" 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


Friday, June 29, 2012

Something quilty.........finally !

My camera was not working during the months that I didn't have internet access, but I did get a couple of quilt-tops pieced for my friend, JoAnn.

The first one was this red and white Ohio Star top.  As you can see, I worked the border in by adding pieced blocks of a different design.  I drafted these up in EQ4 today since I have no photographs, and I'm not sure how many blocks wide/long I made it, but as I recall, the top finished around 81 x 99 inches.

The second one was a blue and white quilt based on a block called the Lawyer's block.  Yes, it is another use of the traditional Delectable Mountains block, putting four together to make the Lawyer's block.  I went another step farther and put FOUR of those blocks together, 9 times, with a wide sashing and border.  This one finished around 88 x 88 inches.


Monday, June 25, 2012

No MALWARE hopefully

I'm no longer receiving the warning not to enter this space, so I hope that the problem is gone.  I apologize for anything that was/is beyond my computer savvy.

Today's flower-share is the basic Morning Glory, the true vining one.

This solid blue one is named "Heavenly Blue" quite appropriately, I think.  It is from a seed packet purchased at Dollar General Store.  The blooms are quite large, and gloriously beautiful.

This second variety is named "Flying Saucer", and Rose gave me the packet.  We're not quite sure we remember where she got them, but maybe ALSO Dollar General.

They took quite a long time to reach the blooming stage, but were well worth the wait.  No two blooms look alike, ranging from striped, to nearly all creamy, to paint-speckled-looking.  I have them growing up the lattice work of my deck and in my outer flower bed around a couple of dead hibiscus stalks, as well as here in this photo around the mailbox.
Speaking of the mailbox, it is one that I recently purchased at our second annual SummerFest, a craft fair that is situated around our Courthouse Square.  I saw it last year and loved it, but didn't own my own home, or even think that I ever WOULD.  When I saw the crafter this year, I mentioned the box, and she said that she still had it at home and that her husband would bring it to us if I liked............well, YEH !   That's beautiful purple Irises and a Mocking Bird on each side of the box.  I'm thrilled with it.
Meet Lottie Dah
Oh, and by the way.........here's the baby I've been waiting for for months and months and months !
It took so long to get my kitten that this one is from a second litter.  The first kitten reserved for me was named Opal, for the month of October in which she was born.  When my daughter didn't get to come visit while she was really small, she decided to keep her for her own family.  Then the mama kitty, Cleo, had another litter, and my daughter picked this one for me.  She was born in Lawton, Ok., so she's named "Lottie" (Lawtie), and I added "Dah" as her second name, just for the fun of it.  Imagine me out in our neighborhood if she wanders off, calling, "Lottie-dah !  Lottie-dah !"

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Back to real life

We had the best visit we've ever had !
The kids are so healthy and bright and sweet.........and they pick at each other constantly as siblings will do.  Kelley and Tim seem really comfortable and happy together and doing well.  It was sad to see the hail dents in their nice hybrid car, but insurance is going to take care of that, and make lots of nice changes on their home as well, so the hail storm was actually a blessing in disguise, as often happens.  Thank you, LORD !

Moonflowers

I've decided to post a few pics of my flowers again.  Tonight I'm going to start with a plant for which  my favorite neighbor, Rose, gave me seed.  It's called Moonflower, and is supposed to be a member of the Morning Glory family, but is not a climbing plant.......it's a small/medium, bush-like plant.  This specific one I grew here, from her seed, by my mailbox last year, and part of the stem remained all Winter.  This Spring, it began to regrow.  The blooms open in the evening around sunset and go away when the new day's sun starts getting high and hot.  They put out a round, prickly seed pod that dries just full-to-bursting with seed.
I adjusted the light on this photo for clarity.
No sewing or quilting right now, as the guest room precludes use of the sewing paraphernalia.  But Kelley and I did spend time refreshing our minds on the beginning basics of crochet.  She wants to make an afghan for the couch at her home.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the best news.  Tim's deployment has been cancelled........WE THINK !
Please pray that it's true and not a fluke !

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Time waits for NO man.........

........and my grandbabies are no exception.

See how they've grown !

Zoe, now 8, informed me yesterday (or today).........I'm sortof senile lately,........ that it's only 14 more days before they arrive on my doorstep for their yearly nana and papa visit !  Hoorah !

I know, Zoe, I can hardly wait either !

Monday, June 4, 2012

Well, I'm back online at home again !

But, wow, this page for posting a new post looks really strange ! 
This could take some re-learning !
Anyway, just saying hi for now, as I'm being reminded what a time-sucker these  'puters are !~  I usually get quite a bit done during a day's time, but NOT TODAY !