Sunday, June 25, 2017

Slow Stitching. Stash Report,

Slow Stitching.
I've been linking up to Kathy's Sunday Slow Stitching for a long time.  I sure have enjoyed putting my machine sewing on hold for a day and simply slow stitching.  It's so soothing.  

A few weeks ago, I decided to "close up shop" (my sewing machine) on Friday night and slow stitch all weekend.  


I
LOVED
IT!

So, my slow stitching 
is now 
all weekend long 
(barring classes I may take :p )!

Patrick's Strength
I'm making progress on Patrick's Strength. He has osteosarcoma, but we don't know the stage or metastasis.  He's only 16.  They will be staying in Houston through January for chemo, surgery, more chemo and possibly more surgery.  Prayers up , please!

 June 19, 2017
June 21, 2017
June 23, 2017

I'm going to go ahead and work a bit on my Around the House Embroidery as well.  But just a bit because Patrick's Strength is still my first priority.  

Oh!  I'm also hoping to get the quilt label sewn onto this baby quilt!




Stash Report

Remember, I started this report on 6/11/17.  
I was so inspired by the simplicity of 
that I am using her format!
Thank you for sharing!

Fabric
(started 6/11/17)
Fabric used this week
0 yds
Fabric used to date
6 7/8 yds
Fabric Added this year
5 2/3 yds
Fabric Added this week
0 yards
Net Fabric
+ 2 yards
Yarn
(started 6/11/17)
Yarn used this week
0 oz  
Yarn used to date
15 oz
Yarn Added this week
0 oz
Yarn Added
0 oz
Net Yarn
- 27 oz

I'm not worried about the yarn as 
I know once I send off Patrick's Strength, 
I'll be in the black again!  ;).  

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday's Song. Drunkard's Path

Saturday's Song.
I've decided that my Saturday posts will be featuring a song that has blessed me during the past week!  I'll be calling it Saturday's Song!


This last week has been filled with growing pains for myself and a loved one. Let's remember Romans 8:28: 

And we know that in ALL things 
God works 
for the good 
of those who love him, 
who have been called 
according to his purpose.
Sometimes we have to remember to fight our way out of the darkness into the light!
Here is one song that got me dancing!



Drunkard's Path
Here it is!  
Block 11 of 
my Drunkard's Path $7.50 Club! 
Basically, I got to make a quilt top
for $7.50 
as long as I kept up 
with each month's blocks! 
We received our last block
which I'll be working on soon.
Then I'll put it all together!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Philippians 3:17 Part 2. 1 Layer Cake + 1 Charm Pack = 3 Quilts!

Philippians 3:17 Part 2
Part 1 is here.
Remember, 
just as we are blessed with our own models, 
there is also someone looking for their own model.  Or perhaps someone has noticed  something different about us.  They are wondering what it is.  

I want to be the one that can be a model for others 
- though at times 
I fail...miserably...
Even then I can still be a model - 
as I accept God's grace and mercy.  
HmRmmm......

As we go through our journey, let's remember who we are and how we were created.

Even as we seek unite to serve Christ, as we seek out models for our faith, as we ourselves are knowingly or unknowingly models and as we seek others who live as we do, we are wonderfully and fearfully made - warts and all.  

So, when 
we,
our brothers and sisters,
or 
our models
appear to fail,
we are still wonderfully made.
And God still sits on the throne.
And all things will still work together for the good (Romans 8:28).

Prayer
LORD, again I feel like this study went around in circle!  Just the same, it makes sense to me.  We look for models of faith and we become models of faith - most times without even realizing it!  When models let others down - as they will because only You are perfect - grace steps in and we all learn.  Father, thank You for the wonderful models You have provided in my life!  Because of them, I know there is "Hope with skin on!"  My hope lies in Jesus, but I'm so grateful You have provided brothers and sisters as my models!  Thank You, Abba, thank You!  Amen!

1 Layer Cake, 3 Quilts Coming Up!
Remember, it 
all began with with 
the Simple Scrappy Sampler
I had a layer cake and charm pack of Happy Tones!
Added some background fabric, sashing and wala!
https://faithtrustandbreastcancer.blogspot.com/2017/04/philippians-228-part-1-simple-scrappy.html
As you may recall, I made this baby quilt from the scraps and used fabric on hand for the borders and binding!

My daughter just finished quilting it!  
on her domestic machine,
and highlighted my blocks.
Then she bound it for me.
Yes, I'm spoiled.  :)
After I post this, I will be making 
the label and delivering it this weekend!

Remember the last quilt 
I made from these scraps?
Stephanie has it and 
will quilt it when she has time.  
Since there's no real deadline,
I let her know there was no rush. :)

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Philippians 3:17 Part 1. For Marley!

Philippians 3:17 Part 1
Scripture
Observation
Paul confidently tells the Philippians - and us - to 
1) join together and follow his example, 2)use him as a model and 3) keep our eyes on those who live as we do. 
Application
Again, unity in following Christ.  Awesome.
Do you have a model for your walk? Perhaps a sister/brother in the LORD that you admire?  

I'm blessed that I do.  In fact I have several. 

One particular comes to mind.  
I knew her when we lived in Clovis, NM. A close relative of hers had been found deceased.  The family was heartbroken, as you can imagine.  

A friend of ours was at their home shortly after it happened.  She told me that this sister in the LORD led her family in prayer. Our friend was blessed by how our sister prayed:  
so strong and faith-filled - 
in spite of a broken heart.

I've always remembered that.
I've always wanted that kind of faith.
Then Monday, it happened - and I'll never be the same again!

To be continued in the  next post.

To Do Tuesday Goal:  For Marley
It's only Thursday and I've almost met one of my To Do Tuesday Goals hosted by Christine at Stitch ALL The Things!  I love this feature on her blog becaus e it gives me weekly goals.  Big projects suddenly become more manageable and less overwhelming because they are now broken down into baby steps.  The result:  more crafty productivity!  I encourage you to try her link up!

Alas, I digress!  I have this adorable "grand-dog", Marley, for whom I sew blankets!  

I've been making his summer blankets.  









He supervises 
his Daddy at work every day!

So, here are his two summer work blankets in progress:

Your eyes are not decieving you - 
I did not iron before sewing!  :)

Here is his new whole cloth quilt in progress.

As much as I thought I didn't 
like quilting on my domestic machine,
I'm actually having fun quilting 
this project!

I hope you all 
have a great rest of your week!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Wimp No More! Part 2. A Twisty Finish! Patrick's Strength

A Wimp No More! Part 2.
Part 1



So many times, when I face trials, I lose my focus!






This is our real battle!
This helps us to remember,
people aren't the problem,
it's a spiritual battle.

Once we REALLY realize that,
we should
And while we are standing,
let's stand in hope,
because the anchor holds - it really does!
Jesus is an anchor we can count on!

A Twisty Finish!
The Pretzel Twist is now a flimsy and has been delivered to Stephanie, my long arm quilter!  
So exciting!  I added borders to make it bigger for the newlyweds to cuddle under!

Patrick's Strength
Progress continues on this special afghan. I've paused all slow stitching projects to work on this afghan.  I want to give it to Patrick as soon as possible.  Today he and his parents are still in Houston and meeting with the doctors to get test results and to form a treatment plan.
 A Humble Beginning
Making Progress
My sweet husband 
designed the pattern 
using Patrick's colors.

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