"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Catching Up....

It's been a while since I posted pics of the quilt tops that I've finished lately, so I thought I'd try catching up.........the following pics are all of tops that have been finished for American Heroes during May.

Gratitudes -

1. Good friends who are always there for me.
2. For the progress made in getting approval from the lender for the short sale of my house. and for God's provision in the final details of getting approval.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Finished UFO...

I finished up another UFO the first of this week. It was one that I had 'inherited' when a good friend retired and she and her DH started fulltime RV'ing with their 5th wheel trailor. Paul had actually started this quilt and had the strata sewn together..........and it stayed that way for at least 5 yrs with me, and thru several moves. Am glad it's done, and am not planning on making another bargello quilt. It will be going to American Heroes unless Paul decides he really wants it back. I rarely name my quilts, but if I were to actually finish this quilt as a gift it would be named "Froggie has a heart" because of all the frog-stitching that I did on it.
Gratitudes -
1. there has been some progress on the house, and we have an approximate time frame for when the bank should have a decision made on what they want for it.
2. I have a second interview scheduled for Thursday this week for a perm position.

Friday, May 8, 2009

What a week.........and Gratitude

One of these days I'd really like a boring week where nothing exciting happens......however, God has not seen fit to bless me with that at this point. The week started out innocently enough, but then went awry Monday evening when life got more than a wee bit dramatic when I was involved in another car accident on the way to a meeting. I'm thankful though that I only had minor injuries, mainly bruises, because it could have been much much worse than it was. I'm still waiting to hear if it is repairable or if the insurance will total it. I'm praying that it will be repairable because if it is totaled I have not clue how I'm going to manage to get a replacement vehicle. If it is repaired, then I'll be w/o it for about 3-4 weeks depending on how long it takes to get the parts to repair it and everything fixed..........

Last week my niece Bekah, gave me a Gratitude award. Little did I know that I'd soon have another reason to be grateful. And in spite of everything I am very thankful for all the blessings that God has given me and for how He has provided for me over the last 18 months as I've dealt with unemployment and everything else that has happened in my life. And I'm thankful for the gift of being able to quilt because it really does help manage the stress in my life.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ideas Please..............

I've added a pic of a quilt top that I'm working on at the moment. I want to add a border but at the moment I'm drawing a blank on what to do for it. Anyone have any ideas?

1. For the wonderful rains North Tx has had over the last couple of weeks, and thankfully no damage from them!
2. For friends who are willing to let me stay with them if I need a place to live once I'm out of this house if I'm still unemployed at that time.