Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Stash Report.

Saturday's Song
This week I have been so stressed out!  My cyclical oncology follow up appointment was supposed to be this month.  With  all the new diagnosis, metastasis and recurrences around me,  I postponed all my tests and labs because I was afraid.

And then I heard this song.

Is there something


that has you frozen with fear
as well?

I hope this song blesses you!

Slow Stitching
I have enjoyed hand sewing the binding on this baby quilt.  I'm also reminded as to why I hire my daughter to bind my quilts....hurting hands!  But, oh!  How I love hand sewing bindings!  
I've made progress on this Donation Prayer Shawl #2.  I've decided to number the shawls I donate to the Prayer Shawl Ministry so that I can keep track of what I'm talking about!  :)  The pattern is my own.  I was just messing around and here it is.  It's a combination of very common stitches, chain, double crochet....

UPDATE:  By the way, I saw this pattern on Fiber Flux.  Her directions are fabulous! It's really interesting to see how different it looks with a bulkier yarn!  


Stash Report

Fiber Stash Report:  July 30, 2017
(started 6/11/17)
Fabric used this week
5 yds
Fabric used to date
11 7/8 yds
Fabric Added this week
2 yds
Fabric Added this year
13 1/8yds

Net Fabric
1 ¼ yds

Yarn used this week
14 oz  
Yarn used to date
71 oz
Yarn Added this week
7 oz
Yarn Added to date
41 oz
Net Yarn
30 oz
Here's the fabric I bought!

It's called "Cartas Marcadas" by De Leon Degn Group from the Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection.  

I'm finally in the black, though just barely!  

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14 comments:

  1. That's some very unusual fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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    1. Thank you! It's based on a Mexican Bingo Game called "Loteria" as well as the Day of the Dead Celebration in which we remember our family members who have passed away. A friend of mine used it to accent dishtowels. She used it as the center piece of a Log Cabin Square that became matching potholders! I'm not sure what I'll do with it, but I really like this fabric!

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  2. Love the song. The next prayer shawl you're making is pretty.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The song is such a blessing! Thank you for your kind comments!

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  3. I hope you have good reports at your follow up visit. Your prayer shawl is lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much! Ahhhh, what would I do without my online friends? I got my mammo results - all is "normal and benign". Praise God! Thank you for your kind comments!

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  4. My cancer family calls it a anxiety. Pray you were able to work past it and that your reports were clear. Lovely things you are working on.

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    1. Yes, it is anxiety - big time. I got my mammo results: "normal and benign!" Huge relief! I'm still having other tests done, but I'm pretty peaceful about them.
      Tell me more about your "cancer family." Are you also a survivor?
      I appreciate your prayers and kind comments! Blessings to you! Thank you so much! :)

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  5. The prayer shawl you`ve made is so beautiful, and also the baby quilt!
    I understand that you are afraid. I was thinking of the "Footprint in the sand", and want to share this story with you. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8vm8ORMZt4. God bless you! :-)

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    1. Thank you so very much, Birthe! I watched the video and it's so beautiful and true! Thank you! I just posted a health update and all is well - praise God! Thank you for thinking of me and blessing me with such an encouraging song! :)

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  6. that is fun, fun fabric. good job

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I am eager to pass some of it along to a friend who also likes it! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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  7. The teddy bear quilt is adorable. The shawl is beautiful.
    Sending you love, hugs and healing vibes.

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    1. Thank you! I just posted a wonderful update - good news all around! Thank you for your love, hugs and healing vibes! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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