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.
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.