I can do all things in Christ who strengthens ME!!!! Phil 4:13

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Patience young grasshopper patience....

Do you ever have one of those projects that do not come together quite the way you want it to? Well I am making this Irish chain quilt and I must have been in a haze...well actually I had the wrong foot for half the blocks....yes the seam ripper and I have an awesome relationship right now. As you can see from the photo I have no idea how I mixed up all my pieces as well....some are in the right order others still have to be ripped and I am starting over again.

I know there is a story or a lesson here and I am thinking that God has a bigger plan for me to hurry through my sewing and projects. In these instances I need to slow down pause and realize it is ok and will hopefully be ok as I should hopefully be the only one to see the havoc until it is finished then it will be something to be beautiful and cherished. Just like me I am a work in progress that God has not given up on, even though I make mistakes the end result will be a person with the insight that God has great plans for me. If I can weather the storm and learn to be content in a 1 room apartment AND I might add still be able to create beautiful quilts...I shall have no worries or fear...for the plan I can't see is far greater than my need to be perfect.

So today I have learned patience and my sadness in this mess will be replaced with determination knowing I am up to the task. Have a great day and God Bless you ALL!!!!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

I am back

It has been awhile since I have blogged. I have not been able to do much sewing or quilting as I finally found full time work 2 years ago. I moved over 200 miles away from my home which finally sold. I think the hardest part of the move is leaving all my favorite people behind as well as moving into an efficiency apartment, which has proven to be more of a challenge. I will try to share my creative ways of having a sewing area, that I can leave up. Right now the overtime is about done so I will be having lots of evenings to start working on projects. I went to a retreat in January and created this Minnesota quilt from a kit. Turned out very nice I had a little help sorting out the layout.