I have made a lot of progress with my hand patchwork since I started. These are all the completed blocks laid out on a blanket.
One of the reasons Dave loves my patchwork is that it helps me to slow down and sit a while doing something peaceful.
Tonight I read a prayer in a precious handmade book of quotes and pictures a friend gave me a couple of Christmases ago:
In the name of Jesus Christ, who was never in a hurry, we pray, O God, that you will slow us down, for we know that we live too fast. With all of eternity before us, make us take time to live - time to get acquainted with You, time to enjoy Your blessings, and time to know each other. Peter Marshall.How desperately I need that, especially at a time when I've been fighting a lot of negative and/or sinful emotions and often feel stressed. For me, right now, quietly sitting and stitching is a God-send. So I'm off to sit with my honey and stitch!