Wednesday, September 29, 2021






Computer on;


You know what this means?  It means I'll wake up soon.  By the way, Scho-ka-kola (or, as we call it, German meth chocolate) was given to the German soldiers in WWII - it was a coveted bounty for the Allied soldiers.  It has caffeine in it.  Yes, you can still buy it today.  It helps me wait for my morning coffee.

It's a chilly morning here, with another beautiful day on the way, sunny but not as warm as it should be (according to heat-loving me).  We had flooding rain last week, and lost our power for four days!  Thank Jesus for generators.  We had just had groceries delivered, and managed to keep everything just fine, although I couldn't cook.  But morning coffee, with the coffee-maker plugged into the generator, made up for it.

While I wait for this morning's delivery of groceries, I thought I would upload some more scriptures.

Scripture Quilt Block 21

Scripture Quilt Block 22

Scripture quilt block 23

Scripture quilt block 24

Embellishments set 6

Click on the title to download.  There's only one more set of embellishments to upload, I guess I'd better get busy far, my "art" days haven't happened, there's been far too much going on.  But I have been doodling!

More of a practice, you know, just to warm up and get in the mood.  I need to remember to switch my phone to airplane mode while I doodle, as interruptions don't help the flow.

Sunday I met with a quilter, and gave her the rest of the fabric I had from my best friend.  I kept a tiny amount - as mum would like me to make her a new rice bag, and I'll need one as well.  I also kept the fabric from my boys' scripture quilts, and enough batting to finish them, as I anticipate getting back to that this winter.  But oh the relief of not having all that fabric sitting in totes, gathering dust (metaphorically speaking), guilting me!  I'm so glad it went to someone who will enjoy it.

So that's it for me this week, I'll have mum tomorrow - I need to write out some checks for her, she can no longer see to do even that.  It just breaks my heart - she's an artist, went to art school right out of high school, and I know the feeling of never getting enough of seeing the beauty around us.  But for an artist to not be able to see....oh it's truly heartbreaking.

Friends, have a lovely week, I may not post next week or even the next one after that - I'm taking a little road trip and will tell you all about it coming up.  Be well, be happy, trust the Lord and keep those fingers busy!



Saturday, September 18, 2021

Fall Is In The Air

 I love autumn....crisp nights, intense blue skies, apple cider....but I don't love autumn spiders!  The deer are enjoying our apple harvest.

I've got my studio put together, all of my son's stuff is down in his new workroom, the house is starting to come together again.  It's been a busy week.  

I'm looking forward to getting up in the morning, getting my coffee, and just drawing and painting for half the day, instead of shifting stuff from one room to another!

I have more scripture verses for you today.  Something I noticed while embroidering these - I really get tired of stitching text, it's not my favorite thing by far.  But when I'm stitching the word of God, it does not weary me at all!  It's a great way to memorize verses, and I'm able to "think on these things" as I stitch.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Click on the link to download the file.

Scripture quilt block 17

Scripture quilt block 18

Scripture quilt block 19

Scripture quilt block 20

Embellishments set 5

Have a lovely week, my friends, next week will be very busy with two appointments for mum but hopefully some art work will get done as well!  I pray you find something lovely to do with your hands, and that Jesus fills your heart with His peace.



Monday, September 6, 2021

Labor Day

 Good afternoon dear friends!  We are having a gorgeous September day here, a holiday, and I'll be messed up on what day it is for the rest of the week.  Today feels like Sunday - I have to keep reminding myself it's not.

My move into my new art studio went very well.  Would you like to see some pictures?  It's very sparse...this is the north wall, looking in from the door.  Did I also mention it's very small?

This is the east and partial south wall.

South wall and door.

Closet wall - this needs work.

The closet is missing a door, and also the slats that go across the top.  At least I have my little snack cart within reach!

AND, my "art cart" is also within reach.  I purely love this little cart - it's adjustable, you can make the baskets straight up and down, or completely horizontal.  Amazing.

I wanted it very simple, uncluttered, easy to clean.  The closets are almost empty (just as well, they need a lot of work).  The views out the windows are nothing spectacular while I'm standing, but when I'm sitting down I feel like I'm in a treehouse!  Lots of treetops and sky.

Both of those pictures were taken standing up; normally I don't see buildings or fences.  It's insanely peaceful here, great cross-breezes, a very pleasant place to be.

Hopefully this will spur me on my art journey - now I just have to clean out the old sewing room and help my son move all his extra stuff into it!  I must say that this is not a new sewing room, I've given up sewing and quilting.  If I do need to do some sewing, there's always the kitchen table and my featherweight.  I'm keeping to one purpose for this room.

So in celebration of my move, I'm uploading some more embroidery files for you.  Well, I would upload them anyway, but if we can make a party out of it, why not?  Here you go, click on the title to download the pdf.

And there are so many more to come!  Fortunately, my wi-fi works great up here, I had been worried about that - but all is well.  Take care dear friends, see you soon!



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