Friday, March 28, 2008

Love Isn't Love Till You Give It Away


This is progress after 40 hours of stitching. It will go to Love Quilts Any Child Farm Quilt. I am enjoying this piece. Typical of Stoney Creek it is detailed and has a lot of backstitching but that doesn't bother me. It's from a very old Stoney Creek Book called "Love Spoken Here."

Dare I hope today will be our last day of 30's. Plus the sun will be out! Next few days will be 40's and a couple even 50's unless they change them as they are middle and end of the 7 day forecast.

An update on Ruth here. Her journey on earth is over. On Wed. March, 26, at 10:50 a.m.Ruth went to be with the Lord. Most of her family was with her, They had spent Tuesday night with her holding her hand, telling her they loved her, reading from the Bible and singing songs to her. She died with them singing her favorite hymn to her "How Great Thou Art." Beautiful homegoing for Ruth but so hard for her family.

Boy I hope our church looks better on Tuesday. I was there yesterday to work in the food pantry and it was a mess... Our windows desparately needed replaced and we also are getting air conditioning in our auditorium. The windows were so old that some would not shut all the way so it snowed inside. Plus we lost a lot of heat through those windows. So the windows are out with boards covering them and the basement is all full of the electrical supplies. I'm sure the workers are being asked not to be around on Tuesday. This funeral is going to be a big one. I guess it's at our church because she grew up there and her parents probably really wanted it. Ruth and John went to another really large church that they both worked at. Ruth as a teacher at the school and I'm not sure what John did. Plus people from their supporting churches will come and from their Mission Headquarters. Ruth and John were missionaries to Spain. She will be missed as she impacted a lot of lives.

Sunday we are having a Baby Shower for my niece, Heather. Her baby is due the end of April on our mom's birthday. So I say the baby has to be born either on mom's birthday or May 1. May 1 isn't too far from her due date. I said May as no one in our family has a birthday in May so we can have one.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

10 comments:

Vonna said...

Oh that's a beauty...

Chiloe said...

Sorry for your friend ....

YOu are stitching a very beautiful piece. I love stoney creek ;)

Kim said...

That is such a pretty piece. I stitched it as a gift for a friend and liked it so much I had to stitch another one for me. It is one of the few pieces I have stitched more than once.
Stoney Creek has a lot of color changes and backstitching but the finished pieces are beautiful.

Marita said...

A beautiful piece you are stitching on.

Sad about your friend Ruth.

Amazing how life and death come together with the death of a friend and the babyshower for a pregnant niece.

stitcherw said...

What a lovely piece, it will be a great addition to the quilt.

So sorry to hear about Ruth's passing, but it sounds like she was able to leave in a way that was comforting and right for her. Her quilt turned out lovely, I'm so glad it was able to get done and be given to her in time for her to enjoy it.
Sue

JinxedChilde said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your friend.

Your horse is adorable - I know he'll be eating an apple when it's done, but right now he rather looks as though he's sticking his tongue out... ^__^

Mary Ann said...

The WIP is lovely!

And, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's passing. (hugs)

Dawn B. said...

Love the WIP and that would be an awsume birthday gift.

Johanna said...

So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing - her quilt was very beautiful and wonderful that she got to enjoy the lovely gift.

Keep up the great work on your stitching - I always enjoy stopping by to see the squares you picked out for the children's quilts, you choose such interesting and lovely designs.

LoriRay said...

That horse/farm quilt should be awesome! Your square is wonderful so far and will be an awesome addition to the quilt. Keep up the great work! :)