Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
This and this:
This is happy and fun:
This is not:
Recycling and composting and picking up trash on the side of the road is all good. It's very good in my opinion, but it's not good enough. It never will be. As much as I want to preserve the beautiful places of this world, there will always be pollution, destruction, and death. But here is what is good enough: Christ defeating death by dying on the cross and rising again. His resurrection was the start of pushing back the grip sin has on creation. And the best part is, when He returns again, all things will be made new. Romans 8:18-24 expands this thought even more: "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies, For in this hope we were saved."
God has promised us that when Jesus returns, all things will be made new. "But according to His promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells." 2 Peter 3:13 This is talking about the actual earth. It will be restored and perfect, like the Garden of Eden, only better. (Take a peek at Revelation if you want to see more of what the new earth will look like.)
So Earth Day is a good day. But Good Friday is the day that ensures that all the hopes of Earth Day will, one day, come true.
The wolf shall dwell with the Lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday and Saturday, the store where I work (The Sewing Circle) participated in the Springtime in the Rockies Quilt Show. It was held at the fairgrounds and it was lots o' fun. Most of the quilting and sewing stores in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming had a booth and two days were spent with lots of happy quilters hopping from shop to shop.
Here was our booth:
Melissa and Sally and I manned the fort and had fun mingling with all the customers.
Melissa spent the days demo-ing like crazy. She had the crowds enthralled with her tricks of the trade.
One of the funnest parts of the show for me was seeing some of the quilts I'd made hanging in the booth. This one was made from a pack of Tonga Treats.
I made this one from a moda jelly roll. I love all the little tickets.
I made this one specifically for the show.
I love it!
Here is a close up of the pattern.
All the center blocks are made first. Two colored blocks are sewed to the white blocks, and then you cut off the corners. The trimmed corners are then used to make the borders. I love patterns without any waste :-)
Katie did a great job making the fall version of the quilt. It's so interesting to see how a change in fabric changes the flavor of the quilt, even with the same pattern.
Here was my other favorite booth. I loved visiting with those gals.
So, a fun time was had by all at the shop hop, especially by me. I hope you are feeling inspired. Oh yes, and I saw these guys as I was leaving the building. Aren't they cool?
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
*I like to get free stuff.
*I like to rescue things that I know other people won't use.
*I don't really like shopping, or spending money, so this is like shopping without the shopping or the spending money.
*I like knowing that my old stuff is going to cool people.
*Mingling. I do love parties.
Speaking of mingling, I had lots of fun chatting with friends, new and old. I wish I had more pictures of all the great gals that were there, but I was too busy swapping during the party. I did remember to take a few photos at the end though.
|Colleen and Heather|
|Jan and Reena|
|Emily and me|