God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pages, Quilts, & Crochet Stuff

Just a short post this morning.  Yesterday I started packing some things into moving boxes for my excruciatingly long desired & still hopeful move far, far, far away from The Devil's Playground.  Will it happen this year? That's up to God of course, but I really hope the two of us are on the same page about this   : )   I also started putting other things into Goodwill boxes or sales boxes.  I will be continuing to do this today but wanted to do this short post first.

First off, per my invitation on Thursday I have added a Wish List page.  I have also republished my For Sale or Trade page.  You will find the links for these pages underneath my header photo.  The Wish List is a bit lacking, I'm afraid.  The reason for this is that if I see something I want, I usually buy it right away.  I added a few "likes" to the page, however, & will update things as changes occur.

Also, I've been noticing that a lot of stitchers have been posting about quilting on their blogs recently.  I thought those of you who have been doing this might enjoy seeing a blog post I did in my early blogging days (June 2011) about quilts I've made.  You can access it by clicking this sentence.

I sure do miss this bed!  We sold the entire bedroom set before we moved here.  "New house, new furniture" was my motto at the time but it turns out I hate the new stuff.  So much for the grass being greener.
One more thing for all you crochet buffs or wannabes.  I have a set of 4 Boye aluminum crochet hooks, sizes F-I, a small pair of snips (comes with the hook set), a booklet of 12 crochet dishcloth patterns, another booklet of 12 dishcloth patterns in both knit & crochet (7 are for crochet), & a few balls of either Sugar & Cream or Peaches & Cream cotton yarn which I will give to any of my followers living in the continental US who is interested in having them.  All items are unused & therefore in excellent condition.  If more than one person is interested, I will draw a name out of the trusty Rubbermaid container.  Leave a comment on this post no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, March 13, telling me if you'd like to have these things .  If more than one person is interested, I will do the drawing the following morning.  If you are a no-reply blogger or do not have a blog, make sure I have a way of getting in touch with you.

I wish you a wonderful & blessed weekend!

20 comments:

butterfly said...

lovely quilt Shirlee did you sell that one with the furniture I hope not, hugs.

Vickie said...

Oh wow! I knew you quilted, but had no idea you were so talented with so much experience. Great! Love the Friendship Star. Did you finish it?

Robin said...

What a gorgeous quilt you showcased today, Shirlee!

Have an enjoyable weekend!

Robin in Virginia

KimM said...

WOW! What a quilt!
Have a lovely weekend -

gracie said...

Lovely quilt...and I did check out your wish list. Do you have one on 123 Stitch ....

Linda said...

Beautiful quilt Shirlee. I would love to have the hooks and yarn and books.

Linda

Peggy Lee said...

Someday I will make a quilt. Maybe. I hope. Someday.
:)

Your quilt is gorgeous!!

Bev said...

Beautiful quilt xx

Robin said...

Shirlee.
We must be on the same wave length! I took your lead and added a wish list tab. So much easier to locate and to update. And, I have been doing the same thing going thru closets and drawers and boxing up things for Goodwill too. No move in my future but it sure feels good to get rid of stuff I haven't touched in years. I hope I don't get a few years out and miss something like you miss your quilt.

Melody said...

What a beautiful quilt! I do love them, and I know quilting is so popular right now, but I still love cross stitching the most. I have made one quilt ages ago; did all the cutting and intricate piecing, but had it quilted by a senior center quilting club.

Farmhouse prims said...

shirlee, I love your quilt! i will be happy if mine turns out half that nice. You are one talented lady. hugs, Lecia

Jackie said...

Beautiful quilt! I can't imagine selling all my furniture at once because furniture is one thing it takes me a long time to make a decision on what to buy. I have to go to ALL the stores. It's a big pain! Or maybe I should say *I* am a big pain when furniture shopping! :)

Maggee said...

I'm glad you gave the link to your quilts... that was a really nice post! Love quilts but really don't like quilting myself. I like applique--well, in theory. I have not been able to get into it yet... too much other stuff to do! But do I have patterns... LOTS and LOTS of patterns (online)! Hugs!

Annette-California said...

I too knew you had quilted in the past but haven't gotten to see one of your quilts till now. Beautiful Shirlee. WOW thank you for sharing.
love Annette

Sherry said...

What a stunning quilt! I can't wait to go over to the link and see the others!

Catherine said...

Love that quilt!

Melissa said...

All lovely quilts Shirlee! I can't wait to tackle my first large quilt - only done lap sized ones so far. But I have twin sized one in the works!

Have a great day!

Melissa

Simply Victoria said...

I went back to read and see all your wonderful talent on the quilts you made. They are all fabulous!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely quilt! And I have done as you asked and added a wishlist. Which is slightly longer than your's!

Chloe Williams said...

Nice post. I like your blog.I have read your moving boxes work.You did your work very well.