I planned to have 2 quilts completed for my Denver trip, which I leave for in 2 days, but life got in the way and I was only able to complete one. What was going to be my niece's graduation quilt, is going to be her "off to college" quilt. I don't feel too terrible about it though because I made her a quilt not quite 2 years ago and I bought her something for graduation.,
I did finish this scrappy log cabin lap quilt for a friend. I quilted it block by block to practice my FMQ. Up close it's not very pretty, but from a distance it's a true beauty.
If I would've known starting a fabric fast would get me free fabric, I would've done it a long time ago!! Remember back in March I wrote about my friend +Greta Anderson sending me a box of goodies? Well a few weeks ago, another friend gave me a ton of lovely batiks and just last weekend I got a bunch more fabric from another friend!! It may not be the latest and greatest lines, but I am so NOT picky. I love free! Honestly, I can probably go a year from today, without purchasing any new fabric!! And I just might do it!
I added a new machine to my family. I bought this Viking on Craigslist to be my traveling machine. I have yet to name it.
So, we leave in 2 days. Originally it was going to be ALL of us going, but one of my sons is in the hospital in Nebraska and won't be able to go (please say a prayer for him), and my daughter and grand kids aren't going either. We haven't had a chance to all visit together since we left Denver in 2005. I'm bummed because my mom has never met her great-grand daughter who shares her birthday and is already 3 1/2 yrs old. We'll have to have a reunion at some point. I am looking forward to seeing friends I haven't seen in years and the cooler weather.
I finally reupholstered my dining chairs. It was on my fall/winter "To Do" list....so I was just a few months behind.
Lastly, I'd like to ask you to pray for me. Lately I feel calloused and empty. I'm in a funk. I haven't been reading the bible or praying. I haven't taken stock or given thanks for my many blessings and instead I've been complaining about what I still don't have (namely a husband). The nerve of me! I just wrote about family and gifts and and friends and I have the nerve to feel ungrateful! I'm struggling... Lord forgive me.
A Thread for Life
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again - my Savior and my God! ~ Psalm 42:11
I'm linking up over at Val's Quilting Studio.