Friday, March 14, 2014

V and Co: honorable Jake

Hello! And welcome to my Blog! If you are new here visiting for the first time from the Jolly Jabber allow me to introduce myself. Hi, I'm Vanessa of V and Co. I'm a Fabric and Pattern designer For Moda Fabrics and I get to be part of the Designer Mystery block of the month that that Fat Quarter Shop is hosting this year.
I was pretty excited that it was centered around stars...as I have a thing for them...they are my favorite quilt blocks.
Along with designing a block I got to name it and the stipulations given to us was to name it after a star we look up to in our lives.
Immediately, my husband came to mind.


My husband is a good man. Actually, he's more than that. He's my rock, he's my vote of confidence, he's my love, and he makes me want to be a better person.
 Together we've had 4 amazing kids.

We are partners in everything. We parent as partners, we do our finances as partners, we set family goals as partners, we struggle for each other, we feel happiness for each other, we meet each other half way most of the times. But there are times when he meets me more than half way...


He's the kind of man, that works so hard for our family, not just financially, but emotionally, and spiritually. I see him on his knees in prayer every night, I see him so tired, but getting up before the sun is up to do his jobs, I see him giving our sons and daughter a wonderful example of what a man should be to his wife and to his children. He loves me unconditionally, even with my faults, he supports me, even when I am doubting myself, he motivates me to try harder and to reach for new heights, he inspires me to be better. 

He's the best thing that has happened to me. He's an honorable man, and that's why I named my star after him.

Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for letting me be part of this! If you head back to the Jolly Jabber and comment on their post you will be entered to win a $75 certificate, just mention my star's name and who you find to be a star in your life for that chance!
Also head over to Kate Spain's and Minick and Simpson's blogs to find out who's a star in their lives.

We'll talk soon! Have a great weekend!
On monday I have a fun pre cut how to! See you then

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26 comments:

laurakam said...

Love....just love, thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

Wonderful man. Please thank him for his service from MN with love. My father, brothers and hubby and son served. God Bless them all

Anonymous said...

Love that you honored your husband with your star.
Thanks to him for serving (my husband is retired military & my father is a WWII vet) and kudos to you for "holding down the fort" while he is on duty. Thank you for your gorgeous fabrics and creative patterns.

~Debbie

Anna said...

I love this V. Makes me cry.

Vickie said...

Love, love, love. All you need is love. He's a cutie.

I hate making quilts with stars because I find them to be so challenging. I try to avoid them, but this quilt might be calling my name.

JoZart said...

It's wonderful that you value your husband so much... he sounds a star..... just like mine!!
Aren't we lucky?
Jo x

Sandy D said...

When I make this quilt I am going to have so many beautiful stories in my head. Thanks for sharing your Jake story with us.

Sorcha girl said...

What a great tribute to your husband, Vanessa!! Isn't the love of a good husband the best life can bring!! Please give him my gratitude for his service to our country.

I love the colors used in your fabric lines and recently purchased "Color Me Happy" because that is exactly how it made me feel.

Mom C said...

So nice to see a wife's tribute to her husband. Thanks for brightening my day.

MalinisQuilts said...

Beautiful family and one lucky girl :-).

Crickets Corner said...

Beautiful tribute to your husband. He sounds like a one in a million and you and your family are very blessed indeed,

Kasey said...

LOVE this... brought tears to my eyes..

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing that - to put all those thoughts out in public is wonderful and really honouring him.
You have a beautiful family.

Jodi Connors (Mountain Gurl Quilts) said...

Hi Vanessa, thanks for sharing your tribute with us. My husband is my star too, for may of the same reasons.

Blessings to your family,
Jodi

P.S. Thanks to your husband for his service to our country.

Lyn said...

That was a great post; made me happy to read it. Your love and closeness with your family shows in all your posts, and it's fantastic! Thank him for serving in the military!

Rosa said...

Thanks for sharing your story.Your little ones are adorable.Great pics!!

jeifner said...

Goodness, that is so sweet. What a perfect name.

gmp said...

Great tribute to your husband! Please thank him for his service. Your children are adorable!

Deb said...

I always think it's special when someone raves over their husband! I do the same. We couldn't make it without them! Thanks for your post.

Anonymous said...

You could be talking about my husband. He is that kind of person. Thank him for his. Service and thank You for the chance to win.

Felicia

feliciahamlin@gmail.com

Rachell said...

Husbands are wonderful! Salute to him!

sonia said...

Such an emotive post. You have a wonderful family. Thanks for sharing them with us

wendy said...

Wonderful! He deserves your star! Thanks to him for his service and to your family for their commitment.

Cecilia said...

You are blessed indeed. I feel the same way about my husband. Thanks for sharing.

hopeistrying said...

Love love love that you shared this! :)

Linzee said...

What a lovely tribute, Vanessa! (And those children are gorgeous!!!!) xoxo

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