Sunday, March 15, 2015

March Progress

This top is made from the Wonky Checkerboard quilt blocks that I won years ago (2011) in Block Lotto. I love the colors and how they came together. It was sewn into a top, and then put away for a time . . . why do we do that?!? Well, this time there is a plan! I needed to have a fundraiser item at my school, and can you think of anything better for school kids than this fun, bright top? . . . now, I need to get it quilted . . . .

These blocks are the February and March entries for the Night Owls Quilt Guild, and I'm current, for the moment anyway.  


My goal is to have the white print and the black heath print in each block, and to add color that pops.

So far, only green and blue, but I haven't decided to keep with only those colors.

This is my latest photo of my sweetheart. 
He looks wonderful! He has so appreciated the drs. that he is dealing with, and the wonderful Christian brothers and sisters of Bethany Baptist Church of Makati, Philippines.   

AND, he is supposed to come home on Friday, YiPpEe!! EDITED TO ADD: Nope, the date is now Wednesday, 3/25.
Thank you for your continued prayers as there are still some things to work out, like the approval of a visa for his caregiver "Saint John", and other stuff. I say, God has shown us so many things that He has moved in, that this is the faith part that we need to have now. Thank you for praying!

"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah." Psalm 68:19

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Quilt Finishes, and My Larry ~

I haven't shared these finishes on the blog, but I'm still quilting!

This is the quilt made from Lydia and Jeff's clothes;actually from the scraps. Lydia has sewn several shirts for him, with her a dress to match. I still do not have a finished pic, but it is bound, washed, crinkly, and they are enjoying it. I used Jenny Doan's Disappearing Hourglass pattern.


This was the quilt I worked on at Papa's this summer. He had just purchased a featherweight, and I had brought 2 1/2" squares from home. Little Julia helped me with planning what color went where, it became "our project" for the time she was there, so naturally, it became a gift at Christmas.


This was the quilt along Silly, Chilly Snowmen, Quilt Doodle Designs by Cindy. It was on the frame on Christmas Day, but I did finish for January! One of my additions was the snowflakes.

I cut paper snowflakes, traced onto the paper of Heat and Bond, and then cut them out. they are raw edge applique. We liked their twinkle so much that I made them fall onto the tree scene below. I also added the checkerboard border, red and white and blue happiness :-}

 I quilted different texture stitches on the faces, click to enlarge

 The candies have a swirl quilted on the "peppermint pinwheel"

blue and white pokeydot binding :-}

Here are pictures of Larry and his Papa while Gil was with us at Christmas.

Larry trying to do a "selfie", lol, Papa got the idea to smile, Larry's wondering if the picture is centered...that is when I took the camera ~

 At church on Sunday Morning December 28th, sporting their new shirt and ties ~
 This is Larry's new visa photo in the Philippines. He's lost about 48 pounds, needing to regain strength before the doctors will allow him to return home. God is so good to us! Pastor Nable of Bethany Baptist Church in Makita, Manilla has put him in the missionary quarters of the church. The church secretary and others are seeing to his needs, including the young man Larry has nicknamed "Saint John" that is ministering to his food, meds, and daily changing the surgery dressings, going with him to appointments, so many daily helps.
The rest of our church team has returned home, but Larry needs to stay until 4 weeks has passed from the major surgery, for better recovery. We are praying John will be his travel companion home. His sweet Auntie Nonnette is here in our church, and would so love him to come! 
So, I'm sending long distance hugs to my sweet guy ~

Friends, please forgive me for not answering each comment personally! We still appreciate your love and prayers, I asked Larry to read them so he knew he was not alone in the daily challenges, thank you!
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These are the most recent (today) finishes, both are for customers, and both are charity quilts. I mounted them together since they were both smaller. I'm hoping to get the binding on the watercolor purple quilt before tomorrow, so I guess I getter get going!

 (I've always wanted to do this, but really struggle with color value)
   Hurray for two more finishes!
"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory..."
Ephesians 3:20,21a