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

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Friday, April 30, 2010

It's really hard !

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'm longing to put a few stitches in, but stuffed myself on fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits, green beans, and chess pie.   I can hardly move enough to sit here and type.  God is so good to us !   Hubby's feeling okay and we took a little road trip with the niece yesterday.  Kept her baby girl quiet while she had an appointment, then browsed Hobby Lobby together. 
That's where I bought the fabric for the baby quilt, and I found this lovely pink bauble that I thought was just perfect for a sparkle-hound like myself, and would look lovely in my little dish I found recently.
After lunch and a trip to Baskin Robbins, we headed for home, satisfied. 

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.


  1. It's killing me not seeing the photos! I for one never got tired of what you called repetitive photos! I vote more photos!
    Enjoyed the updates. What a lovely satisfying day you had :) Luv you guys!

  2. What a tease, we have to wait till it's done? ;-)
    Glad you had such a nice couple of days!

  3. Dolly, I have that same pink 'gem'..smile. Pretty things, aren't they! Our daughter is super busy too. I wish she could visit us more and all but...my husband & son make up for it a bit.


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