Sunday, January 15, 2017

Charity Quilts on a Cloudy, Rainy Sunday

The weather is not nice at all, but we truly are thankful for the rain.  We need it here.

I have had a relaxing, lovely Sunday in spite of the weather.  My "new life" is taking shape beautifully!

God is so good to move us ever-so-carefully onto a new unknown stage.  I could never -- in a million years -- have planned all the things that have happened like God has.

I will be sharing it all with you soon.  My great anger has simmered down to a slow boil, and I am hoping it will soon cool off completely.

I keep "hearing" this scripture over and over in my mind:

Ephesians 6:12King James Version (KJV)

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

It is JUST that I am not angry with spirits.  I am angry with two people who did something very cruel to a helpless, elderly relative.  My lightning fast mind better get that straightened out, and FAST!  After all, God can't forgive me, if I don't forgive them.

Thank you so much, Helga, for your great advice and to my other friends who know what is going on. Note to Helga:  The Bible does say WE HAVE TO FORGIVE, or God won't forgive us.

To change the subject, what do you think of this quilt pattern?  It came with some "on sale" fabric from  They had some great prices during the holidays.  I did NOT order any patterns, but this pattern came with a group of fabrics from Jinny Beyer.

I thought it was boring, at first, but when I opened up the booklet, it showed it was blocks from barns in Midwest America.  I thought that was kinda cool.  I think I'm going to make it.  It would be something fun to do, I think.

And NOW, would you like to see my latest charity quilts?  Probably not, but I'll show you anyway.

These are for the children of all ages taken from their homes as their parents are hauled off to jail and other various tragedies.

There are two the same, but they have different backs:  one is green and one is blue.  Remember, I quilt them, and Diana binds them.  Best deal I ever made!  Terry bound one of them though because she just happened to have the perfect fabric for it.

I have done all of these with my new Quilt Path software, and it is giving me fits every time.  I am SO frustrated with it.  I will be calling APQS tomorrow for the 5th or 6th time.  The thing keeps freezing. Different places.  It quits recognizing the stylus and my finger.  It takes no commands, and then it just goes back to the opening page and freezes.

ONE TIME today, I told it to go to THE CENTER of the design which you do every time you go down to the next row.  It went to the center just fine, BUT THEN it decided to keep on moving to the right and moved all the way off the quilt and all the way to the side of the table!!!  I was doing everything you can imagine to stop the crazy machine from going too far.  Had to just turn everything off, and that wasn't easy because the computer wanted to ignore that command too.  UGH!

Better go.  Need to check on events down below.

Hugs All Around!


  1. So glad you are doing a little better. I am praying daily for you. I have just discovered your Blog/Vlog and have "visting" with you. My favorite scripture is "Be Still and know I am God".

  2. Are these quilts made with panels? Can't see any seams. Each child who receives one will love it. Beautiful.

  3. If I had to guess the big change in your life would be that the business is being sold and you both will be in full retirement. Whatever it is; hope it goes as smooth as possible. And keep on sewing!

  4. I have been worried for you. My three kids were beaten by a babysitter. As I sat in the deposition I felt the voice of God telling me to forgive her. I did right then and felt sad for her too. I still pressed charges but I found the very Peace I needed. GOD IS GREAT.

  5. I keep checking your blog. Really miss you blogging more frequently. Hope when your roller coaster stops you can share more with us. I keep you in my prayers. A friend from Harker Heights near Ft. Hood.

  6. Hugs to you and hubby.
    I love the quilts.

    I watch your old videos sometimes. I loved the one on microfiber cloths for cleaning. You are so right: they work best right out of the washer (very slightly damp) or I sometimes wet them & wring them out and then wring again removing excess moisture in a towel. Wonderful and only water is needed. I now enjoy cleaning! Well, almost... Janet

    1. Thanks Janet.
      I just taught someone else about those "magic rags". She was amazed.
      Hugs, Joy


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