Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday Night With Friends

Hi All,  what should have been a peaceful evening of sewing turned in to an  aggravating hunt through my scraps to make a  few simple blocks to be added with others donations for the fire victim quilts being assembled at .....
 In case you would like to add some blocks just hit the above link she has the info for the pattern.   Now back to my blocks.  Here is the culprit that really stymied my choices of fabric.  

California Fire Blocks at From My Carolina Home

Simple block but if the if the hues of the light and darks are not right, the over all pattern of the quilt won't show up right.   I finally gave up and went to my precuts and I think these will work.    Still looks kinda off to me but we will see.

I also had to pull some fabric for another baby quilt and thought these look ok.   

Now that I look at it I think I'll probably stick some pale yellow in it to.  Darker grey will be the backing .  Her only requests were elephants a grey and blue.  So I have some wiggle room.

I'm hoping to have the fire blocks in the mail early next week and maybe finishing a quilt by the end.  Since I feel like I put at least 3 miles in looking for the fabric (I have it stashed in all rooms) I'm tired.  Anyway, I'm satisfied with getting at least this done tonight.
I'm going to sit in front of the fire and read for a little while.  Everyone stay warm, and pray for all
 those out in this weather.

              Linking up to 

Hug and blessings

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Duh Moment and OMG

I can't believe that on January 1st  I had already goofed up my 2018 plan.
That part of only taking on one extra activity on line.  I had forgotten that about 3 months
I had joined a new group of ladies called

I wanted to partake with this group to get out of my comfort zone and try some new techniques 
and learn new things at the same time.  So I will be staying on with them and hopefully do so.
Good part is that we will have 3months to design and create what ever the endeavor is.
Bad part for me is that it started in Nov. so I have to have it finished by Feb.1st.
Saving grace is I have already chosen how and what I was going to do.
Today, after I finish this post, I will be digging furiously through my stash for fabric.

Now on to my OMG, which is a must finish as well.  I have a commissioned baby quilt to be
done in black and browns.  REALLY?  I don't know about you but I had a hard time coming up with something with those colors and saying soft cuddly baby at the same time.  But here is what I'm working with for now.

This is nothing like it will be laid out,  I have a couple ideas rolling in my dead too.
I'll be visiting you ladies to see what your up to.  
It was six degrees in Ky. this morning.  Chickens were not happy.  
Just thankful we did not get that snow.  

Until next week,
Hugs and Blessings

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2018 Planning Party

Jenny of ELEFANTZ: Jane Austen and wise words...

In July of this year a friend hand stitched this quote.  It has stayed in my mind over the months ever since. I have been turning thoughts around in my mind for two weeks now trying to figure out what I want to accomplish this new year of fresh starts.  At 70 yrs of age (in May) I get tired earlier, confused easier and stressed quicker.  I have started this post several time with different lists that sound good but I probably would not be able to accomplish as readily as I would like.  Hmmmm, more stress.
While looking for a quilt I have not shared, I once again  thought of this quote.  Now I finally know what I want to obtain this new year.  Contentment.  So these are the goals for 2018.

1.  I want to enjoy my self while still helping others and being a responsible wife and home
2.  Use the planner I have had for 2 yrs.  Sewing, health, friend.
3.  Post on social media once a week and maybe twice, that was maybe. no pressure
4.  The only extra online sewing activity I will participate will OMG at Elmstreet quilts, unless
      an  emergency request for help is needed.

As easy as this sounds it will be hard for an overachiever.  But then as an overachiever I will do it.
Here is the link to Jenny"s blog,  She has a gentle, peaceful nature about her that you can feel as you visit with her.  Jenny is very a talented and God loving lady.  I want to be like her when I grow up.

Everyone have a save and happy New year.
Hugs and have a Blessed day

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Lords Day

  When my heart's desire is to have a closer relationship with my God I receive a little more peace and little more joy and a little less fear.  When my heart is right I tend to be a little more kinder and a little more giving.  I say a little because it is a daily walk.  I have learned over the years of either growing or a lax attitude, it is me that is wavering not my Heavenly Father.
  Just as I hear my earthly father teachings at times while I'm looking back at my childhood, I hear from the Father through the  Holy Spirit for His will and direction for today and the tomorrows of my life.  And on those days, (for whatever reason) I totally leave God out, well what a mess.  Praise God He's a forgiving God through His son Jesus.

    Jesus Gives The Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20
Jesus told his disciples, " I have been given all authority in heaven and earth.  Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptising them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this----that I am with you always, even to the ends of the world.

 We are to go---whether it is nextdoor or to another country and make disciples, it is not an option, but a command to All that call  Jesus Lord.  While we are not all evangelists, we all have received gifts that we can use in helping to fulfill the Great Commission.  As we obey, we have the comfort in the knowledge that Jesus is always with us.

                                                      Hugs and have a Blessed Day

Monday, July 17, 2017

5th Annual Piggy Bank Challenge Begins!

Val's Quilting Studio

I joined this challenge once before, and I kept forgetting to put anything in the bank.
This being the bank.

This year will be totally different, I have a motive for joining.  My daughter wants me to join her on their vacation next year in the Carolinas.  If I'm to go, I have to feed this puppy.  Of course I'm sure I will like the beach, but I'm think quilting shops.

If you think this is something you would like to take part in, just click the following link or badge on my sidebar.   
August 1st is the deadline.

You have met Maggie before, but not Casper.  Casper is about 17 yrs. old and we have had her and  16 feral siblings since they were born.  We were finally able to tame, fix  and find homes for all except her.  It took about two years, that's why so many kitties.  Any how, we knew she was there because food would be gone in the morning.  At that time we weren't feeding anything but her.  Hence the name Casper.  We were surprised when we found out she was all black.  I'm still the only one who can pet her and after 17 yrs can finally pick her up....

I'm trying to get rid of the musty odor in this suitcase to use as a prop at an upcoming craft show.
I had baking soda in it.  I could not get a picture after she got out,  She seem not to like the camera.

Well, short and sweet.  I gotta go and reline this suitcase.

Hugs and blessing

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What a friend and Jesus did for me today

This is how it went:

It was good to hear from you, thanks for commenting. I get frustrated sometimes when only a few comment.

I  had 54 visitors yesterday and only 5  took the time to comment.  A good thing about that this time, is
that I believe all 5  actually read the post.  But the BEST thing is that God gave me an attitude adjustment this 
morning about why I blog. 
Now I do want to learn and see new and interesting things that others do and or make, since I don't get out much.
But more than that I want to help others, maybe give them insight  or some thought that they are being listened 
to and prayed for or admired. That they have inspired someone else or made them smile.

There are a lot of people in the blogging world that we are their ONLY neighbor, family or friend.  Not everyone
is blessed with those.  I'm guessing about fifteen or twenty of my followers are the kind of people  who 
inspire me to do better and I call a friend.  I don't do that lightly.  That is not a bad thing, I'm just saying a lot of good people are just too busy to be a friend, not even realizing it.   

I ask God to help me love others as Jesus does.  And he is.  It seems to be an ongoing thing.  It is not easy and by this I mean I have become more aware of others pain, and how many emotions can come frorn pain of different sorts.  I hurt for them.  A lot of you are my sisters in Christ, I cry with you, laugh, and pray with you. Those that aren't I cry and pray for you.  I can't imagine my life without Jesus who loved me first, my Savior, Healer and Counselor.

Laura,  I'm so happy to have you for a sister and friend.  Did you think God would use you today with your comment?  I certainly did not know my response to you would go this way , but I'm thankful that it did..

My frustration is gone and I'm smiling with my attitude adjustment in place.  I'm posting this because maybe someone else can smile because of you.

Ladies, please know if I visit with you, I will leave a comment.  It won't be elegant or frilly, but it will be the truth from my heart.  Mom always said:  If you can't say something good, then just don't say it.  We may have to look for it sometimes, but it is there.
Be Safe
Hugs and Blessing

Monday, July 3, 2017

July's One Monthly Goal

Gonna try and get better organized now that thingz are getting better.  You know how stuff just happens, Health is getting better and so is marriage slowly but surely but that is okay.
Almost done organizing fabric, so now I'm hoping to open my ESTY shop by the first of September.
And that bringz me to my  "main" one monthly goal.  

I'm going to quilt and bind this Linus quilt, now notice Maggie is asleep in the upper left corner.


Turned my back and  BAM there she is.  Now could you yell at that pitiful thing?
I'll just have to throw it in the wash before I turn it in.  Which bringe me to question, how many of you prefer the washed look to their quilts when posting or selling?

I'm sneaking  a second one in too.  I need to design, cut and piece a baby quilt from this fabric

It will be simple, I Don't do complicated yet.  Check out that grammar, sounds like I'm from the sticks.  Well I am, you know everyone from Kentucky goes barefoot right?
Have a great week and be safe..

Hugs and Blessings