Friday, May 20, 2016

Neighborhood

I made this one by combining two ideas from the book, Quilts for Scrap Lovers by Judy Gauthier.  As I was making it, I had that "knowing" that it was to go to a man who has been going through a horrific battle. He's been given up to die more than once, the family called in to say goodbye, and yet he's still here. God has truly done more than one miracle for him. He still has a long way to go, but I am so happy for him and for his family who have stood so firmly by his side through it all.

There are such fun little houses throughout the quilt. They are a tangible reminder to him of all the households who have been and still are praying for him. His daughter has done such a remarkable job of rallying people through a facebook group to pray for him.

I especially like this reminder that we are all HIS sheep! I am so thankful He hears when we cry out to Him and that He is still in the healing business!

Lots of happy pretties out in the yard, including lots of weeds. We'll just look at the flowers though! At the top left is a picture of the packaging of the new bird feeder we just bought. It works!  When squirrels try to get seeds out of it, it closes. You can see the one we hung in our yard in the third row. The last picture on the right includes a very nice surprise Mr. Muddling brought me yesterday - carnations! They are so pretty! The picture just before it is of some of the gardenias from our garden. They are now busily perfuming the sewing room. Oh, how I love that fragrance!

There are so many wonderful things in this world of ours. I know there are bad things, too, but I choose to put my attention on the good ones!

Have a blessed and happy weekend, my friends!

Hugs and kisses,

6 comments:

  1. A beautiful gift and the idea of the households is a lovely one. Great quilt!

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  2. I love your philosophy, in part because its mine as well. There is so much good to be found, if we just choose to look for it.

    Gorgeous quilt ... it'll be a real blessing. Love the little reminders in it.

    And as always I love,your flowers. My azaleas are still blooming, barely. Once they're done, the only thing left blooming will be my knockout roses and the single remaining balloon flower plant. Once I'm done with my chemo, I'm definitely going to get out and do a bunch of planting!

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  3. Oh Elaine what a precious quilt. How sweet of you to make it for him. What a fantastic gift. I'm sure he and his family will treasure. Your flowers are beautiful too. I love the mosaic you made. I enjoyed visiting from the link up at Crazy Mom's. I'm following you now. Come over and see me. I'm a neighbor long distance kinda neighbor in DFW!

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  4. Your house quilt looks great with all its different fabrics. A very thoughtful gift.
    Your garden is looking lovely at the moment.

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  5. So beautiful and your garden is gorgeous. Hugs and Blessings to you my dear friend. xo

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  6. Ohmygosh Woman! I'm gone for a few days and you have THREE quilts done! SLOW down! Or -- I need you here to put all of my fabric into pretty quilts!!! I need to investigate that bird feeder. We got one that supposedly will spin the squirrel off if he gets on it -- it's useless -- he just holds on from the other end. Squirrels are amazingly resourceful!

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