" 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

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another treasure !

After washing this quilt and hanging it on the clothesline to dry, I got a new appreciation for it's simple beauty.

One year when the holidays were getting close, my girlfriend, Jodie, asked me what I would like for
Christmas.  Knowing her huge stash of fabric, I told her that I would just like to have the fabric for a "Burgoyne Surrounded" quilt.  As I recall, others in our guild were teaching and making their own versions of this pattern.  Well, she said that she'd go one better than that.  Not only would she give me all the fabric needed for that quilt, but she would hold an all-day quilting day at her house wherein I could get the quilt top cut out and mostly pieced.  (Actually, I'm reminded, she even cut me out all the strips for the quilt-top, herself !)

I was thrilled !   She gave me this navy scissors fabric and a white solid cotton, the makings for the most classic Burgoyne.  Hanging here, it reminds me of the old woven coverlets from days gone by.  We had a fabulous day of cutting, piecing, laughing and eating (her hubby, Gary, always provided a scrumptious dinner for anyone spending the day there !)  Oh, what wonderful memories I have of our get-togethers in that house on Madeleine Drive.

Thanks, Jodie Ann !  Wish I could be there now that you're retired to help you pull all those quilts out of your imagination and under the needle !


  1. this is lovely...but even more was the story of that special time with your friend and her amazing gift

  2. oh my gosh i forgot how beautiful that was. yeah, girlie i miss you too and all of our get togethers oh my we all had fun didn't we
    wow. lov ya jodie

  3. This is a beautiful quilt and even more so for the friends that helped make the memories you will treasure forever!

  4. What a beautiful quilt. And what a sweet memory.

  5. I always love this quilt! It looks great hanging out there! Wish we all could get together like that again "Jodie Ann" is always most generous :)

  6. Such a pretty one, and the memories make it even more cherished. I like the simplicity of it.


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