Monday, February 28, 2011
Encouraging words of the day:“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13 NLT
More info about the sewing machine.
In the early 1800s, clothing was made by hand, families sewed their pants, shirts, and dresses using a needle and thread. But in 1846 Elias Howe changed all that, he came up with another way to make clothes, he patented the first practical sewing machine..The sewing machine industry based on his original invention made possible the mass production of clothing on a much larger scale than had ever been possible with hand-stitching.
Speaking of quilting and blogging:
Something strange seems to be happening in my life (or maybe I mean TO my life). As if I didn’t already have enough things pulling me away from my sewing room, now I’m into blogging. I’m so exhausted from working on my blog that I don’t have time to sew.
Back to quilting:
I received this beautiful “hexie” from a friend in The Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. Hanne from Denmark sent me this beautiful flower for my garden.
"Leona's Quilting Adventure" is having a giveaway consisting of a copy of the book Scatter Joy by Kathy Davis and eight cuts of beautiful Journeys fabric.
"Cut to Pieces" is having a giveaway of two jelly rolls of Sherbet Pips.
"Happiest When Crafting" is having her first fabric giveaway. The giveaway closes at 11p.m. on the 28th February Lisbon time so I’m thinking we don’t have much time to enter this giveaway. Let’s see, it is now 9:00 am in El Paso and I wonder what the time difference is…I had to go look it up. The time difference between El Paso, Texas (Mountain Standard Time) and Lisbon, Portugal is 6 hours so it closes at 5:00 pm MST.
And don’t forget about my "Birthday Giveaway" for a chance to win 9 fat quarters from Connecting Threads, an Olfa 45 mm refill blade, and a spool of 100% Egyptian Cotton Thread.
I did a little work on my “Alice in Wonderland” quilt. I got the sandwich made and am now in the process of finishing the quilting part…and so it goes.
That is all.