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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday---Precious Promises

So Jesus said to those who believed in him, "If you obey my teachings, you are really my disciples; you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
John 8: 31-32, Good News Bible

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday---Precious Promises

After all this, there is only one thing to say:  have reverence for God, and obey his commands, because this is all that human beings were created for.
Ecclesiastes 12:13, Good News Bible

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Vintage Grandma Moses print fabric

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday---Precious Promises

Come, let us praise the Lord!  Let us sing for joy to God, who protects us!  Let us come before him with thanksgiving and sing joyful songs of praise.
Psalms 95: 1-2, Good News Bible

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday---Precious Promises

And now I give you a new commandment:  love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.
John 13: 34-35, Good News Bible

Friday, November 11, 2016

Prayer Flags

Today, I made two Prayer Flags.  It has been a few months since my last flags--that is a good thing.  But last night I learned from a friend that one of her friends is alone recovering from a double mastectomy.  She is divorced and her only child is away at college.

Butterflies are always fun to add to a Prayer Flag.  They create smiles.  This little flag is 9 x 7 inches, with some vintage lace and ribbon.  Hope it helps.

The second flag is for a family friend, who will be undergoing heart surgery.  She has had heart problems since a child and has had previous surgeries.  No matter how many it is always difficult when you need one more.

This flag is a little smaller 6 x 8 inches and is a little quilted heart with embroidery, vintage lace and ribbon.  This is what is Off The Wall for me today.  Check out the others here.  Have a wonderful weekend and as always Happy Quilting!!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sunday---Precious Promises

If you pay attention when you are corrected, you are wise.  If you refuse to learn, you are hurting yourself.  If you accept correction, you will become wiser.  Reverence for the Lord is an education in itself.  You much be humble before you can ever receive honors.
Proverbs 15:31-33, Good New Bible

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday---Precious Promises

Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, shining stars.
Psalms 148:3, Good News Bible

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sun Moon Stars Continues

I've penciled in the stars and have stitching ideas for the moons.  This is a slow cloth for me--my first.  I'm usually rushing to complete projects.  Following this workshop with Jude Hill is taking me in a different direction from my usual approach to my art quilts.  I like it!!  Today, Jude talked about motion in her  SunMoonStars workshop.  The paisley gives the sampler motion within the block, but turning the entire block on another piece of cloth gives  movement outside the block.  That is not an original thought, but the thoughts Jude addressed this morning.

Look closely and you can see the outline of my block on the blue star fabric--I outlined in white pen--then made a little turn.  My goal is to stitch the stars and moons in the next few days. I'm also thinking how the paisley (Milky Way) is going to change during this slow cloth movement or stay the same???  This is my Off the Wall   project--check out all the others.  As Always, Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

??? - October 12, 2016

I had a dream last night and when I woke this morning the dream made lots of sense.

When I woke and opened the door to the garage in bounded our yellow lab Maggie, but she was young and full of energy.  

But that was not the case this morning--Maggie had passed to the Rainbow Bridge, some time during the night.  We had been noticing a change in her behavior the past few weeks.  She was more quiet, sleeping longer, not joining in like she use to.  The age of Maggie was unknown because she was a rescue dog.  But the one thing the vet noticed was how worn her teeth were, so Maggie was well over 10 years old.  She had been with us since April 23, 2012.  She was a sweet girl that immediately fit in to our family life style.

We think Maggie had had many litters of puppies and was used to make her previous owners lots of money.  But, her days with us were very different.  She was a little spoiled to say the least.  I would like to believe she loved her final years with us and much as we loved her.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Making a Move

I've made the decision.  I'm going to be making a Shop move.  You'll notice a new Shop button on the side bar.  I will be offering a few items for sale now and then. Nothing big just a small sampling.   My Etsy shop will be closing by the end of the year.  This is my second time to try selling on Etsy.  I can't complain I have sold some items and I love the format, but I just can not get my mind around how Etsy REALLY works.  Articles I have read about promoting your product/brand--seem to take more time and know-how than I have.  So I will offered my items, here on my blog and scale back a bit.

You will find small art quilts and prayer flags.  Maybe even a Mug Rug or two.  I prefer PayPal, but if another means of payment is desired just email me.  Hope you'll stop in now and then.  As Always, Happy Quilting!!