Quilting Again

As baby will soon be here for long visits, I am making a baby quilt to cuddle baby safely here. I am doing a small biscuit or puff quilt with a calming aquarium theme. I will take pictures when I have more than just the cutout fabric (which was my afternoon). I had thought I was finished quilting for a while but alas, need to cozy our grand baby up with love. Quilts take dedicated effort, which to me is love. To me, you spend time on someone you love. And it is truly rewarding to love someone. And we will make time for this precious little baby and his comfort. And may God convey this love to them through this act of love. May God bless all our efforts where loving people is concerned. May God be praised!😄❤

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Quilt is Finished

Here is our finished family heirloom quilt. I finished the last hand-stitch during my technology fast and had to wait to tell you. This quilt means much to me personally because it is our story and every stitch was made by hand with love. The center is the story of Jesus Christ, and He is the center of my life. So I am covered by Christ symbolically as I am covered by Him spiritually. I have slept like a baby and it makes me happy to look at. Praise God! ❤ ❤ ❤  

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! ❤

Not Finished Yet

I am not finished yet. You are not finished yet. We still are breathing and God has not come to take the church away, so we still have work to do and we are still here to do it. Maybe it is the work of getting saved, maybe of drawing closer to rhe Lord, maybe forgiveness, maybe getting others saved, maybe praying, maybe fasting, maybe reading the Bible, whatever God is telling you to do. My quilt is still not completely finished yet. Everything is finished except the tying it all together is not yet finished. I have finished tying together 2 rows out of 7, it is tedious, challenging to find time, meticulous, difficult-for-me work. Yet, I keep at it because I want to see the finished product, the beautiful design played out. I want to see it and please the Lord with my art and skills, such as they are. We are the same way, keep focusing on the end result. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Keep fighting for life and grasping to the hope that we have and keep working on strengthening weak points. Tie it together. Love on people in your path. Let people know that grace will one day be over and rewards and punishments after judgment will follow. I am ready for that but must hang in there and tie loose ends. Let’s finish strong. Only God knows the date and time of the finish line, but visualize it and keep going. Do not grow tired or give up. I am still working knot by knot on my quilt and working forgiveness by forgiveness on my life. I am here with you. Keep going. You can do all things through Jesus Christ who continues to strengthen you (Philippians 4:13). You and Jesus got this. Keep close to Him. I am here too. Love you, friend!❤

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!!! ❤❤❤


Unexpectedly Useful

I put my skirt on the sides of my quilt I am finishing up. And looking at it, the skirt only came down halfway the height of the mattress. Tacky to me, and I knew it would but me every time I saw that, so I looked for a solution. And just like my Heavenly Father that knows and loves me so well, He turned my head to my fabric pieces and my eye fell on leftovers of a beat up curtain sheer, the cotton kind not the impossible to work with sheer. And it was pretty beat up but white and had enough not beat up parts that I was able to cut out what I needed for an extra 6 inches on each side. Perfect. Beautiful. Unexpected. Useful. God. And that is what God has been doing in my life lately. I draw close to Him and He makes ugly into unexpectedly useful and beautiful. He shows me the beauty in everything. He provides even before I get a chance or am just about to ask Him. And there is no doubt that God loves and provides, friends. He walks with me, talks with me. There is no imagination in it, He is truth and clarity. Oh how I love Him and oh how He loves us, all of us He made beautifully on purpose!!! Precious Savior! Talk to Him, draw close to Him. He loves and wants that and you will never be disappointed by it!!! 🙂 Love you, friend!❤