Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back in West Texas - Hello, El Paso


Encouraging words of the day:
Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." -John 6:35, NLT
People eat bread to satisfy physical hunger and to sustain physical life. We can satisfy spiritual hunger and sustain spiritual life only by a right relationship with Jesus Christ. No wonder he called himself the bread of life.
But bread must be eaten to sustain life, and Christ must be invited into our daily walk to sustain spiritual life.

We are back in El Paso for a few days.  We had a long road trip home.  I almost finished the baby afghan I’m crocheting for my godson’s baby.  I also sewed several petals for my hexie flowers.  One can sure accomplish a lot of sewing on a 7-hour road trip. 

I’ve spent time doing some more prep work on “My Jane” blocks since we will soon be on another trip so I have no finished blocks to show you.  Ditto for the Farmer’s Daughter although I did no prep work on them so there will be a hiatus of sorts on these blocks.

We had a pile of mail after being gone for 3 weeks.  Among our bills and junk mail was something from "Random Thoughts do or di".  Diane sewed up and gave away a gorgeous sewing machine cover which I won!  Thanks, Diane.  It’s beautiful and perfect!  What a beautiful sewing job you did.

I also participate in the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap" and received,  also in my mail, two gorgeous hexie flowers from Hanne Wolff in Denmark.  Look and you will agree that they are a lovely surprise.  Thanks, Hanne..

Giveaways
"Blueberry Patch" is having a giveaway of 5 fat quarters. – ends September 23rd.
Little Island Quilting is having a giveaway of 21 fat quarters. - Ends September 22.
Never Enough Stash is holding a giveaway of 100 hexies in the size that you choose.  - Ends September 19.

That is all.

6 comments:

diane said...

So glad you like it. I hope it keeps your machine nice and cozy. Now I need to make myself one!

krisgray said...

Pretty things in the mail!

Ya know, seeing "west Texas" and "El Paso" in the subject made me immediately hum the song - lol!

Anita said...

That cover is gorgeous! So happy you won it and had something other than bills to look at!

Erica said...

I wanted you to know that I just awarded you with 'The Versatile Blogger Award' over at my blog (http://vicrace.blogspot.com/). Thanks for being one of the blogs that I love to read! Congrats!

Karen said...

Nice sewing machine cover from Diane and Hanne made two very pretty flowers.

Khris said...

Awesome cover....lucky you.
Hugs Khris