Well, it's November again, and all of the gratitude lists are popping up on Facebook. I've decided to post mine here.
I read a book by Ann Voscamp called 1000 Gifts. It's her journey on finding grace everyday, in all things. She keeps a journal, a gratitude journal. Everyday she writes down three things that she is grateful for. The idea is to focus on all of your blessings instead of the negativity. There are studies on how this is beneficial to health and well being.
So, here we go....
The thing that I am most grateful for in my life is my salvation. Jesus Christ suffered a horrible death to pay for my sins, past, present, and future. Because of Him, I have been spared the fiery depths of hell.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Did you know that there are only 83 days until Halloween? It can take it's good old time. I am in no hurry! I can hardly believe that it's August already. This summer has gone so quickly. Way too fast!!
Kathy sure is ready for Halloween!! She's always ready. She brought me three more quilts with that very theme. I lost count already of how many I have quilted for her.
She will use this one as a tablecloth, so I quilted it a little heavier than normal. You can see the pattern on the picture below. Spiderwebs!
You've got to love these wonky log cabins, and that background polkadot. I'm sure that will look great draped over a chair!
I've already got a couple of Christmas quilts in the cue!! Maybe one day I'll make one of my own!!
*another note from a friend!! (can you believe it? three in one week! I just love getting mail!)
*barbecued pulled pork
*hearing an old favorite song
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:4-7
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
This summer, my sister, a couple friends, and I have been having a weekly bible study. We have also decided to incorporate a summer project. My friend, Sarah, and I went to QuiltCon in February, and found a pattern called "Sweet Tea and Green Beans". We have decided as a group to make this quilt, each in our own colorways. I am not following the pattern exactly. I've picked a few different blocks, and have added broderie perse applique, and wool applique rather than strictly cotton fabric. I found that rainbow ric rac at the NQA show in Columbus. After it's put together, the plan is to do some very simple straight line machine quilting. Then as an added touch, I'm going to add some hand quilting with perle cotton. I'll keep you posted on my progress.