Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Peace and quiet...

 I'm afraid I've been rather quiet of late and that's due to a health setback with my heart and those constant migraines (both related it seems) so I'm just popping in to let you know that I'm fine, just very tired and needing to do things slowly.

One of the things that settles me during these need-to-go-slow times is hand quilting so the other day I pulled out a UFO I'd begun a couple of years ago using some sweet pink and green embroideries I'd designed back in 2016...



As the front of what will become a cushion was already completed I only needed to baste some cotton quilt wadding behind it and decide what thread to use for the hand quilting.



It was so relaxing to sit and let my needle work it's way up and down through the fabric for an afternoon...



I wish there were more UFOs in my cupboard to hand quilt though. Do you ever have a hankering just to do the same thing over and over for a season? My hankering right now is to hand quilt so I'll have a good look through my many completed stitcheries tomorrow and perhaps be inspired to turn a few more into projects. Cushions will probably appear because I'm in need of a few new ones, but I'd also like to make some runners for our side tables in the living room.

Whilst I'm stepping back and resting up know that you're in my prayers for I'm sure many of you have your own challenges to walk through. How easy it is to pray throughout the day as we go about our routines, assured that even though we may not know a name or a particular circumstance, God knows, and when I pray for my dear blog readers there is confidence that He hears and acts to be your blessing, your provider, your help in times of trouble.

And He is also there to celebrate with you, so if you have high times right now I pray the Father shows His delight to you as well. 

I'll leave you with some photos of the flowers around and inside the house at the moment; beautiful God-crafted blooms of colour which bring me immense joy...






                                    Loving hugs,


48 comments:

  1. I was sorry to read that you are going through such a tough time at the moment Jenny. Best wishes for a speedy return to health. Doing what soothes and comforts you is an ideal thing to pursue as well as getting plenty of rest. And your quilting project looks so lovely it must bring you a great deal of satisfaction and joy. I will keep you in my prayers.

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  2. I'll pray for your good health, enjoy the quiet time xx.

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  3. Dear Jenny, I feel sorry for you going through these hard times. Still you are thinking about others. Your words touched my heart and I thank you for your prayers. You are such a blessing. Yours Heike

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  4. Beautiful flowers, Jenny! Praying you will feel better soon. Love your slow quilting on your cute design from a few years ago. Sending hugs.

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  5. So sorry to hear that you are not well and you will be in my prayers. Do remember your coming hot days are tough on folks so rest more.

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  6. Dearest Jenny,
    Even when you’re feeling unwell you still go about your Father’s business by praying for your friends who visit virtually. You have such a beautiful countenance. Enjoy your Mary moment Jenny,, just sitting at your Lord’s feet. We’ll be hear waiting when you’re feeling better and b e assured of my prayers for you as well..
    Blessings Gail.

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  7. The flowers are beautiful. Rest is so essential. I'm glad you're taking the time to do what your body needs. Blessings!

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  8. You are always in my thoughts my dear friend. I hope after a few days of going slowly that your health will return. Your flowers are beautiful! I especially like the red ones in the second picture. Can you tell me what they are? I can't wait to see the finished quilt you are making with those delicate stitcheries. May the Faeries Shine Upon You Always!

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  9. Hi Jenny my hubby had a migraine tonight and I told him to take a teaspoon of cream of tartar and put it under his tongue and have a large glass of water and within a couple of minutes he was back to his old self ,he couldn't believe it ,he was so glad that he gave it a try. Oh Jenny your projects that you are stitching are so darn pretty ,you always do such beautiful work,well done my friend and your flowers look beautiful,hope you feel better soon my friend xx

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  10. Dear Jenny, Many prayers for you as you recover from this setback. Rest, relax and take care of yourself. Sending hugs!

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  11. Sorry to hear of your setback, but glad you are taking care of yourself. I find handstitching very soothing as well. Prayers !

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  12. Sorry to hear your heart is acting up. I will be remembering you in my prayers. Relax in the sunshine and enjoy your stitching. I love that stitchery, so pretty. Sunshine has healthy benefits so enjoy your time there and let the world go by for awhile.

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  13. Keeping you in our thoughts and Prayers for HIS comfort peace, strength and healing to flow over and through you. Love you and all the things you share. You are a Blessing

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  14. Sending you hugs and praying, too, for peace, blessing and healing. May your words of love and caring for us also rest on you. ♥

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  15. Praying for your health dear heart. Hand quilting always brings me peace, from my very first quilt - as does hand embroidery without a deadline. The simple act of moving the needle is very soothing! Your flowers are just gorgeous and that is very soothing to look at as well. Be well, be blessed my precious friend....

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  16. Praying for you and wishing you peace. Much love.

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  17. I will keep you in my prayers! I've had to slow down and cut back even more due to health concerns, too. It can be frustrating. So I send you a virtual hug.

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  18. I hope & pray that your health issues & those migraines improve real soon dear Jenny. Your hand quilting is just gorgeous - yes I often feel just like sitting knitting dishcloths - its soothing & rhythmic & I can do it without thinking about it. Hence my dishcloth pile is growing. Your flowers are soothing to the soul - so pretty. Take care dear girl xxx

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  19. Praying for your good health soon. Thank you for sharing. God’s eye candy is always wonderful. Hugs.

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  20. Dearest Jenny, You are in my prayers today for God's peace, healing, and love. I hope you find lots of calming hand quilting or other peaceful stitching as you recuperate. By the way, I'm all the way in North Carolina and have the same red verbena blooming in my garden today!

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  21. Sorry to hear about your health dear Jenny. Taking time to rest and enjoying the simple things in life is very healing. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    xTania

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  22. Praying for your health, dear friend. Thank you for letting us know what is going on so we can pray more specifically for you.

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  23. Take care of yourself Jenny. I love hand quilting too and hand quilt quilts where I can. I adore your pink and green combo. I love that combination myself. You've reminded me to go through your patterns I have to make a quilt label.

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  24. praying for your better health

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  25. Hugs and prayers for your health. x

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  26. I am with you, Jenny. Prayers continue. Rest.

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  27. Beautiful stitching, Jenny. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care of yourself. Hugs, Christine xxx

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  28. Glad to hear you are getting on with the cushions! Thinking of you and sending prayers. xx

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  29. Praying for you my Dear friend. I am saddened to hear your heart problem has returned as well as those crippling migraines. I am praying for you Dear. I love your projet.......Hugs and prayers to you each day. Love you my freind, Tammy

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  30. I'm sorry to hear there are issues, but happy you found a good quiet activity that makes you happy. Yes, I like to do the same thing over and over for quite a while and then find another thing to do over and over for a while. =) I hope the rest helps both the migraines and your heart. I find that the beta blockers they put me on make me really tired. I feel like I never have any energy any more! Enjoy the slow stitching of those cushions and table toppers. You deserve the break to take time to do something lovely while you also take care of your health.

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  31. May God bless you. you are a blessing to others.

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  32. May your health improve greatly and very soon!

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  33. Bless you. Take care. Feel better. And I hope you find a stack of finished tops ready for quilting. Hugs.

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  34. Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for another photo filled beautiful blog post !
    Surrounded by loving family and comfort, enjoy a restful weekend doing what you love.
    jugs and take care,
    Joanne

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  35. You are a blessing to us all. We are all thinking of you and praying for healing. We all appreciate your beautiful talent and willingness to share. Take care of YOU. May God bless you. <3

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  36. Praying for you, Jenny, and for your husband. You are such a blessing to us and we love you.

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  37. Jenny, may you feel the strength and touch of our God in a new way. Prayers for healing and comfort. Your beautiful works and word are always a joy to me. Thank you for the blessings you bring. Sending hugs and prayers. Cheryl

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  38. Sending hugs and prayers to you Jenny. We truly are blessed that you bring joy into our hearts and lives in every blog or insta. Thank you and rest up. Glenise

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  39. It certainly seems to be a different time than what I have seen before for myself. It seems I also may have some things ahead I never expected either. I pray you be strengthen and recover soon with this health issue. God works. We don't always see it as He does it. But He is always turning for our good what the enemy means for evil. We will see things in a new perspective. Be well, Jenny.

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  40. Feel better soon sweet Jenny!

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  41. These days are filled with uncertainty, and even when we walk with Jesus we get to feeling worn down. Rest dear lady, and know we lift you up to our Great Physician, and ask for your protection as you spread His light to others. I appreciate your prayers as well, reading those words were a great encouragement to me today! Thank you for that, rest well and enjoy the hand stitching.

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  42. I'm praying for you. I hope you will be better soon. A big hug.

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  44. I wish you weren't dealing with setbacks--I know that can be discouraging. And yet, it's so like you to find the peace in the moment with hand quilting. I have many items that I look back on now and think, "Oh, yes--I worked on that when my mom was in the hospital", or, "I stitched that during that long winter...", and there is a tenderness to my association with the stitchery that I don't feel about other things I've made.

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  45. Such pretty flowers. I'll pray for you to have better health. Hopefully the coming of spring to your part of the world will help you to feel better. I am in the USA and dread the cold and dreariness of fall and winter. But with help from the Lord, I'll get through it. May many blessings come your way for you and your family.

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