Praise !


The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.

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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