"The willingness to be and to have just what God wants us to be and to have, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else, would set our hearts at rest, and we would discover that the simpler the life the greater the peace." - Elisabeth Elliot in The Shaping of a Christian Family

Friday, December 23, 2016

Second Goal...Not Going to Happen

Between Christmas busyness, homeschool burnout, and now packing to move to who-knows-where, there has been no time for sewing. So, the goal of making the quiet book before Christmas isn't happening. Maybe I'll have time to play with it a little during Christmas break.

In the meantime, we're enjoying our fake Christmas tree. That's a first for us.

We're enjoying the warmth of home, the taste of Christmas cookies, the hope of life eternal because Jesus came to give His life to give us life.

May your Christmas be joyful as you contemplate His many gifts to you.

Monday, December 12, 2016

One Goal Met

I finished one of my goals! This is the center block for the quilt that my daughter, Ruth, and I designed several years ago. We had originally planned to put a Log Cabin block in there, but since I've been enjoying embroidery so much lately and Ruth has been drawing such cute bunnies, I asked her to draw some kind of bunny picture for the center block. She came up with this:

The rest of the quilt is an arrangement of Friendship Stars, Ohio Stars, and Nine Patches.

I'm not sure when I'll be able to get it quilted since we are in the process of moving. 

Yes, progress has been made in that realm, too.
We have had an offer on the house and today we submitted our counter-offer. Now we need to figure out exactly where we're going from here.

Never a dull moment!