Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Philippians 2:5. Guess What?!! One Monthly Goal

Philippians 2:5 


How can we achieve the sometimes difficult goal of living out JOY?

Thank goodness Paul gives us guidance in this verse:
Have the same mindset of Christ Jesus.

As we recall, Paul is referring to dissension in the church at Philippi.  However, this can also be applied to our daily life at home, at work – in all our relationships.

Remember Philippians 2:1?  It’s not hard to achieve unity:  If you have any of these it can be done.

Crawling leads to walking, 
walking to running – 
baby steps of faith 
are all that is needed 
to learn and develop 
the mindset of Christ Jesus.

I must say this, however.  Putting others’ interest first DOES NOT mean being a doormat and solving their problems.  If it’s not in your back yard, it’s not your problem.  There is a fine line between being a servant and being an enabler.  Be cautious.

That being said, if each of us (Philippians 2:4) are looking out for the interests of others, we are in fact taking care of each other

I’m so grateful Paul goes onto provide much needed guidance regarding this mindset.  

Dear Friend, this is my truth!  :)

Guess What?!!!

High Quality Snoopy dance  Blank Meme TemplateI'm am so flying high!  
I was featured for the first time!!  
Can you hear my squeals of joy?
Can you see my dance of happiness?
Hmmm!  It's probably best you can't see that one!  :)

First I was featured on Midweek Makers for these coasters!  Thank you, Susan!
My daughter asked me to please write a tutorial for these, so I will be doing that soon!
Then, today I saw that Beth from Cooking Up Quilts mentioned my Pinwheel Quilt!  
I am beyond excited about these happenings!  Thank you so much Susan and Beth!  Thank you!

One Monthly Goal
 I am in the process of writing a rather ambitious 2017 craft goals.  One way I plan to complete these lofty goals is to link up to One Monthly Goal hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts.  I'm hoping to finish a flimsy a month and get it to my cherished longarm quilter.  This month I missed the link up deadline, but I'm still presenting my OMG!  

Without further ado, here is my One Monthly Goal Quilt!

Well, if I squint and use my imagination, it looks like a real quilt!  :)

I started this Clover and Violet Simple Scrappy Sampler  back in 2014.  The blocks are made from a combination of Happy Tones distributed by Michael Miller and a variety of white on white fabrics.

Image result for happy tones fabric jelly roll

After making these few blocks, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Then my focus was on surviving chemo and radiation.  

I'm back on the saddle and raring to ride and finish the many UFOs me and my chemo started and forgot about!  So, 2017 is my year!  


  1. Glad your doing well. Cancer sucks! Love all your pinwheels!

    1. Thank you for your comments! I'm making one more pinwheel quilt so that the couple I gave it to can each have one! I so enjoy your blog! Scrappy sewing is so much fun!

  2. Congratulations! I am so happy for you!🎊🎉🎈💃🏽

  3. those happy tones fabrics are great. So bright and cheerful. They must be fun to work with. Your Simply Scrappy Sampler start looks wonderful. Enjoy making your blocks this month. I can't remember what I put as my OMG goal this month. I guess I better check it out and see if I need to really work on it!

    1. Thank you for your kind comments! I do love working on this quilt! It's been so busy lately that I haven't touched it in a week! I'm eager to get right back on it! I hope your work on your OMG is going well! Take good care!