Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Psalm 100

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations."

I wanted to start this post with this Psalm, to give thanks to God for the blessing of time, resources and ability to sew. Because of this hobby, I've come to befriend other quilters; and simply enjoy sharing. I find an inner peace when I create. I know many of my friends who make cards, scrapbook or sew will agree. It is therapeautic. It is also a catalyst for conversation and fellowship. It brings people together. How wonderful it is to have the opportunity to brighten someone else's day when you wrap them in love in a quilt you've made; or, send them a handmade card; or, share family memories when you look through a scrapbook. I don't know what I'll do when the day comes when my eyes will no longer be sharp; or when my hands begin to shake so much I won't be able to sew a straight line. But, until then, I give praise to the Lord for giving me this gift.

I have joined together Parts One, Two and Three of this quilt. I still have Parts Four - Seven to finish. Then, comes the checkered border. I am taking my sweet time, it seems, with this quilt. I worked in the yard and did a lot of laundry, today. I saved my 'quilting' time until the chores were done. It was my 'reward.' So, now, I am going to relax, listen to some jazz music on the radio and enjoy a quiet evening reading. Thank you for stopping by, today!


runningonink said...

Oh Ethel, that is a wonderful Psalm! I have to agree what our hobbies can do for us! LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece you are working on! Your sewing skills are amazing and to be a honest I super envy them ;)

Karen said...

What a wonderful post, Ethel! The creative community, both in my area and online have brought me such joy over the last several years, that I am so grateful for. Your quilt is coming along so nicely! I keep popping my head back in here, so to speak, to see your progress. :> It sounds like you have had a really nice day so far. Hope it continues. Now, I must run as I still have some of those chores you speak of to do myself!! :>

Cindi said...

what a lovely way to start your post. Your quilt is beautiful already, I can't wait to see it all finished.

Mary said...

First of all, thank you for sharing that Pslam with us and for reminding us that we are truly blessed to be able to work with our hands and our eyes.

Your quilt is coming along nicely! I can't wait to see it finished. I talked to a lady last weekend who is doing the actual quilting part of my Underground RR quilt for me. I should have it back in a couple of weeks!