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Another day in paradise!

So much is going on with me personally I want to let you know that all is well but my family would covet prayers for understanding and patience.

As I think on the need of these things in our situations… I look at the beauty God has surrounded me with in my own back yard… let me share a bit with you…

You see I spend most of my time outside in a screened in porch… off that my honey built a patio with this beautiful mexican petunia bush growing and blooming each morning to greet me… I am up EARLY and so are these blooms 🙂  By afternoon they are all gone… but the bees and I sure enjoy the mornings 🙂

The hammock in the background is a great place to pose quilts for now and relax in the breeze come fall and winter 🙂

The big aloe we moved into the corner is also doing well it it’s new home and after a good pruning….

Check out the new shoots coming up from the center… she seems VERY happy 🙂 

Hoping she produces some babies next year too!  This is the same aloe that bloomed twice for us this year 🙂

New life is going nuts in this planter… we put in a few springs from a wandering jew we already had when we trimmed it and let them root… then put them in this planter and they are just taking off like crazy!!!

I sit right behind this … I can see the glasstop table my laptop lives on from here 🙂  Welcome to my paradise 🙂

Daisy loves the morning grass to lay in and sun herself… I caught her enjoying this paradise too!

This fall I hope to find myself quilting in these yummy chairs with ottomans… and adore my mexican petunias and maybe some birds will find a home for the winter in our birdhouse 🙂

So those are the things I try to think on when the going gets tough.  I appreciate you taking a look at all I have to be thankful for including my honey who did all the work to make it so special for me 🙂

I also want to thanks Connie who has been the best “bestie” a girl could ever ask for as I have trudged through this chapter of my life… she is amazing… I am so glad she now sleeps under the quilt I just finished 🙂

Meanwhile I will return to stitching… 3 needles…

3 rows of stitches going diagonally across the colored seams… so many seams to go over! lol  This is the sister quilt I now call the “hammock quilt” cuz that is where I see it being used this winter 🙂

Truly I am loving it but find it harder to pray for my self than to pray for others while I quilt.  You see I pray for the recipient and try to think of blessings for the recipient while I quilt something for them… it urges me on really… with this quilt I have to urge MYSELF on… much harder! lol

I will persevere on this front as I want to start another project and this project needs done… we don’t have a good big cozy quilt to snuggle under yet… we NEED it before fall… so I gotta get done! lol

Thanks for your prayers in advance and I hope whatever you do this mid week day you make the most of it and find the paradise in it someplace 🙂



Quilting revisions… SISTER QUILT :)

As usual… the quilt “spoke to me”… after that post the 2 lines I am putting on this Picnic quilt diagonally just didn’t look right… it didn’t look quilted enough… so I pulled out my pearl 8 cotton and added another line in the middle… now me and the quilt are happy… what do you think?

Looking at it from further away and straight on it looks like this…

My plan is to “stabilize the quilt with these diagonal lines then decide what other stitching it needs… and quilts do talk if you LISTEN to them 🙂

I finally got all the pencil marks out of the quilt I finished and took some pics… but alas the recipient gets first dibs on seeing it whole… so here is a sneak peek pic of the quilt between pics 🙂  TEASE!

Grand reveal of this quilts photo shoot next week… mailing it today 🙂

Have a blessed weekend and don’t forget to enjoy the beauty all around you no matter where you live!