to take my camera when I go to quilting day ??????????????
Agh ! I saw a most gorgeous scrap quilt top today while I was there, and never even missed the camera until I was on the way home and wanted to smack my forehead right there, going down the highway !
But, backing up a bit, I got my White sewing machine out, since the walking foot works well on it also, and took it and the brown quilt down to the senior center to join the other girls. I got there at around 9:30 a.m. and stayed until 11:45, so it was a good morning's visit. I set up at the end of Dot's table, and everytime someone called out her name for help, MY head would pop up, because that was the nickname I used in my Shawnee, OK quilting group. But, I quietly machine-quilted while listening to all the 'quilt talk' going on around me as we worked together. It was like music to my ears, hearing that special 'language' again. I heard a lady say, "next I'm going to add this fabric to 'stop it' ", and I thought, now, non-quilters would think "stop WHAT?" But I KNEW what she meant !
Before I left, Dot was across on the other side of our table with the opposite end of my quilt, helping me to bury my threads in the back side of the quilt......(again, "bury my threads?") without even being asked, and I just LOVED the sharing again.
Then I bought hubby a barbeque sandwich, came home and ate lunch with him, and grabbed the quilt to tie some more threads before going out to the church's food distribution afternoon at 1:30. I looked up, and it was ALREADY 1:30 ! Had to jump, and boogie ! After having suffered chest pains all evening yesterday from talking too much (I expend so much air when I talk, with this vocal cord standing open ), I prayed, "LORD, please let me have strength of what voice I have for people to be able to understand their choices today." I SAID that I would cut back on the 'cutting up' that I have been doing with a fellow worker.......but that didn't happen much...............BUT, my loving FATHER did give me voice to make it through the afternoon with NO CHEST PAIN AT ALL ! Praise His HOLY name !
AND, while there, I heard that my niece came through a surgical removal of a cyst from her collapsed lung, doing very well ! Thank GOD ! She has two daughters, 6 and 2, and a husband, that want her home very badly, not to mention that she is the head of the local physical therapy clinic. Victory in JESUS ! That's what I'M talking about !
No pictures today, but hopefully............SOON a finished, photographed quilt !
Love ya's !
" 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