I hope you all had a nice Veteran's Day as we gave thanks to our veterans who faithfully served, sacrificed and continue to do so today.
It is so good to be back to blogging! You all have been sorely missed and I'm eager to catch up on on your lives! Also, I've realized how much these weekly blog posts add structure to my life! Daddy and Mama are adjusting well to their new home in San Diego! Both are so much healthier that their doctor dispensed with several daily medications in just a few short weeks!
Their move has been quite the adjustment for us, but God has been faithful answering the prayers of my loving family and friends. Naturally, there are still hard days, but we're learning to create a new life for ourselves as we rejoice in my parent's happiness and improved health. Our joy is deeper than our pain of missing them.
As you will read in the Weekly Word, God has been faithful to provide me with His comfort. This quote from Kristin Hannah's The Four Winds has also strengthened me:
The Weekly Word - is a short devotional that sometimes becomes a Bible Study series.
My Reading Life - is filled with current, completed and upcoming reads as well as an occasional short review.
Stash Report and To Do Tuesday is where I'll share share stats regarding my fiber usage and acquisitions, goals met/lack thereof and photos of my projects.
Gratitude Journal - Sometimes I get lost in my own stinky thinking. This digital journal reminds me to count my blessings!
Depressed? Grieving? Just Plain Sad? Part 1
Pre-pandemic one of my son's friends gifted him two tickets with fabulous seating to Toby Mac's Hit Deep concert in El Paso. I was blessed that my son invited me to join him! Of course, it was postponed, but we were able to go this last month. It. was. amazing.
I went with an expectant heart and God responded with love and encouragement.
One of the opening acts was by a very talented young lady, Terrian who sang a beautiful song, Stayed on Him, based on Isaiah 26:3.
Take a listen and be blessed. Here's a link with the lyrics.
As she sang, my son held me as my tears finally flowed. But, Friends, here's the Good News: There is a time for every thing and we need to give that "thing" the time it deserves.
Via this website I read about a few men of the Bible who experienced depression, grief and sadness. I also noted each of these instances was followed by promise.
During a ladies Bible study, I learned that there is a process to grief! And finally, I learned the lesson of keeping my mind stayed on Him.
Do you feel a series coming on? If you do, you'd be right.
For now, please enjoy this song and, as the Spirit leads you, please remember Isaiah 26:3 and Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4.
Until next time, blessings to you all! It's great to be back!
My Reading Life
This past month I've read a ton of books via audio as I Slow Stitched. My granddaughter and I finished two Buddy Reads, Island of the Blue Dolphins and Zia. We began our third book, A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray.
I finished a couple of books from my Buddy Reads with Mary Alice as well. We read various selections as we take turns picking books.
Remember, if you click on the books' image, you should get directed to a book description.
|This cozy mystery is the |
3rd book from the Secret,
Scone and Book Society series.
It's an excellent choice for
|This book was Mary Alice's|
choice for this month's book.
I've just started it.
|This one is an audiobook|
from Libby. Admittedly, it was a bit challenging to get into, but
I am thoroughly enjoying it now.
|I started this one a while|
ago, but it's taking me
time to get through it.
It's a good read, I'm just
a bit unsettled right now.
|This is my Granddaughter's|
and mine third book for our
book club. I'm a bit concerned
about how she will react as
there are some tough scenes in it,
but it has a fabulous ending.
There's been no changes in yarn this month. I'm work on my Granddaughter's Star quilt as well as the moss stitch afghan, both worked in the Tranquil yarn.
My fabric numbers have really changed! A ton has come in as well as several yards have gone out!
These are my purchases. I'm hoping to make some cute gifts out of the Christmas fabric. The Songbook panel and the complimentary fabrics will be a quilt one day. The grey fabric went out right away as scrub caps for my dentist.
To Do Tuesday
Last Week's List
My last list was over a month ago!
1. Sunday Slow Stitching: Keep up with my daily QAYG Hexagons. Work on my mittens. Done and done. I've been able to keep up with these projects. Here's the progress on my QAYG Daily Hexagon quilt. I have about 15 more hexies to add!
2. Crochet: This will be my long-term goal: Progress on both Tranquil afghans and make more dishcloths. Done and done.
3. Machine Sewing: Prep and stitch Melva's Grandmother's Block. Not yet, but I'm hoping to catch up soon.
4. Machine Sewing: Finish Step It Up flimsy. Done!
1. Sunday Slow Stitching: Keep up with my daily QAYG Hexagons. Work on my mittens.
2. Crochet: Progress on both Tranquil afghans and make more dishcloths.
3. Machine Sewing: Finish the commission job.
4. Machine Sewing: Plan and layout the blocks from my Qube Crush quilt.
5. Choose and prep this year's Christmas gifts for my grandbabies.
|I am purchasing yet another 30's layer cake to make this cute Matchsticks quilt!|
|Doesn't this scarf look cuddly?|
|With God's help, we can all reach our full potential!|
|I've wanted to make a rectangle granny square afghan for ages. Isn't this a lovely combination of colors?|
|Yes, this photo looks like a mess, but I love it!|
I use the "mark up" feature on my cell phone's photo editing app to literally see where add the next hexies on my QAYG hexie project. This feature really helps!
Are you all as visual as I am? :)
|My daughter gave me this USB pigtail. |
We plug it into our embroidery machine's USB and leave it there.
Then we attach our USB with our embroidery patterns to the pigtail.
This saves so much wear and tear on our machine's USB port!
Perhaps you'll visit these linky parties I sometimes link up to when I have quilting/crochet/books to share:
To Do Tuesday @ Texas Quilt Gal
Sunday Scripture Blessings @ Peabea's Photos 'n Scribbles
The Loop Scoop hosted simultaneously by
Petals to Picots and Moogly
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict (Friday)
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