Ahhhh . .
A peaceful evening at home. .
Watching Twilight Zone season one (1961) w/ Matt. . .
Quilting . .
Eating spice drops . .
This so reminds me of the bowl of spice drops Charlie Vallace always had on his kitchen table when I was little and we lived in E. St. Louis . .
Monday, October 31, 2016
Ahhhh . .
Another patch has been added to James's memorial quilt . . this stitch just might look pretty in greens and browns with assorted flowers ..
I am at 54 total hours invested . . and getting sleepy. . . quilting therapy while praying and thinking can really help one work through so many things and bring such a peaceful feeling!
Hey there! How's your quilting going? I just added this path and learned the detached buttonhole stitch. I really wasn't sure I could do this one, but it was super easy.
This patch took me an hour and brings my efforts to 53.5 total hours invested.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Okay, I wanted you to see the overall progress at 52.25 hours pinning and stitching. It's turning out as I had planned and I am grateful.
Hi there! I've added another patch to Mom's quilt . . and learned the lazy daisy fly stitch!! Too funny. =}
Now I'm at 52.25 total hours invested .. and so much more gained in prayer time and learning new stitches!!!
Because we are selling our homestead and moving on, we are having a moving sale until November 6th (or it's all gone). Here are a couple pictures of what's available today. There will also be lots of furniture ~ dressers, beds, desk, kitchen table and chairs ..
Also tools, building supplies, oil lamps, 33 and 45 RPM records. .. if there is something you are looking for but don't see, just ask Matt!!
At the end of the drive we have a box of free clothing and some free books . . Also free aquarium with screen lid. ..
Everything out there has to go so make him an offer.
A new patch added.. a new stitch learned . . a modified fly stitch this time . ..
This patch brings my total hours invested to 51.75.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Sometimes one simply needs. A night of pampering. Tonight is that night. After some serious cleaning, sorting and packing we are dipping our hands in paraffin. A nice break!!
A few more stitches and many prayers for His divine will on our lives. Although I'm enjoying the challenge if the memorial quilt, this one is more a quilt I pray over.
Finished and one of a kind! What do you think? I'm pleased with it, myself.
And, I have great news. I will be doing my first craft show on November 5th at First Assembly of God in Joliet!! Please stop out and shop. This hat will be available for $20.00 cash.
See you there!!
This little patch brings my total hours invested to 51 .. time well used!
Thursday, October 27, 2016
"1611 KJV. Genesis 41:39-45
And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreete and wise, as thou art:
Thou shalt be ouer my house, and according vnto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater then thou.
And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph, See, I haue set thee ouer all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh tooke off his ring from his hand, & put it vpon Iosephs hand, and arayed him in vestures of fine linnen, and put a gold chaine about his necke.
And he made him to ride in the second charet which he had: and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler ouer all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift vp his hand or foote, in all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh called Iosephs name, Zaphnath-Paaneah, and he gaue him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah, priest of On: and Ioseph went out ouer all the lande of Egypt."
I love the story of Joseph more every time I read it. One simple reason~ no matter what evil others did to him God still continued to bless and use Him in mighty ways!
Hey! Break time so I'm checking temperatures. It's 50*F and overcast outside and about 53*F in the car. I forgot to add passive solar heat this morning so will do it now.
We'll see what effect this has by lunchtime!!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Hi! Sorry I haven't posted much today. My day was busy with planning our future and making sure to dot my T's and cross my I's!! But, seriously, I have a lot on my plate and absolutely must make sure all changes in every aspect of our lives work well with Matt's autism.
Last night and on my lunch and breaks today, I did work on this patch. I saw this stitch in a book at the library. I have no idea the name of the stitch and have embellished it with love knots for extra fun!
What do you think?
This patch brings my total hours invested to 47.25!!
Hi! Just a quick update as to my findings so far on comparison of temperature inside and outside my car. Yesterday morning I took this picture. It was 48*F both inside and outside my car at about 8:00am. This leads me to believe that an unoccupied car is the same temperature inside as the outside weather all night.
Last night we drove around a bit (an hour) with the heat on low then stopped at Bicentennial Park to play Pokémon. After sitting in the car (with the heat and engine off) over half an hour it was still 70*F in the car, but 56*F outside. I am wondering how long an occupied car retains heat overnight without running the engine? I do know that, the night Matt and I did the overnight adventure at Walmart, it was very warm and humid in the car in the morning (5:15am). How much does body heat and proper dress play in homeless surviving in vehicles over the winter?
Just now, as I entered my car on my break, I saw that it was 46*F, overcast and raining outside and only 52*F in the unoccupied car.
Hmmm .. .
My next experiment will be adding passive solar heat to my car. We'll see what impact that has . .
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I added a fancier laced cross-stitch for a little fun with colors. What do you think?
This patch puts me at 46 total hours invested . . with a long way to go yet . . .
A bit of catching up .. .
"Awesome weeks~ had fun and got a lot of stuff done. Getting ready to get our homestead up for sale~ fun," says Matt.
22nd~ a gift silent, still, strong . .
23rd~ 3 gifts begun . . .
24th~ 3 gifts accomplished . . .
* a start
* new friend in similar boat
* reaching out
"Home is where you hang your heart." This saying is from a picture that hung on my Grandma's wall. It's very true. As long as there is patience, love and understanding there is home . . whether in a cave, tent, boat, RV or living in your car.