Friday, December 16, 2011

Another Pic to Share

Hello Blog Family,

Praying all is well with you and your families!  As you can see, I am not good at posting pictures the correct way, I will have to figure that out soon!

This is the pic of my Happy Disappearing 9 Patch quilt top. 


Happy Disappearing 9


Have a quiltabulous/quiltastic day!

Stephanie

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hello Blog family!

I know...I know - I must do better.  It has been quite sometime since my last post.  I have been crazy busy lately and have had much to deal with personally.  We (my DH and I) had experience many behavioral issues (much better now), chicken pox, many after school activities, my pastor being diagnosed with cancer, my husband being allergic to everything (literally!), and as of last week the death of my son's friend.  In times such as these, I think of a sign that I've seen in a quilt store:

When life gives you scraps, make a Quilt!!!

In times like these, I must lean on God more.  Two scriptures stuck out more than anything:

1)  Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
and
2) Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven.

With that said - God is truly not thru with me yet.  I can tell you that I went thru without a question or worry...but I would be lying thru my teeth.  I am not ashamed to admit that God did not get the glory he had deserved.  I stayed too long in the "Land of Confussion (crying, depression, and tons of questions)".  All I can say is,"Lord forgive me!"  Isn't it funny that when you are not going thru you can remember all kinds of sermons and scriptures, but when you start to feel the heat from the flames...we fall to pieces?  I pray that by sharing this with you bring God his due glory and you encouragement in your faith walk and that the next trial I will report that I did not enter the Land of Confussion and that God got the glory!

Again, these last couple of months have been busy, but for some reason I have been able to accomplish many quilt tops:
  • 6 Personalized placemats
  • 2 Kites (Moda Bake Shop, Tammy from Karamat)
  • 1 Christmas Quilt (Double Slice by Missouri Star Quilt Company)
  • 2 Jelly Roll Race Quilts
  • 1 Stripez of Sunshine (Making Roman Stripez Like Mine by Jan Mullen)
  • 1 knitted dishcloth
  • 1 Woven Ribbon Quilt (Pinetree Country Quilts)
  • 1 Disappearing 9 patch (Natalia Bonner of PieceNQuilt, 9 Birdie Baby Quilt)
  • 1 Autograph Quilt (Following Bethany Reynolds quilt)
  • 1 X-mas Star (Kondu Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts)
Here are some pics of them:
 
Stripez of Sunshine

Brown Jelly Race Quilt

A'Jay's Jelly Race Quilt


X-Mas Star



Woven Ribbon





I plan to take some pics of the Autograph Quilt as I go along and as I FMQ it.  This will be the first time I FMQ on a real quilt! 

Lastly, I purchased a NEW CAMERA!!!  I will be taking pics with it as soon as I learn to work the little beauty.

Until the next time -

Have a quiltabulous/quiltastic day!!!

p.s. I hope these pics post correctly, if not soorrry!!!
Stephanie


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Promised Pics

Hello all!  I pray that everyone is doing well today.  Today is my DH birthday, so it is a great day!!!  He is truly my best friend and the love of my life...I can only pray that he will have plenty more in the future, Lord willing!


I have a couple of pics that I would like to share with you.  The first pics is of my babies (I am glad they don't read my blog yet - they hate to be called babies!)  Not the best pic quality...I ordered this camera from QVC...testing it out, not liking it so far!

(The Loves of my life!)

I decided to give my quilting room it's own page! 


This was the last quilt top and back I made prior to giving my quilting room a make-over, it is currently waiting to get quilted.  I used crazymomquilts tutorial to make this quilt.  Thank you AmandaJean for a wonderful tutorial!

 This is the quilt back.  "Pure" Collection.


Stacked coins...I used the "Pure" collection.  (For some reason, I could not get this pic to rotate!)

 In all of this blogging and getting things accomplished I think I feel happy!?!  I went to search the bible for the kind of joy and happiness I was feeling.  I would have to say Psalms 97:11 (CEV) "If you obey and do right, a light will show you the way and fill you with happiness," fits perfectly!  In all that has happened within the last several months, I wanted to continue to stress to God that I love Him, trust Him and that I want to obey Him.  As much as I would like to say I succeeded in every area, I can't!!!  I had my "O, ye of little faith,"  moments. I fell down and got right back up because I know God is bigger than any situation and He can bring me through them all!  Even through losing my baby brother - I see the light and I am filled with happiness!


God bless and have a quiltabulous day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

I'M BAAAACKKK!!!

My goodness, I have been away from you all for quite some time.  I have much to share, so let me jump right into it!

I will go in the order of sadness to HAPPINESS!  On last week Tuesday, my brother was killed in a "unique collision" the newspaper read.  He was trying to avoid his twins car from rolling in the ditch and lost his footing and was pinned.  I pray that from the time of the incident to the time he was found, that God came to him and spoke with him and reassured him of his final resting place.  He was only 17 and I miss my baby brother something aweful!  During this time, God's gift of peace and comfort has been bestowed upon me and my family as well as all of the prayers, cards, calls and hugs that I had received from friends, family and even strangers.  Richard may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.  It is hard right now, but the bible says in Psalms 30:5 that "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy will come in the morning."

    <3<3 <3  Richard, I love you and will always miss you, R.I.P.! <3<3<3

If you had read "Pieces of Me", you would have known that we have a Shih Tzu mixed dog.  He's partially blind and deaf, I think it's called selective hearing!  WELL, our family had to make a tough decision in finding him a new home where there would be people around him at all times because he was becoming very unruly and more stubborn.  We also decided that we really wanted children and that kind of behavior could cause us to miss out on getting them.  We found him a good home and he enjoys being the center of his new owners attention!  Tyler is truly missed and will always be a piece of my heart.

I  have gotten so many great tips on free-motion quilting from many of you bloggers and the you tube tutorial videos.  I am so grateful to the many quilters who have decided to share this wonderful gift of quilting with me at no charge.  I must build up my confidence more and that I must practice each day in order to prepare for what I believe God has planned for me! 

My quilting room is almost complete, it's only missing the crown moulding and blinds (they will come later).  I hope to take pics this weekend so that you may share in the happiness that I feel each time I walk into the room.

My son, A'Jay now has his learners permit!  Let me know if you are in the area and I will make sure that the roads are safe! :o)

Last but not least, As of April 1st, we had two little girls (Jordan and Cameron) placed in our custody.  We had met them before in late February and again in early March.  I fell in love with them at first sight, so did my hubby and son.  We quickly started the adoption process and as of June 30th we are parents to 3 smart and funny children!!! To God be the glory!

If I could sum up my life in the past several months in a scripture...It would be Ecclesiastes 3.  Time has taken from me and it has also given unto me. Time has given me tears, laughter and a dance. Time has given me a chance to speak and to keep silence.  I have learned that everything has a purpose and that God has made everything beautiful in his time!  My life has been pulled and pushed, but my life has been purposed for this season and it is beautiful and whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever!

Be Blessed and have a quiltabulous day!