In case you missed it, I am just blogging about my vacation and part 1 is right here.
I love taking pictures of the beach, totally unfiltered and un-photoshopped just natural beauty.
Around noon when it got way too hot, I’d go in for some sewing. Here is a peek at my second Swoon Sixteen block, each one prettier than the one before. Swoon… I didn’t get as far as I expected on this quilt during the vacation but I can continue working on them a little each day. Isn’t that a pretty thing to look forward to?
On one day we stopped by the Dunedin Fine Arts Center where they had a small exhibit called Quilt National. The quilts showcased were very artsy with mixed media and other techniques.
“American Still Life: The Weight of the Nation” by Pixeladies read more about it on their website.
This one depicted a Quilter’s Prayer (find it below courtesy of Quiltville) I am not sure if the whole prayer was on there. Each block was very well done though.
- Guide my hands to work as Your hands work, to know the power of Your love in every stitch I make, in every thread I knot. May my hands be guided by the same love and care with every quilt I make, knowing that this love and care was and is and will continue to be a gift of blessing to the one it is intended for.
- May the works of my hands be pleasing in Your sight, O God.
- Lord, bless my work today.
- As I choose materials and patterns, may I be reminded of the uniqueness You blessed us all with.
- As I cut each length of thread, may I be reminded of the doors that must be closed in our lives so that a new and stronger door may be opened.
- As I twist each knot, may I be reminded of a bond of love so strong, nothing will break it.
- As I run the thread between my fingers, may I be reminded of the times You have touched my life, my heart, my soul.
- As I sew each stitch, may I be reminded of the healing power of Your grace in each of us.
- As I concentrate on my craft, may I be reminded of the love and care You put into each of our lives.
- As I add my last stitch, tie my last knot, cut the final cord, may I be reminded of the completeness with which You commanded in each of us before we were ever given to this life.
- “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
There was a quilt called Bitter Pills full picture here by Sara Impey. It was very entertaining to read. This is the one I liked.
I had to stop by my favorite Christmas Shop which sadly is never fully stocked when I visit but I found this treasure from my favorite artist Mary Engelbreit and picked up a few extra. It’s so me! Except I am not young or blonde or well, you know!
It even seemed to be that the beach would call me, very early in the morning before anyone was up.
I would really like to try and go back before next year, I just need a couple more days.
and a couple more Swoons.