Psalm 31: 7, 8
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? I Corinthians 3:16
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.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Sports Gives Me The Blues !
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 !