" 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

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Busy day !

Well, 2 days, really.

 Night before last, when I had put the finishing touches on the wedding-gift quilt, hubby asked me to make a new quilt for Piper, our granddoggy.  So I whipped up a top that night, and yesterday morning I got it quilted with a cute back, using the inside-out construction method to avoid binding.  I machine-quilted it simply with the walking foot which behaved FAIRLY well.

Then, last night, I got out some RedHeart yarn and started an attempt at a 'beehive' type of hat for one of the grandsons..........who gets it will be decided by how big it comes out !

This morning I started the day by basting a wallhanging for a little cool-weather hand-quilting.  This is another top that I've had made up for about  20 years (sorry about the upside-down photo).  The design, from an old book of designs for a wallhanging celebrating every month of the year, reminded me and hubby of the persimmons we used to taste in the Fall of the year, growing up here in Tennessee.  Neither one of us has seen a persimmon tree until today when I basted it.........this afternoon we went to look at a property for sale, and THERE was a Persimmon tree, loaded to the hilt with fruit !

I also bought a couple of SuperSaver hanks of RedHeart yarn in a purple shade to try knitting some kind of shawl or wrap.

I really wanted to get atleast one more 'something or other' basted today, for machine-quilting times, but the day got away from me.

I did score this glider/rocker for $10.00 at a yard sale, though, so now I have a place to sit in my sewing room besides the hard-back chair.  I can do my hand-quilting there if Piper and China ever give me a turn in it.  It's gotten BOTH of the animals' approval.  I do need a good stand-up lamp, as these old trailers DON'T HAVE overhead lighting.

Oh, and here's a shot of the other one that I'd really like to baste for hand-quilting soon.   I promised Jessica that I would show her a picture of it, so it's in my header too. It reminds me, a bit, of the value quilts that are being made from half-square triangles all over the 'net.

So, it looks like I now have some ready-handwork, and can be figuring out my next piecing project !


  1. Wow!! You certainly have been busy!! Thanks for posting a picture of the quilt you had described to me, I really like that design, and I now look at quilts and notice when value of color was used. Congrats on all your accomplishments of late, and that glider looks comfy!

  2. I really like the layout in that star quilt. I have done several but I may have to do the border on the next one similar to that.


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