Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Good morning friends!

Don't you love that mug?  My son and his intended got it for me.  No guesses as to which one actually picked it out.  

I think I've got the hang of the new blogger, and also linking files for download.  It's amazing what you can accomplish with enough coffee and determination.  Mostly coffee.

It looks like I'll be moving my little studio this week.  This is the room I'm moving into - 

It's been a storeroom for my son, still lots of things to move, and the closets to clean out.  It was supposed to be a guest room, I had bought a new bed and put my old one in it, as my son's friend from Texas is coming to visit in a few weeks.  However, he'll be staying at a hotel.  He gets free stays at a certain one.  So, I dismantled the bed, now my son just has to remove all of his stuff!  There is also some serious de-spidering going on in there.  One of the windows (or maybe both?) let in an awful lot of them.

But it's a nice, bright room, with north and east facing windows.  The light is fantastic, so nice for a little art studio.  AND it's on the quiet side of the house.  Yesterday, I listened to 3 hours of dirt bikes outside my current sewing room windows.

I'll get a picture when I get it all set up....how can I be so excited about moving?  It's such a huge job, lol.

So today, I am thanking Jesus for this earthly home, the ability to clean it and make it comfortable.  I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to the next time mum comes over for the day - she'll have a nice comfy chair in the old sewing room, with the big tv, and she can nap to her heart's content.  It's always a treat for me to make her comfy, and wait on her hand and foot.  She loves it too, lol.

More verses today.  Click on the title to download.

Embellishments Set 3

A word about putting the quilt together - I won't be using all the verses, and at some point I'll be adding more that are meaningful to me.  Not all of these are - this was a group project, and I had asked everyone for their favorites.  And some of the embellishments will be stitched onto separate squares, and added into the borders of the blocks.  Some may end up on cushion covers, some I may turn into little postcards for mailing.  This is very much an improv project!

Til next time my friends, be well, stay in the word....

Thursday, August 19, 2021


 Good morning!  I'm playing around with this new Blogger, it's not that different, I guess.  And I realized I'd forgotten to post the Scripture Quilt Introduction!  Click on the title to download it:

Scripture Quilt Introduction

Again, the facebook group is gone, please disregard that reference in the introduction.

There have been a few changes in Allie-land.  My oldest son got a new puppy, her name is Leia and she is kitty-approved.

These two are best buds.  The other kitty is still not sure.  Also, my son got engaged, the wedding is a year from September.  Lots of planning going on!

Mom is doing well, other than losing her sight.  I took her to the eye doctor the other day, and was able to get her declared legally blind, which means a handicap parking sticker.  She uses a walker to get around now, and when we go shopping I drop her off at the door, then go park the car.  Which isn't good - she really can't see the door.  Now, with the handicap sticker, I can park and she can make it up there with me guiding her.  Her GP wouldn't give her one as he wants her to do more walking, but it's much safer for her to walk on her treadmill at home - having only one eye, and not a very good one at that, she has no depth perception and stumbles a lot.  She can hang onto the rails for the treadmill and not fall.

She says hi!!

My good camera is no longer working, so I'm having to learn my son's camera.  Wow, what an upgrade.  In the meantime, I'm stuck with my phone camera, which isn't very good.  

We have new neighbors next door.  Very, very noisy neighbors, who called the police on us twice for being on our own property - they have no idea of the property line.  I'm going to be moving my sewing room upstairs to the spare room, on the quiet side of the house.  The bonus is that it will be MUCH warmer in winter!  I'll turn my current sewing room into a real family room.  I'm not sure I can even call it a sewing room anymore, as all of my sewing stuff is packed away, except for hand sewing!  More of an art room, really, as I've taken up watercolor.  Or should I say, I'm trying to take up watercolor - no time, really.

Ok, that's enough about me - here's some more scripture blocks.  Click on the titles to download.

Scripture Quilt Block 5

Scripture Quilt Block 6

Scripture Quilt Block 7

Scripture Quilt Block 8

Embellishments Set Two

Today I'll be taking mum back to the hospital lab, she's been going once a week for her INR.  She's on warfarin now, and it's a struggle to get the dosage right.  But at least I get to spend time with her!  I pick her up very early, and take her home usually after dinner.  She always gets a good nap in at my house, lol!

Take care my friends, til next time....



Saturday, August 14, 2021

Sharing Bible Quilt Embroidery Files



It seems like the entire world has changed in the past year, doesn't it?  I know my life has, since I quit blogging...not only quitting blogging, but also stitching!  Who would have ever thought that would be possible.  I am starting to think about picking up embroidery again though, I seem to be missing it - especially with winter coming in a few months.

My life lately is mostly taking care of mum - she's losing her sight in the other eye now, and it seems we're at the doctor at least once a week.  She has to go for labs every week, and there's usually another appointment or at least a medicine run to be done.  

Last year, I started doing two embroidery quilts.  I had started a facebook group for sharing the files (which no longer exists), as I had no way to share them from here.  Or rather, didn't know how to share from here!  Our lovely Jenny graciously explained the process to me, so I'm trying it out.  If I've learned anything in this last year, it's that everything changes, much as I hate it, but God's word remains the same.  Our Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.  

This is my resolve:  (1 Corinthians 2:2) "For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified."

Income will change.  Relationships will change.  Families will change.  Countries will change.  Even bibles change (which is why I memorize the King James).  What I know today, will change tomorrow as I learn more.  But Jesus  - He will never change.  His word will stand forever.  And that's why I want to share it....we all need a Rock we can cling to.

Well, I am sorry about the quality of that picture, it looks terrible in the preview!  I'm posting for the first time in what, a year?  Over a year?  It seems that since I quit selling designs, I've lost the will to create them, although I haven't stopped drawing.  I'm looking forward to creating for the joy of it again, though, and not worrying about any other part of it.....no selling, no promotions, no pressure.

Some of these blocks have pictures with them, some are just scripture and I've done embellishing designs to go with them in a separate pdf file.  

Click each title - the link will open in a new tab or page.  You can download the pdf from there.  

Block 1 

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Embellishments, set 1

As I can, I'll upload more and more.  No schedule to it, expect them when you see them.  IF this post actually publishes, lol!  We shall see!  As far as visiting blogs, I never stopped, but I did quit commenting so much (probably a relief for most of you).  So, am I back?  I don't know, but I will be sharing periodically, and probably more in winter.  Til I see you again, be well, be strong.....




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