and pray without ceasing...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
This block was to be, "I Need Thee Every Hour". I changed it to "Nearer My Gd To Thee", Mauricio's favorite hymn.
This hymn tells the story of Jacob's dream from Genesis 28:11-12. In his dream a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
This hymn is the alleged last song the band on the Titanic played before the ship sank.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Only 2 days of sewing with mom to complete this quilt top. Quilting will have to wait until I finish the VanGogh quilt. I'm off to my son's in the morning and taking my machine and VanGogh with to work on. I'm also taking supplies to sew more face masks and a ton of hand sewing along. Will I really get that much done while he is in class, or will I end up doing more hiking than sewing? It doesn't matter, I'm just happy to be going on a road trip.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Remember when we were all beading like crazy, making necklaces, bracelets and earrings? Those old projects were cluttering my rather small jewelry box and I decided to take them apart for my current Bible study quilt. It appears that turquoise/aqua/sea glass... have been my favorite colours for a long time! I'm also happy to recycle and not make another purchase, for now.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Some years I have so many apples that I don't know what to do with them. This year is not one of those. Most of the apples are rather small and 3 trees don't have but a handful of apples. The golden delicious tree is not exactly covered, but enough to do a few batches of dehydrating.
Friday, September 11, 2020
I've been putting off figuring out a layout design for my "songs" quilt until at least half of the blocks were completed. It's now time to start playing with my ideas. After looking at some church windows, I decided that a stained glass triptych may work. Not having all the blocks complete makes it a little hard to design. I used cut up magazine pages for the blocks that are current works in progress and batting for the ones yet to stitch. The batting can always be cut to a different size if needed.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
More problem solving on this silly quilt. I was finally to the point of stitching the top to the bottom halves together. On no! They were not the same width! So there goes my goal of having it done and starting something else.
Friday, September 4, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Now that the living room has a new coat of paint, new curtain, new carpeting, and hopefully before too long - new tile around the wood burner, it is time for a colour coordinated quilt for the sofa. Not really necessary, but a good excuse to start a new quilt. Like I need an excuse!
I have a sewing day planned with mom for later in the month and decided that for us to finish a quilt top in a day that it needs to be a super simple pattern. While looking thru my Pinterest quilt board I came across this easy quilt called, Snowball.