Hilachas is the Spanish word for those little loose threads that fall all over the floor and sewing area as you finish sewing and snip the tail end of the thread off the sewn area. So does this blog entail the odds and ends of topics of interest, leaving more loose threads to ponder...
Encouraging words of the day: Let us hold tightly
without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his
promise. ~ Hebrews 10:23, NLT
All sorts of things going on:
First of all, it's“One Flower Wednesday,”that day when Karen fromJourney of a Quilterprovides a linky for all of to share
our hexagon flowers. I managed to get one done.This goal of making at least one flower a
week really adds to my garden each week.That's a good thing since it seems like I'm actually working on two
hexie quilts, my landscape with my little ranch house in it and another with
scrappy flowers.Here's a flower for one
Then, yay!My sister who blogs at"My Sister Made Me Do It"is back from her vacation visiting
her sons in North Texas.I missed her
and glad she's back home although I'm glad she was able to spend time with her
sons and their families.She came by my
house on her way home bearing goodies.Just look at these beautiful fat quarters and these too cute sewing
ladies.Thanks, Ida.Glad you're back and not just because of the
200th Post Giveaway!I’m almost there as this will be
post #198. I have a new sponsor, "Connecting
I make that sound like I have lots of sponsors when this is
just my second one, but really, I already loved "Connecting
Threads"even before they
became a sponsor.I love their prices,
their fabrics, their threads, and their notions.I have ordered all of the afore mentioned at
various times and have never been unhappy with anything.Now, I've received this fabulous fat quarter
bundle from "Connecting
Threads."This is the entire beautiful
"Sweetgrass Prairie Collection.”It’s
full of blossoms and textures in a soft, vintage color palette designed to
mimic the look of mid-19th century quilts.There’s even a “cheater” FQ of hexagons.That is a total of 33 fat quarters.
These fabrics are
gorgeous and rather than give them all to one winner, I have divided them up
into 3 bundles so there will be 3 winners, each winning 11 fat quarters.The major colors are pinks and purples,
greens and blues which includes the cheater
and browns. so that
will be the way the bundle is divided.
1. Leave a comment
telling me your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices.The first name that comes up in the Random Number Generator will get
their first choice.The second name
drawn will get their choice next.If
their first choice has been taken by #1, they will get their 2nd choice.The third name drawn gets the bundle that is
2. For a second chance
to win, blog about this giveaway and place the link to your blog in your
3.Giveaway ends on June 6th at midnight
MDT.Maybe by then, I will be announcing
the winner on my 200th post.Good luck.
of the day: For
you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use
your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve
one another in love.~ Galations 5:13, NLT
finished my quilts for the Hands 2 Help
Charity Quilt Challenge 2012. I made this one for The NOLA Project. Quilts will be distributed to
grade-school children in St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans. St.Bernard Parish was hit incredibly hard by Hurricane Katrina The
children that remain there have suffered through family changes as spouses
split up over the decision to move or remain in the parish, and mothers tend to
suffer from depression which affects the children deeply. This quilt goes off toSarah
of a Fabric Addict"to be distributed with the other H2H quilts in the fall by
her church group, which has made several mission trips there since the
The second quilt is
for an ongoing project of Emily ofEm's Scrapbag.This group provides quilts and comfort for chemo
Most important of all,
continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
~ 1 Peter 4:8, NLT
Well, I entered a gazillion giveaways in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Days and did
not win anything so I may as well sew.That’s exactly what I’ve been doing.Jeannie from"The
a “Civil War Quilt” quilt-along.She's
done a terrific job organizing us and collecting free materials for us.She was able to get a copy of the book "
Civil War Legacies" by Carol Hopkins for each of the 12 people
participating in exchange for us doing a review of the book.
CIVIL WAR LEGACIES
by Carol Hopkins
Each of us is
making a block from a different quilt. These blocks will be put together
and made into one quilt called the "Gratitude Quilt" and then sent to
the generous person who donated the books to us. This is my
more about this on another page.Please
see tabs above for “Civil War Quilt-Along 2012.”
A couple more “My Jane” blocks completed.K-3 looks kind of crooked in the photo.I freaked out and checked my block and it is
NOT crooked.The crazy photographer (me)
messed the photo up some how.
And K-12 looks perfect to me.I’m happy with both blocks for once.
Encouraging words of the day: In that way, you will be acting as
true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the
evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. ~Matthew 5:45.
In life, we all have to deal with the unexpected. Just because we’re
believers or just because we’re good people or doing the right thing doesn’t
make us exempt from trouble. When something unexpected happens or you find
yourself facing a crisis, don’t automatically go into “panic mode” or just fall
apart emotionally. Realize that the crisis is no
surprise to God. It may be unexpected to you, but God knows the end from the
beginning. He has solutions to problems that you haven’t even had yet. He has
equipped you for every battle, and He goes before you to make your crooked
We’ve been back in El Paso for a week now.I’ve been busy and have not blogged since last Wednesday.Yes, today is“One
Flower Wednesday.”Karen provides a linky for all of to share
our hexagon flowers and I usually manage to get at least one flower done.Here are two scrappy flowers:
If you would
like to see more flowers out there in blogland, just click HERE.
And I’m trying
to keep up with “My Jane.”Here is
J-6.I didn’t make a good choice on the
colors, too much white so the design seems to get lost.
And here is
J-7.I did pretty well on this one
except for the top part.As “they” say,
these little (or big) errors add character to the quilt.“My Jane” is full of character.
Then I’ve been
working on my Civil War Legacies Quilt.
A group of us
was sent 12 books of "Civil War Legacies" by Carol Hopkins and we are doing
reviews. There are actually 15 patterns in the book.My quilt is called “Scarlet, Tomorrow.”It fits me since I am still trying to get my
block done, maybe by tomorrow or Friday when I’ll post what I’ve done.