"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)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Abraham Lincoln

The following quote has been floating around cyberspace lately and attributed to Abraham Lincoln. While I can't find confirmation that he actually did say this, I still think this is worth thinking about in light of the current political and economic situation here in the U.S..

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

1. For a God who provides all I need to live no matter what is going on around me.
2. For the time that I have to get everything sorted through, weeded out, packed and ready for either storage or moving before the end of July.

Monday, June 22, 2009

UFO progress

Finished off three quilt tops this week - 1 ufo and 2 tops from stash. The ufo started with 10 9-Patches featuring fabric with yellow roses I made 7+ yrs ago or there abouts, don't remember exactl when they came to be. I think the were leftover after making a quilt for an adopted aunt some years back. Also in the quilt are the 4 remaining block from the only millenium swap that I took part in. Made 12 setting blocks and put them together with some white-on-white background fabric and ended up with the quilt shown. This will be going to American Heros.

The yellow/green quilt with Boyd's Bears fabric as the main print started as three remnant pieces of flannel. It will be going to Sunshine for a kid somewhere in the world. =)
The RWB quilt was made from the precut squares of red, white & blue fabrics that I have........it ended up almost a twin sized quilt and didn't make a dent in the number of squares I have cut. This will be going to American Heros.

1. For a God who is never surprised by anything that happens to us.
2. For the progress made in getting the short sale of my house approved.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Quilty Finishes for last week

Finished off a quilt top made from some 9-Patches that I'd been given a while back. Everything except for the blocks came from my stash.

Have also packaged up my swap package for the Summer Pincushion Swap that I'm taking part of at the moment. Found the perfect fabric for the swap and had fun putting goodies together for it. Will be putting it into the mail tomorrow. =)


1. for a wonderful stash that I can go "shopping" for my quilting.

2. For the two groups that I send quilts to and the good work they are doing.


I've been scheduled for an in-person interview (3rd interview) for a job that I really want on Friday of this week. I'm so thankful to have made it this far in the process and am praying that God will open the door for a job offer as a result.

Meanwhile I'm continuing to pull my hair out dealing with the short sale of this house..........ugh.....


1. That God is in control of everything and no matter how helpless I feel at times, He will provide all that I need.
2. For all of my friends, both near and far, who are praying for the interview to go well.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Catching up part 2

Pics of the Sunshine quilts I've finished during May -

Gratitudes -

1. for a plentiful stash that allows me to create quilts for others
2. for a God who is always there with me, no matter how the circumstances feel.