Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thoughtful Tuesday. To Do Tuesday.

Thoughtful Tuesday
Remember when we first met our husbands?  Again, Crystal from Crystal Storms blessed me as she took me down Memory Lane in her post How to Cherish Your Unique Husband.  She reminded me how much I wanted to learn about him back then.  
Now, 39 years later, I still study him, wanting to know more about him.  It is amazing how much we have changed over the years - he still surprises me - and I still cherish him.  
Crystal shares beautifully thoughtful ways to increase our knowledge of our husbands.  Her last question:  What is one way you can affirm how God created him? This question was my confirmation that my daily habit of thanking him and making positive comments about his actions and character on a daily basis can never grow old.  We are after all the mirror in which our husbands see themselves. 

To Do Tuesday
Last 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!  My hubby cut out the templates for me!  Sweetie Pie!  ✔
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! 
 These are ready to be trimmed.

 These are paired up, ready to be sewn into four patches.  

This Week's List
Luckily, my appointments are minimal this week (knock on wood), so I think I can get the following finished!
1) Backpack:  I would like to stitch all around my quilted pieces to seal the edges.  After that, I am going to prepare the rest of the pieces by fusing the various interfacings, making the bias binding, padded handle, straps and strap tabs. I also need to prepare the front flap of the backpack pocket.  It sounds like a lot, but I do not think it will take too long.  

2) This actual instructions for sewing the Oreo Orca are three pages with tons of pictures.  I am hoping to finish the following sections:  patches, tummy, tail, fin and sewing the top together.  Luckily, there is a "Sew with Me" webpage!  I am getting excited about this project!  

3) Continue making those pretty, green flowers for my Spring Granny Square Afghan

4) Finish the flimsy for Comfort Quilt #3.  

5) Make more four patches - of course!
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  1. Good reminder for us to be 'students' of our spouses, even after decades of marriage, we can still learn and grow in love and commitment to them! Thanks!

    1. Yes! I was reminded of just that when I read Crystal's post!

  2. Good luck with your backpacks. Those are very lovely fabrics!

    1. Thank you! I enjoyed making the first one in class as my teacher and fellow students offered many tips. Glad I'm making the second one right away so I can remember the tips! :)

  3. Love this: "We are after all the mirror in which our husbands see themselves." What a beautiful reminder to reflect to my husband the man God created Him to be.

    1. Thank you, Crystal! I'm so grateful for your blog and all I learn from you! Blessings!

  4. I'm super curious about those felt boards that are holding your fabric pieces! I've seen them occasionally, but I can't wrap my mind around how they're made. Do you mind sharing?

    1. The original idea was from Lori Holt at Bee in my Bonnet (http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2011/07/mini-design-board-tutorial.html). I made some of her's,but then I made these bigger ones as well. I basically followed Lori's instructions, but changed the sizes. You can read about my changes here: https://faithtrustandbreastcancer.blogspot.com/2016/10/sewing-room-changes.html. I'm so glad you asked about this! When I re-read my post, I updated it to include a link to Lori's post! Thank you so much! Great question!