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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Embroidered blocks for my pastor. Love em!!

I finally started going to a new church, after many years of looking for that right one that was not too stuffy or controlled only by a handful of people who don't listen to the younger members.
And I found a church that is very active and friendly, with a young pastor who is completely full of energy who "gets it" that some people don't really know how they feel about religion or what they believe in exactly, yet they know they believe in God and Jesus. He does not try to tell us that only one way is the right way. So, I like this place a lot. Even my son liked going there on Mother's Day.
So, I thought I would make a quilt for his young family (he has a nice wife and two little girls) to celebrate all that they bring to our community. They do so much outside of the church and that means a lot to many of us here where I live.
I generally make one block every other night and will have a total of twelve when I am done. Then I will make pieced blocks to mix in with the embroidered ones. Aren't they gorgeous? I love them so much that I may make some extras to put into frames for people who want them.
I'll post some more tomorrow. The blocks are a lot of fun to make, and I feel happy as they stitch out. They will love them, I am sure.


Queen Of Dreamsz said...

Sheryl, these blocks are just fabulous..where did you purchase these designs? And what size does your machine stitch out?..they look much larger than what my older machine will do. I know this family will be overwhelmed with joy to see this completed quilt.

GardenGoose said...

those are so pretty.

Autumn said...

Perfect recipient's too!

I am always encouraged to hear about churches that can just be transparent and allow people to be who they are WHILE serving the Lord!
God has a great variety of folks that He calls His own and sometimes we miss so much by not recognizing each other! Bravo for a pastor who has an open ear and heart & yay! for you for finding a great fellowship!

Bonne said...

Sheryl-lyn, I don't know why I even look at your blog anymore~it's just so disgusting to see your quilts get better and better ~each susequent project outdoing the previous one. I think you're really an alien~real people can't make quilt blocks this beautiful. ROFL

Sheryl-lyn said...

Oh Bonne: You make me laugh!! I do love my quilting though. Making those blocks has such a theraputic affect on me every day. You know the drill.

Thanks for the positive comments everyone. My pastor is an awesome person with a very inspiring attitude. My son actually said he and his friend will come sometimes.