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August 25, 2019
Saturday's Song: More Than You Think I Am. Slow Stitching. Stash Report from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song

God is more than we think He is.  Even in our despair, even in our pain, He is more than we think He is.  This week, my beloved doggy, Mia, was so sick.  She may be still....we're waiting on test results.  
She is my baby.
She never left my side during treatment for cancer, unless I had to leave her while I went to appointments.  She was so loyal, she didn't leave my side to go potty and developed a UTI.
As I tried to gain my strength to walk again, we'd play ...

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August 18, 2019
Saturday's Song: I'll Find You. Slow Stitching. Stash Report from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
Here's a song that may surprise you because it's Christian rap.  My son raps and many of his songs are faith based. This song by Lecrae made me think of him and other young people.  Then I saw the video.
Here's the story behind the song.  My dear, be your battle cancer or something else, God will find you.  Open your heart to Him.  

When I was weak as a kitten during treatment, I was never alone.  He was there directing my path.  Please know that you are not alone.  He'll find you ...

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July 14, 2019
Slow Stitching Sunday and lots of projects from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

I do most of my slow stitching on weekdays, not on the weekends.  Today I did some slow stitching on my Vintage Miniature Sewing Machine block.  This is block #10 of 12 blocks.  I've moved the  hoop since this photo was taken.
block #10

I finished block #9 earlier in July, but haven't shown it before now.
block #9

I've been working hard on the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings blocks.  I've finished 4 different block sets since the end of June.  These are all paper pieced.  The first block is Sting, Bilbo's (then Frodo ...

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Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Stash Report from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song

I searched through the Earth 
for something that could satisfy

A peace for the hurt I had buried deep inside

Knees on the floor, I finally found everything I needed
You lifted my soul and opened up my eyes
And I never knew anything lasts forever

Till I found You, till I found You

I never dreamed anything could be better
Till I found You, till I found You
You're rewriting my story

And I'm brand new like a morning

Oh, I never knew anything lasts forever
Till I found You
Till I, till I ...

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June 2, 2019
Week 22 of 2019: Stitching and Stashing from Life In Pieces

It's been a slower paced week, thankfully.  It helped that we took time off work and spent the long weekend doing family stuff.  The Scientist in Training heads back to college next Monday. A family vacation didn't fit into her schedule during the break between spring and summer semesters. It's been peaceful and restful, which is what all three of us needed.  I've been stitching as that's my zen space, but I mixed it up a bit for the long weekend. How have you been doing at working in a few minutes of sanity stitching ...

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May 19, 2019
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Sunday Stats. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
Have you ever been at a crossroads where you can either trust God and move forward or stand where you are and perhaps never know what could have been?
Maybe this song is for you - and me.

LORD, give us courage to trust You more and more every day, I pray.

Slow Stitching 
I finished up my second "accidental block pillow" and got the binding sewn on.  My living room is brightening up with these 30's fabrics!  
Today I'll be fixing up Block 5, Dorothy, of the Hand Pieced Quilt Along and maybe work on ...

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May 13, 2019
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
This song begins with praise for our LORD and Savior.  The plea that follows is amazing:  "Open up my eyes in wonder, show me who you are and fill me with Your heart and lead me in love to those around me."  Imagine if this were the cry of every human being on Earth?!  How our world would be changed!  
If we would do this and then build our lives upon His love as a firm foundation, the possibilities would be endless.  
I am learning to once again put my trust ...

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May 5, 2019
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching and Organizing. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
God is good all the time, 
all the time God is good.
"I will open up my heart and let the Healer set me free!"

Can I get an amen?  :)
Slow Stitching
One good thing about spending time in hospitals is there is plenty of time to stitch!  This year has certainly offered me a lot of time for hand stitching!  The hand piecing QALs I joined have been a blessing.  As we know, slow stitching is soothing to the soul.  Here are some of my latest blocks!  These are from the Hand Pieced QAL from Elm ...

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April 21, 2019
Slow Stitching Family Day from Life in the Scrapatch

Today is Family Time.
We will be gathering at my younger son's house for his first Easter in his new home.

I will be bringing my 
along with me for to enjoy some stitching with the 
lovely stitchers at 

Slow Sunday Stitching

I got way behind in this stitch-along at one point and although it has
officially ended, I am still slowly stitching.

I took this outside one warm sunny day recently to sit on our yard swing
 and enjoy some lazy swinging and stitching,
but I could not get quite ...

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March 25, 2019
Sunday Sewing from Life in the Scrapatch

No hand stitching for me this Sunday
although my  machine sewing is rather slow,
even for these quick sew 
Triangles on a Roll.

Now what could this be for?

Reveal comes later in the week.

Time to dig my back-up machine out of the box in the closet and see if she sews.

Wish me luck. 

May you have a happy night.

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March 24, 2019
Week 12 of 2019: Stitching and Stashing from Life In Pieces

This is the last day of spring break.  We took a few days off early in the week and headed over to Eureka Springs, AR.  Our little rental cottage was within walking distance of downtown, so we walked a lot, ate some excellent meals and did our share of shopping. It was a fun and relaxing trip for all of us.  The Scientist in Training heads back to school this afternoon. We are all a little sad to see her week off come to an end.  

It's always a challenge to fit in 15 minutes of stitching time each ...

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March 11, 2019
Slow Stitching Sunday Progress from Life in the Scrapatch

Today was another Slow Stitching and Sewing Sunday
while the snow fell softly, and then noisily, outside.

It changed over to rain before it stopped.
Hubby used the snow-blower and shoveled,
and then came in and scraped paint off the ceiling in the bathroom.

I cooked and sewed and stitched
and cleaned and oiled my sewing machine.
After I serviced my machine, 
I also made my first foundation paper pieced blocks
in a long while. 

Clearly, I had the better of the deal today.
I was inside ... warm, dry, snug and close to the teapot. 
I made dinner but did ...

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March 4, 2019
Snow Much For Early Spring from Life in the Scrapatch

16 Patchwork of the Crosses Blocks

This was my choice for

Slow Sunday Stitching

Slow Sunday Stitching

The last time I worked on my 30's fabrics Patchwork of the Crosses EPP blocks was 

When Maestro was a baby kitty who had just come home with us.

Awww ... she is so cute.

Hmmm ... I changed the final layout today.
I like the block I made.

I started this project almost two years ago

Here is Block 1 of my 30's POTC

Today I decided to pull these blocks out and see what I had done

Nutmeg helped.

Awww ...

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February 28, 2019
Week 8 of 2019: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

It's been a busy weekend.  We judged the senior division at the District Science Fair yesterday. After that we hit the road to pay the SIT a visit. She was supposed to come home this weekend, but her homework load and test schedule wasn't cooperating.  Finding time to stitch with all that going on has been a bit of a challenge. 

So it wasn't a perfect week on the stitching front, but it wasn't all bad. 

15 minutes stitching days/week = 6/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Feb = 22/23 days
15 minutes stitching days ...

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February 25, 2019
Dad - an update. Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching Sunday. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Update on Dad and Saturday's Song

I mentioned here that my family is on yet another journey with cancer.  Dad has Stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer that is treatable.
God has the last Word - regardless of the "Little c", the Big C has our back.  
Tomorrow is his surgery, so I asked him if I could move back home to spend a bit of time with him as he recovers.  He smiled and said, "Of course!"  I promised him I wouldn't be sneaking out of the windows (as I may or may not have done ...

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February 24, 2019
Slow Stitching Sunday from Life in the Scrapatch

Slow Stitching Cross Stitch

For the
Quilter's Cottage Cross Stitch Along
which was last updated in the link above.

I missed completing the Week 3 Challenge section on time.

In part because there is a error in the count
between the post of the left and the first quilt on the line.

This snowballed into a error on the clothespins and the quilts placement.

There was some ripping out
but I left the post for the moment.

For those of you who are not stitching the pattern and would not see it,
there should be TWO spaces between the ...

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January 28, 2019
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Sunday Stats. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song.
This video of God Only Knows by King and Country is shocking, but so true.  I just read that a suicide attempt is made every 28 seconds!  Dear one, God knows you, He never leaves you.  People will let us down, but not God.  Try Him.

Let us all look around us and who kindness.  A smile, a prayer, a gentle touch of encouragement to a stranger/friend/loved one could change their lives.  
Take good care!

Slow Stitching.
My slow stitching project continues to be my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  I'll also be choosing ...

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January 25, 2019
Week 3 of 2019: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

We didn't get any of the snow or ice, but we did get the bitter cold and the the high winds with the weather system that came through on Friday.  Perfect weather to just hang out in the sewing room and tick off day seven of finding at least 15 minutes to stitch this week.  

Finding those 15 minutes each evening was easier this week than it was last week.  

15 minutes stitching days/week = 7/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Jan = 17/19 days
15 minutes stitching days/2019 = 17/19 days
Success rate = 89.74%

My ...

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January 21, 2019
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching Sunday. Sunday Stats from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
Here is a love letter from the Savior who loves you.  

Promise Me

It's hard to imagine that
I've been there too
I've felt the passion burning in you
Every temptation, oh, I understand
Your Savior knows what it is to be a man
Promise me... promise me...
Before the passion turns to flame
Promise me you'll call my name
Promise me... promise me...
You'll remember these scars of grace
And remember I took your place
Promise me
I know what it's like when the
Nightmare comes true
Someone ...

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January 6, 2019
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching Sunday. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song.

Life Happens.  Believe me, I get it.  Been there.  Done that more times than I can count.  

Keep walking in your faith!

Slow Stitching Sunday
I spent all morning downloading my patterns and materials lists and instructions from Craftsy.  Now, I'll be onto sewing after I post this and visit a few party guests as well as my hostesses!  

My sewing plan for today is to connect these final flowers to finish the next row of my GFG.  
Here is the progress I've made on my "Prayer Afghan).  The recipient lost her husband to brain ...

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