I started the boarder of my quilt while watching Bleak House with my mother and sister. Its a great movie by the way based off of Dickens novel. I wanted to share what progress I have made. I finished all the middle, which is all the squares with stars being hand quilted in July. But I started saturday quilting the boarder. I made a stencil shaped to the exact dimensions of the stars in the squares of the quilt. I used the stencil as my template for tracing with pencil to quilt the star shape all the way around the boarder. Here is my progress of only three in the corner. But you can see what I have been up to this way. I will post a picture of it finished soon.
The corner above where I have stitching.
You can see one star above done.
All three of the stars in the corner above. It took me a little over half of the whole 5 episodes of the movie to do. I guess about an hour and a half. I love quilting. I used to hate it, but now I enjoy having my hands do something during movies or chatting with friends.
Below my little place to read each evening in bed and quilt as well. I have finished Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss, When You Rise Up by R.C Sproul Jr. (its about homeschooling and why its a great thing to do as Christians), John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God by John Piper( would recommend this one because it tells you about calvins life and about the misunderstanding some have of this theologian.), A City On A Hill by Ryken,
and Persuasion by Jane Austen, as well as starting lots of new books. I read all of these over July and beginnging of August. For me this is a lot of reading. I have recently been reading The Utmost for His Highest and love it! It was a graduation gift from wonderful friends. I have also been reading Set-Apart femininity by Lesley Ludy and it was also a gift for graduation. I also have been reading Already Gone by ken Ham and its really interesting. Its statistics about why young people are leaving the church and ways to stop this from happening in the next generation. I am also still reading my favorite books to read to for fun Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I am also finishing up The reasonableness of Christianity by John Locke. Its quite interesting. I got to see an original copy of this work in its originial form in the Library of Congress two weeks ago. As well as many of other originals such as Jeffersons library, some of his first drafts of the declaration. Some of John Adams journals. It was amazing!
I love reading and I have more time this summer in between things. Hopefully I can still read once school starts mid september. Oh and I am excited as I got my first email from my college plus mentor yesterday! The Lord is bringing it all together for my schooling for this new year. I am scared and excited!