Catching Up – Last Post of 2018

I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 months since my last blog post! Time waits for no woman.  Ain’t that the truth! Work keeps me extremely busy, but I have managed some “me time”. And here’s what I’ve been up to. Warning: this will be a little lengthy.

I went to my first Chiefs game when they played the Denver Broncos, w/my friend Vivian, who also happens to be the Pastor’s wife. It was a great first experience at Arrowhead Stadium. I decided to keep it neutral and not wear any team gear and I cheered for both teams thank you very much!

I’ve become a member of Relevant Church, joined a connect up group and have made several new friends, including one who quilts and pet-sits for traveling friends! So I already know where I’m leaving Moe when I travel next year.

I traded in Casper the Friendly Soul (Kia) for my dream car; a Subaru Crosstrek.  Her name is Scarlett.

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And I did it just in time for the Thanksgiving Weekend Blizzard. We got almost 6 inches of snow, the most snow KC has had in several years. It was fun!

I’ve seen several movies at the awesome B&B Theater here in Liberty. All of the auditoriums have heated, leather, recliners. It’s pretty nifty!

I finished three more quilts which, if I’m not mistaken, catches me up on WIPs. Yay me!  The first and biggest quilt, Be My Neighbor, I sent to my dear friend Katy of KatyQuilts (IG: @katyquilts) back before I moved to MO. She returned it to me in October when she came to MO to visit her MIL. At that time, I gave her 2 more flimsies to take back to MI to quilt for me which she did and promptly returned. Look at the FABULOUS quilting she does! Such talent!

I celebrated my 47th birthday. Praise God!img_1208

And my first Christmas in MO.img_0999-1Besides sewing, and going to church and the picture show, I also go to open houses whenever I get the opportunity.  And that’s how I found the house that I have fallen in love with! It’s been on the market for over 90 days.  I’ve got a few more months until my lease is up, so I’m praying for it to stay on the market a little longer, but I’m pretty sure God is saving it for me. =)

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And the best news of all! My daughter and grands are coming to visit me! I’ll be picking them up from the airport after work. I’m so excited!

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, happy stitchin’ and God Bless!

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I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.  I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot.  In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content — whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me. Phil 4:11-13 HCSB

Finishes!

I’ve been pretty darn productive lately!

I finished a pillow I started hand quilting back in December. It was an extra block from my Arkansas Traveler quilt.

I turned one of my Flutterby blocks into a wall hanging for my sis.

I made and gifted this scrappy strings patriotic mini to a dear friend.

I finished a commissioned crib quilt.

I finished this gift quilt for a precious baby girl. It’s a flip/envelope style but it looks like it’s bound!

I machine quilted and hand tied it. If you look closely you can can see the purple floss.

I finished the jellyroll race quilt from my last post.

I love the binding and the backing!

I also finished this cheery little mug rug for a swap. 

Isn’t this Art Gallery fabric on the back divine?!

And…I’ve been doing some secret sewing!

So, now that you’re all caught up on my progress, what have you been stitching on?

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Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive and seasoned with salt. so that you will have the right response for everyone. – Col. 4:5-6 NLT

Works In Progress Monday

I finished this jellyroll race flimsy a few weeks ago.

I got it basted Saturday evening w/the help of my foxy companion Moe.

And I just took a break from quilting it to type this post.

Another project in progress is called Festive Flutter Tree.

It’s my “traveler”; the project I usually work on at sew days.

I’ve got six more butterflies to go before I can start assembling it. At this rate, I should be able to get this little wall hanging finished by Christmas.Until next time, happy quilting and God Bless.

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Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭HCSB‬‬