Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bloggers inspire me

Today's mail brought this charming book full of cute quilts. It was sent to me by Kim of Magnolia Bay Quilts because I was the lucky winner of her generous giveaway. As many of you know, there has been a Schnibbles Parade going on monthly. We can view several creative versions of these quilts in not one but two sizes. Thank you, Kim! Now I can join the parade :-)

This next photo shows my first crocheted dishcloth. I use to crochet about 35 years ago and was inspired again when I saw Laura of Paws 'n Tails Quilts showing the ones she had made. It took me several attempts to jog my memory and finally went to a video tutorial to get going on the right path. It was too much fun and today stopped by a local yarn shop just to check it out....$$ later, I have gorgeous yarn and a pattern to make a hat :-) more later on that!

My hand stitching has continued. Here is the 5th block:
From Psalm 90 is Fly away
"Psalm 90 is about the fact that life on earth is short. Our opportunity to do something meaningful, to make a difference for others is here today and gone tomorrow." Carol Honderich...Psalms quilt designer
Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom Psalm 90:12

The 6th block is:
From Psalm 16 End of Day
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me: even at night my heart instructs me.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Block 4

All quiet on the western front here. Just some stitching and studying and walking dogs. We watched fireworks on TV and the dogs didn't even wake up for them...much better for them that way. We did celebrate with a nice dinner and peaches from the San Joaquin valley for dessert. MMMMMMMMMM!
This is my fourth completed block for the Psalms quilt. Road to Heaven for Psalm 73 I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:23-26
Ruby is just happy the celebration is over and we are back to quiet on the streets :-) We are finishing up a little quilt top for the neice and nephew today. I have a couple of blocks left over and I'm going to make a little pillow to go with it. Pics to follow eventually.
Happy Summer Y'all!