|I'm glad I gave myself a manicure on Sunday!|
|Miss Debra has been quilting for a very long time.|
|Her stitches are perfect!|
|She has trouble seeing and these are here tools to see! A thread guide and a magnifying glass.|
A Quilter’s Hands
What makes a quilter’s hands?
Are they a certain age?
Young, old, from a certain land?
A hand that sews?
A hand that works?
A hand that’s seen sorrow and woes?
A hand that is barren?
A hand that multiplies.
A hand that is caring?
God gave us our hands,
To serve Him,
In every land.
To nurture and care
To toil and serve.
As we tarry here.
God gave us our quilter’s hands,
To sew together our lives,
With fabric, tears and laughter,
Serving Him the best we can.
By Missy Shay
|Abideth is seven and she wanted to sew a few stitches!|
|Abideth also worked on her mom's cross stitch!|
Here are some closeups of the stitching.
|These are mine and very crooked, but a lot better than when I started!|
|I try to stitch in the ditch so that no one can see my crooked stitches!|
|Joeann's stitches are perfect!|
|Siouxsie's stitches are very uniform, which is good!|
We even got some pictures of stitching from the underside of the quilt!
|Verity "helped" Siouxsie with her tangle!|
Of course the best thing about the quilt alongs is the fellowship!
I really recommend getting together with friends to quilt, it is what threads our lives together!
To see how I played around with the poem to make it look nice, go here: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2013/03/feline-friday_29.html
Have a great day!