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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Lord's Prayer....bottom of post.

Hello people! Just thought I would let you all know that Gina has a slide show of photos from her trip to Festival of Quilts. Believe me, you will need to have your cup of coffee in hand, and have a nice sit to watch them all! Some beautiful quilts, and some are really artsy. 8-) Go to her Quilting in the Valleys blog to see.

I thought that Quilt Pixie was on to something in her last post, thus dug in to my own mess. Even though the whole room needs tiding/organizing, I thought that what I have in this post was good enough for today.

First we have my Fat Quarters Basket. The mess, and now the tidy... I think it is time to do some cutting and make some strip quilts... AFTER I get my other stuff out of the way... 8-)







Next is the messy shelves, and then my tidy shelves! I have fabric stashed in there like you wouldn't believe!!! Well... maybe you would?! 8-) (there are boxes of other fabrics that I photographed, but will post them tomorrow maybe) In back of the front row of cottons I have my polar fleeces, cord, polyesters, etc. Very deep shelves...











While tidying I found something, folded and rolled, that I made a very long time ago. In fact, before I was married 25 years ago. I crocheted "the Lord's Prayer" about 4 times the size than it should be.
A friend of my mother's made one of these, so I asked if I could use the pattern. Well, I used thicker cotton, and a bigger hook, thus 4 times bigger... My parents tried to mount it for display, but they didn't use strong enough wood to hold it. My plan now is to have it mounted and hanging in a new church we are fund-raising for. Once it is stretched over a dark fabric the wording will show up much better....

Well, that is it for today... I think? 8-)

11 comments:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

You're a brave gal showing us in blogland your fabric stash and storage system but I'm glad you did anyway! Sometimes the mood just hits you to clean up and I jump when it strikes cos it doesn't happen too often! LOL..BTW it's fantastic you found a treasure, how kewl is that and I bet it'll look fabulous when it's framed. Cheers QGB

Quilt Pixie said...

the tidy makes a big difference... hope you enjoy working in the tidy space as much as I'm enjoying mine :-)

Lilly said...

Myra you tidied things look very nice. I wish I had that much stash, but I don't know where I would put it! I absolutly love the crocheted Lords Prayer. I don't think I could part with it, but I sounds like you have found a worthy thing to do with it. You are a very nice person.....

Joyce said...

Now I feel inspired to tidy up too but first I really need some shelving. I looked at some in Grand Forks but couldn't get up the energy to wrestle that big heavy box into my friend's car and then into mine when we got to Walhalla. Maybe I'll get it when the husbands are along. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if you have any time to come over and straighten up my messy sewing room?I think you have inspired me to get busy and clean up the clutter.
Amazing crocheting!
Wonky Phyl

Karen said...

My first crochet project was supposed to be a doily but it turned out table cloth size. I never did know what went wrong on that. A lady asked me if she could have it for her table and I gave it to her. It's nice that you still have the project. I was looking for the filet crochet pattern for the Lord's Prayer a while back but could not find one.

Hazel said...

I love that Lords prayer wall hanging ,it will look beautiful hung in the church .Your so talented .You shelves look really good , can you come do mine now PLEASE.

BusyLiz said...

Myra, you commented on my blog so I had to stop by. Great blog! Look at your pretty fabric closet! Loved looking at all the quilts and finished projects down the side of your blog. Busy lady!

Bonnie said...

Hello Quiltindawg here, in Oklahoma. I have been looking and looking for a pattern to the LORD'S Prayer, oh my, I hope you happen to have a pattern to give, sell, borrow, or let me steal (LOL) Pleeeeeez Pleeeez send or email me at bonnielpooh@yahoo.com Thank you so much for shareing that, made my day.

crossroadsquilts said...

Myra, found your blog through your comment on my blog (thanks for visiting BTW!) and was looking around and found this - my mom made one of these and it would have had to have been in the late 70's or early 80's and my grandmother still has it framed and displayed on a wall in her kitchen. The background is a beautiful royal blue almost velvety looking fabric. GORGEOUS when framed and hung! Well worth the time to get it put up....Now I am going to have to see if I can find any of my photos of it....I know I took them pre-digital, so will have to do some digging!

Thanks for bringing up the memories!

Bari

Catswhiskers said...

I hope you have framed this gorgeous work by now... It was posted in Aug'08 - almost 2 years ago to date!
gina