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Ok, here is the next project. (for him, while I am working on the boat)  Now GUYS I am not going to be getting to technical here I will be using terms like stuff, things and so on. 

He wants this big sleeper thing on the back of the car hauler He is creating.   That is Him thinking on just how He is going to do this (with me as helper).  You can see how it looks now and I will post as we go and how it looks when we are done. 

Here He has already taken the bed off and is preparing to revamp a few things.  He is not happy with the way the trailer was mounted so He is going to fix a few things and make it sturdier.  As you can also see there are a few of our other future projects in the picture.  (Yes, Nancy even the GRAPE will be getting worked on. 🙂 )

This is the new sleeper he is going to put on the back. (don’t ask me how we will get it there but you can see by the pictures of how we took the trailer off, we will work it out somehow.  lol)

Now all we have to do is get the old sleeper off.

I am the one that puts the chain on before he lifts it.   (no you will not be seeing a picture of me) Notice the back wheels of the bobcat are not quite on the ground at this point!

Here is where it will rest till He is ready to put it back on the car hauler. 

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Well, we went to the quilt show yesterday in Paducah, KY.  It was incredible!  When I look at those quilts and then what I do in the way of quilting I know I am just a beginner.  (someone else said that but it goes for me too, I am sure she won’t mind my repeating it, lol)  The workmanship is fabulous and the designs are also.  We got a great demonstration on the big Gammill Long Arm Quilter and the Statler Stitcher.   It is by far the cadallic of the quilters in my opinion.  (yes, I want one, no I won’t be getting one any time soon)  Going to those shows inspires me to do more and try new things. 

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Ok! for everyone that subscribes to my blog.  Something went wrong with that last post so if you got a ton of email saying I posted about 15 things.  SORRY.  I had to delete and repost over and over till it got right.  LOL

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Quilt of Holes

As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with
all the other souls. Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a
quilt in many piles; an angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares
together into a tapestry that is our life.

But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged
and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each
square was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the
challenges and temptations I was faced with in every day life. I saw
hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all.

I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares. Other than a tiny hole
here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the
bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was
disheartened. My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together,
threadbare and empty, like binding air.

Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the
light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose; each in turn, holding up
their tapestries. So filled their lives had been. My angel looked upon me,
and nodded for me to rise. My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn’t
had all the earthly fortunes. I had love in my life, and laughter. But there
had also been trials of illness, and wealth, and false accusations that took
from me my world, as I knew it. I had to start over many times. I often struggled
with the temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and
begin again. I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and
guidance in my life. I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured
painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not
melt with in my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly
judged me.

And now, I had to face the truth. My life was what it was, and I had to
accept it for what it was. I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of
my life to the light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at
the others who stared at me with wide eyes.

Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded the many holes,
creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with
warmth and love in His eyes. He said, ‘Every time you gave over your life to
Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles. Each point of light
in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine through, until there
was more of Me than there was of you.

May all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through!

 
 
 

 

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My daughter is a nurse at the Neo Natal Unit at Vanderbilt and now and then I make quilts for her little ones.  This is for one of the little boys.   It is all sports stuff.  (I have to make something the Dad’s like too now and then.)  These are very small quilts.

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I wanted to make a quilt from one of those Charm packs (Moda Splish Splash), so one day I just sat down and started putting it together.  I did not have a pattern and I also improvised the border.  The quilting on this one was done by Justine.  It is hard to see but she did waves and starfish on it and it turned out so cute.  Someday I will give it to someone.  lol

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Quilting – for Addyson

This is a quilt I made for one of Megan’s friends who had a little girl, Addyson.

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