Monday, May 21, 2018

Goals and Catching Up

It has been a really crazy time for me - not that it has changed much since the middle of January. I have really missed being able to share what's going on in my sewing room, but at least I've been able to keep up with your blogs and activities.

Mom is progressing nicely and will finish the last of her in home therapy this week. I'm still helping her as much as I can, usually a couple of days a week. 

Honey Do is also doing fairly well. He pretty much takes care of himself. I've been working hard to keep up my responsibilities at home although the gardens have not had much of my attention. We did get the vegetable garden tilled and straightened out, so it's ready for planting. Unfortunately, it's been so chilly and wet that the only thing I have planted so far is a celery I rooted in my kitchen window. I'm hoping to get some done this weekend.

So here's what I've been up to:

1. Crazy Quilt Block
- continue stitching
no progress here :(

2. Starry Night
- assemble block and post
DONE




3. P&N BOM
- prep block for class
DONE *

4. Baby Quilt
- quilt
no progress

5. Mystery QAL #1
- continue quilting
making progress, but not much

6. Bee BOM
- add sashing
DONE for April *



7. Mom - PJs
DONE *

* forgot to get pictures of all of these.

8. Bear and Color Challenge BOM
DONE

 

I chose to do some fancy stitching with my new machine. I really like the way it turned out, especially on the back of the block.


Here are my goals for the rest of May:

1. Crazy Quilt BOM
- get back to stitching

2. Fall into a Quilt
- block 1

3. Mystery QAL #1
- finish quilting

4. Mystery QAL #2
- finish cutting out pieces

5. "Bee" BOM
- assemble May block

6. P&N Baby Quilt
- quilt and bind

That should keep me busy this week and into the long weekend.


Thanks for stopping by,


Wishing you a day filled with kindness.




Verse of the Day


for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose.


Phil. 2:13 NIVUK


Friday, May 4, 2018

April's end

April quickly came to an end. There was still much that needed to be accomplished. Namely my blocks of the month. I got them all done, except for my sewing class. 


Color Block Challenge - Orange


Color Bear - orange


Bee block of the month - unfortunately my cell phone service provider wasn't playing nice this month so I don't have a picture to post.


Mystery QAL #1 - needs quilted and I've begun that. I would have liked to see this done before the end of the month, but that was unrealistic and my time limited at the sewing machine.

I also managed to get Starry Night BOM finished, but again couldn't download the picture. And it really turned out great.

I spent a wonderful days with mom on Friday, Monday and Thursday. She's been doing well with physical therapy and I'm just thrilled and grateful for her progress toward independence. She is really progressing well. Thank you everyone who has prayed for her and asked after her. Your prayers and moral support and genuine caring have made this adventure successful.



Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.’


Deut. 31:6 NIVUK

Three Favorite Quotes, Day 3

I've been invited by my dear friend, Susan, to participate in a The 3 Day Quote Challenge.

What an interesting challenge !!



So for my third quote, and there were still so many to have to choose from:



Nelson Mandela. What can I say that hasn't already been said. What an amazing man.

But like my other "favorite" quotes, it's all about attitude. You can view yourself or others as losers, but it's more important that we learn from all of the experiences life offers us.  If we don't learn something, it's just a waste of time and energy. 


Thank you, Susan, for giving me this opportunity.

Here are the Rules for participation:
– Thank the person who nominated you
– Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
– Share why this quote appeals to you so much
– Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day

My nominees:

Allie @ allie-opps sweet happy life
Alida @ Alida TweLoQ Designs
Wendy @ Sugarlane Designs

And since it's the last day, here are a few more of my favorites just because I can :)






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Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Three Favorite Quotes, Day 2

I've been invited by my dear friend, Susan, to participate in a The 3 Day Quote Challenge.

What an interesting challenge !!



So for my second quote, and there were still many to have to choose from:


It is no secret that Abraham Lincoln was my favorite president. I love his humble background and the fact that he stood up for what he believed and fought for it. And how inspirational is it that we don't live in the past but look forward and make life better. Don't live with regret. It's negative energy and we all have better things to do with our time and energy.

Thank you, Susan, for giving me this opportunity.

Here are the Rules for participation:
– Thank the person who nominated you
– Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
– Share why this quote appeals to you so much
– Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day

My nominees:

Allie @ allie-opps sweet happy life
Alida @ Alida TweLoQ Designs
Wendy @ Sugarlane Designs

Thank you for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.





Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Three Favorite Quotes, Day 1

Aren't we all looking for something positive or inspiring in our lives, in our days?

I've been invited by my dear friend, Susan, to participate in a The 3 Day Quote Challenge.

What an interesting challenge !!

So for my first quote, and there were many to have to choose from:


I LOVE this quote. And I love the thought that my attitude has that kind of strength and power. And doesn't it? No matter what our attitudes are, they have the power to make or break our days, our relationships. More importantly, we have the power to choose. 

Years ago, in a Sunday School class we studied the book Love is a Decision. In other words, it's a choice. We choose to love, or hate, or be nasty or be kind. I try really hard to start my day with a positive attitude and not to let any negativity make it bad or unbearable.

So set the pace for ole Satan, and you be in charge of your own attitude.

Thank you, Susan, for giving me this opportunity.

Here are the Rules for participation:
– Thank the person who nominated you
– Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
– Share why this quote appeals to you so much
– Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day

My nominees:

Allie @ allie-opps sweet happy life
Alida @ Alida TweLoQ Designs
Wendy @ Sugarlane Designs

Thank you for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.




Thursday, April 26, 2018

Who's time is it any way?

In a previous blog, I mentioned that my time wasn't my own sometimes. As a person who doesn't work full time outside of the home, you would think you would have all the time in the world to do whatever you wanted.

That doesn't work for me anymore, it used to, but I'm ok with that. Most of my time these days is spent between doing things for Mom and my guys, or spending time with my guys. 

I spent Monday with Mom, we had a visit with the surgeon who is very pleased with her progress and wants to see her in about a month. She's anxious to be done with PT and OT. I don't blame her, they come four times a week between them.

My weekends have been surrendered to Honey Do and Newton, as we spend whatever time we can carve out and our bodies allow to go hiking.

Saturday - Brecksville Metro Park

 

 

Some pretty and interesting fauna.





I don't know if you can see the little bird, he found a moth and wasn't going to let go no matter how long I stood by to take my photo.

  




 



Deer Lick Cave
We spent quite a bit of time looking around and investigating this area.

Newton was still the little kid at times.
The "king" of his own little mountain :)


Sunday - Rocky River Metro Park



Rocky has a great time running and sniffing everything he comes into contact with.

 

There is always some interesting trees and the wildflowers are finally starting to bloom.

This tree broke and I found the layers very interesting.






We saw a couple of men fishing in the river, which is where the park got it's name. And you can see it's very high and hilly. I expect this terrain when we are in southern Ohio, but it always takes me by surprise when it's local.

Needless to say, we had a couple of very nice days for hiking together. We covered 3.5 to 4 miles each day and the temperatures were in the mid to upper 60s. We didn't see 70s until Monday.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.


Verse of the Day


In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

Prov. 16:9 NIVUK



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Goal Report for April 15, 2018

I struggled with my goals last week because I didn't have as much time as I thought I was going to have. 

So my list is a continuation, my goals for this week are noted in blue:

1. Mystery QAL #1

- Add borders making progress DONE
- Sandwich DONE
- Begin quilting in progress



2. Mystery QAL #2
- Choose design - DONE
- Draw designs on fusible web DONE
- Cut out components DONE
- Order required fabric DONE, waiting for it to arrive

3. Charity Baby quilt, second one
- Quilt and bind - no progress

4. P&N BOM
- Complete prep requirement for next class - no progress

5. Color bear challenge
- Prep and complete block pieces traced and cut out
assemble and quilt block DONE



6. Color Challenge
- Prep and complete block DONE



7. Starry Bright
- Prep and complete block - no progress

8. CQ February block
- Continue stitching - some progress, no picture

It was a long list. I  thought it was doable.  I'll try again this week.

My goals for April 23, 2018:

1. Crazy Quilt Block
- continue stitching

2. Starry Night
- assemble block and post

3. P&N BOM
- prep block for class

4. Baby Quilt
- quilt

5. Mystery QAL #1
- continue quilting

6. Bee BOM
- add sashing

Thanks for stopping by,


Wishing you a day filled with kindness.


VERSE:

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:23-24 NIVUK