It's hard to post and not share photos of what I'm working on. Unless I can completely finish a quilt every two days, it's impossible NOT to bore you with partially finished projects !
I finished making the top of my baby quilt today, got it marked for quilting as I went, which was new for me, and then basted it in my frame on the front deck. I don't find myself using the safety pins for basting these bigger items. I guess I'll save them for smaller wall-hanging sized quilts. I thread-basted, and what I really love about that is that it lets you start to get an idea of what the quilt will look like when it's actually quilted.
I mean, not REALLY, because it's basted in a grid, nothing like the quilting design, but still, it starts to look like a quilt, right?
I got 3 loads of laundry done.....some hard work, huh, using a washing machine ! Anyway, I got them on the line to dry, pieced and marked my top, rode my bike to the nursing home to spend some time with a friend I made while hubby was there, and then back home to visit with family and baste the quilt. Here's just a little peek, so that you can see the fabrics.
I don't hear alot from my daughter right now. Bless her heart, she's finding that working full time, and keeping up with her 3 kids, hubby, and the household is very time-constrictive, and, yet, yielding very little economically ! Blessedly, Tim isn't stuck on gender roles..........he cleans and cooks as much as she does, if not more. For the two of them, I pray for guidance in prioritizing their time, and awareness of how precious these years are while the kids are little. I hope they can start to prosper soon with this job, or figure out how to cut back so that they can do without it if they want.
" 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