Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday and Sewing

Rev. Hagee was out of town or something this morning and someone different was on.  We weren't getting good reception, so we looked up our preacher on line, Duane Sheriff.  Did you ever hear a sermon that left you totally baffeled?  I have heard several in my life, but this one was a doozy.  He was preaching about people who have no relationship with their kids and lose friends and family and nobody likes them because they are always preaching to them.  Well, that's me in a nutshell -- at least, with my kids.  He talked about the Sabbath and why the 7th Day people are incorrect in their beliefs and quoted scripture for that.  Jerry and I struggle with that one a lot because his Mother is strict 7th Day, and she is quite sure we are going to Hell because we go to church on Sunday and we eat Pork.  (No offense meant toward the wonderful 7th Day people.  I know several, and they are the nicest people.  My husband used to be one!  Even went to a 7th Day High School.) 

Honestly, I would like to talk to our preacher (but I never will) and get some clarification on this "preaching to your kids" thing, and yes, even when they are grown.  For example, and this is NOT about me or my kids:

I had a friend one time who was a Christian.  Her name was Shirley.  She lived in another State and we only knew each other from a quilting website on line.  She and I emailed each other back and forth every day for a long time and she was always asking me about the Bible.  One time she confided in me that she and her daughter were not speaking and she had not seen her or her grandchild for years.  The reason:  Her daughter was not only watching pornography -- she was STARRING in it!  Can you imagine?  And raising a little girl.  So what does a Christian mother do in that circumstance.  Welcome the "star" and her friends to come around and all be buds?  Go to see her films and tell her what a great actress she is?  Or does the Christian mother tell the daughter that she is living in sin, and she is harming herself and her child?

I don't expect any answers.  Just telling you today's sermon and its effect on me.  I don't see the point of being a Christian if you aren't going to live it.  I sure wish I knew all the answers. 

So after church, it was back to the polka dot jacket for me and back to competitive bidding with Medicare for Jerry.  I did manage to get Jerry to take a walk with me for about an hour this afternoon.  We walked down to the pond and looked at the fish swimming around and tried to figure out what kind of fish each one was.  Such excitement!  Then we figured out where to have the storm shelter buried in our yard on April 16th. 

My polka dot jacket turned out cute, I think.  It is in the wash right now for removal of all the chalk and marker marks.  I will take a picture of it tomorrow.

I may go back to making some knit tops since it is Spring already.  It MUST be Spring because the trees are all full of their new foilage and the !BUGS! are plentiful and very active!

I'm afraid it will be a real bad year for bugs with such a mild Winter.  I wonder if bugs can get in a storm shelter.  Yuk!!! 

Oh, my!  It is 6 PM already.  Where does the time go?  I better go cook us some supper.  Breaded Cod and homemade tartar sauce tonight.

We watched a good movie last night.  Something about mail order brides or the flight of the brides.  Subtitles throughout, but you get used to it.  It was made in New Zealand.  I could NOT find that on a map.  Could you?

Hugs, Joy


  1. New Zealand is down by Australia.

    I took the grandkids to church this morning since I had them from 8:30 until just a few minutes ago. I also told my daughter that I don't want to have them all day on the weekends and if she can't change her hours she needs to find someone to watch them on Saturday. I don't know if she took me seriously or not. She obviously didn't when I told her to change her hours on Saturday back in January. I gave her until the end of April, but I don't know if it will do me any good.

    I don't know what she will do if I get pneumonia again or go through the major anxiety thing again. That would force the issue, but I don't want either one to happen again.

    I'm going to work on my dress now. I'm really enjoying basting silk organza to the linen. It is soothing. I'm using silk thread and it is heavenly to stitch with. I'd forgotten how wonderful it is to stitch with.

    Re:The person that commented that she wished she could get her dress to fit as well as mine. Like Joy and I said, just keep working at it, but Palmer and Pletsch have a DVD about pattern work for full busts. It is called, "Full Busted?" Wonderful!

  2. I don't have a clue what I am doing. So forgive me if I don't do things exactly right.

    First I want to say how happy I am to have found your blog. I am enjoying it a lot. You are so far ahead of me but I will throw out a couple of things you probably already know.

    I see you like to shop. I found this Yahoo group a few months ago. I get the digest several times a day, it moves fast. You probably already know about it, but just in case. I can't see this now without thinking of you. One of these days I plan to "get round to it" and dig out a lot of my stuff I have gathered over 50 years, and inherited from my mother and see if I can't turn some of it into money to buy new toys.

    I saw you have an iPad too. I am expecting my mail person to bring me my son's iPad2 today or tomorrow. He bought a new one and remembered his poor ole Ma would like his old one. I am excited about that too. I have had the first one for two years, another gift. And I use it constantly. I have to admit, my sewing went begging after I got my iPad. But that is going to change.

    I finally got around to setting my Splashtop App up last night. Another wonderful tool. I have had the Pattern Master Boutique software for years. Now I can use Splashtop to get my computer on the iPad and play up a storm. Just beginning to use it, it looks like I will be able to do almost every thing from the iPad. Still a lot to learn. But I think any day I don't learn something is a day wasted.

    One more thing and I will hush. I have never looked at sewing anything as "work' so it's perfectly acceptable to have fun sewing on Sundays.

  3. Hello Marlene, and Welcome To My Blog!!!
    I did join the website you mentioned. Maybe I can sell some quilting rulers and some fabric there. If you really want to sew clothes that fit, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sure-Fit Designs. I have made dozens of blouses and some pants, and the fit is closer than anything else I've ever used. It helps you fit commercial patterns as well.
    Hugs, Joy

  4. Hi Joy! Karen again. About the bugs . . . My husband is a mosquito magnet. I made up a spray I had seen on line, and he hasn't been bit since. It is 4 oz Witch Hazel, 30 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Yes vanilla! Mix it up and put in a spray bottle. None of that nasty DEET.


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