February 16, 2012

A Scrappy Update...

I played in the studio most of the day yesterday. I am enjoying the quiet process of hand stitching. My needle was dancing and I smiled with every stitch.

I placed nearly-finished blocks on the fabric I've chosen for the sashing, and imagined how it's going to look when it's assembled. Adding the centers will really make the plates pop. I had originally chosen the aqua fabric for the centers, but am doing a rusty red now. Perhaps I'll do some of each!
Late in the day, I received word that my dear friend, "Mom" Grace is not doing well. As I continued to sew, I stitched prayers for her into my quilt.

I've always believed that if I'm going to pray, I shouldn't worry, and if I'm going to worry, I shouldn't pray. I know worrying accomplishes nothing, but prayer can move mountains. So, I prayed that God will care for Grace.

I'll know more about her condition later today, and I may decide to go north to be with her and her family. In the meantime, if you're moved to add a thought or two on her behalf, I would appreciate it, and I know she and her family would, too.

I'll be attending a training class today with Handsome. We're learning to work at our local polling place. I'm looking forward to "doing my part" for the process.

When we get back home, I'll finish tacking down the last two plates and then work on attaching the rest of the centers - and praying.

By the way...Tag is doing great. I think my little bug was just pulling my leg!
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Kris said...

Oh, Donna!! Your plates are gorgeous and I really, really like the red centers!! My prayers are with you and Grace this night as I get down on my knees to thank Heavenly Father for all that He gives us!! Have fun learning how to be a pollster!! oxoxKris

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Beautiful pieces that your tacking down. Of course I will add Grace to my prayers. I so believe in the power of prayers.
Glad Tag is okay. I missed your Tues writing so I have to catch up.
Sounds like a great thing your learning at the polls. I know you and handsome will do fine.
Miss you dear friend and hope I can come by more often
Love
Maggie

Patty C. said...

Prayers for Grace.

Your quilt is gorgeous-love the colors!

Patty C. said...

Prayers for Grace.

Your quilt is gorgeous-love the colors!

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Carol said...

Donna your plates are gorgeous...sending lots of good thoughts and prayers for Grace. Glad Tag is doing better...oh these pups of ours...

Vickie Niggemann said...

Plates look so nice! I have prayed for Grace. :)

Michelle May said...

Sending light and love for Grace. Your blocks are beautiful.
xx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous quilt, Donna!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I believe crafting and praying are a natural pair. I always feel close to God as I knit or crochet and use this time to pray. I will pray for Grace also and know that God is with her. Your quilt is gorgeous! I think mixing the rust and aqua centers would be pretty. Have a good day! Twyla

Jennifer M. said...

That top is looking beautiful. Love the colors in it. :)

Jen

Minimiss said...

Those plates are looking lovely Donna. How about aqua cornerstones in the sashing? Whatever you decide, it will look fabulous.

Prayers and kind thoughts for Grace.

Createology said...

Precious Prayers for Grace. Your quilt is exquisite with all of your hand-stitching and the love and prayers you are stitching into those beautiful plates. Training class for polling duty sounds interesting. Heartfelt hugs...

Rettabug said...

Immediate *knee-mails* sent Heavenward for Grace & for you, my friend, that you BOTH might find His Peace!

Hugs,
Rett


♥ the RED centers!!!

Karen said...

The blocks are looking gorgeous - I love the red. I will also add Grace to my prayer list, let us know how she's doing. sending hugs...karen

Jillayne said...

It's looking so beautiful Donna - I love that fabric line!
I think praying is a natural part of hand stitching - you just can't help but think good thoughts with a needle in your hand.
I hope your friend is better soon.

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