" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A reward is in order !

That's right.........in honor of finishing Zoe's quilt, I presented myself with a little reward today.
Nothing major.......
I didn't order the $69.00 quilt kit that I saw in the new Keepsake Quilting catalog, and would LOVE to have...........

Nor did I send off for the Girl Scouts quarter yard medley (I know that this has been her first year in some section of the organization, but I just MADE Zoe a quilt ............before I knew that this collection existed !)

Nope, neither one of those goodies.
I didn't even get myself a set of size 13 Clover bamboo knitting needles to replace the one poor little (big) guy that I left behind somewhere on Monday, when I packed up my scarf to come home.

my little reward was these guys !

......and I'm truly excited about them !
I've been wanting to try them FOREVER.......curved basting safety pins. I bought two packages at Wally World, and plan to pick up another pack every once in awhile, until I have enough to pin-baste a fairly large-sized quilt.

I want to try them out on a baby quilt or a wall-hanging, foregoing the basting frame and just laying the whole sandwich out on my cutting table to baste. Could be nice not having the threads to remove later, from the center of the quilt. Of course, I'll still need to baste around the edges, I guess.

So, that's my big reward !
Now, for my birthday......................I know, I know, it was almost 2 months ago, but someone very special to me just sent me a little money to spend on myself, for it................so, I bought myself a couple of watches, too,..........I mean, I needed SOMETHING to store the pins in right......thus, the empty watch box ! (well......one of the boxes.) Maybe I'll buy some of those self-threading needles for hiding thread tails, and store them in the other box. Awwww, what am I saying? I can only wear one watch at a time, so I need the other box to keep one watch nice while I wear the other one right (or atleast to keep it where I can FIND it, when I want to switch !)
You know......sometimes I read my posts back to myself, and I sound like such a smart mouth !
I truly don't mean to, friends ! That thing I said in the last post, about no one offering advice on binding......I didn't mean anything mean at all by that, but please forgive me if it sounded like it.
It's all Dee's fault. I read her blog and it just makes me all sassy with myself ! Shame on you, Dee ! (there I go again !)
Anyway, now that I've found a place to lay the blame, I'll get back to matters at hand.
It's time for me to plan the next, bigger quilt (besides the wallhanging that I want to try out the pins on).
T.J. needs a new quilt for this move they're making, too ! Something very boyish ! Gotta go pick my brain........hmmmm.....this could take a while to find it.


  1. Ooh, the keepsake quilting catalog leaves me drooling over all the beautiful projects. I just love looking through it!

    You'll like those curved basting pins, they work really well. Sorry you lost a knitting needle.

  2. i love the curved pins. they are all i will use now. i buy a pack every time i see them. they are my favorite and they make the pinning so much easier.

  3. You've been nominated for a Lemonade Stand Award on my blog...you deserve it!


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