Sunday, August 2, 2020

Saturday's Song: Everything He Forgot. Slow Stitching: 30's Table Topper. Stash Report

Saturday's Song:  Everything He Forgot

This song spoke to me on so many different levels… 

I have sinned. 
I have disappointed people. 
I have hurt others. 
I have…I have…I have…the list goes on and on. 
If I let myself, 
I can go to a 
dark place of 
unforgiveness and depression 
over my mistakes. 

But, praise God for His grace and for repentance! 

A simple Google search of “God forgets our sins Scriptures”, leads to many results. One of my favorite verses is this one: 

Can you imagine God – the very God we serve - 
literally hurling our sins in to the depths of the sea? 
Not throwing them, but hurling them. 
To me this implies a great emotion! 
I wonder what God feels as He hurls our sins into the sea? Victory? Sadness? Joy in forgetting? Joy in forgiving? 

Also, He doesn’t just hurl them into the sea, 
but into the depths of the sea. 
Not many items can be recovered from the depths of the sea. 

Should other people choose to go there, 
pull them out of the water 
and throw them in our face, 
let’s remind ourselves, 
not our accusers, 
of the vision of God 
hurling those same sins into the depths of the sea. 

Should we ourselves do a deep dive, 
let us again, remind ourselves, 
of the vision of God 
hurling those same sins into the depths of the sea. 

Easier said than done. I know. But, let's try.

Another Scripture that really taught me the magnitude of God’s grace is Psalms 103:11-12. 
The east and west eventually meet up, 
thus everything in between, 
which is literally everything that has been forgiven 
is removed from us. 
No glue there.

Let us work towards halting the remembrance all that God has forgotten 

Slow Stitching:  30's Table Topper

I thought this was going to be a baby quilt, but after stitching on it for a while, I’ve decided the yellow sashing lends itself perfectly as a spring/summertime Table Topper!  Have you noticed I’m in a table topper sort of mood?  

This little tool is so perfect!  All I need is my quilt, this tool and a nice cool drink to enjoy slow stitching today!  
UPDATE:  A reader asked about this "tool" so I did a quick search on Etsy for "wooden sewing caddy" and I found one similar at this website.  

I’m looking forward to using it!

Progress continues on my days of the week dish towels.  Thursday is finished and here comes Friday!

Stash Report
Lately the topic of our fabric stash has been on my mind.  
This all started while I was wandering in a fabric store.  
I was inspired by a customer's comment:  "I never buy fabric unless I have a plan to immediately use it right away."  Hmmm.....
I decided to try her idea out when I purchased my fall fabrics. and really enjoyed working with it while I was still at that "love at first sight" stage!  
The table topper is almost ready to go to my quilter and I'm coming up with ideas for more ideas to use the remaining fabric.   
My curiosity about our stashes continued after I saw this short video by Sherry @ A Quilting Life.  I was pleased to note that I already follow a lot of her tips.  
As projects near completion, I'm replacing and even adding to my solid fabrics.  Besides filling up the "crayola colors", those in between shades are finding their way into my stash as well.  My daughter and I are enjoying having a bolt of our favorite background fabric - Bella Solid Off White - handy as well.  

That said, here is my Stash Report:
Fabric in
This week: 5.06 yards
Since April 1: 74.06
Fabric Out 
This week: 0 yards
Since April 1: 105.13 yards 
Difference: + 31.07

No changes in yarn! 
Yarn In
This week: 0 ounces
Since April 1: 56.80 ounces
Yarn out
This week: 0 ounces
Since April 1: 87.50 ounces
Difference: +30.70

I'm curious:  
Do you have a fabric stash or do you buy as you go?
How do you build your fabric stash?  
What do you do with your scraps - store them or use them right away?
I'm so eager to read and learn about your personal "stashing style"!  

I hope you’ll visit these link up parties! 
A Spirit of Simplicity
Slow Stitching Sunday @ Kathy's Quilts
Sunday Scripture Blessings @ Peabea's Scribble Pad
Sunday Stash@ Quilt, Paint, Create

Your comments are so appreciated! I try to respond to each one via email!


  1. I have a quilting stash, but not much of a fashion fabric stash. I sorted my fabric last year and quit buying once I saw how much I had. I quilt from stash unless I need something I don't have. Then I buy just what I need for that project. I bought a lot of fabric at the thrift and estate sales. Hard to pass up Moda at $1 a yard.

  2. I am so grateful that God forgives! I don’t have a fabric stash anymore. When we downsized last year I gave all of my fabric to my daughter, Bonnie.

  3. I have a stash built up for more than 18 years of making quilts. These days I either add large cuts of neutrals to use for backgrounds or fat quarters for scrap quilts. Your stitching tool is definitely cool, everything in one place!

  4. This song, by Brian Free and Assurance, has blessed me so much. Thank you for sharing it. What a wonderful post. Tears came 2 or 3 sentences in...and they are still here but they are tears of joy and thanksgiving. I really like your little quilting "tool"....does it have a name. If I google 'quilting tool' will I find one? Thank you again for a sweet and lovely post. God bless you.