Thursday, February 16, 2012

All of My Hexies are UP-To-DATE.....

I am mailing out to my February Inchy Hexagon partner....She asked for pastel and cream.  I went to Walmart and paid a quarter for 1/8th yd of cotton fabric --- Pastel!!!   And she has to have the X and O (hugs and kisses) for Valentine Month!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Finishing a Cathedral Window....

My 14-inch completed cathedral window square is made up of four sewn-together 7 inch" little pressed blocks........then I have hand-sewn 24 little 2inch colorful fabric squares for a finished block...WHEW!!!
This particular square has really been my depression companion  ...  lots of down, dopey, prayer thoughts and feelings....   when I've felt like giving up.... I stitched on and on.... step by step, one at a time.... coming close to perfection.... and making it to the end!

Then it is so neat....   to take a blank page in my life...via the next 7" square .....starting a new one....  there's hope and beauty to be attained in my life!
 Actually, I had driven to browse an antique shop... picked up a pretty little 1920's TAM..little hat... and with all the down feelings.... I shot 4-5 self portraits with a smile.....   Just trying to make it... PTL!
II Corinthians 4:17 verse:  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (!!)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Just before Midnight....A Flower-Girl was Spotted!

She grew and grew...until she bloomed into this little Hexie!   
Tis... it is One Flower Wednesday....I'm browsing my bookshelf.... and this fabric selection was purchased about 3-5 years ago???   Sassy, classy black girls.... like me... Except I haven't sported a pony-tail since I was 12 years old.... there's a picture somewhere.....   But still young at heart!
 Here is my Winter Journal.... A gift from my Church Women's Group1
And just where do you think I find comfort and peace of mind?

Sewing is the craft of attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread.  Even before spinning yarn or the weaving of wool into fabric......The act of sewing is believed to be the oldest of the textile arts.... Stone Age people sewed fur together to make clothing using bones, antlers or even ivory objects...shaped to pull thru a "THREAD" made of an animal part (sinew, cat-guts, or the stretchy, strong veins)
      So it is that sewing is a thing of comfort and beauty!

How is comfort defined?

  1. state of being comfortable: conditions in which somebody feels physically relaxed
  2. comfortable thing: something that makes you feel physically relaxed
  • As a Verb (used with object):  comfort means to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to!

    This is what I see as a rather unusual picture of Mary McLeod Bethune..... a 20th century educator and pioneer!  It's a somewhat younger photo, her hair is nicely pinned back, her clothing is upscale, lace on her sleeves..... with a heart shaped necklace.... I wonder if it were children or a good man that she loves.  It's a studio setting as she gazes....  she carried many a burden.....

    "Remember the word to Your servant, upon which You have caused me to hope.
    This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life."  Psalm 119:49-50

    My inspiration today for hope and comfort!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

etc.... More of the same..... Hexie Mania

 This was Wednesday's completion...... Aptly named etc.... more of the same... but no monotomy involved in this hexagon!!
Time to re-read a good old quilt book!

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