Yesterday we defined rejoice, joy and noted the section in red. Joy - and the ability to rejoice always - comes from God!
I certainly could not have rejoiced through many of my challenges without Him! I remember when we discussed
joy and Philippians 2:11. His joy is our strength.
To the best of our abilities,
let us not grieve
Let us draw on God's joy
so that we may be
healed from past hurts,
strengthened to face present challenges
have courage to face our future with faith-filled hearts and minds.
LORD, so much is happening in our world. Sometimes I feel bombarded with all I see around me. It becomes hard to rejoice. It becomes hard to praise You.
You are so faithful and patient. You remind me to turn on praise and worship music. Sooner rather than later, my faith is rejuvenated. Your precious Word is filled with reassurances and hope. Thank You, Abba for these gifts of encouragement and hope!
Patrick received his afghan! How exciting is that! His mom sent me this picture of it laying on his bed. I purposely made the afghan a bit narrower than most so it could be used on a hospital bed without interfering with the controls. I am moved beyond words.......
She gave me permission to share it! Wasn't that sweet of her! Please continue your prayers as his situation is extremely serious.
Glue Basting or Spray Basting
Yes! I used the wrong term! It's spray basting! Sorry - newbie mistake!
I don't often quilt my own quilts. They usually go to my dear Stephanie. My daughter quilts my baby quilts. On the very rare occasion that I quilt my own quilts, I glue baste them - a process my daughter taught me. She uses a 505 Spray Adhesive. I picked up a can of Spray 'n Bond Adhesive with a coupon.
I love it because it is so much friendlier to my hands than pinning. I haven't used this process enough to say it's perfect - but it works for me!
Here's how I do it!
1) Lay out a twin sized top sheet (for a baby quilt) or some other covering to protect your surface. I spread it out on my cutting table to protect the surface and my yarn stash(it hangs on the side of the table). Spread out your backing, right side down on the sheet smoothing away any wrinkles/bumps.
2) I roll up the batting. Then spray a coat of adhesive to about the first 9" of the backing. Carefully lay out your batting over the sprayed section.
3) Spray another 9" or so. Spread out your batting. Repeat this process until your batting is completely laid out!
Now, I forgot to take pictures of the next steps, but it's basically the same.
Roll up your quilt top.
Spray about 9" of your batting.
Carefully lay out your quilt top on the sprayed batting, smoothing it down.
Repeat the process until you have basted the entire quilt top. UPDATED 7/24/17
TO INCLUDE THIS PIC!
You are now ready to quilt!
As always I'm interested in your comments and suggestions! Please share your thoughts and experiences with glue basting in the comments!
Book Date: Younger Next Year Part 2
Currently I'm reading Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D. I'm on chapter 7 and thus far the authors have made a convincing argument for daily exercise - exercise that makes us sweat. Albeit, it was a bit detailed for my tastes but I was convinced! I'll keep you appraised of my progress with this read. Granted I may be doing some skimming rather than reading...... :)
I'm linking up to