Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thoughtful Tuesday. A Finished Flimsy and a Backpack. To Do Tuesday.

Thoughtful Tuesday
We are all busy, active people.  How many times do we say/hear, "If only there were more hours in the day!"  In our activity, how easy it is to choose to put Jesus on the back burner.  "I'll get to my Bible reading as soon as the kids get to school....after class....just this one load of laundry....after everyone gets to bed..." and so on.  I know I can't be the only guilty of this.
Which is why Gretchen Fleming's post, "4 Ways to Choose What is Better For Greater Peace" got me thinking and realizing she was so right.  When we use the 4 points she made to put Christ and time with Him first, everything else seems to fall into place.  

You will certainly be blessed and encouraged to see how discernment, wisdom, courage and fortitude all combine to help us to choose time with Jesus over all other distractions!

A Finished Flimsy!
Comfort Quilt #2
Remember the 14 yards of fabric my daughter gave me?
I finished the second quilt! 
I've decided to call these quilts 
"Comfort Quilts" 
as I hope they will bring comfort 
to the children and their parents 
who find themselves patients at 
El Paso Children's Hospital.

The pattern was this fabulous book! 
A Backpack
I took a class at my LQS on Annie's Got Your Back 2.0.  It's finished and I love it!

A friend of mine wants to make it, so we are making one together.  Because she has responsibilities that make leaving her home challenging, we are making it as a sew along via text messages! 
To Do Tuesday
Last Week's List
1) It's time to finish connecting the first row of my yo-yo quilt!  ✔  Here it is!
2) Make a bit of progress on my Spring Granny Square Afghan!  X
3) Continue working on my four patches during my conversations with Dad.  ✔
Yesterday I posted about 16 more and a bowlful ready to be completed!
4) Cut out the pattern for my OMG hosted at Elm Street Quilts.  For those of you who read yesterday's post - did you guess what it is?  It's a whale softie for my grandson!  He fell in love with the pattern and how could I resist? X
Funky Friends Factory FFF50471 Oreo Orca Ptrn
5)  Finish the quilt top for Comfort Quilt #3.  ✔  I'm happy to have this one finished and at my daughter's home for quilting!  I'll be posting about it next week.

This Week's List

1) Quilt the fabric and cut out the pieces for the 2nd backpack.  
2) Cut out the pattern and create templates for the cute whale!  
3) Work on my Spring Granny Square Afghan!  
4) Join these corners to these Flying Geese for Comfort Quilt #3.  
5) Make more four patches!

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I love reading your comments!  
They put a smile on my face!


  1. I know I do better when I get m scripture reading in first thing in the morning. No chores...no computer...no phone time until it is done. While on vacation, my schedule got rearranged almost every day, and my scripture time was lacking....and I was not always a happy person. I love all your projects. The kids are going to love the comfort quilts.

    1. I so agree with you! I need my time to worship Him with song every morning!

  2. The comfort quilts are so wonderful! I love the backpack too; Annie's patterns are fantastic! Your Granny square afghan is looking amazing! Love how bright and colorful it is!

  3. I admire you that you create such great articles. I like your inspirations very much