I have no picture to share today, as my camera batteries need recharging. I took a picture today, but now the camera says that the card needs formatting. But if I do that I'll lose what's on the card. Usually when it says that, actually the batteries just need a charge.
So, anyway, I've been busy lately getting some things finished. A few days ago, I figured out what I wanted the back to look like for the "Diamonds in the Dirt" quilt top, so I got that completely pieced. Very happy with it, but will wait to share it when the quilt is finished. I don't know if I want to hand or machine-quilt it, so I don't know whether I want polyester or cotton/poly batting.
Today, I pulled out the Japanese X and Plus top and added a border to it. For me, the quilt top was just TOO BUSY, and yet my hubby LOVES it ! I feel like the border helps contain the chaos just a bit. Both this, and the top mentioned earlier, measure around 56 x 80 inches. They'll top a full-sized bed, but are really extra-big nap quilts. I told hubby that with health changes and sleeping in recliners and on couches, maybe it's a smart thing to have some of this size quilt around nowadays !
Next thing I want to accomplish is getting a back together for the x and + top. I bought a beautiful Valori Wells print for my scrappy tripalong top, but I don't really like that one nor want to finish it, so I may borrow that fabric for this top.
Tomorrow is my middle grandchild's birthday. Timothy Daniel, Jr. will be 8 years old. I have missed so much ! I love that little guy, he has the sweetest heart.
" 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