Sunday, August 25, 2019

Saturday's Song: More Than You Think I Am. Slow Stitching. Stash Report

Saturday's Song

God is more than we think He is.  Even in our despair, even in our pain, He is more than we think He is.  This week, my beloved doggy, Mia, was so sick.  She may be still....we're waiting on test results.  
She is my baby.
She never left my side during treatment for cancer, unless I had to leave her while I went to appointments.  She was so loyal, she didn't leave my side to go potty and developed a UTI.
As I tried to gain my strength to walk again, we'd play ball.  Each time, she would drop the ball just a little further away so that I would have to walk just a little more to get it.  
And now, as I write this, she is in ICU and I weep.
But God is more than I think He is.  He not only knows my pain, my hurt, and my fear, He's with me.  
I trust in Him.
Will  you join me?
Here's the story behind the song.
Here's the story behind the man, one who has known deep pain and still serves God.

Slow Stitching
I started this Dresden Plate Mini Quilt and decided to hand applique the plates.  This will be my project today.  
UPDATE:  I found the pattern!  It's called "Baker's Dozen" by Suzn Quilts.  I'm almost finished appliqueing the Dresdens onto the background.  Next come the centers.  I'll be attempting needle turn applique with those....which me luck!
I'll also be picking up my hand pieced quilt (hosted by the Elm Street Quilts and Simply Everyday Handmadeagain, continuing with block 9.  

Stash Report
Fabric Usage
Finishing my Morning Glory quilt really added to my numbers!
last week - 14.75/100 yards  
this week -  29.05/100 yards
Yarn Usage 
last week - 103.5/300 ounces
this week - 107/300 ounces

I hope you check out these parties!
Slow Stitching Sunday @ Kathy's Quilts
Sunday Stash@ Quilt, Paint, Create
Your comments are so appreciated!  I read each one and will respond by email to you!  :)


  1. Good luck doing circles needle turn. I find it easier to prep them first.

  2. Aww....that's tough to have a pet in ICU. Your Dresdens contrast nicely against the gray background.

  3. So sorry to hear about your dog. Hope it goes well and that you get her home again. The dog is man's best friend.
    Thanks for the song and for sharing Danny's story. It was strong to hear.
    Your Dresden Plate Mini Quilt is so beautiful and it becomes very nice when you apply it to the background. :-)

  4. Your Dresden quilt is beautiful. Great work!

  5. Praying for your sweet Mia. Love the dresdens.

  6. Prayers for your sweet furbaby. They are such a comfort and know more than we think when we are having bad times. I wish we could talk to them to let them know, as I'm sure you do so you could more than comfort your pet. Maybe they do understand our words, sometimes I think mine does. Prayers for you too as you have to deal with your baby's illness.

  7. I hope your darling is already stabilized and out of ICU, at the very least, mending quickly. What a lovely Dresden! God is always more than I expect, always blesses me more than I imagine he would. Thank you.

  8. Oh, I hope Mia will get better. Your account of how she stayed so near to you while you were sick brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.:-)

  9. I so hope Mia is getting better and comes home soon - especially since you've both been through so much together. Our God is definitely more than we can even think or imagine. Thank you for sharing this song.