Friday, April 22, 2011

Julie's Stars

My e-friend, Julie, bought $100 worth of Thimbleberries fabric from me, in FQs.  When I was getting her box ready to mail, I remembered that she was making a quilt with little stars.  She mentioned that she was using 2-1/2" squares and her 1-1/2" scraps.  So I quickly sewed up the above 4 stars to slip in her box as a surprise.  I hope she can use them!  They finish at 4 inches square.

We have gotten into the habit of calling friends that I've met through either my blog or email as e-friends.  An ever-changing world we live in!

Remember the Lord Jesus's death on this Good Friday.  It is GOOD because of this coming Sunday!!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Focus is Everything!

My husband and I went on an overnight couple's getaway Friday night.  Just as Susie was taking the pic, the ribbon on my camera case flew in front of the lens.  This was a reminder to me of how life all depends on what you're focusing on.  On the way to the retreat and back, I finished hand-sewing down the binding on one of my secret projects.  Pics posted to my secret blog soon.

Recently I've become aware of several heart-breaking situations in families that we are acquainted with...such sadness.  But our focus should be on how rich our lives are in God's love.  We are always "better than we deserve".

Here is the finished center of my snowball quilt.  I think I'd like to do some kind of scrappy outer border.  This is 52-1/2" x 64-1/2".  I think an inner border of gold (maybe just an inch wide finished) and then a pieced border, than another gold border.  The purpose of this snowball quilt was to use up part of my gold scraps as well as get rid of some gold yardage...I have so much gold fabric!!  Must pare it down.