" 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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sports Gives Me The Blues !

I finished the baby quilt for my great nephew-to-be !

It finished approximately 37 1/2 inches square.  The fabrics were mostly given to me by my galpal, Jodie Ann in Oklahoma.   She's always buying novelty fabrics to use in I-Spy quilts and such, and she sends me her leftovers.  I can never imagine, when I receive them, just what they'll become, but they always wind up being greatly appreciated, and pretty cute to boot !

I used a polyester batting, and a piece of light green stars fabric for the back.  The quilt feels really good, .....lightweight, and yet, warm, at the same time.  I didn't know what to quilt in the border, since nothing was going to show up very well, so I just quilted around each of the soccer balls!   They just poofed right up !

I received a package in the mail from Jodie today, actually.  She sent me a couple of new Olfa blades for my rotary cutter.  She gets them for half-price at the Hancock fabric store's sales.  Oh, how I miss Hancocks !  I mentioned them at our local quilter's meeting yesterday, and the girls looked at me all confused-like.  Only one knew what it was, and she mentioned that they're found in Kentucky.  I knew about Alabama, 'cuz that's where they directed me when I tried to find the closest one to my home, when I first moved back here !

Thank you, Jodie Ann, for the blades AND these fabrics !  I hope you enjoy seeing what I've made with them.

In gardening news, the deer are bothering my Rose of Sharons !   I have one poor little tree/plant that nearly died over the winter, but miraculously re-grew from the base of the old seemingly dead stem.  It was just getting to be about 2 1/2 feet tall and was sporting quite a few buds when........I went out a couple of mornings ago and all the branches were bitten down about 4 inches or so !

I've taken to putting this chicken wire around the closest other tree to protect it at night.  It's a double purple variety, and has just started blooming good.  Gotta protect my babies !  Durned deer !


  1. Love the finished quilt with the soccer balls "poufed" up! So nice of your friend to share the fabric/blades. It's hard to find fabric stores these days.
    So sorry about your Rose of Sharon.

  2. That little quilt sure turned out well, such bright blues and greens! It will be loved, the stitches around the soccer balls are very smart.
    Good thing for chicken wire, your bloom is very pretty.


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