Friday, August 12, 2011

Work in Progress

This morning found me up very early, unable to sleep.  I am waiting on the Lord for answers and have been restless.  My quiet time was spent in Genesis.  I was reading about Rebekah, pregnant with Esau and Jacob.  The twins were making her very uncomfortable.  This is what laid on my heart, "Why is this happening to me?  So she went to inquire of the Lord.  The Lord said to her,..."  I needed the reassurance that when I inquire, he will answer.  Maybe not in the timing I would like, but he will answer.

I finished hand quilting the baby quilt last night.  Here is a close up of my stitching.  This is the first quilt I have hand quilted.  My stitches are all different sizes, but I'm learning.  I truly enjoyed the process.  I want to thank Mary and Trish for being an inspiration.  They are why I gave it a try.  I am hooked!  My daughter said to me last night, you did all that work and now you are going to give it away?  Yes indeed, dear daughter, that's what I do.

I cut the binding this morning, using one of my most favorite fabrics.  I don't know what it is about this stripe, but I love it.  I am down to a very slim piece and it is hard to find.  If any of you have some that you would like to trade, please let me know.  I'll be sad when this fabric is gone.

Besides the t-shirt quilt I'm working on, I have found these blocks that I never used.  Four of them will make a wonderful runner for a bridal event coming up.  Can't wait to show you what I have in mind.  Sweet blessings today!



  1. Thank you for these very inspiring words Renee. I think we (I) all need to remember this. The Lord IS always faithful. Even when we are waiting.

  2. Lovely reminder! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank your for sharing that story in Genesis.

    Your hand stitching has a lot of wonderful charm too btw.

    Wish I had some of that 3 Sisters stripe for you--it is really pretty. Maybe try Etsy.

  4. Oh Renee. It is hard to be patient and wait sometimes. I hope you get your answer soon. Going to the word of God is always rewarding. I think He nudges me awake sometimes for that quiet time with Him.
    Your quilt is precious. I am so proud of you for doing the hand quilting. When I am making a quilt for someone, I pray for them as I stitch.
    Oh, and I love your Bible cover.

  5. Your hand stitching turned out beautiful. I have been making myself work on my embroidery for the sole purpose of getting better. My bible cover is done in my favorite fabric amy butler coriander aqua. Made me smile at the similarities in the posts as I drank my coffee out of a sweet cath mug...patience is often the answer...a tough lesson I have learned too many times...smiles...Renee

  6. Beautiful quilt! I have done some hand quilting lately as well and really enjoy it! There's something so relaxing about it if you don't worry about your uneven stitches. :)

  7. Praying for you to find peace in this time of waiting. Can be so hard, though, I know!

    The baby quilt is beyond sweet! Love the colors and the pattern. Just beautiful!

  8. You're a wise woman, turning to G-d's Word and to G-d when you're restless. Thanks for sharing.

  9. One of the things I noticed about that verse is that she was very uncomfortable when the Lord answered her. He answered when she was ready to hear the answer, at her most open to help however it came. I find myself sometimes asking for help but not really open to the answer He might give. Instead I want the answer I want. :) I'm glad you pointed out His faithfulness. That will remind me that He is faithful even when I am not, and sometimes I really need to know that. blessings, marlene

  10. Hi there Renee thank you for yet another grace filled post a real blessing :D
    Just to let you know i've moved from 4lilgirls, my site feed stopped working, sooo i'm posting this comment from my new blog. Do pop by
    Have a sweet weekend Karen X

  11. Renee,
    What a nice post. It alway a good reminder! I love the baby quilt fabrics.

  12. I ONLY hand quilt my quilts. What is quilting if a machine is doing it. Quilting is so relaxing.. such a lost art..... Praying you get the answers you need. God bless you! Kendra

  13. Such a blessing to read your post Renee. I trust you will hear from the Lord. You have inspired me to try hand quilting; yours is beautiful.

  14. I *love* your handquilting Renee!! :o)
    Your life lesson is tugging at my heart. Such rich words to ponder. :o)


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