I planned to have 2 quilts completed for my Denver trip, which I leave for in 2 days, but life got in the way and I was only able to complete one. What was going to be my niece’s graduation quilt, is going to be her “off to college” quilt. I don’t feel too terrible about it though because I made her a quilt not quite 2 years ago and I bought her something for graduation.,
I did finish this scrappy log cabin lap quilt for a friend. I quilted it block by block to practice my FMQ. Up close it’s not very pretty, but from a distance it’s a true beauty.
If I would’ve known starting a fabric fast
would get me free fabric, I would’ve done it a long time ago!! Remember back in March I wrote
about my friend +Greta Anderson
sending me a box of goodies? Well a few weeks ago, another friend gave me a ton of lovely batiks and just last weekend I got a bunch more fabric from another friend!! It may not be the latest and greatest lines, but I am so NOT picky. I love free! Honestly, I can probably go a year from today, without purchasing any new fabric!! And I just might do it!
I added a new machine to my family. I bought this Viking on Craigslist to be my traveling machine. I have yet to name it.
So, we leave in 2 days. Originally it was going to be ALL of us going, but one of my sons is in the hospital in Nebraska and won’t be able to go (please say a prayer for him), and my daughter and grand kids aren’t going either. We haven’t had a chance to all visit together since we left Denver in 2005. I’m bummed because my mom has never met her great-grand daughter who shares her birthday and is already 3 1/2 yrs old. We’ll have to have a reunion at some point. I am looking forward to seeing friends I haven’t seen in years and the cooler weather.
I finally reupholstered my dining chairs. It was on my fall/winter “To Do” list….so I was just a few months behind.
I know some of you aren’t going to like this…but I’m down to one cat. Sadly, a few months back I had to put Kiko down because he had blocked urethra. Sunday, I got rid of Roscoe. That morning, after not being able to sleep at all Saturday night, I was debating on whether or not to go to church. After talking w/my son about driving me, I walked back into my bedroom to find Roscoe looking crazy and my curtains and rod pulled out of the wall on one side. When I went to try and fix it, I noticed he had peed in the darn windowsill! Instead of going to church, I had my son drive me to the Humane Society, where I surrendered him. I was relieved to find he was micro chipped and that most likely he’d go back to the wherever he was registered. I won’t get any more pets. One cat at a time is plenty!
Lastly, I’d like to ask you to pray for me. Lately I feel calloused and empty. I’m in a funk. I haven’t been reading the bible or praying. I haven’t taken stock or given thanks for my many blessings and instead I’ve been complaining about what I still don’t have (namely a husband). The nerve of me! I just wrote about family and gifts and and friends and I have the nerve to feel ungrateful! I’m struggling… Lord forgive me.
A Thread for Life
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again – my Savior and my God! ~ Psalm 42:11