Saturday, April 30, 2016

Postcards From Heaven, Block Five, May From Jenny

It's time for another free block from our Postcards From Heaven BOM!  This month is Jenny's, and it's another gorgeous design from her.  

How stunning is that!  Don't you just love the colors, and of course that our Lord gives us sweet rest to rejuvenate our minds and bodies.  I remember reading a very old Christian book - by Hannah Whitall Smith - where she said we can rest in Jesus as easily as we rest our tired bodies on our mattresses.  We don't lay there awake all night, worried that our mattress will drop us on the floor, we just relax all of our muscles and trust that our beds will hold us up.  In the same way, our Lord and Savior holds us up, and we can trust that He will never let us fall.  I've never forgotten that!!

My version, of course, is in redwork - 

I've used scripture from the King James Bible, and stitched everything, using either one or two strands.

Get the design from Jenny's blog and craftsy shop - just click >>HERE<<.  

If you would also like to use the King James scripture, I've uploaded a file to my craftsy shop with the words only.  You can get that >>HERE<<.

It is our hope and prayer that you are blessed as you stitch these promises from our Lord.  A gift from our heart, to your hearts.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Celebrating The Songbirds

I'm celebrating the return of the songbirds - how we've missed them here in the frozen tundra!  It's finally spring, and the weather is cooperating.

You may remember Sunny sent me some vintage sheets - well, it got me fired up.  I combined some with my bird from my Summer Concert applique pattern, added some crayons, and I love it.  It's exactly the look I want to add to my vintage sheet quilt.

My wee bluebird is wearing a crown of pretty flowers, and singing her heart out, enjoying the warmth of the sun.  

I think she may need some feathered companions in this quilt - the design wheels are spinning!  

I don't think I can stop at just one, not when the quilt will be bed-sized.  I really love the way the sheet design peeks through the coloring.  It's not often that something turns out exactly like you hoped!!

If you'd like to color and stitch your own songbird, you can just click to find her >>HERE<<.   An instant download - you can start stitching today!

You can find my coloring tutorial  >>HERE<<, there's also a link in the pattern itself.  Of course, you can stitch her without the crayons, but it's so much fun!

I have a busy day ahead, unfortunately not looking at houses - a busy but mundane day.  But the sun is shining, it's going to 70F, the birds are singing and I'm going to enjoy it - I hope you do too!!!


Friday, April 8, 2016

The Quest Continues

Well, we didn't get the house, so the search continues...not much out there.  We went and looked at another one yesterday, but no.  

It's tiring, I must admit.  We're both looking for different things - I'm looking mainly for that perfect sewing room.  Well, wouldn't you be?  *G*

In the meantime, I re-arrange my sewing room so I can actually move around in it, and keep stitching.  I've finished the embroidery on Whirly Twirly Garden, next up is the border.

I'm also still stitching on block one of - gee, I don't have a name for this yet.

My ironing table is in front of the window now, the perfect place for Hermione to sniff some fresh [COLD!] air, and watch the wildlife.

That means I can't iron, but cats come first, right?

Plus I'm stitching June's postcard, and 7 other projects.  So I'm not really slacking, even though it sure looks like it from my blog posts - no finishes!

I'm also battling a yeast overgrowth again.  Lots of probiotics, and a diet consisting of nothing but meat and veggies.  No sugar, yeast, fruits and very little dairy, only the half-n-half in my coffee.  Can't give up coffee.  It got so bad that all I could do was sleep - no energy.  I hate that!  I'm pleased to say I'm on the mend now.  

I've been so sleepy I haven't even been around to visit you.  I slept for 15 hours last night, and feel pretty good today, so that's my plan!  I'll be around to see what you've been up to, I'm sure you've been busier than I have!  See you soon....


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