Sunday, November 12, 2017

Finding His Peace. Slow Stitching. Stash Report.

Philippians  4:10
Remember the lesson from Philippians 4:9?

Learn from our mistakes - as Paul did.

Turn it around - as Paul did.

Find God's peace - as Paul did.
I'm working hard to find God's peace with the "new" me.  Yesterday's "Survivor's Rant" is definitely true - frustration and grief abound.  (To understand this post, you might want to read yesterday's post.)  But, I trust God's plan for my life...even this different life post-cancer.  I just need to make peace with it and His will.  

Funny, it seems like an oxy moron - trusting God yet needing to find peace with His plan...

Yet, that's where I am right now.
As I write, these words keep coming to me:
"He knows the way that I take."

After I searched for them online, I found this verse from Job:

And this my dear reader, is my peace, my smile, my hug from my Abba Father!

You see, during my initial treatment for triple negative breast cancer, I was strong enough to walk 2 miles twice a day.  The LORD prompted me to begin my walk with praise and worship music.  Then, He asked me to listen to the book of Job EVERY DAY, twice a day.

I did this for a at least 8 weeks: for such a time as this.  Chemo brain has made me fuzzy, but these words keep coming to my mind tonight.  

I have found peace as I'm writing this post.

It's ok if I'm not the same strong and healthy child of the King anymore.  It's ok.

Because, He knows the way I take and I shall come forth as gold because even though I didn't have peace, I still trusted Him. 

And so can you.  Whatever you are going through, whatever you have lost, whatever your heart's cry is, you

Slow Stitching
I'm hoping to make mor progress on Prayer Shawl #5!

I'm using Yarn Bee's Sugar Wheel in Bubble Gum Trail.  These "wheels" of yarn are a nice change from our traditional variegated yarns.  Thus far this is one skein.  I'm thinking this shawl will use about 1 1/3 skein of yarn.  

I'm also looking forward to some down time to work on the Advent Calendar for my grandkiddos!  It may not make it for this year, but we'll see!
Here's what I was able to accomplish today!
I have 1-8 embroidered and hopefully by the end of the week all of these will be joined by a blanket stitch.  The back stitch, Thread Heaven and shorter strands have been working well.  These just may be done on time!  

Stash Report
I bought two yards of beautiful gauze on sale to make some infinity scarves.  I also purchased this kit to learn paper foundation piecing!  

The class was fun!  I'm hoping to finish this project before Christmas!
Fiber Stash Report:  November 12, 2017
(started 6/11/17)
Fabric used this week
3   5/8 yds
Fabric used to date
45    ¾  yds
Fabric Added this week
4  1/6  yds
Fabric Added this year
41  2/3  yds

Net Fabric
4  1/12 yds

Yarn used this week
2 oz  
Yarn used to date
124 oz
Yarn Added this week
7 oz
Yarn Added to date
149 oz
Net Yarn
 25 oz

Looking at my numbers, I wonder if I could use 100 yards of fabric in 2018?  if I could use 200 yards of yarn?  Hmmmm.....

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  1. Cute pattern. Paper piecing is one of those things you either like or don't.

    1. I think I'm falling in love with it - taking a class really helped! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Great insights as you dwell in His peace. Praying for you as I pray for my 14 yr old neice that has Leukemia.

    1. I'm so sorry to hear about your niece! How long has she been ill? I will pray for her as well! Oh! That cancer is a beast!

  3. Hi Miaismine, I just attended our guild meeting where a lady made the Tree Hugger pattern in Christmas blues. It was very effective. She also added a crazy pieced border using the left-overs from the foundation paper piecing. It was cute. Hope you enjoy paper piecing - it's the only thing that keeps me accurate!

    1. Hello Andree! Thank you for sharing your encouraging comments! I bet her Tree Hugger was gorgeous! I am enjoying paper piecing very much! Thank you for stopping by!