Yesterday I started a new commission for JoAnn, my friend in Oklahoma.
She sent me this kit from Moda , Wilbur, the horse, made from Erin Michael's Purebred line of fabric.
I'm making the quilt from the pattern right now, and then she wants me to use the extra pieces to come up with a smaller version of Wilbur for her granddaughter. That will take some designing and imagination, so, for now, I'm going to enjoy the ease of simple needle-turn applique (we don't like fusibles).
Today I pieced the two big pieces of fabric for the background, and basted Wilbur onto that background, ready for the handwork.
" 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