" 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


Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Christmas Roses" table runner quilt


 Miss Lottie Dah decided that I couldn't put up a tree this year, as she was going to EAT it, and pull off all of the ornaments !   So back into the box it went.

I got her a furry electronically-squeaking mouse that I let her try to find.  She had her whole head in the gift bag at one point, and eventually managed to get the toy out.  I haven't taken it off of the card yet, but I think that she's going to be quite happy on Christmas morning.  Whether Piper will let her stay that way for long is another question entirely !




 
Tonight I finished my favorite Christmas gift that I've made this year.   It is for my brother, John, and his wife, Deb.  I hope they like it.. My biggest test for a gift is whether or not I'd rather keep it for myself..............I SO would love to keep this one !

 I took the block that I shared with you last week, and pieced 2 more to go with it.

This one's center blended into the petal coloration, so I embroidered around it. for definition.








JodieAnn sent me more fabric for my birthday last month, and I used some of the pieces in the blocks, and I found that a bigger green print from her package was just perfect for a Christmas gift border.
I quilted in the ditch with my walking=foot.

I think that this runner will be appropriate for most any time of year, especially Spring and Summer, but I feel that the ribbony look of the border fabric is all the more fitting as the finishing touch for a present !  Thank you so much for these fabrics, JoAnn.........it's so nice to use something new and fresh. 

 And a quick shot of the back........I've since added a label.  The quilt finished at approximately 19 1/2 inches by 43 1/2 inches.
Kelley had a reduction surgery today, and is back at Grammy's for some TLC.  She came through the surgery very well, praise God.

We had a huge windstorm today as a cold front blew through........it pulled a piece of the finishing work off of the new porch roof, and blew several shingle pieces off, too.   Hubby actually felt our little home shake ! 

And tomorrow evening I'm going with a few people from our church to sing Christmas carols at the nursing home and at the homes of a few shut-ins.   I volunteered because I adored caroling with a friend when I was in highschool, and I sing ALL THE TIME, even though I don't have a singing voice !  But last night we had practice, and there were only 6 of us, with no music, and I was very AWARE of hearing my own voice.  I hope it goes well, and is a blessing ..............and more people show up to join us and help partially drown me out !

4 comments:

  1. I think that runner will be loved by them as much as you do! I really like it, too, I'll have to look back and see your post on the making of that block.
    And you will be a blessing to the ones you sing to, enjoy yourself!
    Merry Christmas, dear Dolly ~
    :-}pokey

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  2. The rose table runner is gorgeous!! I know they will love it!

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  3. That is one gorgeous block. Love the quilt!

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