Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cookies, Treasures and Quilts

Oh the smell of cookies baking... yum.  :)  

I baked sugar cookies last night and pulled my last batch out of the oven around 10 p.m.  The smell of baking cookies, cakes and bread is one of my favorites.

Each year the WMU (Women's Missionary Union) in my church (First Baptist of Paris, AR) hands out cookies to the widows and widowers.  This year we added the singles.  

So several of us ladies baked cookies.  All kinds of cookies ~ macaroons, oatmeal raisin, sugar, chocolate chip and peanut butter, that I can remember.  

This morning they were bagged up with name tags and will be delivered to the recipients Sunday morning during Sunday School.

I think this is a sweet way to let them know they are loved.  :)

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at an time.  If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us. ~ 1 John 4:10-12

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Going to flea markets, antique shops, and craft booths is one of the fun things I like to do from time to time.  This morning was one of those times.  So I went to a shop, one of my friends owns ~ Sabrina's.   Here are the treasures I found.

A hand blown solid glass blue bird of happiness, signed by artist Ron Ray 1989.  

I've always like these cute little things.

He is now sitting on a shelf in front of two of my McCoy pitcher and bowl sets.

Then I found this neat little item.  It is a vintage cut crystal table lighter with frosted roses.

I no longer smoke, but thought this was a neat looking item.  So it now sits with my other crystal items.

As I was searching I spotted this.  An old corset.  
Sabrina told me it was from one of her great-relatives.  I can't remember if it was her great-aunt or great-grandmother (?), anyway we discussed it and she told me that she felt it was hand sewn as her relative sewed all of her own clothes.  This item has definitely been around for some time.  I didn't purchase this item, but I figure the right person will come along and it will find a new home.  :)

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I finished the Grandmother's Garden quilt, I mentioned in my last post.   I think it turned out very pretty.  It is close to a full size.  In this picture it is on a queen sized bed and covers most of the top but doesn't drape over.

I added a dark green border then backed it with a pretty fabric.  I used the backing as the binding as well and it frames out the dark green border nicely.

I tied this quilt as the flowers are hand pieced.  I didn't want to take a chance with my machine pulling the hand stitches out.

I'm glad to have this finished.  It has been hanging over my head for quite some time.  I knew I needed to do something with it and finish it out, but kept putting it off.  Now, I can move on to my next quilt without this one weighing on my mind. :)

Well, that's all I have for this evening.

Here's wishing you wonderful weekend!

God bless and keep you,

Beauty of Giving