Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hard Things

Sometimes we must endure situations, in our lives, that are very hard. It feels like our hearts will break. We ache for the hurt that we see ahead for our loved ones and yet, the only thing that we can do it to pray and wait. And so I am waiting....and trusting the Lord my God. His wisdom and love are beyond my understanding. I will trust in Him.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Moving On

So I am moving on....
Painful post deleted...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

From our family to yours.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2 :14

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

And where have you been and why are you wearing blue glitter?

It has been a long time since my last post. In fact the last time was April. The summer was a busy one and autumn has been too. So I will just give a little quickie list of things accomplished:
1. Living room painted a lovely golden taupe by Mr. Builder and me
2. Dining Room painted nice bird egg color by the name of Sea Foam ( I think)
3. Kitchen- touch up paint
4. Guest bath - ditto
5. Kitchen door painted
6. Tile Coasters made as gifts and taught to our co-op kids
7. Covered composition books also for co-op
8. Charlotte Mason Conference attended (Wow! I learned so much.)
9. Assorted craft projects
10. Shopping for some new items to give the living room a fresh pillows, a lamp and fall decorations
11. Taking care of my family
12. Lots of laundry
13. Reading

Oh, I forgot to mention teaching my child. We spent a lovely afternoon outdoors today reading The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder and doing some dry brush watercolor painting. We both are wearing blue glitter...a Martha Stewart snowflake project that I thought would not take long to do. This is day 2 and we have only completed 2 of them. There is a long wait time for the glue to dry. So if you see a mom out there wearing blue may be me.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Quilting-Hand Quilting and Binding

Hand Quilting for Co-op

Begin by cutting an 18-20 inch piece of quilting thread and thread it through your quilting "between" needle. Knot the end. Purl Bee has great instructions for making a quilter's knot and more hand-quilting instructions. Quilt around the redwork on your quilt top first.
Quilt around the edge of your embroidery square. Mark even distances around the border strip and make faint lines with a pencil. Quilt on top of these.

If you are using a strips for your binding then sew two of them together along the short end. (It will be really long now). Fold in half with wrong sides facing together and press lengthwise.
Pin onto the edge of your quilt top, being careful to line edges together. Use the techniques shown on V and CO. to do the corners and where the ends of the strip meets (these are very helpful). Sew all the way around as instructed in the tutorial.
Flip the border strip over and pin into place and then blind stitch as V and Co. suggests.
Enjoy your quilt.