" 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


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Jen's States quilt

The quilting is going well on the states quilt.  I have quilted 7 out of 56 blocks.  I am keeping the quilting to a minimum because of the embroidery, but I don't want to UNDERquilt it.  Not sure whether I'll leave those sashes unquilted.

My camera died for a couple of days again, but it turned out to be a battery issue that was fooling around with my HEAD.  Problem solved for now.

I was able to gather a very small bouquet of odd flowers this morning from the yard, but mostly blooming now are the Crape Myrtle and Rose of Sharon bushes, and I don't cut them.  I have quite a few tall Marigolds, but almost every bloom had some brown on it, so I left them for the butterflies, which are PLENTIFUL.

I saw a doctor about some issues I have been having and he is suggesting that I see a cardiologist, and a neurologist.  Still waiting on appointments to be scheduled.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Awful picture.....

My precious husband assures me that I don't look like this.
 We don't know WHERE this lady came from !
.......but I have BEGUN !

And, WOW, it's been awhile since I've quilted anything with a polyester batting.........and it is WONDERFUL !

I started quilting on Jennifer's embroidered states quilt today, and I am perplexed about how to quilt around the embroidery.  So I've started by just outlining the blocks' sashing and stars, and quilting along the embroidered 'state name banner'.

The quilt was basted on a long-arm machine, and has long stretches of thread between stitches that must be 6 inches apart.  Because of this, the threads want to catch on everything that comes in contact with the quilt.  VERY FRUSTRATING.....but it was way too big for me to baste, and JoAnn is in no condition to baste one the way we used to, so WHATCHA' GONNA DO?

the best you can.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ready, but not ABLE

Thanks to Jodie Ann, I have a HUGE quilt here, just waiting for me to start hand-quilting it.........

but everything in the world seems to keep coming between me and IT !

I never USED to be this busy ! ! !

I've been making tiny pillowcases for a friend today, along with putting patchpockets on another friend's pants........I'm cooking supper now, and then I have to go out and use my new weedeater as soon as the heat dissipates a bit !

Hope you're all well and happy, and finding some FREE time !  There is STILL such a thing, isn't there   ? ! ?