Friday, July 1, 2016

WHOOMP There IT Is! #31 - It Just Keeps Flying

I'm truly baffled by how quickly time just flies on by. Half of 2016 is already gone!  I'd heard that once you turn 21 the years seem to pass 2 at a time. It's absolutely true!  Seems like it was just yesterday I turned 21. And it's so funny how now that I'm in my 40s, I finally feel like an adult even though I thought I was grown at 21!  With this being said, I like being in my 40s. And I consider myself to be growing better instead of  older.

I don't know where all that came from. You'd think I just celebrated a birthday, but I didn't. Not again until December, but thanks for humoring me.

Now on to quilty things!

I finished the Scrappy Litter Blox pattern I was testing. The pattern was featured in the June's Stash Builder Box and will be available soon at Lillyella. I like how it came out and I'm thinking about putting the optional border on it. What do you think?

I made these cute bandanna bibs for a birthday girl who just turned 1yr. I cannot wait to see one on her. The first set I made included a piece of flannel between the 2 layers of cotton. They were super soft but I was afraid they'd be too hot for here in AZ?  I ended up making a 2nd set w/3 layers of cotton and those are the ones I gave. The others will soon be listed in my Etsy shop.

My sis has been practicing her guitar daily and she's getting really good. Hearing her progress makes me want to play too. So the other night I pulled Ruby (my bass) out of the corner AND out of the bag! I even popped the "Getting Started" DVD into the computer and attempted to tune her. I got as far as tuning 2 strings. I'm planning to make time to practice and/or take a couple of my buddies up on their offer to teach me. I'm one step closer to being a rock star in the worship band!

I have an addition to my family.  A little fox face Pomeranian named Maurice. We call him Moe. =)

July is here! You know what that means?


Kids Camp!

12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop! 

Save the date. My day on the hop will be July 22nd! I hope you hop on by!

It's time for WHOOMP There IT Is! I'd love to see what you've been working on.

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Yesterday while listening to Pandora one of my favorite songs played. These are the lyrics. Enjoy!

A Thread for Life
Called Me Higher - All Sons and Daughters
I could just sit
I could just sit and wait for all Your goodness
Hope to feel Your presence
And I could just stay
I could just stay right where I am and hope to feel You
Hope to feel something again

And I could hold on
I could hold on to who I am and never let You
Change me from the inside
And I could be safe
I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home
Never let these walls down

But You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You will lead me Lord
You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You lead me Lord
Where You lead me
Where You lead me Lord

And I will be Yours, oh
I will be Yours for all my life
So let Your mercy light the path before me

Until next time, Happy Sewing and God Bless!


  1. Zenia, 40 was fun for me. I am 61 now, but don't tell anyone, ok?
    yes, yes, pull out that guitar and just play a little every day, just to keep up skills. Of course, I am not doing that. I have a lovely piano in my house and I am not playing every day. I should. Life is so overwhelming right now, but I really should -- especially when my husband is watching stupid things on tv, like "Scarface" an old movie with Al Pacino. It is a terrible movie and I watched it last night while I was doing all of my duties around here cleaning and sewing, and puting things away, and worrying about other people.
    Today I will vow to play one thing every day on my piano.
    God Bless you, Zenia. Have fun with your new baby Maurice, and that handsome little boy next to you looks like a sweet heart

  2. I think the seasons of our lives are each to be appreciated. Rearing children was just darned hard work when there were so many little at the same time, and I'm grateful for less running. It's surprising as we get older and our focus shifts from responsibilities to caring for ourselves once again that we rediscover things we enjoy for the sake of pure enjoyment--not because it's another duty! Like sewing, quilting, and blogging, and then beyond that, too. I see other people who sit at home, and count the hours until their spouse comes home so they can 'do something'. I have to laugh! I enjoy the time I get with my husband and kids, but the minute they're gone and my own work is over, I can't wait to get to the long list of fun things I want to learn about. I say, "Good for you!" Enjoy your freedom, and relish this season in your life. And should we ever meet up, I also play the electric bass guitar. Mine used to be hot pink. Imagine that!

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  3. Great song! Love the bandana bibs! I need to make some of those. Also love the kitty quilt. I think it would look great with a border, but love it without as well. Thanks for the linkup!

  4. Love the kitty quilt, Zenia Rene - I would leave it borderless, but you should do what makes you happy! The bibs are adorable, but not nearly as adorable as that new puppy! I've been admiring Moe's cute little face on IG. Thanks for the link party - I'm sharing the fabric requirements for the quilt-along today! Great place to spread the word - and thanks for the shout-out, too!

  5. Hi, and nice to meet you and your family, especially the cute dog, Moe. Thank you for hostessing the linky party!

  6. Really love your Thread for Life Zenia!
    Your have so much to celebrate! Hooray on the guitar lessons and your fun Kitty litter quilt, but most of all on sweet little Moe! What an adorable smile your grandson has too!


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