After a interrupted 'net' service, I am able to post tonight. Hurray! and hurry! I have been pretty much living in my sewing room having a great time sewing skirts and an apron. A new sewing machine came my way about 4 years ago, but this is the first time I'd put in a zipper or buttonhole with it.
I made 5 skirts in all...one was already partially sewn. Three are straight skirts that flare out in an 'a' line at the bottom just a little. They have elastic waists too...talk about easy!
My apron turned out first rate. I'm so pleased with it. Those cherries are so cheerful....=) I made a skirt with the same material and love it. Now the apron is done, but I don't have time to take a photo tonight. I used some large red rickrack on the pocket and top.
We will be gone for a week, visiting our daughter, while our son holds down the fort here. Maybe I'll get a chance to come visiting you all while there. Its so cold out though! Today was my BD...61 years and its so hard to believe. I don't feel that old at all! Eternity to come. Leaving you with a verse that spoke to my heart....
"For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall." Isaiah 25:4 I remember the times when God has been my strength, my refuge,and my shade when I have been needy or in distress. I am so glad I said 'yes' to Jesus, I want you to be my Saviour.
"I am thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice, And it told Thy love to me; But I long to rise in the arms of faith, And be closer drawn to thee. Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord, To the cross where Thou hast died; Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord, To Thy precious, bleeding side.
"Oh the pure delight of a single hour That before thy throne I spend, When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God, I commune as friend with friend!" from the hymn 'Draw Me Nearer'...Fanny Crosby. Every day after I have my prayer time and Bible reading the Holy Spirit brings a hymn to my mind & heart. It thrills me really, and is such a blessing. During the day, that hymn stays with me to enjoy and ponder. This is the hymn he gave me this morning. I hope you've had a good day...and tomorrow is a 'new day...with no mistakes in it' says the 'Anne' quote. I like that thought. Its kind of like when they end a movie and the color picture is suddenly black & white...the photograph of life catches it and stops. Know what I mean? I like that....When our life ends here...I think it will be the opposite...this life will be the black & white and we will enjoy the glorious 'color' of immortality. Goodnight!