Sunday, June 23, 2019

Monday's Strength. Morning Glory Blocks 14-15 Book Date.

Monday's Strength
Oh how true - we can be blasted by situations, but we are not destroyed.  During Sunday's sermon, my pastor, Dale Walker, stated, "Bring faith into fear, praise into pain."  

If we chose to do just that and remember 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 we can keep the defeated one just that:  defeated!

Morning Glory Blocks 14-15
Two more Morning Glory Quilt block finished!  

I am eager to finish up the last block, add sashing and borders.  This year, The Year of the BOMs has been different.  I do enjoy BOMs, however, things have not gone as planned.  
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Daddy's diagnosis has certainly changed my priorities and I have no regrets.  Spending time with him is one of my highest priorities. Thankfully, the effects of the various road construction projects in El Paso is not affecting my drive as it used to.  Either way, I usually spend 1-2 days in El Paso with an additional Saturday thrown in for good measure - and I love every minute of it!  

Quilts, BOMs, crochet, and even blogging will always be here patiently waiting for me.  My faith is one of the main reasons I can be so accepting.  Second to that is that I know that you, my readers, are understanding and supportive.  That is what is so awesome about sharing our crafting lives online - we love and support each other unconditionally!  


Book Date
Current Reads

Deborah's Story by Ann Burton
Threading the Needle (Cobbled Court Quilts, #4)
Threading the Needle by Marie Bostwick

                         (Cobbled Court Quilts #4)

The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them
The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt 
by Laurie Aaron Hird

In order to capture the spirit of this book, it must be read slowly, in bits and pieces.  Someone asked if I intended to make this quilt.  I do, but as I study the patterns, the learning curve will definitely be vertical!  Has anyone else made this?  Do you have any advice to offer?

                                 (Cobbled Court Quilts #3)


Should you decide to read this book, be patient with dear Ove.  He grows on you and perhaps you will fall in love with him, as I did.  
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? @ Book Date

Your comments are so appreciated!  I read each one and will respond by email to you!  :)


  1. Thank you for these encouraging words. To bring faith into pain. I usually whine and complain. The arthritic pain in my hands has returned and limits what I can do comfortably. So, I have to let somethings more go. Not cling to my "to-do" list. Not that I ever completed a to-do list. They are more like suggestions or a brain dump of what I think I ought to be doing. I am taking a summer break from blogging. No writing posts. No reading posts. At least that is what I am telling myself.
    I sat by my father's hospital bed almost daily the 2 months that he lingered there. Those were precious days. Not that we had a great relationship, but I realized the days were almost gone. So I chose to remember the good things and forgave and let go the painful memories.
    Those morning glory blocks are sweet in their soft colours.

  2. I am sorry to hear about your dad and will pray for him. I love your faith message though, both here and in the post you linked to. Thanks for sharing that, and blessings to you and your dad too.

  3. Glad to hear you fell in love with grumpy Ove, he was likeable! Sorry about your Dad and yes spending time with him is so important and a very special time. Love your blocks. I haven't done the Farmer's Wife, the Splendid Sampler was enough for me, but it sure is one that offers lots of chances to learn new skills for sure.