Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday' Thoughts: Glorious Unfolding Part 4. To Do Tuesday. "I Like".

 Tuesday' Thoughts: Glorious Unfolding Part 4

When we ask ourselves, "Why am I here?  What is my purpose?  What is God's will for my life?

Here it is:  

We were made to run through fields of forever
Singing songs to our Savior and King


So let us remember this life we're living
Is just the beginning of the beginning
Of this glorious unfolding


We will watch and see and we will be amazed
If we just keep on believing the story is so far from over
And hold on to every promise God has made to us
We'll see the glorious unfolding
Just watch and see (unfolding)
This is just the beginning of the beginning (unfolding)

To Do Tuesday Checklist
Last Week's List
* Cut out the 10 Qube Crush blocks. 👎 I did, however, do the fabric pull which, as you may know, is the most time consuming part!  
* Learn to use the Sprocket, print out the pictures and complete the March section of my daughter's Memory Book! 👎 I'm about halfway there!   
* Depending on how my hand holds out, I hoping to finish the Comfort/Wine afghan!  👍  It is finished, washed and delivered!  It turned out to be almost a queen size afghan!  
*  I want to start binding my $7.50 quilt from so long ago. 👍  

This Week's List
*  Cut and stitch the 10 Qube Crush blocks.  
* Complete the March section of my daughter's Memory Book.  
* Make progress on my Hexagon Afghan.
*  Continue binding my $7.50 quilt.  

I Like
Quilty Projects
My daughter and I have had many conversations about the various productivity levels in each of our lives.  She accomplishes so much more than I!   
The biggest differences are that I have multiple hobbies:  sewing, gardening, hand sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, reading and journaling in various Happy Planners.  On top of sewing, she has four children.  Enough said, right?   
Another difference is that she usually works on one project at a time while I work on multiple projects.  
Consequently, I'm trying to work on one project (quilting, crocheting, reading) at a time and liking it!  I finishing up more UFO's as well as new projects.  Plus, I'm feeling less fragmented.  
I'm also rotating UFOs/WIPs and new projects.  That way, when that squirrel saunters in, I add her to my rotation.  It's taking so much discipline to stick to this!  So far, so good!  :)

That being said, my next quilty project will be my Qube Crush.  It's basically a sampler quilt using the Accuquilt Qube.  I believe there's 72 blocks and I've made 35.  

Because of the unpredictability of various health issues with family, I've stayed away from QALs.  However, this one from Melva Loves Scraps seems manageable.  The way she has them scheduled, even if we have a health crisis I should be able to keep up!  Yea!
Here's my first block!

On the Hook
As you saw above, I'll be working on my Hexagon Afghan for the near future.  Of course, my carry along crochet project are my dishcloths!
These are usually Christmas gifts for all the wonderful staff in my various doctor's offices and small gifts during the year.  

Playing with Paper
A new tool has joined the mix!  Say hello to my new HP Sprocket printer.  Did I mention that I love it?  Here's a video of how it works!  
And yes, that is actually me with hubby's assistance video taping.  UPDATE 4/28/21:  Aw, Nancy, thank you for your sweet comment!  We'll be taping the video tonight!  I forgot to do that part!  :)
UPDATE:  5/2/21:  There have been several challenges this week.  This video is coming, just not sure when.  
UPDATE:  5/9/21 I made the video, but cannot post it on Blogger.  So, it's on Instagram!  I'm so sorry, I just didn't realize I couldn't post videos directly to blogger.  😔
Take good care, everyone!  Until next time!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Saturday's Song: Glorious Unfolding Part 3. Slow Stitching. Stash Report. Book Date.

 Saturday's Song: Glorious Unfolding Part 3

 In my last post we read about learning and praying the promise of God.  I bet many of you pray them over your loved ones' lives, but do you pray them over your own life? I know I struggle to pray for myself, but I'm working on that.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday' Thoughts: Glorious Unfolding Part 2. To Do Tuesday. "I Like".

Tuesday' Thoughts: Glorious Unfolding Part 2

On Sundays I feature a favorite song.  Last Sunday I started a mini series on Steven Curtis Chapman's song, Glorious Unfolding.  

Let's continue this series.

The first part of the chorus is our focus today.  

And this is going to be a glorious unfolding
Just you wait and see and you will be amazed
You’ve just got to believe the story is so far from over
So hold on to every promise God has made to us

"So hold onto every promise God has made to us."

Countless times we lose hope because we don't know the promises of God!  

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Saturday's Song: Glorious Unfolding Part 1. Slow Stitching: Binding St. Patrick's Day Topper. Stash Report. Book Date.

Saturday's Song: Glorious Unfolding Part 1

I've featured this song before yet I've felt compelled to share it again.  In fact, I will be sharing a mini series based on Glorious Unfolding by Steven Curtis Chapman.  

Lay your head down tonight
Take a rest from the fight
Don't try to figure it out
Just listen to what I'm whispering to your heart
'Cause I know this is not
Anything like you thought
The story of your life was gonna be
And it feels like the end has started closing in on you
But it's just not true
There's so much of the story that's still yet to unfold
                             - Glorious Unfolding 

Is it time for you to take a rest from the fight?  to stop carrying your burden and give it to God?

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday' Thoughts: Psalm 15. To Do Tuesday. "I Like". Quilting Projects, Crocheting, New Recipes, Social Media Posts

Tuesday's Thoughts
When I read Psalms 15:1, my heart began to beat a little faster as my anxiety rose.  Would I be accepted in our LORD's sacred tent, welcomed to live with Him?
As I read the following requirements, my heart fell as I saw a list of my failings.....until Jesus Christ spoke to me.  We can choose to see the following list as list of our failings or a list of our accomplishments (for lack of a better word).  Perhaps it is even a combination of both!  

Read it.  

Go ahead.  

What do you see?

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Saturday's Song: Not For a Moment. Slow Stitching: Binding and Prayer Shawls. Stash Report. Book Date.

 Saturday's Song:  Not For a Moment

These lyrics are so very true!  Even when we don't feel God's comfort and nearness, He is with us!  In fact, He goes before us - before that trial even started, He was there! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday's Thoughts. To Do Tuesday. Quilting: Geckos and a New Method. I Like

Tuesday's Thoughts 

A friend and I were discussing enemies and how this word applies to our lives.  Webster defines enemy as "one that is antagonistic to another".  

My friend stated that ,to her, "enemies" are also her own character flaws that separate her from God.  When she sees "enemies" in the Word, she will frequently replace it with whatever is causing her to stumble.  

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Saturday's Song: Only Jesus. Slow Stitching: Binding and Prayer Shawls. Stash Report. Book Date.

Hello There,

Happy Easter!  The tomb is empty!  

He is risen indeed!  

Praise God!

How I've missed you all!  Unexpected events popped up which took over our lives for a bit.  Now, thankfully,  everyone is fine and we are all adjusting to a new normal.

One of our adjustments is a low-fat diet - which I'm loving!  Full disclosure:  I do treat myself to the occasional donut from Krispy Kreme when I visit my parents!

Another change is that I have dived a bit more into  scrapbooking planning with the Happy Planners.  It's been fun sharing memories as well as recording new events with my family.  I'm also enjoying playing with paper and stickers.  You can see the fun I'm having on my Instagram account!

Yet another change my leap into a new computer using Windows 10.  Yikes!  I'm learning from the best - my hubby.  Thankfully, he can answer many of my questions!

On more change is two new additions to my sewing room:  a Bernina 790 and Bernina 480!  

The learning curve, I had a 350, is not too bad, more oblique than vertical.  Our local quilt shop, Be Sew Creative, offers not only mastery classes for their machines, but also sewing and embroidery classes - all via Zoom!  Another source of support for me is my daughter who has a Bernina 880 and is a fabulous teacher!  

I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you and rejoining Bloglandia!

Without further ado, let's roll!

Saturday's Song:  Only Jesus

Like many of you, we've lost loved ones and friends to COVID, cancer and tragic circumstances.  I heard this song and thought how true these lyrics are:

And I, I've only got one life to live
I'll let very second point to Him
Only Jesus
And I,
I don't want to leave a legacy
I don't care if they remember me,
Only Jesus
How true.  Many times, we wonder, "Who will I leave my home to?  Who will I leave my jewelry to?" 
It doesn't matter, really it doesn't.  
Let's leave a legacy of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Friend.  
Isn't that all that really matters?