Monday, 19 October 2009

Making your Home sing Monday.

On Monday I like to join the lovely Nan over at her blog, Moms the Word. We all link up to discuss how we are going to make our homes sing! "It can be an attitude or an action. Motivation, our attitude, baking, encouraging our husband or children (if we have either one), organization, cleaning, saving money....the opportunities are endless." (Nan).

This weekend I have had a sick child. Emma has had a temperature, sore throat and cough. She has been a wee lamb. So yesterday I didn't get to Church, Jacob went with a lovely friend and then his Dad later in the afternoon. I am hoping Emma begins to pick up today!

When my two are ill they sleep lots so I have been taking advantage of this and got ahead with my latest quilt project below. I got this fabric on sale! £5 for 40 Moda Charm squares! This is for my dear mum. She turned 60 on Friday! We had a lovely day where I made her and Dad lunch, a birthday cake and just a nice time. So this quilt top is small just now but I intend to add quite a wide border. I just need to get out to get some more fabric. I am pleased with how each block turned out. I decided to cut them all up and sew together to make new blocks from triangles of fabric. I am keeping it simple though because I am no seamstress!

So how am I going to make my home sing today? My home is quite a prayerful one at the moment! I have an ill child to pray for, Colin was a bit down yesterday and had to take the night off work, so I have to pray for my husband. I am thankful to God for this new hobby I have. It is so relaxing and keeps my hands busy and from just sitting in front of the TV. I don't even switch it on in the evening now! Jacob is back at school on Wednesday, so I will be praying for safety for him. So this week I hope that I continue to use my home to bring glory to God in everything that goes on here!

16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV.


  1. I love the quilt! Those colors are so pretty! They match your blog!

    Sorry to hear Emma is sick!! I missed church today too because my youngest one has a cough and is congested. Normally I would have taken him to church, but I know that people are being super cautious w/ all the flu stuff going around. Better safe than sorry, right?

  2. I really hope Emma feels better soon. Madison is still sick here. What wonderful things you are going to do to make your home sing. The quilt is beautiful, I love all of the colors together!

  3. Oh how beautiful! What a fun hobby. My mil makes beautiful quilts. Maybe one day I'll get time to learn from her. Hope everyone gets well in your house!

  4. I've seen you on Casey's (Ramblings of a Housewife) blog for a while now, and figured I'd pop on in and say hi. I hope your little Emma feel better soon. Sick kids are no fun.

  5. Your quilt is lovely! How fun to be doing it yourself. I had to laugh because I read "I am thankful to God for this new hubby I have" and then I went "What? and reread it, and it was "hobby," lol!.

    Hope Emmma is on the mend soon, poor little thing! Thank you for joining in today!

    I am having a free blog makeover giveaway.

  6. Love the new Moda line and your quilt! Great colors and your "mum" should love it also. Sorry you have a sick little one. Sometimes I treasure those times because they are so sweet and cuddly. It's God's way of slowing us down.

  7. I love the quilt! So much time and effort has been put into it and it shows!


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