Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Philippians 2:27 Part 5 A Look Back in Amazement. Simple Scrappy Sampler & A Simple Bday Gift!

Hi there!  Tada!  Here is the final part in our series on Philippians 2:27!  In Part 1 we talked about God's mercy and Paul's use of the word "but" again.  Part 2 discussed the phrase "sorrow upon sorrow".  We continued our discussion of this phase of our lives in Part 3 adding that God uses these times in to grow and strengthen our faith.  I guess in Part 4, I shared how God built our faith in the "sorrow upon sorrow" 

Philippians 2:27 Part 5


My dear LORD and Savior!  How blessed I am by the faith You have grown in my heart.  I'm grateful for Your healing touch - be it here on Earth or in Heaven.  

I'm also grateful that Paul used the phrase "sorrow upon sorrow".  It reminds me that as we journey through these valleys, You are there.  We are never alone and our tears are never wasted - not a one.  

Thank You that we can trust that our pain is never without purpose.  Help us to have grace, faith and courage during those times!  Amen.  

Simple Scrappy Sampler With Sashing!
I just love my local quilt shop!  Via my friends' gentle guidance, they turned what could have been a "ok" quilt into an explosion of Spring and celebration!  I was going to go with with sashing, but I'm loving this purple!  My daughter suggested cornerstones as well.  Though they weren't exactly fun to sew, the final result was well worth the effort!  
Soon the whole top will be finished and off to Stephanie!  I'm so grateful that Jennie from Clover and Violet offered this BOM!  

A Simple Birthday Gift
This week is my daughter's birthday week!  She will recieve a few small presents all week - and here is one of them!

"A hairy something or another," You ask?  Actually, yes!  It's a dishcloth/scrubbie!  I used an Avalon yarn by Cascade purchased at my local yarn shop, Quillen Fiber Arts!   (They have an online store!)  I added in some of Red Heart's Scrubby Yarn in "Duckie".  It was a nice combination!  

I made some a while back as a tester for my daughter.  I figure with four kiddos and a hubby, she would give them a good workout.  She loves the combination and asked for more!

Request completed!

Some regular dishcloths made from the same Avalon yarn are coming her way as well.  

A Look Back in Amazement.
I've begun printing out my blog and I still cannot read those's so painful.  I did skim the first couple of posts and was amazed at the faith God infused my life with!  Here they are just in case you're interested.  Admittedly, they were tough for me to even skim through - and that's ok! I just need more time.  It's amazing how far God has brought me - and will continue to bring me - and you, my dear reader!  You, too, are invited to join hands with Him.


  1. It's looking really good - love the purple sashing! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Susan! I dropped it off to my long arm quilter and am eagerly waiting to bind it! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  2. The corner blocks make the quilt look even more playful and fun! I wasn't too sure about the purple smashing at first but when you when you added the corner blocks wow! It all just pops together! Awesome! Great work!

    1. Thank you, Vicky! My daughter suggested the cornerstones and she was so right! They do add a playfulness to the quilt - though there is nothing playful about sewing them in! I have to get better at that! :) Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  3. It's so true that "our pain is never without purpose" - and knowing that we are not alone during those times gives me the comfort and strength to go through them.
    LOVE your Scrappy Sampler - the purple sashing and the cornerstones make every block POP!

    1. Your words of confirmation encourage me. I'm so grateful that He walks with me during this time as well as back then. Thank you for your kind words!

      My daughter suggested the cornerstones and she was so right! I love having a daughter! :) Thank you for stopping by and commenting!