Since I Last Posted

Long Post Alert!

Dare I call myself a blogger if I let two months pass between posts? And I was doing so good for awhile.

Anyway, hi! How have you been? Me, I have been busy w/work and life.

I’ve also been doing some sewing and quite a bit of quilting. I did really well the first part of the year, working on one project at a time for the most part. BUT, I haven’t really followed that rule as of late. And honestly I can’t tell if I’m more or less productive so I’ll let you be the judge of that.

Here are my makes since I last posted.

I was inspired by my favorite apron to make these, so I copied it a little and winged it a lot. The loops at teh waist are for hand towels.

A scrappy trips table topper. This is an awesome pic if I say so myself.

This little ghostie wall hanging was a kit I had for at least 4 years. It was so simple I felt silly for not making it sooner.

I made these 2 pumpkin wall hangings/table toppers. I realize they resemble apples but they are orange and one is made w/pumpkin fabric, so there! 😉 I combined a couple of patterns to make these. I got the measurement of the pumpkin and the stem from Patchwork Pumpkin Block by Farm Girl Vintage and the rest from Pumpkin Wall Hanging on Quilters Cache.

I finally finished the Build A Quilt quilt. I say finally because as I was quilting it, Esperanza locked up on me. Thankfully, w/my son’s help, we were able to get her off and back on the frame w/o taking the quilt completely off. Missouri Sewing Machine Company had her all fixed up in less than a week’s time.

My latest finish is this wee quilt, 30″ x 36″, made from cutoffs of my niece’s quilt. It reminds me of Origami Cranes.

I swore I wouldn’t make another mask…until I saw Svetlana’s video tutorial for 3d masks. This is the simplest mask I’ve made and the only style I’ll make from now on.

And these are my works in progress.

A patchwork runner for my dresser, designed by me. I stitched in the ditch and now I’m adding hand quilting. It’s the hand quilting that is keeping this in the WIP status. I’m making quicker progress than I thought I would though.

The next wip is from this book. I have several quilts in this book marked to make.

This one is called Fall Frolic and is primarily made w/Thimbleberries fabrics. It is also currently on the quilt frame.

And on deck, waiting to be quilted is Winter Quilt.

It is a free-form block project from this book. I adore this book and I have even more quilts marked to make in it!

Besides quilting, I did a couple of home improvements, but my absolute fave is the fireplace makeover. What do you think?

Another thing I’ve been doing a lot of lately is cooking! I started a low carb/keto lifestyle in mid August. I have since lost approximately 15 lbs. I’ve done more baking in the last few months than I have in my entire life. Most of the recipes I’ve made are from Wholesome Yum which I found on Pinterest. I had a completely keto Thanksgiving which consisted of roasted Cornish Hens, spinach balls, cauliflower mac & cheese, keto fathead dinner rolls, and sugarfree pumpkin cheesecake. But a couple of my fave go-to recipes are fathead pizza crust and chaffles.

And now I’m ready for Christmas!

And here’s a close up of my Starburst Tree Skirt.

If you made it all the way down here, good on you! Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, (hopefully it won’t be 2 mos from now), God bless you, Happy Stitchin’, and Happy Holidays!

A Thread for Life

Think on These Things Amos R. Wells

No Way to Christ

Once, during a revival, a minister was hailed by a young man who asked, “Can you tell me the way to Christ?” The minister’s reply was astonishing; “No, I cannot tell you the way to Christ.” “But I thought you were a minister,” the young man stammered; “I beg your pardon.” “I am a minister,” was the answer. “Well then,” the young man urged, “I don’t see why you cannot tell the way to Christ.” “Because,” the minister said earnestly, “there is no way to Christ. Christ Himself is the Way. Christ is here. All you have to do is to believe Him, and you have Him.”

There is a great truth in this story. Too often we go blundering around in our search for Christ, trying numerous paths, all of which prove to be blind alleys. We try the path of philosophy. We try the path of human counsellors. We try the path of good deeds. We try the path of our own will power. And none of these lead to Christ. Now why not cease from all these vain trials and try Christ Himself? Why not go to Him, and not to any substitute for Him? Why not simply say, “I am here, my Savior, and You are here. I yield myself to You. Lord, what will You have me to do?” No one ever came to Jesus in that spirit and failed to find Him.

Pray- Our blessed Redeemer, we know that You are seeking us more earnestly than any of us can be seeking You. Come to us, Lord Jesus, and make us Your own, today, tomorrow, the next day, and forever. Amen.

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Beauties Paegant

10 thoughts on “Since I Last Posted

  1. Wow, awesome!!! I’d say you’ve definitely been productive!!! Love that Winter quilt! Great job on the fireplace makeover. And even more amazing–loosing weight during a pandemic! Great job on everything!

  2. Oh my, you have been busy! So fun to catch up on what you have been doing, and obviously enjoying! So many fun projects, so many beautiful fabrics – and your house all ready for Christmas! I haven’t even pulled out my Christmas decorations yet, and we haven’t even talked about when we’re getting the tree, so I’m just gonna look at your pretty home and smile a bit. And well done on the weight loss! Good to see you blogging again!

  3. What a lot of nice quilts! Glad you got your machine fixed in a short time. Can’t have that down this time of year! My last blog was in February. I think I’m done. IG seems to be faster for me these days.

  4. I tried to post a comment, but it wouldn’t let me,,,

    Yes, Christ IS the way. May God smile extra on you today.

    Luann

    Sent from my iPad

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  5. Holee cow!! I think you got an amazing amount of things done! and you are cooking and sharing recipes and look at you go! glad your machine was fixed so you didn’t have too much down time!

  6. Oh my gosh, girl — maybe if I spent less time blogging, I might get more sewing done, like YOU! LOVE your fireplace makeover and each quilt is more fabulous than the last. I’m so glad you were able to get Esmerelda serviced and back to work without disrupting that quilt on the frame that you’d already invested so much time making. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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