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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Just a Stitch or Two


 My theme for 2015 is "something from nothing" and I've been trying to keep that outlook.  A few years ago I found this quilt top at a tag sale.  Really it was in a box of rags.  I bought the box and decided this little top was more than a rag. So it has been sitting in my fabric box just waiting.  Well, on my way to Arizona this year I decided the little top needed to be a Doll Quilt or Table-topper.  So with some red embroidery threads and some off white muslin it became a quilt.  A perfect primitive.


It was fun to turn the little top into a great mini 11 3/4" x 12 1/2".  My hubby and I are downsizing so I'm offering it for sale in our eBay Store under Quilts.  I know it will find a good home. Happy Quilting!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday---Precious Promises


Listen and I will teach you what wise men have said.  Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.  I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now.  I have written down thirty sayings for you.  They contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what truth really is.  Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer.

#10 Never move an old property line or take over land owned by orphans.  The Lord is their powerful defender, and he will argue their case against you.
Proverbs 22: 17-21, Proverbs 23: 10-11 Good News Bible

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday---Precious Promises


Listen and I will teach you what wise men have said.  Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.  I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now.  I have written down thirty sayings for you.  They contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what truth really is.  Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer.

#9  Don't try to talk sense to a fool; he can't appreciate it.  
Proverbs 22: 17-21, Proverbs 23: 9 Good News Bible

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday---Precious Promises


Listen and I will teach you what wise men have said.  Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.  I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now.  I have written down thirty sayings for you.  They contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what truth really is.  Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer.

#8 Don't eat at the table of a stingy man or be greedy for the fine food he serves.  "Come on and have some more," he says, but he doesn't mean it.  What he thinks is what he really is.  You will vomit up what you have eaten and all your flattery will be wasted.
Proverbs 22:17-21, Proverbs 23:6-8 Good News Bible

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday---Precious Promises



Listen and I will teach you what wise men have said.  Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.  I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now.  I have written down thirty sayings for you.  They contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what truth really is.  Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer.

#7 Be wise enough not to wear yourself out trying to get rich.  Your money can be gone in a flash as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle.
Proverbs 22: 17-21, Proverbs 23: 4-5 Good News Bible

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday---Precious Promises


Listen and I will teach you what wise men have said.  Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.  I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now.  I have written down thirty sayings for you.  They contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what truth really is.  Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer.

#6  When you sit down to eat with an important man, keep in mind who he is.  If you have a big appetite, restrain yourself.  Don't be greedy for the fine food he serves he may be trying to trick you.
Proverbs 22: 17-21, Proverbs 23: 1-3 Good News Bible

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday---Precious Promises


Listen and I will teach you what wise men have said.  Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.  I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now.  I have written down thirty sayings for you.  They contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what truth really is.  Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer.

#5  Show me a man who does a good job, and I will show you a man who is better than most and worthy of company of kings.  Proverbs 22: 17-21, 29 Good News Bible

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday---Precious Promises


Listen, and I will teach you what wise men have said.  Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.  I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now.  I have written down thirty sayings for you.  They contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what the truth really is.  Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer

#4 Never move an old property line that your ancestors established.
 Proverbs 22: 17-21, 28 Good News Bible

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Working on Three at a Time ???


Do you ever get more than one quilt going at the the same time???  That what's happening to me--my own fault.  Or, is it the creative process.  When I'm working on a quilt project, other quilt ideas pop into my head.  "To many quilts to little time".  I think I heard that somewhere.  Hearts have been floating around my head lately.  I have some fuzzy ideas and not real sure where this little guy will go, but I will post the finished project.  The primitive quilt is starting to come into focus.  My idea is becoming clear and in a couple of weeks I will have the time to spend on it.  So how are your ideas forming?  Fuzzy or Clear?  Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Primitive---Starting with a 4-patch


I have an idea for the little primitive quilt I want to make.  I've always loved applique over patchwork.  So here is my beginning navy and tan---4-Patch.  I really can't tell you what will be next, but this little 4-patch plus others will be in a 9-patch layout and the center of the quilt.  The next section will be a border, but not sure what.  I will audition some ideas before I move on.  This quilt will be created one section at a time.  Where will it end????  That's what I like about free-style quilt creating, sometimes I don't even know what quilts will look like.  Stay turned.  Happy Quilting!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Saying Goodbye is Always Hard


We built our home in the summer of 1999 in a quiet little farming village of Josephville.  Within a few days we were adopted by a little farm cat we called Ms. Kitty.  Our vet thought she was about a year or two old when she arrived.  We don't know why she had a crooked ear or which farm she came from.  All we knew is that she wanted to share her life with us and that is what she did.  She was our inside/outside cat.  She spent most of her time being a fun little outside cat, but when the temps would drop in the winter she made her home inside with us, she loved the warmth by our furnace and spent most of her time in our large furnace/storage room.  She was not a high maintenance cat, she was just a sweet little cat who loved her adopted home.  Today, Ms. Kitty has passed to the Rainbow Bridge.  We were blessed to have been adopted by Ms. Kitty, to enjoy her antics, devotion and unconditional love.  It's always hard to say goodbye.  We will miss this sweet little girl.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday---Precious Promises


Listen, and I will teach you what wise men have said.  Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them.  I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now.  I have written down thirty sayings for you.  They contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what the truth really is.  Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer.

#3 Don't promise to be responsible for someone else's debt.  If you should be unable to pay, they will take away even your bed.  
Proverbs 22: 17-21, 26-27 Good News Bible

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Quilts are Memories


Quilts are Memories Patched together with Love, this little framed cross stitch sampler was made years ago.  But, its sentiment is ever lasting.   If you have been following my posts, you know that I have made a move from a large sewing room to a little nook under the steps.  As life changes so does our household arrangements.  Anyway, I have a few items that need new homes. I will be offering them for sale now and then.   This little piece measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/4" and is ready to hang.  $15.00 plus free shipping within the US.  Easel is not included. If interested email me.
 Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Primitive Quilt ???


What is a Primitive Quilt?  Is it an old patchwork or folk art and applique.  I'm in a search to find out.  To help in my discovery of primitive, I found the
Folk Art Museum of New York a wonderful place to look at beautiful quilts from years gone by.  You may want to stop by.  What do you consider a Primitive Quilt? The style, the color, an old quilt block pattern???   These next few days I will be looking at my bits and pieces and trying to create a Primitive Quilt.
Happy Quilting!