" 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

Monday, June 21, 2010

Life does intervene.....

...we had an impromptu yardsale and rid ourselves of a big pile of things taking up room in here.  It was a lot of work and the weather was VERY hot, but I'm just glad we did it and it's all OVER !
I guess I'm still recovering from the extra activity, because we went to Columbia today to buy the fabric for a project, and after touring BigLots, Dollar General, KFC, HobbyLobby and SuperWalmart (minus the fabric ! ! !  how can that be SUPER ! ? ! )........I'm worn out. 

But I did get some fabric that will work.   My cousin presented the baby quilt

(photo posted on Flick'r's site)
 from me at the baby shower in May and one of the guests wanted my phone number.  After being allowed to contact me, she requested that I make a quilt EXACTLY LIKE THAT ONE, except TAN, for her first grandson, due in late October of this year.  I didn't even write down anywhere what the finished measurements of the quilt were, but I think I can come pretty close to the same size.   I searched for pretty tan fabrics here and online, but didn't have any luck.  The ones I bought are not as similar in color hue as I would have liked, (like the first quilt), but I think it could turn out really rich-looking.  There's a big stencil at the local fabric store that I would like to have another look at before marking this quilt.  I don't think she'll mind if the quilting motif is just a little different from the first quilt.

I also received a HUGE commission from my favorite anonymous commentor, JodieAnn.    As soon as I get the baby quilt to the hand-quilting stage, I hope to start cutting and piecing a queen-sized-plus pinwheel quilt-top for her.  Beautiful fabric is going to make it a pleasure to work on.  Plus she threw some goodies (RobynPandolph fabrics)  into the package to be the carrot dangled before me while I work !

So, life goes on in the heat.........let's Praise our Heavenly Father for the invention and ability to afford air-conditioning.........can I get a big "AMEN" ?


  1. Glad your yard sale went well. We did that once, it really is a lot of work!
    Sounds like you have some wonderful and fun projects lined up:)

  2. how awesome!!! a commission is so cool. sounds like you have had a very busy couple days....hope you are holding up!

  3. well play with the carrot while you are working on the quilt and the lady's quilt, it is fun to stop and breath a little
    i am in no hurry and have several more lined up for you so you can play with beautiful fabric all summer and fall!!!!

    i have the basket quilt that i forgot about that is the camping fabric from moda it is a lucious quilt i found in a magazine
    the fall panda colors that are stars and a olivia quilt i want to make, it goes on and on.

    i have put all the panda's together to take to the lake and gary picked out a quilt to make from the fat quarters, i will have tons left so if you need something let me know and mary e has yardage of some of the colors. it again is in a magazine, so yes, i have started buying magazines again, mc calls and fons and porter, was gonna give up my f&P subscription and then i saw next months magazine teezer, so i guess i am keeping the subscription!!!
    oh well long, cold, snowy winter is what i want, no guilt, just quilting!!!!!

    take care jode

  4. AMEN for A/C!! Sadly this home does not have it. Happily the 'basement' where I spend most of my time...working,sewing,computing is much cooler than upstairs when the summer heat arrives. How exciting you are going to be making TWO quilts for hire! FUN! I was going to suggest you wait for Moda's PURE line for some pretty tan but looks like you got it covered already.

  5. Sew excited at two commissioned quilts to watch come to life here! Dolly, you are an amazing women, much loved by our Father!


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