Thank you for stopping by! I hope your first week of 2022 was filled with hope and peace. I learned so much from Psalm 19 this week, finished a couple of fabulous reads, made some progress on my goals as well as found some posts on Instagram that brought me joy. I hope you enjoy your visit here today!
Here's is an index should you have a special interest you like to read first!
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!
The Weekly Word
Reading and writing down the Psalms are a part of my devotional life. I'm certainly not a Bible scholar, but this simple act helps me to slow down and hear God's voice. Psalm 19:1-6 stopped me in my tracks, especially verses 1-3.
As I studied, I read this in Layman's Bible Commentary:
"...the simple repetition of day following night and the soothing sense of rhythm and regularity it provides, reflecting the concept hat God is eternal, consistent, and can be relied on." He lives. His Word will never fade away. Praise Him in everything. My 2022 mantra.
I asked myself, "What knowledge do the heavens and sky reveal - especially since they have not speech?" After once again turning to Layman's Bible Commentary and the internet it was obvious! They reveal weather forecasts, help us to find our bearings, warning signs and, most importantly, a sense of wonder at God's beautiful creation! After reading that, I couldn't help but wonder: Perhaps this is true with humans: we can teach so much not by our words, but by our actions. Something to ponder.
Bearing this truth in mind, whenever I see the sun in the Bible, I can't help but think of the homophone - Son. This particularly touched me when I read in verse 6 that nothing is deprived of the sun's warmth. The same holds true for the Son of God - no one need be deprived of His love and warmth! Let us share His love for all of humanity!
My Reading Life
The Secret Keepers of the Old Depot Grocery was a fine book, yes, a fine book. Amanda Cox took her time with the entire story ending with a lovely twist at the end. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I started and finished The Broken Road series this week via audio this week. Richard Paul Evans worked his magic yet as he wrote about the protagonist's brokenness, mistakes, gaining of wisdom, humility, forgiveness and redemption. I loved one particular section in which the husband asked his wife every morning, "How can I make your day better?" *Domestic violence alert in the first part of The Broken Road. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My LQS has been closed for inventory, so that really helped my numbers! This year I'm looking forward to emptying another fabric shelf, they're 27 inches wide and to using/donating patterns.
I've picked up my crochet hook and finished up some dishcloths. Some are gifts, some I'll keep as I'm running low myself!
Last Week's List
1. Sunday Slow Stitching: How I love to slow down and slow stitch. It's simply good for my soul. I'll keep stitching up my hexies. Done in a way! I ran out of prepped hexies, so I prepped a bunch of them up! These will be my Sunday Slow Stitching project. My husband bought me those cool magnifying glasses that have rechargeable LED lights on them! Now I can stitch, crochet and read wherever and whenever I want!
2. Crochet: It would be great if I finish up this hexagon afghan for my granddaughter's birthday! Done! The afghan isn't finished, but I've made great progress! I may meet my March deadline yet!3. Machine Sewing: I'll not meet the December 31 deadline, but I'm on the last steps of finishing up Melva's Santa Fe Trail SAL. In Progress. I got stuck on choosing sashing and borders, so my daughter and I will pick some this coming weekend.
4. Gift Sewing: Order/pick (from my pattern library) the kiddos new softie pattern for Christmas 2022. Done! In keeping with the goal mentioned in my Stash Report, I decided to use a pattern I already have!
This Week's List
1. Sunday Slow Stitching: Get back in the habit of making a QAYG hexie a day. Oh! If you like slow stitching, check out the Anne-Marie's videos in my Gratitude Journal section! You'll love them!
2. Crochet: Continue making progress on my granddaughter's afghan.
3. Machine Sewing: Being that I'm waiting until this weekend to pick borders for the sew along, I'll put together my flannel quilt top.
4. Xmas Sewing: Every Christmas I promise myself not to get stuck frantically sewing through the holiday season. In 2022, I'm determined to enjoy the holiday season, thus these are my holiday sewing goals.
- my flannel quilt
- mug rugs
- my grandchildren's next softies
- two Christmas quilts for my own home (Can you believe I haven't made me even one?!) 😲
- a Christmas table topper
I'll be posting my progress on another blog I joined. It's called 1 Xmas Item a Month. It's a blog where various contributors share their Christmas sewing throughout the year. It's tempting to put them aside as different holidays come up, but I'm hoping I can resist!
My goal this week is to machine embroider the prepped mug rugs.
This was a strange week filled with appointments and such. I found time to peruse Instagram and here is what made me smile.
Aren't these T-shirts on Instagram by @bookloversgiraffetee perfect for readers?
Sometimes this 🠟 is how I feel! :)
This video is precious! I think if you click on the picture,
you can watch it in Instagram.
better days are coming!
Have you ever seen Ann-Marie's from LTW Miniatures videos?
She makes EPP miniature quilt and pillow sets for dollhouses.
She is a hoot! If you need a bit of sunshine today,
This post made me laugh - it's so very true!
To Do Tuesday @ Texas Quilt Gal
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication (Wednesdays)
I Like @ Not Afraid of Color (Thursday)
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict (Friday)
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