Thursday, August 28, 2014

shawl, cloak of ascents

crocheted leaf dangles edging

more leaf dangles edging

pattern link here  main shawl body, before edging

In August I have been crocheting this shawl~ it has been a challenge and I have learned a lot.  Am finishing up the leaf dangle details, then the final edging around the main body, then blocking...then wearing!

I call it my "cloak of ascents", because I think of the different Psalms of Ascent which were sung on the ascent to Jerusalem, it is thought originally, but now can be sung and read always!  I love the Word of God!
"In the Old Testament there are fifteen psalms called the "Psalms of Ascent," which together make up one of the most precious and beautiful portions of the Bible. These psalms were to be sung when the children of Israel came to Jerusalem and ascended to the top of Mount Zion three times a year, where they would hold a feast before the Lord. The physical ascent of the Israelites up Mount Zion is a type, or a picture, of the spiritual ascent of Christian believers through their growth in life and experience. " excerpt from this blog (not an endorsement of the site, but a nice explanation ;)

Monday, August 18, 2014

remember mercy

two little bunnies I crocheted from a pattern I found on ravelry

oh how we are quick to cry out for righteous justice against others, when we ourselves want mercy......
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.  luke 18:13-14

Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. psalm 119:32

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. matthew 5:44-45

Thursday, August 14, 2014

posting to Tokyo

I am ready to send off the block I made for the NHK sponsored "Partnership Quilt", part of the Tokyo  International Great Quilt Festival, which occurs every year in January.  This is the first year I am participating, and it is thanks to Queenie that I first heard about it, and was encouraged to participate :)

I lived two different times in Japan, did several years of business (in my younger years) flying back and forth between the USA and Japan, and have a very very dear love for Japan and the Japanese.

the theme this year is "Cute".....what came first to my mind was dandelions and a particular fabric I have with dandelions on it....

                           can you see the bits of dandelion puffs?

last year there were 10,519 blocks received, and 82 quilts made and auctioned off for charity ...I am so honored to be a part of this enterprise. 

To God be the glory :)

The quote on the quilt is
 1 John 4:10
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


crazy quilt journal project 2014 august block

Psalm 111....His works and His commandments

Psalm 52:1 ....   the goodness of God endureth continually.
Romans 2:4 ...  the goodness of God leadeth to repentance...