Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today's progress...

I've finished six 18" blocks with 3 more to go!  This is my version of the Summer Duet quilt (photo of this quilt is seen in the previous post).


Saturday, June 6, 2015

My latest efforts

Summer Duet
I've taken a bit of time off from quilting to work outside, and am getting back to the sewing machine this weekend.  It feels good!  I'm working on my next quilt top, a quilt called Summer Duet from Fons and Porter.  It's a present for a cousin in Arizona, I'm thinking of using a layer of flannel instead of batting since she lives in a hot area of the country.
The photo is from Fons & Porter's website....



I finished a table topper in January:

And here's a lap quilt, using 1850's textured reproduction fabrics.




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

UFOs are on a roll at my house

Introducing my 4th and latest UFO!  I bought a panel by Northcott fabrics the minute it hit the quilt shops 2 years ago.   I've had the panel stored away in my stash for a couple years now.

This is a pattern called Meadow Stars, by Patti Carey. It uses a collection called Stonehenge by Northcott. I bought the blue/brown panel when it hit the shops, couldn't get out of the store without it!

But Northcott didn't put a kit together for the blue/brown colorway, so I had to put one together on my own. I made this photo using their orange/green colorway picture, and I used PaintShopPro to make my own photo, mainly so I could find fabric that would work. It took me 2 DAYS of hunting to find all the fabrics that would match.... I found all the stonehenge fabrics to make this quilt, and they are being shipped in the next few days.

Today was spent washing all the fabric that I have in my stash, and tomorrow is ironing day!



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ode to the Sewing Machine #21




Formerly stored in that 5 gallon bucket?
Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all seen the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #21...

May she rest in peace



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Smile for the day

"For fun, he hit's people..."



Jack Mook is a tough detective working at the Pittsburgh Police Department. He met brothers Josh and Jesse through his volunteer work at the Steel City Boxing Gym and one day they turned up missing. When he found the older brother, the startling truth he discovered set up a chain of events that changed these boys’ lives forever. This man is a true hero.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Prophecy just slapped on a pair of skates

1. Divorce was 4% when I was born, today it is 51%.
2. One generation ago, gum was the #1 problem in America's schools.  Today, it's a gun.
3. Cohabitation: 65% of alter bound singles live together before marriage.
4. 57 million babies aborted, most with tax payer funding and abortion is now part of socialized medicine.
5. Marijuana is being legalized, now called recreational.
6. Euthanasia and infanticide is now legalized using more politically correct names.
7. Pornography is a click away on hand held devices.
8. Homosexual and transgender lifestyles are promoted, even by our president. Christians are 
     persecuted for refusing to marry or support this lifestyle.
9.  Movies and TV have removed standards that were in place one generation ago.  PG movies now 
     contain sexual references and foul language.
10. The first time in US history, more than 50% of all births are to unwed mothers.
11.  Sexually transmitted diseases now claim 1/3 of all Americans as their hosts.
12. 18 Trillion dollars in debt.
13. Over 11 million illegal aliens, with politicians pushing open borders and amnesty.
14. Corruption, fraud, nepotism entrenched within all levels of politicians.
15. Islam exploding worldwide, with an increasingly vulnerable America, dismantling their military,
     placing incompetents in high level positions.
16. 25% of the world's ocean is now dead or dying due to radioactive water pouring out of
     Fukushima, Japan. Our oceans reach 100% within 10 years.
17. An ignorant and low information populace now make up the majority of voting age Americans. 
    (I.e.: There is nothing you can do to fix all of the above.)



What's the good news?
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow!  God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him will have eternal life.  Salvation is but a prayer away.  All you have to do is #1: ask him to forgive you #2: ask him to live in your heart.  The rapture IS coming.  God said to his people "For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed...”  Malachi 3:6.  He promises to take His people out of danger, by way of the rapture.  After the rapture, life gets much, much worse on earth.

J.D. Farag is a pastor from Hawaii.  I started listening to his sermons a couple years ago.  J.D. posts 2 youtube videos each week. The first one is his regular Sunday sermon, and then he posts the second part of his Sunday sermon. In the second half he compares scripture with events that revolve around Israeli current events. This pastor reminds me of the pastor I listened to for 8 years, Pastor Charles Alber.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Not all Christians are really Christians

Senator Ted Cruz is a man who proudly, loudly proclaims he is a Christian.  He was invited to speak at an event by a group called "In Defense of Christians".  As you probably already know, he was boo-ed off the stage after he said “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you,” Cruz said. “Thank you, and God bless.”



In the beginning of this video you see Toufic Baaklini, the president of In Defense of Christians, asking the crowd to be respectful of Senator Cruz.

It occurs to me that this is what it will look like after the rapture.  God will come for His people and we leave this world to go with Him, turning our backs, as Senator Cruz turned his back on the 'Christians' in this crowd. At that time, many who called themselves Christian will be left behind.

Take God at His word…

In Psalm 132:13-16, we read, “For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. ‘This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her with bread.”


"...I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of my people and my inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up my land."  Joel 3:1-2


Yes, take God at His word.  If you split the land of Israel, God will split yours.  Do you follow God 100%?  Anyone who hates the Jews, hates God.  God has said the Palestinians are followers of Satan.  Any 'Christian' who wants to give the Palestinians a state will be disciplined by God and He will not hear him.


Below are documented occasions of catastrophic phenomena happening 24 hours after the U.S. compels Israel to surrender some of their Holy covenant land for peace. The following was not written by me.

1. October 30, 1991: The Perfect Storm—

As President George H.W. Bush is opening the Madrid (Spain) 
Conference to consider "land for peace" in Israel's Middle East role, 
the "perfect storm" develops in the North Atlantic, creating the 
largest waves ever recorded in that region. The storm travels 
1000 miles from "east to west" instead of the normal "west to east" 
pattern and crashes into the New England Coast. Thirty-five foot
waves crash into the Kennebunkport home of President Bush.

2. August 23, 1992: Hurricane Andrew—

When the Madrid Conference moves to Washington DC and 
the peace talks resume, Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural 
disaster ever to hit America, comes ashore and produces an
estimated $30 billion in damage and leaving 180,000
homeless in Florida.

3. January 16, 1994: Northridge Earthquake—

President Bill Clinton meets with Syria's President Hafez el-Assad 
in Geneva. They talk about a peace agreement with Israel 
that includes giving up the Golan Heights. Within 24 hours, 
a powerful 6.9 earthquake rocks Southern California. This quake, 
centered in Northridge, becomes the second most destructive
natural disaster to hit the United States, behind Hurricane Andrew.

4. September 28, 1998: Hurricane George—
As Secretary of State Albright works on the final details of an
agreement in which Israel would give up 13 percent of
Yesha (Judah and Samaria), Hurricane George slams into
the United States Gulf Coast with 110 mph winds and
gusts up to 175 mph. The hurricane hits the coast and
stalled. On September 28, Clinton meets with Yasser
Arafat and Netanyahu at the White House to finalize
this land deal. Later, Arafat addresses the United
Nations about declaring an independent Palestinian
state by May 1999, as Hurricane George pounds the Gulf
Coast, causing $1 billion in damage. At the exact time
that Arafat departs the country, the storm begins to
dissipate.

5. October 15-22, 1998: Texas Flooded—

On October 15, 1998, Arafat and Netanyahu meet at the 
Wye River Plantation in Maryland. The talks are scheduled to
last five days with the focus on Israel giving up 13
percent of Yesha. The talks are extended and conclude
on October 23. On October 17, awesome rains and
tornadoes hit southern Texas. The San Antonio area is
deluged with rain. The rain and flooding in Texas
continue until October 22 and then subside. The floods
ravage 25 percent of Texas and leave over one billion
dollars in damage. On October 21, Clinton declares
this section of Texas a major disaster area.

6. November 30, 1998: Market Capitalization Evaporates
Arafat comes to Washington again to meet with President Clinton 
to raise money for a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital. 
A total of 42 other nations were represented in Washington. All the 
nations agreed to give Arafat $3 billion in aid. Clinton promised 
$400 million, and the European nations $1.7 billion. On the same day, 
the Dow Jones average drops 216 points, and on December 1, the 
European Market had its third worst day in history. Hundreds of 
billions of market capitalization were wiped out in the U.S. and Europe.

7. May 3, 1999: The Powerful Super Tornado—
On the day that Yasser Arafat is scheduled to declare a
Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital, the
most powerful tornado storm system ever to hit the
United States sweeps across Oklahoma and Kansas. The
winds are clocked at 316 mph the fastest wind speed
ever recorded. The declaration is postponed to
December 1999 at the request of President Clinton,
whose letter to Arafat encourages him in his
"aspirations for his own land." He also writes that
the Palestinians have a right to "determine their own
future on their own land" and that they deserve to
"live free, today, tomorrow and forever."

8. Week of October 11: Hurricane, Earthquake and Dow Collapse—

As Jewish settlers in 15 West Bank (Israel)
settlements are evicted from the covenant land in
Israel, the Dow-Jones financial averages lose 5.7
percent in the worst week since October 1989. On
October 15 the Dow lost 266 points, and a hurricane
slams into North Carolina. On the next morning,
October 16, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks the
southwest in the fifth most powerful earthquake in
20th Century. The earthquake was centered in the
California desert and did little damage but was felt in three states.

There are a few more I noticed as I searched for examples of God's judgment but I think this is enough to show a "coincidence". 

Are you one of the Christians to be left behind?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ode to sewing machines #23



Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all seen the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #23...



Hand held!  What will they think of next?













Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ode to the sewing machine #22


Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all seen the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #22...



Tetanus shot needed just to look at the poor thing.
Flunked Spelling, Punctuation and Math
Or is he using Common Core?





What in tarnation is a kick foot?  
And is that a bungee cord for a belt???









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