Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Baby Quilt UFO

Last summer when I was working at the mission in south Louisiana I found this cute flannel baby panel on sale.  All I had to do was sandwich it and quilt it and I love the way it turned out.  I used flannel for the back and the binding too and I must say, when flannel is against flannel, that fabric doesn't move!  In fact, not matter what I did it was hard to quilt because the fabric seemed to "grab" my sewing table.  I even sprayed my table with silicone spray a couple of times and still it drug.  I don't have a baby in mind for this one but I'm sure one will turn up - there are always babies happening somewhere in the family!




This is my fifth UFO completed this year - I'm pretty excited!

Monday, May 7, 2012

K Is For...

K is for kind.  I didn't even have to search for this one.  If you read the previous post you'll have expected this one.  Nice matters.  Kind is the only way.  There is no other way.  It fits perfectly with the just part of my personality.


If everyone in the world did one unexpected act of kindness to someone else every single day we could change the world.  Seriously.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Another UFO Bit The Dust




I've listed 16 or 17 UFOs on my sidebar that I want to complete this year.  I'm slow but steady...this is the fourth to be finished.  It was a panel that someone gave me or that I bought on sale, not sure which, but I thought it would make a great wall hanging for Independence Day.  I did a free motion stipple on it - that's the only stitch so far that I feel comfortable with!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Did You Know?

That if the lid comes off when you're spinning salad.....lettuce goes everywhere?


In the sink....in the floor....on the counter....on the windowsill....in your hair....on top of the stove vent....                  Oh my.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Sister, The Beekeeper

Apparently bees "swarm" in the spring and have to be taken to a new home.




To do that you have to suit up.


And be totally crazy.




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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kicking and Screaming...

I love gadgets.  Love.  Them.  I want every new edition of every gadget I have whether I need it or not.  I don't necessarily get it; I just want it.

My husband...not so much.  He hates anything new.  He'd love to find a cell phone he likes and  keep it until he dies.  But of course you and I both know phones don't last that long so he changes phones when forced, but then I have to drag him kicking and screaming.

I've had an IPhone for about a year now.  I love it.  Love.  It.  He has a small Pantech.  He hates it.  Hates.  It.  No matter what he does it keeps going to Facebook and Twitter just whenever it wants to.  He's never been on Facebook or Twitter in his life.  He still thinks Facebook is a photo album and Twitter is what birds do.  We've taken it back to the store at least twice, maybe three times.  They couldn't fix it.  We even called Pantech and did what they told us, which fixed it.  It didn't go to Facebook or Twitter any more.  Except it did call 911.  Five times in a row while he had it locked and off and was sitting in a classroom supervising an intern teacher.  The nice 911 folks left him a voicemail and told him they knew he was okay because they could hear him talking so they assumed it was a "pocket call."  You and I might name it a "purse call."  You know, like when your phone dials someone and you didn't do it so you assume your purse laid on it and pushed a button or something?  That hasn't happened to you?  We changed the settings back to their origin because we decided Facebook and Twitter were better than 911.  The problem with that is that when it visits those sites it's using data and it would stay on for hours and we were being charged!

So finally today, after the children and I had listened to his continuous griping until we I couldn't take it any more, we went in to get him a new phone.  The kids talked him into taking my IPhone and I would get the new IPhone 4S.  Sweet.


We've spent a couple of hours now, well I've spent a couple of hours now, saving data, switching data from my old phone to my new phone, downloading ITunes to his computer, downloading data to his "new" IPhone, etc.  But it is totally worth it.  Totally.  Did you know you can just push a button, ask out loud "where is the nearest Pizza Hut" or "what's the square root of 5,997, 235" and it will tell you?  Not that I need either of those pieces of information, but you never know when I might.  I can also tell it to text my husband to bring home milk and it will type it out for me and send it!  I'm in heaven.  I wonder if it can figure the yardage I need for the backing of a quilt.  I wonder if it can tell me the ingredients I need for coconut cream pie when I'm at the grocery store and can't remember.  I wonder if it has a magic potion for losing weight.  I wonder if there's a real person out there somewhere who's going to hate to see my name pop up with another stupid question.