Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day





Happy Valentine's Day
A great day to hug a loved one
and let them know how much you care . . .
Wait A Minute:
Isn't everyday a good day for doing that :)

God bless you all!
Thank you for following my humble blog
and for you that are praying for us
I'm send you . . .
A Huge Hug of Gratitude & Love!
  

My sweetheart has loved sock monkeys
since he was a little boy,
so when I saw this at Walmart,
it had to go in my cart.

I think it will put a smile on his face:)

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Quilting In Circles



Thanks for stopping by to visit.

We are both feeling better
and
I'm still working on my
Sun Bonnet Quilt.


In the comments on my last post
I had a few of you ask how I 
stitched the double circles.

  
There are many markers on the 
market to draw patterns on fabric,
but they all have warnings about checking
if they will wash out before using. 
So, I don't like to use them.

What I do
is purchase a small felt square,
around 35 cents at WalMart.
I can cut many shapes from one 
of these squares.


I pin it on and quilt around it.

Then I make another roll of
stitches inside this one.




And sometimes more rows.


It's pretty easy and doesn't 
leave a mark, 
and you can cut and stitch 
any shape you want.

I'm also using hearts on this quilt.


 Happy Quilting!

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Thank you so much for your prayers.
We are very appreciative.
God bless you all!

P.S. Tomorrow is our one year anniversary from the doctors
giving Steve 6 months.  

Hallelujah, God is good!
~~~~~***~~~~~

 Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 
 

Monday, January 20, 2020

A Week To Forget



Have you ever had one of those weeks
when if it could go wrong
it surely would. 

That's what we have had . . .
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Steve is sick,
I am sick,
the pipes froze to the point 
of calling a plumber
and even having to have the 
kitchen faucet replaced.

Then when all that was over the
microwave died.
 ~~~***~~~
I don't know about you,
but when I'm sick I rely
on the microwave and any meals
that I have prepared and frozen. 
So what a time for it to blow, LOL



The only thing other than 
laundry and dishes that I've done
this week is work on my
old 35 year old quilt.


I watched a You Tube video 
on basing your quilt sandwich . . .
the woman said to always use white thread.
I never use white thread, unless my fabric 
is a dark color.
I like to be able to see those threads
easily when it's time to pull them all out.

  
I've been embroidering.  


Adding beads  . . .



And buttons,



And playing around with different 
quilting designs.


It's going to be a timely project
so I'm trying to make it fun.

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That's my post for today . . .
Thanks so much for visiting.

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And please keep Steve in your prayers,
we need them.

~*~

God Bless You All!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)