Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Prayers Needed

Please pray for Bambi(my daughter) and her family, and the greater Portland area. There are multiple massive wildfires that are burning rapidly in the Columbia Gorge This area is known world wide for its wind surfing, meaning wind is a huge contributor to this fire spreading. At this time it's on the Oregon side of the Columbia River (the state border), but officials are preparing for it to cross over into WA. 

Please pray for rain, that's expected Thursday, to come early, and for a miracle in this area. Tomorrow's temperatures should drop into the 80s as a heat wave ends, but the winds will not ease without God's divine intervention in this area. 

Also, pray for protection over Bonneville Dam which is in the middle of the fire zone, supplying power to the entire PNW, and even to you in SoCal! No idea the ramifications of what fire damage would do, but I'm sure we'd all feel them! 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It appears I’ve been lost, and truth be told, it was rather needed. 

Sometimes in life we get so caught up in keeping up with The Jones’, we forget how to focus on the here and now. We loose a bit of who we are, what we stand for, and where we’re headed. 

I’ve been away from the blog for almost two year now, and while I don’t know what I’ve filled 690 days with (how has it been that

long?!), I do know it was a season I needed to have. The Lord is so good to us, in all seasons, and I love being able to look back and see what work He has done. Sure, in the moment it’s not always easy, and often we can’t grasp why His plan differs from our own, but all in all, I know He is in control.
Daughter and grandbabies
I’m still stitching away over at (ETSY), just not as often as I once did, and on the weekend I get to connect with other quilters. During the week, I’m often caught up into the hustle and bustle of being a housewife, a grandma, a small business owner, and gardener, all while trying to focus on being a daughter of the one true God. 

Summer is in full swing, the weather is hot, the crops are ready for harvest, and I can’t wait to see what’s on the horizon! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Serger Tote Completed- WIP

Wow how time flies. This summer is just about over, and yet the heat is on.

I was able to complete another work project. Okay, so it wasn't on time, but it is done. yay!

I also finished another custom order for my etsy shop,

and I have begun my first ever Christmas quilt.

Looks like I have the seasons covered here.
We will see how long that will take. Hopefully not long.
Hopping over to Angie's to see her WIP's Be Gone.

What have you completed this week?


Sunday, August 16, 2015

August Retreats-WIPs be gone

It was that time of year again, when long lost friends gather for our yearly retreat.
I have been working on a Dresdan Plate for three years now and I have got to the first border, but I have no pictures of it.
I do have photos of others finished projects though. I also have one that I have in the works, and is fitting for this time of year. I have shared before but so worth sharing again. BUGS, they are thriving in this heat!
missing four patch in three different sizes.

Now I will hook up with Angie over here, and see what everyone has in the works.
What have you worked on in your last retreat?

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Heartline Totals and Winner

The last time I posted was about a quilt that I had finished and was up for a raffle.
Lorna was the winner and Heartline earned between donations and the raffle about $2300.00.
Great Finish, for a great cause.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Auction for HeartLine WIP

I made this a couple of years ago and was not sure what to do with it.
This summer in my Summer Bible Fellowship bible study, I was prompted to offer it to the ministry of Heart Line Ministries, a pro-life agency, that our bible group has helped support.
I wanted to help in some way and so I suggested a raffle.
The monies will go to Heart Line and help more than just one person or family.
I am excited to see how many tickets will sell before July 30.
Who will be the lucky winner will be exciting as well and I am so glad I have found a purpose for this lovely quilt. So It is almost a completed WIP that is going on weekly over at A Quilting Reader's Garden.
What are you doing for your excitement this summer?

Friday, June 19, 2015

New N Cute WIP's for Etsy

Well it has been a couple of weeks since I have been able to show and share, but I went to Tuesday Tea this last week and took another teapot cozy to one of my friends.
made to order

She showed it to the owner and we may be selling them thru her Victorian Tea House, yay!
So that caused me to go shopping.
I found this super cute fabric and had to, just had to, make a tea pot cozy out of it.
It turned out adorable.

I will be making more and adding them to my etsy shop.
could be reversible 

What colors would you like to wrap a teapot cozy with?
Have a great weekend,

Friday, May 22, 2015

Table Runner for Teresa- WIP

My very first time
I have been enjoying Tuesday Tea's for about a year now. We go once a month.
I was invited by a group of wonderful ladies who I do bible studies with.
enjoying fellowship
We go to Barbara's Victorian Tea House and have a wonderfully blessed time.
monthly birthday lunch
I have been going because a lovely sister in the Lord has made it possible for me to attend.
So I wanted to give her a gift of gratitude and appreciation for her gift.
I made her this.
And she loves it.
I am so glad I am blessed to have such wonderful godly women for friends.
Just wanted to share with you all, and hope you have wonderful friends like Angie to get together with often.
Have a great weekend.

Monday, May 4, 2015

WIP's Be Gone with this Pillow Cover

I was commissioned to make a sample for my place of employment.
I have not ever made a decorative pillow cover, with piping and zipper closures.
I finished it today and will take it to work on my next work day.
It will look nice in my guest room, when it comes home.
Hope you have been able to get some sewing done today.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Another WIP to Do- Be Gone- Tea Cozy

Almost a year ago, a friend asked me to try make her something. She loves tea.

She drew me a picture and well I didn't think I could find something like it.

But because of technology and the internet, I found a pattern.
Ta-Da, another project complete. This of course is a proto type.
Her's will be of another color and print, but I know how now and it is in the process of being complete. Check out Angie's WIP's Be gone.

What have you learned and completed recently?

Friday, April 10, 2015

WIP's Be Gone of Another Color

chopped cabbage
I have had this on my to do list for months now and well, I started it.
Fermented cabbage = Sauerkraut.

submerged in it's own juices

It will take a few more weeks to months for it to be complete, but worth the wait.

pretty color going into hiding

darkness is helpful in process
So good and good for you.
And pretty in color.

And for the finishing touches of this week, a little sewing on a long time quilt project. lol
in the works
How's you wip's be gone going?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Towne Purse- Up-sized for WIP's be gone

This week I have had many unfinished projects going.
Two wallet orders that are in waiting for fabric to arrive are just a couple of them.
But I did get something that has been in the works for years completed.
I have had this fabric quilted for over six years with this Lazy Girl Design , Towne Purse in mind.

But I have recently learned how to put in an internal zippered pocket. So I added two of them. One on each side behind other pockets.
I also made it about two inches larger all the way around, so I could carry my bible and or iPad, and of course a bottle of water.
With ten pockets and three zippers, I feel good about carrying it.
I also finished another wallet for inventory for my etsy shop.
I will be going to San Diego with a group of friends next week and just maybe, they will think my bag is as pretty as all their Vera Bradley totes.
What do you think?
I am linking to Angie's for WIP's be-gone.

It even stands up

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wip's be done again

Well I was able to get another special order finished
and a have it ready to send to my friend.

I wish I could do more, but time just does not permit it.
Just wanted to add to Angie's blog.
She has so many wonderful people sharing their eye candy.

Hope you have time to finish your things to do. What might they be?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wips After a Long Week

Well last weekend My daughter got married,

chiilin on his slider
so I took care of the little one while they went away.

I finally got back in my sewing room.

I was able to make this.

The work was me waiting for this great celebration of being united as one. Thank the Lord, Amen.


Friday, February 13, 2015

WIP- Recycled

I know this is not fabric but it is for my sewing room and I have to share.
I took this old entertainment center I have been storing for my daughter for ten years, thinking, someday.
Last week became 'Someday' and I turned it into a storage for machines and what nots.
Still have to move things around to make Great use of it.
But it is now mine and in my favorite color- Green.
It will be very handy.
That is some of my WIP's this week, but check out  Angie at quiltingreadersgarden. She has been busy.
just needs to be cleaned and painted

shelves to be inserted where needed


What are you working on?

Green and in place