Happy Monday, Friends! We came through Irene alright. While our thoughts and prayers are still with those who met Irene up close and personal, I am thankful to God for His mercy and protection, and for those of you who prayed for my little family and the communities surrounding us. My mind is still processing the whole event, and the one thought that keeps churning in my mind is that it could have been a lot worse. Fearing we would lose power (which we didn’t – another huge thankful item on our list), I raced against time to finish Gwen’s Scrappy Delight.
I experimented free-hand feather quilting for 6″ bands on this quilt. Verdict is that I didn’t like it because: #1 Visibility is an issue when there is that much width involved for the feather plumes using a domestic machine, and #2 Control wasn’t ideal compared to when I quilt a smaller area. I find that my ideal quilting window using my Bernina is about 3″, maybe 4″ max.
I end today’s post with a verse from the hymn I had sung to Miss Baby last Friday, and found great comfort in those words – especially as I look back and ponder on the rather eventful week I have had.
Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night o’ertakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.
Hallelujah! what a Savior! Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving, He is with me to the end.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a blessed week!