Tuesday, September 6, 2022

SPECIAL EDITION: Get On Board With Sewing! + Weekly Word: , Books, Stitches and Gratitude!


Hello there!

Thank you for stopping in to read this special edition of my blog!  This week's post will be a bit different, but hopefully just as enjoyable.

One way it's different is that this is the first time I'm participating in a blog hop!  Today is my day on the Get On Board With Sewing Blog Hop!  

Also, this post will be shorter, each section will be a bit abbreviated.  My knee surgery was a success, but we faced post-surgical complications that landed me right back in the hospital for a few more days.  All is working out, but I'm still weak and trying to recover.  There are more details on my Instagram account (miaismine22), but for now, let's move onto this exciting post!

As my weekly posts are jampacked with lots of fun mini- articles, here's is an index should you have a special interest you'd like to read first!  Otherwise, settle in with your favorite beverage and snack and enjoy!  
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 you'll find my project for Get on Board with Sewing!
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!    

Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer - Here you will find updates on life after Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  I was diagnosed in November of 2014 and my last day of treatment was in November 2015.   

Weekly Word

As I was reading Psalm 29, it seemed like an action movie!  Truly it did!  The Lord's actions, His voice all of it is so powerful!  Look!  Read it for yourself!
God's voice is over the waters, He thunders, breaks the cedars, strikes with flashes of lightining!  
My heart raced as I read and imagined our Lord's power.  
Then a pause:  verse 11.
He gives us strength and blesses us with peace.  
Reading the entire psalm shows such action: yet it ends with the word “peace”.   
Do you need His peace today?  I know I do.  Let's lean on Him together, on His power, strength and peace.  

My Reading Life

Currently reading

Both of these book are Buddy Reads, one with Mary Alice and one with my precious granddaughter.  

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
Nancy's Mysterious Letter by Carolyn Keene
★★★★Once Upon A Wardrobe by Pattie Callahan

★★★★Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik BAckman - May we all have the courage of Britt-Marie...

Stash Report

During these last few weeks, I've returned to my comfort craft - crochet - so there has definitly been movement in my yarn stash.  I'll be sharing exact numbers next time.  
Yarny Numbers

Fabric Numbers
No changes in fabric numbers these last weeks.  

To Do Tuesday

Get on Board with Sewing!

I hope you all have been enjoying the Get On Board with Sewing Blog Hop!   Thank you to Brenda @ Songbird Designs  and Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps  for organizing the Get On Board with Sewing Blog Hop.  I also appreciate their invitation to participate.  
We were challenged to sew something related to our theme, write about it and share a bit of our sewing history.  
My parents gave me my first sewing machine when I was twelve.  I was enrolled in a sewing class and after that was one my own.  Needless to say, sewing went by the wayside.  I took up hand embroidery and knitting.  Daddy laughs as he recalls that I would embroider on literally anything - even his handkerchiefs!  Here he's be at work, pull out his hanky only to find it embroidered with flowers and other such designs!  
After I got married, I dived deep into embroidery, cross stitch and crochet.  Over the years we purchased a few machines, but I still struggled.  Then I got my first Bernina, a Bernina 350.  It was magic!  I've taken off like a race horse and never looked back!  😀   

This is why I thought this Cabana Mesh Tote by Marlous Designs would be perfect for this tropical/get on board with sewing theme!  It's a great intermediate/beginner project that fits in with the beach/pool!  

The center four squares on each side of the tote are acutally pockets!  
My grandaughter was my photographer.  She filled the tote with about four skeins of yarn and several yards of fabric, 
so it holds a ton!  

I hope you will visit the other participants in the hop and be inspired by their wonderful projects!  Plus, there are prizes!  Visit Brenda's page to enter to win prizes!  Who doesn't love prizes?  

Thursday, September 1

Anorina                Samelia’s Mum

Brenda                 Songbird Designs

Cheree                 The Morning Latte

Denise                  For the Love of Geese


Friday, September 2

Karen                    Karen’s Korner 

Nancy                   Grace and Peace Quilting

Sharon & Susan Ms P Designs USA

Nina-Marie         Creations – Quilts, Art, Whatever


Monday, September 5

Karrin                    Karrin’s Crazy World

Linda                     Texas Quilt Gal

Yvonne                 Quilting Jetgirl

Emily                     The Darling Dogwood                    


Tuesday, September 6

Gail                        Quilting Gail

Joy                         Days Filled with Joy

Melisa                   Pinker ‘n’ Punkin Quilting & Stitching

Carol                      Quilt Schmilt     


Wednesday, September 7

Melva                   Melva Loves Scraps

Tammy                 Tamarinis

Leah                      Quilted Delights

Patricia                 Faith, Trust & Breast Cancer

Gratitude Journal

Every week LeeAnna hosts a wonderful post that reminds me to focus on gratitude.  Every week we have a theme, but to be honest, this week, I'm just graeteful to be alive, home and pain-free!  

Take good care, my dears!
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  1. What a cute story about embroidering your Dad's hankies. :D Your mesh bag is da Bomb! I've never sewn with mesh - that looks like a great carryall - and it's pretty! Hope you are feeling better and stronger every day. I'm praying for you (hugs).

  2. Glad to know you are back home and recuperating again! Your tote is adorable, and looks so handy. I love the bright colors! So nice to have a helpful granddaughter, too!

  3. I love your tote, Patricia! Thanks so much for joining us on our blog hop and sharing your sewing history as well as your lovely project. Praying your health gets much better quickly. Please take good care of yourself! We're honored you chose this hop to be your first!

  4. That bag does look like a fun one to make! Thanks for joining in on the hop.

  5. I hope that your recovery continues and goes smoother from this point forward. The tote looks like it will be super handy to use for all kinds of trips and projects. I'll be thinking of you!

  6. Great bag! Congratulations on finishing your first blog hop!

  7. Such a colorful fun bag!!! Sorry about your medical set-back, friend! I'm praying for you!

  8. oh but your tote is wonderful. so bright and fun. your granddaughter did a great job catching the colors and fun tote. thanks to her and you

  9. So glad that you are healing and that your surgery was successful.

  10. That tote is so pretty, and useful! It sure does hold a lot. I just finished A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and now I want to read Britt-Marie Was Here

  11. Your tote is cheerful and fabulous. Perfect for the blog hop. Wishing you a speedy recovery .

  12. Pretty and practical. One can never have enough bags.

  13. I started cross stitching at 7 and my dad would get REALLY angry at me when he would find a needle in his foot! The tote was a perfect idea for a project!

  14. Lovely bag. I sure giggled when I imagined your Father pulling out his flower embroiders hanky. Thank you for sharing your project and memories.

  15. I'm grateful you're home and alive too... love the bag!