Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday Song. Slow Stitching. Christmas Tree Skirt. Stash Report.

Saturday's Song

Here's the lyrics.  
Tonight, my heart continues to be heavy for my own family and other families that are hurting. I pray that hurting families drop their shame, their pain, their hurt and come together to support each other in all manner of trials. 

I pray You bring Isaiah 61:1- 3 to pass for myself, my  loved ones and especially for @veecrow and her family.  
1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,a
2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
Amen, my sweet Savior, Amen.
Christmas Tree Skirt
I started this sweet Christmas Tree Skirt and it was done before I knew it!
The pattern was from Debbie at Msdebbie2u.  It was so easy to follow and memorize!  Thank you, Ms. Debbie, for making my tree look so pretty!  
I used one my most precious, hoarded yarns from many years ago!  It was Red Heart's Holiday in Aran/Gold and Wine/Gold.  I finally found the perfect project for this sparkly yarn.  

Of course, I must also highlight the Christmas Star my granddaughter made me during her art class with Vicky!

This precious ornament is traditionally the first one on our tree.  As a retired military family, we spent more years than I care to count away from each other/our families.  As we place this ornament on our tree, we remember and pray for our military families.  
Stash Report
New Year.  New slate - wiped clean!  
I'll probably be in "the red" for a bit as my LQS, Bernina Sewing and Design, is continuing their 40-50% off selected fabrics!  I really need blenders, soooooooo......yup in "the red" for sure!
Here's this week's acquisitions:
Six yards for $24!  

Fiber Stash Report:  
A New Beginning 2018
Fabric used this week
.625 yds
Fabric used to date
.625 yds
Fabric Added this week
6  yds
Fabric Added this year
6 yds
Net Fabric
5.875 yds

Yarn used this week
0 oz  
Yarn used to date
0 oz
Yarn Added this week
0  oz
Yarn Added to date
0 oz
Net Yarn
 0 oz


  1. Love the tree skirt. I think I have that middle fabric in a neutral colorway. Prices way too good to pass up.

    1. Thank you! And thank you for agreeing with me - the prices are way to good to pass up! I have bought that middle fabric in a few colors - love the pattern! Take good care!

  2. Your Christmas tree skirt is beautiful. How special is that first ornament on the tree. I've never seen anything like it before. You did well on your acquisition of fabric at such a good price.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments! You know, I've never seen that military ornament again - since we bought it so many years ago! Take good care!

  3. Great tree skirt! Love the star made by your grand. Taming the stash is an ongoing thing for all of us--use more up, buy some cute new stuff, and around and around we go!

    1. Thank you! I think I'll be buying more fabric every week until the sale fabric is gone! :) Love your term - "taming the stash!" Take good care!

  4. Your tree skirt is gorgeous! I love it! It is perfect for this lovely tree on a table!

    1. Oh thank you! It went up so easily! Take good care!

  5. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song! I love Christmas decorations that I have special memories with. I think these military must be very special for you. and such a beautiful star from your grandchild. And of course your Christmas tree skirt is very nice too.

    1. Thank YOU, Birthe, for your kind comments! Yes, we are a retired military family. My husband was away during the holidays during the first four years of his service. And then, when we lived overseas, we were away from our extended families. Therefore, we understand the sacrifices made by military families from every country around the world.

      Take good care!