Block # 4

10 05 2013

DSC_0024Date:     May 9, 2013

Location:     Dawson Creek, BC

Quilt:     Black Snowballs & Summer Flowers

Quilt Recipient:     Livingroom Couch

This is one of the first quilts I attempted.  It has more than fulfilled its purpose.  I enjoy it almost every night while reading, writing, thinking or watching the tube.  Of course for this block I had to use one of my favourite fabrics, something from Barbara Brackman’s “A Morris Garden”.

Today’s prayer is one of gratitude, thanks for a warm home, leisure time, an education that enables me to read, the resources and ability to pursue creative activities, for my husband that is central to my life and sits in company with me in the evenings whether I am paying attention to him or not.  I am so blessed, all thanks be to the Creator.

Judges 19:9     When the man with his concubine and his servant got up to leave, his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Look, the day has worn on until it is almost evening. Spend the night. See, the day has drawn to a close. Spend the night here and enjoy yourself. Tomorrow you can get up early in the morning for your journey, and go home.”

Block # 2

5 05 2013

DSC_0021Date:     May 3, 2013

Location:     Dawson Creek, BC

Quilt:     First Quilt

Quilt Recipient:     Sister NJK

The prayer for this quilt is not for my sister, but for all of those in her vocation.  She recently retired from the Canadian federal police force, the RCMP.  When she was posted to her first jurisdiction, she began to collect pigs, a somewhat derogatory term for those in law enforcement.  My first quilted project was a table runner for her dinning room in her favourite colours; white, black and red.  You can see the result at the above link.

Lord Protector, keep those called to keep us safe and to enforce the laws of the land under your gracious protection.  Guide them in paths of righteousness, help them to resist the temptations that come with power, may your love show them the way to maintain their relationships with spouses, children and family, save them from the frustration that they are not making a difference. Finally, God of abundant grace and justice, deliver them from the travails of substance abuse and may they know the peace of Christ in the face of cruelty, disaster, oppression and all the sins of humanity against your commandments.

Luke 4:9-11     Then the he took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written,

‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’

11 and

‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”