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Wyoming/Nebraska, United States
I am a Grandma with a passion for beauty, joy and life. Finding yourself seems to be the answer to a joyous heart, peaceful soul and quilting does this for me. Putting the Lord first in life keeps me grounded.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Fever!!

As the last few weeks have passed by, I have come to enjoy the beauty out the Big Open Windows of my home to see the sites of Spring begin to pop up!!!  God blessed us with this home and today I realized it when I looked out my windows to the southeast and saw peace and beauty of life.  With a vision of horses, sunshine and 81* before noon.....that is God's work!!
This makes it hard to stay inside and work.....
Although it has been hard to stay inside, I have a lot of work to get done.....besides the terrible house chores.  I have been busy quilting for others, so I haven't gotten a lot done in the sewing room.

This is a vintage quilt...found a block that is called "Texas Star"....This one was all hand pieced...what an honor to complete this for her!

Finished product and now it is off to be bound.  The cream fabric in this quilt had some very faded letters from the flour sack, but as I quilted it I imagined what the quilter was thinking, doing and it brought to mind the struggles, hardships, joys, pain and times of survival.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Career or Sew?

Career or sew is the question??  I have applied for 2 different positions locally, both have wonderful benefits.....my heart is still pulling me toward not giving up my sewing business.  We all know that when life gets financially tough we will start to pinch our pennies and for someone to pay me to sew on a button, fix a zipper, hem their pants is something they will try to do themselves, but to quilt for them....well, that also is put on the back burner.  I am wanting to be at home to serve others with sewing/quilting for them, but this will have to be done in my spare time for a while, if I get one of these jobs.  What was I thinking that I would be able to stay at home, mind my own business and make others happy with something I loved to do????
We are all given challenges and I feel that the only way we make it thru the difficult times is to hit it head on...fight fire with fire, so with God's blessings I will be taking on a job and hoping to be able to fill my "spare" time with the joy of quilting, sewing, mending, altering for others.  I find that I am staying very busy right now....keeping up and not falling behind in preparation for a possible job.

This vintage tumbling block was brought in to finish quilting....it is so pretty....how do you add to the beauty?

It was fun to think about the lady that started piecing this quilt....love that I am a part of the history....
I love this job.....see why I have a dilemma?  I do believe I need to be a good, productive, helpful partner in today's world....so if God sees me capable of working outside the home, then who am I to challenge that?!?!?!