I once asked my pastor for guidance. After sharing his wisdom, he concluded by saying, “Do not let this go. It must be dealt with.”
Those were challenging words to hear, much less implement. But I implement them I did.
The journey was arduous. Near the bottom of the valley, God moved in a miraculous way. I slowly began my journey toward the top of the hills.
It was then that I found this verse in my Box of Hope cards. Praise God that I stayed the course! Though I did not see it at the time, the Lord was indeed my Rock, my Salvation and my Defense during that trial. Sometimes, we just need to stand and not be moved knowing God is in control. (Ephesians 6:13)
UPDATE: 7/8/20 Thank you, Mary at Hill Country Quilter, for your question about the Box of Hope! I will share a mini tutorial on it on Monday, July 13, 2020!
Pressing Matters in Batiks.
Remember my Pressing Matters 30’s $7.50 quilt, the one in which I learned the valuable lesson of correct pressing? Pressing Matters was my practice for these batiks and boy, did I learn a ton about compensating strips. Only my LAQ can save this quilt now. Fingers crossed, prayers up.
Before I started on the batik version of the quilt, my daughter gave me a review of compensating strips and, this time, I wrote down her instructions. Here's two of the blocks complete with placement labels.
Hopefully, the top will be finished this week!
On my Goodreads list of Current Reads you will find eight books, but these are the ones I’m “really” reading.
|Until We Reach Home Again by Lynn Austin|
(free audio book on RB Digital)
|(Appalachian Serenade by Sara Loudin Thomas, |
free download on Kindle)
|The Astonishing Thing by Sandi Ward|
(free ebook on RB Digital)
I’ve come so far to be able to juggle all these books. Remember what a struggle it was to even finish one book after I finished chemo? So, if you're going through chemo or just finished chemo, remember, this part of your life isn't the rest of your life. Stay hopeful!
by Dorothy Gilman (free audiobook RB Digital)
1. Visit Daddy and Mama via FaceTime. ✔
2. Garden ✔
3. Finish compensating strips for my 30's $7.50 quilt. ✔
4. Read - I want to read again! Yea! ✔
This Week's Goals
1. Visit Daddy and Mama via FaceTime.
ToDo Tuesday @ Home Sewn By Us (Tuesdays)
HoT@ Handmade on Tuesday (Tuesdays)
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