I had a pretty productive day. I set up a quilting station in my sewing room, placing my cabinet-machine in front of my cutting table, and snugging the ironing board up near my left elbow, all for supporting the weight of the quilt.
I machine-quilted the 'bones' of the brown quilt, going down in the ditch of all the long, light-colored sashing strips. Now I'm doing some cross-seams.
I have a stencil that I think I am going to use on the wide strips, but it involves lots of twisting and turning to do with the walking foot, so I'll take it a bit at a time. I think I'm going to like the finished look.
Today's weather started out cloudy and cool, but by mid-afternoon, it was 74 degrees and sunny with very little wind. My baby girl turned 36 years old today. I got to say 'happy birthday' over the phone, but my voice is so weird that she couldn't really hear much else. That makes me sad. But she had a good day and that makes me happy.
I even have a couple of Hyacinth blooming. Welcome, welcome little blooms, so beautifully adorned by our heavenly Father.
" 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