Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saying goodbye.........

This week our sweet shepherd died, he has been a part of our lives for the past 9 1/2 years and will leave a large hole in our family............he was always guarding the yard, alerting us when someone or something was nearby, thank you sweet boy for being our loving companion. ❥

A Dog for Jesus

I wish someone had given Jesus a dog.
As loyal and loving as mine.
To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes
And adore Him for being divine.
As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog,
Would have followed Him all through the day.
While He preached to the crowds and made the sick well
And knelt in the garden to pray.
It is sad to remember that Christ went away.
To face death alone and apart.
With no tender dog following close behind,
To comfort its Master’s Heart.
And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,
How happy He would have been,
As His dog kissed His hand and barked it’s delight,
For The One who died for all men.
Well, the Lord has a dog now, I just sent Him mine,
The old pal so dear to me.
And I smile through my tears on this first day alone,
Knowing they’re in eternity.
Day after day, the whole day through,
Wherever my road inclined,
Four feet said, “Wait, I’m coming with you!”
And trotted along behind.

– Rudyard Kipling

Friday, October 28, 2016

A Little Stitching

I spent a few hours stitching at Footprints Quilt Shoppe yesterday morning, I am getting closer to my goal to get the last panel of my Over the River.  Of course one cannot go into a quilt shop without looking at all the beautiful fabrics and completed projects, here's what came home with me...........

Twelve fat quarters of  'Aged Muslin' from Marcus Fabrics.

From the sale rack 1 yard each of some fun fabric for donation pillowcases.   I also found a "free" copy of Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel, this is a book that I have been searching for since a fellow blogger, Debbie,  mentioned it on her blog, I enjoy reading older books, interesting what you can learn.

Thankfully, we are having a rainy day here one of at least two, wish it would be a whole week, we desperately need rain in my area of the state.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Making Progress

Making progress with winter yard prep, crossed off several items today.  Tomorrow is going to be another great day here in Maine so I should be able to cross off more of the items on my "to do" list.  Needless to say the only quilt related thing I have done today is to sneak a peak at the latest edition of Primitive Quilts and Projects while enjoying a little sip...........
 I hope to share some quilt related posts soon..............