Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Went to see THE HELP yesterday with my friend Pat. What a wonderful movie! Pat is a 60 something black woman and I am a 60 something white woman, unlikely best friends coming from different backgrounds. The movie is set in early 60's Jackson, Mississippi and is about a young white journalist who writes a book from the black maid's perspective. OH, it is so good! One of the maids is a good cook and she is teaching the wife how to make fried chicken using crisco! The chicken is frying in the pan and people are eating the crunchy coating! We were so hungy when it was over, we went to Golden Corral for fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried okra and red velvet cake! So much for the diet but it was so enjoyable to be with my friend and seeing a movie like that! Go and see it!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I have to be really careful not to succumb to anxiety. Last night, I couldn't go to sleep as I was anxious because my phone is not ringing for appmts and was concerned about my son and his job issues. I got reallly reved up so I went and took an extra little white pill that is supposed to help. Then I proceeded to pray and pray and dump it all into God's lap. And I started saying the prayer of Jabez again. And Jabez said, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!"
Some have interpreted that Jabez was asking for riches when he asked God to enlarge his territory and some have criticism for that. But really believing and asking god to help you are part of faith and whenever I am feeling anxious with worry, I turn to God. It is my only salvation at those times.
All Lutheran churches have quilting guilds that make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Our guild meets every monday but I don't participate as I do have a job. But since I have become an avid quilter this past year, I have more interest. A friend of a church member donated boxes and boxes of fabric, books, magazines, batting, rotary cutters, thread, and anything else you can imagine that his mother left him. The quilt ladies called me to come and look at it so I went yesterday and came home with batting that they won't use and magazines and several other things. I also came home with about 5 yards of a pretty striped fabric and offered to make a quilt to donate back to them to sell at the bazaar they have. I just went into my stash last night and already have 7 blocks made. Last night while I was trying to go to sleep, I kept seeing how I was going to make that quilt in my head. This is good for me as I need to be sewing and not spending money at the fabric store. It is not unusual for me to drop $30 every time I go which mounts up. I go for one thing and end up with other things.
I did find out that I need to go to Joann's when they have fabrics on sale that I like. All the end of bolt fabrics that are less than a yard are put into the clearance bin and then there is usually another 50% off coupon and I pick up all the cottons. By doing this, I have a stash of fabrics I can call on when I need a particular color. And I gravitate toward certain colors anyway. So today I will do the work I have to do and then go to the quilting room. Can't wait.
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