Monthly Archives: February 2013

English: Pleiades Star Cluster
English: Pleiades Star Cluster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wendy Sheppard’s enjoyment of piecing stars is very special, and I have added “Stars of Hope” to my pattern collection.  Her creations thrill me, and I feel she has a special gift from our creator.  And she continues to develop this gift each and every day.  Her gift blesses me each time I see what she shares with us.

Stars, to those who have read the Bible, is one of God‘s first creations.   We even teach our little children the little ditty “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.  So from a very young age, most of us have learned to love stars and appreciate their status in our world.  Every fall, I find myself searching the night skies for what I have named my “Christmas Star”.  My husband has informed me what I am looking at is a planet–but to me it is still a star– one of my favourite creations and I hope to do to a project using stars very soon.



Quilting Saves!

 I am going to take off time from my grandchildren’s quilts to work on my machine quilting class by Wendy Sheppard starting in about the middle of February. I am very, very excited to really work on this class.  Quilting has been a life-saver for me, in these, my forced retirement years.  It has gotten me through some times where depression could have really set in; and has saved me from terrible loneliness.

In the months to come, I am sure quilting will save me from these two demons of depression and loneliness even more, as my daughter with her family will be moving away in the next few weeks.