Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wednesday's Word: Psalm 13. Wednesday's Wrap Up. I Like Thursdays.

 Wednesday's Word: Psalm 13

Isn't life interesting?  There are highs and lows, hills and valleys, joy and pain.
David begins Psalm 13 with feelings of abandonment and defeat, 
but ended with rejoicing and praise.  What changed David's heart and attitude?  How did he go from defeat to victory? 
He. Prayed.  Yup, he prayed.  His prayer was simple. Direct. To The Point.
Sandwiched between despair and victory was a 36 word prayer.
Imagine that.

Wednesday's Wrap Up
I wasn't happy with this block from my Stitcher's Garden.  The petals from the flower weren't evenly spaced.  Like I've said before, I'm definitely not a perfectionist, however, for this quilt, I'm a bit more picky.  
So here is the second try. I think it came out much better.
The first block will not be wasted however.  It will become something....just not sure what at this point.
Here is another block finished I finished.  
Hopefully, I can keep up the momentum and finish this beautiful, work-intensive quilt!  I halfway there already!

I Like
I'm joining Lee Anna's party filled with whatever brought me joy this week!
My husband found this on a Terry's Barber Shop's Facebook page!  

I absolutely love almost any combination of fried potatoes!

I'm so excited that I'm using up my 30's stash!  Awesome progress!

When I'm out for the day, my daughter and the kiddos come over to play with my lonely dogs.  It brought me joy to see that they left out the little stool they use to reach the faucet to wash their hands.  This was my daughter's little chair when we lived in Okinawa 30 years ago!
Here are Kitty and Chico, butt to butt!  LOL!

Chico was so tired after an afternoon play date with the grandbabies!

And, of course, Mia with her kind face.....

Linking up to:
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation (Thursdays)
I Like @ Not Afraid of Color (Thursdays)
Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! @Confessions of a Fabric Addict (Friday’s)

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday's Strength. Scrappy Love. Pressing On. Book Date.

Monday's Strength:

Now that we've finished the verses from Until We Reach Home, I was wondering where to go from here.  For now, I want to share this verse that speaks of gratefulness.  
You see, we, my husband and I, had a COVID scare, but thankfully we both tested negative!   
As you can well imagine, it’s been hard to find time or even enough focus to blog or craft. 
I'm so grateful for these results, that I just want to read about gratefulness!  I want God to know that my heart is grateful to Him for negative test results.  
But what about when our test results are not what we prayed for?  
I've been there as well.
We still need to trust Him, as He knows the way we take.  He is still with us even then.  He has a purpose for that journey as well.  
So, whether the result of our prayers is unexpected, let us lean into Him and trust Him even more during those times.  
When I was going through and recovering from chemo, it was tough.  During those difficult times, sometimes all I had the strength to do was to push the play button on my Bible app.  The LORD called me to listen to the book of Job.  Goodness!  I must have listened to it 5-6 times!  This verse got me through:
I hope I passed the test and came forth as gold in my Father's eyes.  But, regardless, I knew He was guiding, strengthening and caring for me.  He worked through my journey of cancer....shoot!  This blog is a result of that journey!  So, yes, my dear, trust Him with a grateful heart!  You won't regret it!

Scrappy Love
Qube Crush is turning out quite nicely!  Here are two more blocks that I finished!  
I so love the boat block!

Pressing On with To Do Tuesday
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
Last Week’s Goals
1. Visit Mama and Daddy. ✔
We had such a great visit! My husband was able to join us! We spoiled them with a few gifts, had a great meal and I took Daddy out for an adventure! My Mama and my husband had a nice visit after weeks of not seeing each other due to the quarantine. The round trip drive to see them is roughly 2 – 2.5 hours depending on traffic, so I was grateful that my husband drove me there!
2. Machine Embroidery: Stitch up the clasp purse. X
3. Finish two of the many blocks I prepped. X
4. Sew up my prepped Qube Crush blocks! ✔
I got to several of them!
5. Finish last week’s prayer shawl. ✔  
Here is an inprogress picture.  
You can find more info on the pattern here
I forgot to take pictures of the completed shawl
before gifting it away. 
6. Make progress on my husband's Christmas ornament and on the Namaste tea towel. ✔
This Week’s Goals 
1. Visit Mama and Daddy.
2. Machine Embroidery: Stitch up the clasp purse.
3. Finish one Stitcher’s Garden Block
4. Finish two Qube Crush blocks!
5. Make progress on:
  • my husband's Christmas ornament
  • the Namaste tea towel
  • the new prayer shawl
Book Date


Halfway to Each Other is turning out to be a great read.  Should you choose to read it, take your time.  There are so many mini life lessons in there that can make an important impact on your life.  

Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home by [Susan Pohlman]
Halfway to Each Other
from my personal library

Free audio from RB Digital

Oh my goodness!  If I could give The Words Between Us 100 stars, I would!  It's interesting, but then, you get to the last third and wow!  The plot twists and turns and hooks you in even more!  I highly recommend it!
Free audio from RB Digital

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Monday's & Tuesday's Strength: When Our World Collapses. Book Date. Pressing On.

Monday's Strength: When Our World Collapses
Continued study of some of the verses shared in Lynn Austin's Until We Reach Home.
When I was but a young girl, I asked Grandpa about married life. I was curious because I knew Daddy had been born during The Great Depression. I wanted to know how Grandpa had managed as not only was he supporting Grandma with a baby on the way (Daddy); he was helping to support his mother and siblings.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wednesday's Word: Song of Songs 3:2a. Wednesday's Wrap Up Or Not. I Like Thursdays.

Wednesday's Word: Song of Songs 3:2a
Continued study of some of the verses shared in Lynn Austin's Until We Reach Home.
In this book, Sofia and Ludwig speak different languages. All they have is their Bibles and basic drawing skills to communicate. He/she would find a passage that explains their thoughts and share that passage with the other. As their time to separate nears, Ludwig shows Sofia this verse to reassure her that he will find her.
This made me think: What if all we had to communicate with our loved one were verses from the Bible?