" 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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Home maintenance

I took a little time FINALLY to do a bit of cleanup around the place.

Looking out for that black snake, I stumbled across my 2 gallon sprayer, and came up with the idea of using it to clean the algae and mold off my back deck.  A couple of days ago, I cleaned the outside of my back stormdoor, and today, I used most of the clorox I had on hand, and cleaned the underskirt of my trailer around the deck.  I found that it works well on the lawn chairs, too, so I'll be buying a couple more gallons of Clorox, LORD willing.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sixteen-patch quilt FINISHED

I finished binding this quilt just before going off to work on Saturday.  I just had time to wash and dry it before I left.

I'm very pleased with the finished quilt.  I have never tried to use an 'ugly' fabric as a neutral, but I just knew that I had to make use of these olive green 2 1/2 inch strips that were buried among the scraps that JoAnn sent to me.  I pulled out green prints to pair with them, and saved enough green strips for the quilt's binding.

The alternate blocks were made with leftover solid strips from several years ago's Black Friday sale at ConnectingThreads.com.  But most of the print scraps were found in the scrap boxes.

  Even the fabrics for the backing were a gift from Jo.

I am so happy with the finished look!  I even had my first nap under the quilt today, but it was odd as I pulled it over myself and saw the pieced back.  This one truly does come off as a fully reversible quilt !

Lottie enjoyed the time that I spent hand-quilting it, snuggling on the  edges while I worked.  She seems to approve of the finished product, too .


 NOTE:  Just for history's sake, I want to note that I found a shed snakeskin when I reached for the container that holds my mowing gloves.

 Kindof freaked me out then, and that feeling remains when I re-enter the shed now.  I put 3 mesh bags of mothballs out there, though I think that I'll go back and cut one open to spread around the floor.  I am going to have to devote a day for purging much of the contents, because I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SEE EVERYWHERE out there in the future !   I always keep it organized, but I want things SEALED and thinned out.

Friday, September 15, 2017

16-Patch, quilting finished

This will be a short post just to document the timing on having finished hand-quilting the Sixteen-patch quilt.

I have several of the ugly solid olive green strips left, hopefully enough for binding.  I am so excited to have quilted this one so quickly !  I'll squeeze the binding job in when I can.