Thank God for the sunshine today!!! It has been cloudy for over a week here, and I need sunshine for motivation. We have had a lot of rain, and I'm thankful for that, but we could use a break now.
Rev. Hagee was on the mark this morning -- as always. He talked about the downfall of the Huge Roman Empire and how all that is going on in America right now is exactly the same as what happened way back then. Our freedom of religion is being taken away right before our eyes, and Christians are just sitting back thinking it's no big deal. Well, THIS Christian isn't! I want to do SOMETHING, but I don't know HOW or WHAT I can do other than pray. Our young people are so ignorant of everything except, "I'm going to do it MY way, and nobody is going to tell me I can't."
My daughter -- raised in the church and very familiar with scripture -- said this to me several years ago when she left her husband to look for a more exciting love life:
"Mom, I can't go to church because I know God will convict my heart and tell me to go back to my husband."
My response was: "So, you think you know better what is right for your life than Almighty God does!?"
At least, I didn't feel like quite such a failure as a Mother. I figured if she wouldn't even listen to God, than who did I think I was to expect better than He got.
So extremely sad. Hagee said that George Washington said that America would never survive if it wasn't governed by principles of the Bible. Well, here we are, my friends. Over 50% divorce rate even in the church, and a huge percentage of young people living together and having children with no marriage at all. The family structure is what makes a country strong. Values at home -- values in government. Pretty simple. The things our congressmen do and get away with are things dirty books are written about. And the mass murder of unborn children. How does God watch it and allow it? I wonder if He regrets giving us free will. And, of course, I know the answer to that. God doesn't think like I do. Without free will, we don't have a CHOICE as to whether to love him or not. Love without choice, is not love.
Okay. That's it for today's recap.
Notice how I cut out the innards of the large French dart and made seam allowances for it. You don't want all that extra fabric in there.
I really like the way this dart looks compared to the bust dart. This one almost just disappears.
It just so happens that Glenda Sparling of Sure-Fit Designs has a new video I've not seen before called "How to Perfect the Dart Cutting Line After Moving the Dart." She will show you EXACTLY what I did to get my French dart; however, she doesn't cut out the innards of it because her dart is a "B". Mine is a "Z", I think! Here's the link:
Here are some pics of my new top. The fabric is from gorgeousfabrics.com, and the pattern was from my Sure-fit Designs dress kit bodice KNIT blueprint. Whew! Say that 3 times real fast.
I want to make some more of these. SO, SO comfortable. Maybe I'll try a ruffle around the v-neck on the next one.
I got four hearts on the back, and only one on the front. These prints are strange the way they end up when you cut them out.
It is noon on Sunday, and I have the rest of the afternoon to do SOMETHING. Jerry called awhile ago just to talk -- how sweet is that -- and he told me he is GLAD to be rid of Kirk. I am GLAD he is GLAD because I hate it if he doesn't approve of something I do or say.
God Bless and have a WONDERFUL day!