Free Block of the Month Wall Quilt - Pattern 4

April is such a beautiful month. The weather is always pleasant, I have a birthday and we were married in April! It's also a good month to give you Block 4 in the
free Block of the Month Wall Quilt 

This month's verse has plenty of challenge:

You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. 
Matthew 5:5

Our verse shows where true blessing is - being content with who we are, not claiming our so-called “rights” and being prepared to live in humility. Another translation of our verse says it all:

“Happy are those who claim nothing, for the whole earth will belong to them! 

The pattern is available for download in my Craftsy Store here.

We had a big celebration last weekend with lots of our family together for a double celebration - my birthday and our 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary!

I received so many beautiful flowers:

carnations ... roses ...

lilies ...

Our daughter made us a beautiful Cake:

We then had another party with 25 of our friends, received congratulations from the State Premier, the Governor of Queensland and the Prime Minister of Australia, and feel as though we have really celebrated a momentous occasion.

I am truly blessed to have loved and been loved by such a wonderful husband.


and now!

Thanks for being part of our journey!



  1. Congratulations on your 50th, Val! It's quite a milestone. xo

  2. Congrats on your anniversary and birthday, and wishing you many many more. Guida

  3. Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary! That's awesome!! (Happy birthday!)

  4. Congratulations! You both look great!!!!
    I will be celebrating my 35th next month:) yea!!!

  5. Many congratulations and blessings to you both. xxx

  6. Oh, Val, that's so fabulous! 50 years! I'm so glad you had so many people helping you celebrate. The governor? The Prime Minister? Woo hoo, you are famous! I only got 42, but every one was better than the one before. Thanks for sharing the cake and flowers with us, and thanks for the new pattern.


  8. Congratulations on 50 years! WOW, in this day and age that is almost unheard of. The smiles on your faces says it all and you both look great!

    Thanks for all you do and all the wonderful patterns you provide. God bless you and your wonderful hubby.

    All the very best to you and yours.

    Terri at the Drake's Nest in Palm Bay, Florida

  9. Congratulations on your anniversary! May God continue to bless both of you in the year to come.

  10. Huge Congratulations on celebrating your 50th Wedding Annniversary. You look very lovely and very happy. Thank you for sharing this block so generously. I do feel blessed and am comfortable with who I am and where I am in life. Embracing Blessings...

  11. Congratualtions on your 50th wedding anniversary. Gee, how did you get all that attention? Thanks so much for your latest BOM. Sorry I haven't been commenting much, life has thrown a few challenges my way but I hope to get back to visiting you more often again.

  12. WOw, Big congratulations on this wonderful anniversary. You both look marvelous and I loved seeing your wedding photo. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Happy anniversary to you and your husband, Val.

  14. This pattern is really wonderful. I love all of your designs and thanks a ton for sharing them here. Attended an art and craft party last week at an event space NYC with all my creative friends and all enjoyed a lot there.


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