Monday, June 29, 2015

Ready for the 4th?

I better get busy and finish quilting this one!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hunting in Florida?

A warning sign that reflects where visitors dare not trend.

So you can imagine what fun it was to follow this truck recently on a major road in our city.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Library Quilt show

As I mentioned yesterday, I had never noticed quilts hanging in this part of the library before. Next time I'm in, I will ask if this was a special display or permanent. Here are some of the quilts that denote scenes from our area.

 The Tampa area was noted for it's Cuban Cigar factories. It was a mainstay and employment for many immigrants who came to Tampa from Cuba back in the early 1900's.

 Plant City is known for it's amazing strawberries.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A funny thing happened....

on my way to the library.

You know, sometimes there are hidden gems that we miss even when we walk right past them. Case in point. I was at my local library recently and visited their book store. As I exited the store my eye caught sight of something that drew my attention. Can you guess what it was? If you guessed a quilt, you are right.  Now I know many libraries have quilts hanging, sometimes made by a guild for some specific reason. What caught my attention was not just one giant quilt on display, but a whole hallway lined with quilts.  Here are a few of them.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bread for the Journey

"There are things only you can do, and you are alive to do them. In the orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to play them both sublimely."
Max Lucado

For we are God's workmanship,
 created in Christ Jesus to do good works, 
which God prepared in advance for us to do. 
Eph 2:10 (NIV)

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's a winner

I haven't won a prize in a very long time. But recently I received a copy of the new 100 Blocks magazine as a prize from their blog hop.

And then just a couple of days ago I received a very nice bundle of fat quarters from the H2H drawing.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Connecting Threads

When the catalog arrived, I knew I wanted to make this.  Sooooo......... I bought the kit!

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Camper

Yesterday a quilting buddy and I got together and worked on making these fun towels.

I can't wait to use them in my camper.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Quilting pattern

We recently stayed overnight at a hotel. As I was walking to our room, I was captivated by the carpet.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Do you know His voice?

I've been wrestling with hearing the voice of God. I know that He desires to talk with me, but sometimes I feel like I have been listening too hard. After reading this post I wanted to share it, as I believe with all of my heart that we have a Heavenly Father who hears us when we cry out to Him.


Those who truly know God have learned how to recognize his voice above all others. He wants you to be absolutely convinced that he desires to talk to you—to tell you things you’ve never seen or heard before.

Not long ago the Lord showed me that I was still wavering about hearing his voice speak to my soul. Oh, I know that he speaks and that the sheep need to know the Master’s voice. But I doubted my ability to hear him. I spent all my time “checking” the voice I heard. And when it was too big or too mysterious for me, I thought, “This can’t be God. Besides, the devil can speak, too. The flesh speaks; lying spirits speak.” A multitude of voices come at us all the time. How can I know God’s voice?

I believe that three things are required of those who would hear God’s voice:
1. You must have an unshakable confidence that God wants to speak to you. You have to be fully persuaded and convinced of that. Indeed, he is a speaking God. He wants you to know his voice so you can do his will. What God tells you will never go beyond the boundaries of Scripture. And you don’t have to be ordained or have a Ph.D. to understand his voice to you. All you need is a heart that says, “I believe God desires to talk to me.”

2. You must have quality time and quietness. You need to be willing to shut yourself in with God and let all other voices hush away. True, God speaks to us all day long. But whenever he has wanted to build something into my life, his voice has come only after I have shut out every other voice but his.

3. You must ask in faith. We do not obtain anything from God (including hearing his voice) unless we truly believe that he is able to convey his mind to us and enable us to understand his perfect will.

Jesus said, “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?” (Luke 11:11-12). In other words, “If you ask your heavenly Father for a word—a clear direction, a godly correction or a particular need—do you think for a moment he will instead let the devil come and deceive you?”
God is not a tease! He will not allow the devil to deceive you. When God speaks, peace follows! And Satan cannot counterfeit that peace. If you’re in a place of quiet and rest, convinced that God can speak to you, then you have an assurance that never changes. You can go back to God a thousand times and you will receive the same word—because it is truth.
David Wilkerson
(5/19/31- 4/27/11)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Crooked Mile

I've had this amazing opportunity to work with Island Batik fabrics. They are the most beautiful batiks I have found. So now I've got this lovely selection of blues and browns from their Spring collection. I was thinking of making this pattern.

What do you think? Has anyone made this pattern before?
Will it be happy quilting?