April, Come She Will

Remember that Simon and Garfunkel song?

Tomorrow will end the month of April. And what a month it was. It revealed many truths about society, about our own social circles, about ourselves. It had its downsides and its upsides.

One of the best upsides for me was what happened because of the face mask frenzy. Overnight, my sewing skills, tools, and stash grew in worth in the eyes of others. My family gravitated to my sewing room to help with production. I helped others sew. I got to troubleshoot some old sewing machines for others who were dusting them off and getting busy. I now view FaceTime as my friend.

Even with all of the mask making, I finished my UFO challenge for the month.

https://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2020/04/one-monthly-goal-april-finish-link-up.html

Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice

I really enjoyed finishing this up. I love to handstitch binding. I loathe pulling in threads. There were a lot of them too, because I had used a weak multicolored thread to quilt this, and I didn’t want to change it out just because it kept breaking. But I plugged along, slowly pulling in threads, evening after evening after evening. It helped that I was relaxing with my husband and watching Masterpiece Theater.

I also finished the book of Micah. And there it was again, another obvious reference to the future arrival of Jesus Christ, Savior of the World. It was tucked right in the middle of this Old Testament prophetic book warning Jerusalem to prepare for punishment and doom.

Micah 5:2 – “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.”

In a nutshell, he’s letting Israel and Samaria know that they are headed to destruction. Even so, there will be a remnant that will be preserved, and will return to Zion. Written in the 700’s B.C., we can agree that these words have all been fulfilled in real life.

Finally, one more finish to share, another border block for the Bible Sampler Quilt.

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