Friday, December 11, 2009

Computer Woes

Well my computer is down again. I am posting this on my husbands computer. If you don't hear from me for awhile this is why. I hope to get it fixed next week.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Healing Quilt

I just finished a wonderful book that I just have to share with you. It is called The Healing Quilt by Lauraine Snelling. It's a story about 6 women brought together to make a quilt to auction off to raise money for a mammogram machine to replace the outdated one they have in their town.

The story is about the different problems several of the women are dealing with in there lives. It is a very uplifting story about how God is always with us even when we aren't sure and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I think you will too. The author who wrote the book tells about herself at the end but I don't want to give anything away. :)Make sure you have a box of tissues.

Take the time to either buy it or check it out from you library.

The Healing Quilt by Lauraine Snelling.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stitching.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Life Lessons from the Kitchen

Yesterday I decided to make some cheesy potato soup. YUM!
I put carrots, celery, onions, brats and potatoes in it, and of course cheese. I got all my veges assembled to clean and peel and when I took the carrots out of their bag I noticed that several were very moldy. Yuck! I decided to cut off the bad parts and peel the rest. One of those carrots didn't make the cut, it was kinda skinny so I peeled it thinking I would just cut off the moldy part after peeling. I took the first scrape with my trusty peeler, going into the moldy part and low and behold there was a good carrot under that mold. I peeled off all the mold to find a perfectly edible carrot for my soup.
The lesson? Sometimes we see people in life who are so moldy that we either throw them away or try to cut off the bad parts to salvage the rest. God sees us, mold and all and He knows which parts are salvageable and which need to be trimmed off. Trust in Him that He is always trimming even when you think someone or even yourself may not be salvageable. I guarantee there is something there. :) That was my lesson from the kitchen and something I was so glad to know.

Today I am going to Hobby lobby in Ames to look for some Christmas buttons for my stockings. Maybe some cording too. I also want to look for purple flannel. I already have some but I don't think I have enough for the border for Areigna's quilt and doll quilt.
I love my flannel board. Only $3. I can put my projects up on it and step to get a better view. Love it, love it, love it!
Here is a picture of the flannel quilt, doll quilt and Christmas stockings. All works in progress. :)
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Here is a picture of the blue quilt. I am still making blocks for it so this is a tentative view.
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It is very cold here today, with a light dusting of snow on the ground.

My Gratitude's for today:

1) My Savior, who, when I listen, is always reminding me that He is here and that He cares for me. Thank you Lord

2)My Design (flannel backed table cloth) Board, so that I can step back to see the bigger picture.

3) My Daughter Casey Francis, for all her love and encouragement especially now. Thank you Little love.

I pray you all have a very blessed day. I hope you have been inspired and loved.
Thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Stockings

Good morning Everyone,

Today I am working on Christmas stockings for my DGC. I have one completed and the other three are in various stages of completion.

Here are 2 of them. The one on the left is completed and the one on the right needs to have the back, lining and name embroidered on.
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I am embroidering their names on each stocking by hand. Here is a close up of Areigna's. Not to professional but it's made by Grandma. :)
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This one needs lining and a back. The back will be machine quilted. The ribbons are stitched on. I am thinking of either hot gluing crystals in the center of them to cover the stitching. or finding some cute buttons. I'm not sure yet.
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This one the blocks are pieced together and just waiting to be put to the muslin backing.
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This stocking needs to be pieced yet.
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Here are all 4 of them. My current WIP's. The pattern is called Christmas Sock and it is put out by Patch Press. It's an old pattern and I'm not sure it's still available. I tried looking for it on the Internet yesterday and couldn't find it. If any of you are able to find it could you post in the comment section in case others want to make these. There are 2 other sock patterns as well in this one pattern.
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I'll post the completed ones later today or tomorrow.
Have a Great Day.
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