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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

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


You, Lord, give perfect peace

to those who keep their purpose firm

and put their trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3, Good News Bible

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises



Where I have treated a piece as the whole,

forgive me.

Where I need to learn where the pieces fit,

teach me.

Where I need to finish what I started,

encourage me.


source "Quilted with Love"

Friday, September 4, 2020

Shop Additions


Two of my larger Art Quilts have been added to my Etsy shop.  A Centered Life features vintage and designer fabrics.  Dogs & Dots is a whimsical medallion quilt.   The SHOP can be reached by clicking on the quilt bottom in the sidebar.   Check out Off the Wall Friday.  More quilts to come as I keep on stitching.  Happy Quilting!

Shop Additions and Weight Subtraction


Three new mini quilts are now it my Etsy shop.  Just click the SHOP button on the side bar and I keep stitching.  I will have two more Art Quilts going in this weekend.   Stitching is really helping with the weight loss.  I have lost 7 pounds.  This is getting exciting.  Hope you have a great Labor Day Holiday and Happy Quilting!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,

his mercies never come to an end; 

they are new every morning; 

great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

Friday, August 28, 2020

How to Lose Weight ?!?!

I may have discovered the secret to weight loss.  Quilting!!!  I was talking with a friend the other day and she was telling me she lost 40 pounds.  Wow, I was impressed-I could stand to do that.  Her secret is eating less than 50 carbs a day.  Well, I thought I could do that.  Yes, but I love sweets and especially in the evening while watching TV.  Then I discovered a box of Halloween fabrics.  Maybe the answer.  I started quilting some novelty prints.  Made a couple of Snack Mats.  Hand quilting while watching TV has helped greatly.  I finished two little mats and decided to add them to my etsy shop.  The reopening of the Familypatchworks shop is underway.  The shop has been empty for a few months.  Were does the time go?  I'm getting into the routine of quilting in the evening and I've decided it was time to concentrate on the shop offerings.  I've added some past items and plan to add more mini quilts that can be used as gifts, table toppers, wall hangings, mug, snack or candle mats.  I, also, have some Halloween fabrics.

You can get to the shop by clicking on the SHOP quilts in the sidebar.

Oh, I stared the "50 carbs or Less A Day" on Sunday 8/23/2020.  Lost 3 pounds to date. 

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.
Proverbs 15:1, Good News Bible

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Back to School


Short Stuff is now in the 1st Grade and he will begin school on Thursday August 27th.  He is in the BB group.  Yes, his school has an AA group (last names A-M), BB group (last names N-Z).  Two days in school 3 days home.  Wednesdays are clean the school day for the Thursday-Friday group.  The 3 days home will be on-line learning with Wednesday a teacher guided on-line learning day.   This will be a challenge for everyone.  Lunch will be served in the classroom with orders taken in the morning.  Parents will not be allowed in the classroom--I guess that means no class parties this year.  A very unusual year ahead.

I have been working with our little 1st grader all summer.  That has been a challenge too.  He is ready for school.  I hope he is not disappointed with the new system.  He has normally been a bus rider, but this year we decided to drop off and pick up.  

I had my annual physical yesterday.  Got a good report and also a discussion about Short Stuff and the possibility of getting sick.  My hubby and I are both high risk, just because of age.  But, hubby has heart problems and diabetes.  So the discussion was that we need to have a plan of how we would handle any illness that he may bring home.  The doctor also suggested that we wear mask in the house if there is an illness and of course disinfect everything that Short Stuff touches.  It has been decided that I would care for Short Stuff and hubby would isolate himself from us.  I hope we don't have to face that problem, but it was good to have the discussion.  Stay Safe and Familypatchwork Happiness to you and yours.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life.
Don't wait for something outside of yourself to
make you happy in the future.  
Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, 
whether it's at work or with your family.  
Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Earl Nightingale

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


Do not be afraid of them,
for I will be with you to 
protect you.
I, the Lord have spoken.
Jeremiah 1:8, Good News Bible

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises

He gives power to the faint,
 and strengthen the powerless.
Isaiah 40:29
Lord God you watch over the less able 
and make a way for them.  
Thank you, may our eyes see as you do 
and our ears hear your voice.  

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises

You are my security.
Job 31:24