Colbert

Friday, June 6, 2014


"We do not know or seek what our fate will be.  We ask only this, that if die we must, that we die as men would die, without complaining, without pleading, and safe in the feeling that we have done our best for what we believed was right."  Lt. Col. Robert L Wolverton
70 years ago today

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday Sayings

" There is a way of living that has a certain grace and beauty.  It is not a constant race for what is next, rather, an appreciation of that which has come before."   Ralph Lauren