" 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

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today was fun !

Started out the day with a worthwhile project.........taking this tote bag that was full of fabric scraps, and cutting them down into 2 1/2 " squares, 2 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch rectangles, and odd strips.  I'm terrible about remembering where I saw stuff, but I recently came across a post on a blog where the girl spent the day cutting down her scraps.

I'm excited to do this with all the scraps I can get my hands on.   They're so much more user friendly this way.   If they're not what I need, I can cut from yardage and pieces in the drawers, and this way the scraps won't always be in need of ironing !

Stopping mid-morning, hubby and I joined our two nieces and nephew for lunch.  I stuffed myself with catfish, and he ate the largest serving of meatloaf I have ever seen on one plate !  Then, having recently discovered Pandora, he spent the afternoon listening to Mother Maybelle and the Carters, while I continued cutting fabrics.

My mind kept going to Wanda's comment about my borders, so I took another look at the brown diamond quiltie.  Being tempted by those neat stacksof pieces, I did a little playing, made myself some modern flowers, and basted them onto this quiltie to add a little pizazz.  Doesn't really do anything about the borders, although I did 'bleed' into two of them, but I'm liking it a lot better already.

I guess I'll hand-applique it at this point........still not sure how I'll quilt it.


  1. Thats pretty...you are an artist!

  2. I'm needing to get some organization to my scraps, also. I saw a teacher once suggest just what you did: fill a bag, jar, drawer, etc, and once that was filled, do not continue on until you did something with it all. The something was cutting, sewing or giving away. Don't let yourself start another scrap bag until you had emptied it. My pretzel barrel (my item of choice) is stuffed to the top!

  3. Wow! Addition of flowers changes it a lot. My favorite part is still the brown center but I love you creativity with this piece! Thanks for sharing the steps along the way in your artistic process. It is fun to see the project develop!

  4. PS. I'm missing the photos of "Lottie Dah" (however you spell it) on the top of your blog. It was one of my favorites!


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