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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Catfish Pillow and Little Boy Quilt

My sewing room is getting a new look and a new purpose.  Soon to be a little boy's bedroom/playroom.  Boxes are being moved and new items are being positioned.  We have been trying to think of a theme for Parker's new room when an old Catfish pillow and an embroidery quilt gave us the answer.

This little quilt was a gift from my hubby's cousins to Parker when he arrived on the scene six months ago.  The Catfish pillow I've had for years----so why not put the two together to create a little boy's fishing haven.  My sewing room always doubled as a guest room.  So a trundle bed and night stand will be moved so that the quilt will hang over the crib.  An antique school desk, rocking chair, and toys will round out this special place for our special boy.   Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Things Have Been A Changing

Things have been changing in my little household lately.  We have had a wonderful addition--our first grandchild, Parker.  I knew things would be different, but WOW, I didn't realize how different.  My sewing room is packed and ready for moving.

 My once room made up of boxes of fabric, threads, three machines and tons of ideas, will now consist of one machine is a corner of the lower level.

My sewing room will become Parker's bedroom.  As things go in this modern family world, our lower level is being turned into a single Dad's apartment.  We are blessed that we have the room and availability to offer Dad and grandson a place to hang their hats while getting their feet on the ground.

Parker will be with his Dad 50% of his time. At 6 months old, both Parker and Dad are learning lots about each other and this bright new world.

My quilting has become one of very small pieces and lots of hand work.  I've made a couple of tiny prayer flags (will post about those later).  Working on the horse quilt.

For some reason the quilting decisions for this quilt has caused me lots of concern.  But, finally after machine quilting part then removing stitches--just didn't look right.  I decided that hand quilting would be my best option.  I will say with this move to a smaller sewing area and the making of small hand work quilts and prayer flags, I feel refreshed.  It is very relaxing after some very busy days.

So, this is what I've been doing lately.  Change can be good.  Even though it catches you off guard and sometimes make things a little difficult.  But, faith keeps me centered and his precious promises will always speak to what is really important and the big picture.  Happy Quilting!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love and self-control.  II Timothy 1:7

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.  
Psalms 107:1

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

Actually I would prefer that all of you were as I am; but each one has a special gift from God, one person this gift, another one that gift.  I Corinthians 7:7

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

My brothers fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise:  things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.  Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions.  And the God who give us peace will be with you.  
Philippians 4: 8-9

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  Genesis 1:1

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us.  If our gift is to speak God's message, we should do it according to the faith that we have; if it is to serve we should serve; if it is to teach we should teach; if it is to encourage others, we should do so.  Whoever shares with others should do it generously; whoever has authority should work hard; whoever shows kindness to others should do it cheerfully.  Romans 12: 6-8

Monday, July 7, 2014

Prayer Flag Delivered

Yesterday, I completed and delivered a Prayer Flag to a good friend.  My friend is facing foot surgery and has been dealing with many illnesses and complications over the years.  Her Prayer Flag is sending  a message for healing and good health.

This little flag is sporting lace, buttons, ric rak, ribbons and hand stitches.  The wishes are hand written on fabric with a fabric pen and attached at the top with some primitive stitches so that the fabric and blessings will unravel in the wind sending the message to everyone.

 The flag is 9 x 10 1/2 inches.   Have an enjoyable Monday and Happy Quilting!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

       Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.  James 4:10

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Birthday United States of America 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

The Lord bless thee and keep thee.  The Lord make his face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee.  The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and give thee peace.  Numbers 6:24-26

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
 II Peter 3:18

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday---Precious Promises

The Lord saves righteous men and protects them in times of trouble.  He helps them and rescues them; he saves them from the wicked because they go to him for protection.  Psalms 37: 39-40