Saturday, February 28, 2015

Personal Events do Happen ~






My sweet husband Larry is in the Philippines. While on a missions trip, he became ill and had emergency, life saving surgery. He is still in Makati Medical In Makati, Manilla Philippines and receiving good care from the staff, as well as being ministered to from the believers at Bethany Baptist Church of Makati. The current healing progress is good, and he hopes to be released from the hospital on Monday, March 2. Because of the seriousness of the surgery, the 16 hr. flight home, etc, the drs. are unwilling to release Larry to return home before 3/21, a month post-surgery.
 

Through all of the events, we see God's providential hand. How can we not continue to trust Him for the unanswered questions to come? I miss my beloved terribly, but God is providing comfort to he and I both through the love and prayers of you all, and those hugs are pretty special, too :-}
 

"This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:23,24

"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory..."
Ephesians 3:20,21a


Thank you dear ones! love, Pokey

Monday, November 24, 2014

Square It Up ~


 

 Hi!


I'm doin' a little of this




















tryin' this layout




of a pattern found in here







- - - oops! I gotta turn Tweety Bird a bit, or the little white corner won't show!





More to come....!









 "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him." Colossians 3:17




Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hello, Again!




It has been almost 4 months since last posting! I hope to connect with friends again. Summer passed,



 Papa working over his new toy, a featherweight I  sewed on during our visit back home in Nebraska ~


 "Eye of the Needle" natural rock formation, 
South Dakota.
Just one of the many fun places we visited ~

 

Larry loves the horses~









We enjoyed the break, 


school began,
Just a few of my 25 kiddos in our classroom library, first day of school photos ~



and then, I was not able to post anything because a widget took over the pokeydot blog! Naughty lil' widget!



Until I was able to get tech help, sharing was on hold. So, here are a few pictures of the creativity that continued even without posting. . . you know you don't quit making stuff when the sewing gene is in your DNA!

 

 can hardly wait to show this progress



 a baby quilt for Kathy




This Batik braid quilt was beautiful, and remained square! I was so impressed with Donna's piecing. I quilted it with a swirl pattern ~



 My sweet friend Nancy, and this lovely quilt she pieced, I quilted and bound it for her niece ~
















These are two small table toppers, about 36". Same colors,  pieced by Donna, and I quilted with a beautiful variegated thread ~

















Another of Kathy's that I was lucky to get to quilt. Can't remember the magazine she used, this was published this summer called "Rain Bows". The photo isn't true to color, it was stark white!



This sweet baby boy's quilt 
was for My bbf's grandbaby, 
Gavin. Beth did the embroidery, 
I pieced and quilted it. 
I can't find a finished photo!


This is Kathy, and her gift to her dd for her birthday in October. I quilted with stars,  the word "Boo" and a spiderweb here and there  


While in Nebraska, I was able to visit with fellow quilter and blogger, Elaine! Sorry that this wasn't put up before now Elaine, but I sure enjoyed our little visit. Go see her quilting skills here ~  











Hope to find other pictures and post them soon. Until then, good to be back!









"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD." Psalm 122:1



Friday, June 20, 2014

His Sheep Am I ~


 Loopy quilting with "Love" and a heart ~

Summer is finally here for Mrs. Davis the teacher! We leave tomorrow for 3 weeks in Nebraska to visit with Papa -Larry's Dad- between Larry's next semester of school and the finish of this one. Larry is in the 4.0 for his grades, btw, and I'm so very proud of him! 


I have been very slow to post, such a pokey thing to do! This is the most recent finish to share, it's for Ginny B's grandson, born yesterday. Quilted with loops, words, hearts, and love ~


 

                                                         the back                                    piano key border with lambs added


On my last post, I shared some stars made from a charm square swap in my quilt class. 




Well, with any spare sewing minute this is what is what's happening with those:

 Next up for this one is a border, and I'm planning a pieced one ~

I hope you are all doing well, I do not know how much keeping up with others will happen with only an ipad, but I'm hopin' to try. I am missing my friends in the quilty web world! Hugs to you all ~






"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 endures to all generations." Psalm 100  


Friday, April 25, 2014

Two Quilts Off the Frame ~

 I love sewing!

 Debi's Modern Rectangles



I wanted to share the latest two finishes for this week- love the week home from school! First was Debi's Modern Rectangles Quilt for her granddaughter. It was stitched with a horizontal loopy stitch, like a water motion.
 

     I failed to get a good picture.




Next up was this Poppies quilt by Kathy, oo-oh, I wanted to keep this one! I love poppies and red is my favorite color. M-m-m-m, yummy!



 




 Kathy backed it with a rich blue plaid. Her thread is blue variegated, perfect ~






We had a charm swap in our quilt class this week, the theme was patriotic design. Here's what's happening with my blocks ~

 


 

 On a personal note, dd Lydia is in the hospital due to an infection that she didn't get taken care of soon enough. She is healing slowly. We would appreciate your prayers. Her hospital is 25 miles away, and it looks like rehab will be even further away. 

"Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."  Psalms 62:8 
sigh.