" 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

Monday, April 26, 2010

Nearly finished with the "Flowers for Edith"

I always think that there is a beauty to hand-quilting that just can't be duplicated by machine.  
 I have become a real fan of machine-quilted quilts, made quickly,
 to be used with love.......even used UP, with love.  

But when it comes to looks alone, there's just something in me that longs to see
 that beautiful in-out look of the hand-stitching, as opposed to the flat-line
 look of a row of machine-stitches. 
If only a machine could leave that little gap between each stitch,
 I could let these callouses heal, make a quilt per week (or two, or three.....weeks, I mean) !

Just one more border left to quilt, and I'm on to the binding. 

Tomorrow is our local quilter's meeting.  I've been back living here for a year, and with one excuse and another, I have yet to get to one of the meetings.  
They hold the meeting from 1 to 5 in the afternoon, at the local Senior Citizens' Center.   A four-hour meeting makes it seem a little daunting to just 'drop in'.  
We'll see if I can dial up my courage tomorrow and see what they're all about.   I have such a LONGING to connect with someone IN PERSON (again) that loves to do this crazy stuff like I do !

Go with me in spirit.......'kay?


  1. Hi Dolly,

    I just stumbled across your blog. You do great work. I am a machine quilter, but I love the look of hand quilted quilts. Handquilting lends such a soft look to quilts!!

  2. outlaws miss you terribly too girlie ------

    go to the meetings, but i agreee it is odd without all of us together
    and it is becoming real hard to connect, summer is here, but this winter i am gonna try harder to connect with the group
    i am also guilty
    but heh! we miss you so much, i do especially i am like, well i could've just called dot and she could have told me how to do it and if she didn't understand then i could drop it in her mailbox and she would write me instructions to fix it.
    oh well, so it is as it is and we have to deal with it, so just move back here
    like come on back hommmmmmmeeeeee

    jo ann

  3. Cute quilt and WOWEE on that handquilting. I do hope that you connect with the quilt group. Let us know how it goes.

  4. What a beautiful quilt. It is so inspiring to me and makes me smile.

    Go to the meeting. You will have so much fun and walk away with a new family!

    Love to you today!

  5. I am pleased that you will go to the quilt meeting! Never know who you will meet or what connections you will make given time and exposure :) That's what happened when I met you (over a few meetings) 20+ years ago! Old friends are good...and so are new :) Quilters are a kindred bunch. We WILL be with you "in spirit" ... as you are often in our hearts and minds!
    Miss you from here and look forward to seeing you sometime again :) But don't let that rob you of the good times you can have while right where you are:)
    Love ya!!!

  6. I love the look of hand quilting too, wish I was as good at it as you :-)
    Hope you went to the quilter's meeting. The quilt shop I used to go to closed and I've never found a group near me, so hope you enjoy the one near you!


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