Yarn Along – Snowball in the 30’s

On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

Again this week  –  NO KNITTING!

But I did get 4 rows of this quilt “Snowball in the 30″s” put together.

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Just 2 more rows to go.

This quilt is for my great-niece, Jayden.


Joining with Ginny and patient knitters.

I Was Bitten by the Quilt Bug

We went to Phoenix, AZ for vacation for 17 days. I visited a quilter friend. One day we looked through old quilt magazines together. Another time she shared several old quilts made by her mother and grandmother, and  some quilts she had made.  I ohhhed and ahhhed and got bit.

One quilt a sixteen patch block set with a snowball block got my attention.  I could see it made up with the 30’s fabrics waiting in the stash shed.   I bought the fabric for the snowball block.  For great niece, Jaden

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A quilt in the window of quilt shop, Fabric Garden,  called to me. I had plenty of 30’s in the box. I bought setting corner and binding fabric. For great niece, Anya.

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And then, my compulsive/obsessive gene kicked in and somehow fabric came home; Atkinson’s Yellow Brick Road, a quilt designed to use fat quarters  (a 18X21″ piece of fabric) is the designated pattern.  For great nephew,  Jacoby.

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At the first of the year I had 5 quilts on my ‘hope’ to do list for 2014, One of these quilts wasn’t on the list . . . then.

Right now not a whole lot of knitting is getting down, hhhhmmmmm.

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January 15, Today’s thought – Impossible?

jan 13 laceBeautiful yarn found in the stash shed.
Waiting to become a shawl,
joining “Follow your Arrow” a Mystery Knit A Long.

Good Morning

With God—all things are possible! (Matthew 19:26).

Consider Abram.
Pushing a century of years,
his wife, Sarai, ninety.
The wallpaper in the nursery faded,
baby furniture out of date.
The topic of a promised child brings sighs and tears. . .
and God tells them
they’d better select a name for their new son.
They laugh!
Partly because it’s too good to happen
and partly because it might.
They’ve given up hope,
and hope born anew is always funny
before it’s real.
They laugh a little at God,
and a lot with God—
for God is laughing too.

With the smile still on His face,
He gets busy doing what He does the best—
the unbelievable.
Abram, the father of one,
will now be Abraham,
the father of a promised multitude.
Sarai, the barren one,
will now be Sarah,
the mother.

Their names aren’t the only thing God changes.
He changes the way
they define the word impossible!

From The Applause of Heaven–Max Lucado

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