So Grows the Fence

Now in phase 1 of the fence, we have 3 of 9 panels completed. 1″x8″x8′ boards are going up today three panels deep on 3 2″x4″x8′ stringers between 4″x4″x8′ posts set in concrete. And now, we have three beautiful sections up and are ready to finish up phase 1 tomorrow. This is so exciting. While we love our neighbors and help them whenever they need it, we do not need to see all their comings and goings. Many, many people live there and come and go and all of them peer into our yard and I have felt uncomfortable with so many people I don’t know so close to my kids that we haven’t been out in the yard much. So now the fence is going up and I am so excited because once it is done, we can use our space and be outside again. Yay! I am so very thankful. Hard work but so worth it! God is so very good! 😄❤

Feeling This Work Day

I am joyful and peaceful but recovering from working hard all day in this hot Florida summer sun. Thank God for giving breezes all day and thanks be to God for strength and help to get much of the fence up today. More to go tomorrow. Everyone helped and it will be so amazing to get that fence up again. So super excited. After fence work was finished for today (meaning everyone had enough of the heat lol), I weeded and mowed. I have motivation to be outside again because privacy is on the horizon again. Woo hoo! Praise God! And band practice tonight to boot. So great!❤

Children’s Choir Successes

Tonight, my kids learned several big words, like “anunciation” and “diaphragm”. We found a role for Lucy to play because she hates singing (she will be Mary). We learned and sang the words to Mary, Did You Know?. It was beautiful. The kids that used to have one pitch are now all singing together and it makes my heart happy. 😄 ❤ 

Quilt Progress- Still Tying

With an enormous sidetrack of our hurricane Irma and subsequent cleanup and maintenance (the air condenser going out last night as our most recent sidetrack), I have been tying the quilt together as I have been able to. And now, I am happy to say, I started tying my last row. There is an end in sight! So excited. And I will have the quilt finished before I need it for warmth in our 3 days and 5 nights of winter here in Florida. Lol. I will be finished soon and will show you when it is completed. I love it still and every time I see it, it reminds me of great moments in my physical and spiritual life and feel so blessed. Quilting allows such individual expression of artistry that despite the extensive time involved, I absolutely love it! I had someone ask if I did commissioned quilts for people, and I was thankful for that because this is only my fourth ever (one was a small pillow quilt for my baby nephew and two for my kids). But it would take a lot of money to get me to pour out time into someone else’s story, giving up time with my family. It is beautiful though to think of that way. And maybe when the kids are out of the house, should the Lord wait that long to come and get us. (I doubt that He would wait so long, could be today or tomorrow, no one knows but God.) Anywho, quilt is still in the works and I will snap some pics when she is finished. Love you and God bless! ❤

Quilt Progress, Last Step

So here I am doing the last step, which is excrutiating like bean counting. I am so over it and am just pinning the back on. Lol So, I will tie them together and hem it and voila, le fin. So looking forward to being finished with this part and consequently finished with the customized heirloom queen sized quilt for my bed and family thereafter. I am using silver thread and instantly regret that decision. Can you say hard to work with? Yikes. But all is well because I have mastered going to a better place in my head. Lol. I will overcome and love myself for it. Praise God for miraculously and lol wing me to finish in time and wow, for strength to handset it all. God is good!!! ❤❤❤