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Sunday Sundries

Today was a pretty good day. We went to church early to hear Marcus Borg talk about the season of Advent. Today is the first Sunday in Advent. I love to see the giant advent wreath hanging above us. The new blue vestments were on view today. Wow! They sparkled. The creators and makers had stenciled different motifs with silver fabric paint and then embellished with Swarovski crystals. Not my taste. But I was not asked for my input so I will just be silent and ponder the design in my head.

After a foggy morning, the sun came out. I took a quick walk with Mr C and Maggie and then got to work finishing the Dead Sea piece.

As I was finishing the quilting, I decided to try to keep the uneven edges that I had cropped out of the previous photo. I like it. It is my style to have the wonky edges, don’t you think? I used Pellon in the structure so that I could satin stitch the edges.

I took some photos of this and the 12 X 12 math quilt. You can see all of the reveals on the 12 X 12 blog.

I took my sunset walk with Miss Maggie and wow! did we see a gorgeous sunset. The western sky was aglow in red. Wish I had had my camera with me.

Then I set out to pick up pizza for supper. When I came out of the store, I saw that I had a flat tire. I called Mr C, figured he would be faster than AAA. So, tomorrow, I have to take time out of my day to go out to Costco, where we bought these tires very recently and see if it can be repaired or if I have to get a new one.

I sometimes start to panic when I consider how fast the time is going by and the other work that I want to complete, But, it will be what it will be.

7 Responses to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. Judy says:

    Those uneven edges are just perfect for your Dead Sea piece!!
    You done good girl!


  2. Gloria says:

    I am SO impressed with all that you get done!

  3. teri says:

    Yep- wonky is you (ok, I’ll admit to being a tad wonky too). The piece is great. I can see the mineral build-up in the fabric.

    Flat tires are the pits. Someone let the air out of all 4 of Joey’s tires at school one day. I had purchased emergency kits for all 3 of us (me and both boys) and (for whatever reason) Joey used his brother’s and overheated it (heaven forbid he wait for the compressor to cool down between tires) so now I need to get another one.

    teri (in snowy SW MI where they canceled school for Joey but not my billets- different school)

  4. Deborah says:

    So sorry about your flat. Bummer.

    I love the wonky edges and the color palette.

    Interesting about the vestments. I’d like to see a picture. I know blue is supposed to be the color for advent. The canons say if you don’t have blue you can use purple (which most churches have for Lent). The churches I grew up in always wore purple at Advent. Too expensive to buy a whole set of blue for only four weeks. I love the purple.

  5. dee says:

    this piece is so beautiful. I love the colors so much and the un-even edge is very, very, Gerrie.

  6. KathieB says:

    I like the uneven edges too. So much inspiration from your Holy Land trip–that is so great.

  7. Cindy says:

    Love the wonky edges and the colors. wonderful.