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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


Dear God,

I cringe at good-byes.  I fear them,

Postpone them,

and sometimes refuse to deal with them.

Help me see how I tie Your hands

when I bind myself to the past.

Gather all the good in every good-bye

and teach me how to use it 

to welcome tomorrow.


source Quilted with Love by Debbie Salter Goodwin

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises

Abide in me as I abide in you.

Just as the branch cannot 

bear fruit by itself

unless it abides in the vine,

neither can you 

unless you abide in me.

John 15:4

Lord Jesus come live in

my heart and fill my mind

 and being

with your words  of truth.  

May my life represent you. 



Sunday, November 8, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


Take the First Step in Faith
You don't have to see the 
whole staircase
Just take the First Step.
Martin Luther King

Monday, October 26, 2020

Slow Stitching


In my little sewing corner, I have enjoyed many aspects of Slow Stitching for years.  My miniature quilts have always had both machine and hand stitches.  As my fabric supply has increased over the years, I realize I have more than I can ever stitch. So I'm offering Slow Stitch Bundles to others who want to use the relaxing method of stitching to get in touch with "self".  This technique has a long history and today in our fast pace, screen obsessed world the relaxation slow stitching offers is unsurpassed as we take a step back to just "Be".

Slow Stitching has no rules, only your imagination. It can be raw edge snippets of fabric assembled to create a background for embroidery.  It can be a tiny pendant of bits and pieces.  My collection of Slow Stitch Bundles will include an assortment of vintage fabrics, laces, beads, buttons & ephemera.  All bundles will be one of a kind and will include a batting and backing for those who want to turn their project into a quilted snack mat or wall hanged.  A paper item will also be included for those wanting to use the bundle for journaling or card making.  The possibilities are endless.  Slow Stitching offers a chance to be creative, slow down and enjoy a balance in the busy world.  Bundles can be purchased here.  I've listed two so far, with more to follow.  Happy Quilting!

Precious Promises on Monday


Be merciful to me O God

be merciful,

because I come to you for safety.

In the shadow of your wings

I find protection

until the raging storms are over.

Psalms 57:1, Good News Bible

Shop Addition


Just completed the hand quilting on this Yellow Lab Mini Quilt.  We were so very lucky to have two yellow labs in our life.  Bear, a dog trained to be a sporting retriever but was gun shy and Maggie a puppy mill dog that was dumped when she became to old.  Both were rescues and both were wonderful dogs.  Bear was so polite (I guess from all this training) and Maggie was a real mothering type, who allowed our toddler grandson to climb all over her.  Labs are wonderful dogs they always want to please.  Added it to the shop this morning.  Check out the shop on the sidebar.  Have a great Monday and Happy Quilting!

Monday, October 19, 2020

My Grandmother Always Said

A very enjoyable Sunday caused the delay of Sunday---Precious Promises to Monday.  My Grandmother always said, that when your Birthday falls on a Sunday it makes it an extra special day.  That was yesterday.  My Birthday and an extremely special day that started with church and ended with a wonderful dinner and conversation with family and friends.

Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin!

God picks you from the patch and bring you in.

John 15:16

Then washes all the dirt off you.

2 Corinthians 5:17

He open you up and scoops out all the yucky stuff.  He removes the seeds of doubt, hat, greed, etc.

Romans 6:6

Then He carves you a new smiling face.

Psalm 71:23

And He puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see.

Matthew 5:16

source:  Facebook post from a friend

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


But I will sing about your strength;
every morning I will sing aloud
of your constant love.
You have been a refuge for me
a shelter in my time of trouble.
I will praise you, me defender.
My refuge is God, 
the God who loves me.
Psalms 59:16-17, Good News Bible

Lord God I worship you
with my whole heart and give 
myself to your care.
I trust you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

What Day Is It???


VACATION that's what I need.  Sunday--Precious Promises didn't get posted until today, Tuesday.  I'm so out of touch with the world. I'm having trouble keeping my little corner of the world under control.  Have you ever been there???  I didn't know there was going to be a Presidential Debate tonight until my hubby asked me to record it.  He was taking short stuff to  Baseball practice.  I use to know everything that was going on in the world.  I don't think I have watched a news program for months.  Which, now that I think about it may not be bad.  The update on home schooling--short stuff goes to school on Thursday's and Friday's the rest of the time it is virtual.  Which is fine, but so time consuming.  Especially since hubby and I have an online business that requires shipping and inventory control daily.  And then there is the normal house work.  This "old" lady has been on the go lately, and falling in bed at 9:00pm.  

There is light at the end of this tunnel.  Short stuff's school will be moving to full time October 19.  That will be a relief, but also a concern.  When will this all be over???  The worry, the masks, the hand sanitizer, the social distancing.  It would be fun to just relax and be. 

I do get a little working vacation the beginning of October and I am looking forward to just being out in the world.  Of course, with a mask and a whole cloth quilt wall hanging that I'm hand quilting.  That has been my relaxation.  Quilting is a wonderful hobby.  I can be creative, with an active mind and fingers.  Sometime it makes this crazy world peaceful and calm.  I hope it does the same for you. Happy Quilting! 

Sunday--Precious Promises on Tuesday


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises

 I am not my own self-made, self-reliant being but yours, Oh God.
Make me into what You will.
Make me a neighbor with those You will.
Guide me on the easy path for You.
Guide me on the rocky road for You.
Whether I am to step up for You or step aside for You;
Whether I am to be lifted high for You or brought low for You.
Whether I become full or empty, wit all things or with nothing;
I give all that I have and all that I am to You.  So be it.
May I always remember you, O God, I belong to you,.
John Wesley's Covenant Prayer, A Modern Revision