"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)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Once Upon A time - the ending

The sewing machine was soon muttering as the quilter kept her hard at work putting together the blocks as they played nicely together.   A couple of times there were those who tried to march to their own beat and go their own direction, but a wee bit of wrangling on the part of the quilter and they all decided to cooperate.   Once everyone had joined hands and was resting comfortably, the quilter introduced us to the border who was to be the final member of our group.   Once the sewing machine had done it's work, the quilter said we were all grown up and ready to go join all of her other completed tops.  

It was at this point that the quilter looked at all of our siblings who were still
enjoying being able to tumble around in a big pile without having to behave.   With another snow day  having been called, the quilter decided our siblings needed to be introduced to the sewing machine as well.   With a little more wrangling and some cajoling (sigh, more frog-stitching), the quilter got our siblings to play nicely.   But wait, what about those bits and pieces that were left, she didn't want them to feel like they'd been abandoned.   So after digging in her unending stash didn't produce anything, it was off to the fabric store to find a border that would fit in with all of the siblings - Not an easy task!   Finally though one jumped into the cart and came home with them.     A little while later the quilt finally allowed the sewing machine to rest and said that our siblings were grown up and ready to join us in the melee of completed tops.   Anyone want to guess how long she'll leave us there to mature?

1. After 5 snow days, the weather has finally warmed up and the accumulated snow is finally melting back.

2. I'm starting to find the top of my cutting table again!

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