Who knew!?! No one tells you that "reduced fat" fig newtons don't taste like real Fig Newtons! There are no warnings on the bags of "100 calorie" packs that these cookies don't AT ALL taste like real Oreos!!
It's a conspiracy!! "Woe is me! For I am like the fruit pickers, like the grape gatherers, there is not a cluster of grapes to eat, or a first-ripe fig which I crave." (Micah 7:1 NAS) :-D If the prophet had eaten fig newtons, he'd be even more depressed!!
As I overcome my do-nothings (and my discouraging weight gain this past week! Ugh!), I think what I really crave is a new project! So today I dove in!!
The fabrics I received from JaiCi were an odd collection of calicoes -- a neutral, a red, a black, a brown print, a purple and a gold from Connecting Threads and a pink-with-white dots. What to do with these....? When you have the do-nothin's, you have time to ponder the deep mysteries of life!!! LOL
I'd settled on "Granny's Jam" from the book, Laps from Fats, and I added three more fat quarters in teal, green and yellow and some more neutrals to have enough fabric for the pattern. Last night I started cutting and today I started sewing.
What a surprise!! I think I'm falling in love with these quilt blocks!! I still have pieced borders and sashing to add....but I think I may get this one done this week!
Who knew that a quilt challenge that was originally called The Ugly Quilt Challenge (or was it ugly fabric quilt challenge?) would produce something I might actually like!!?
I still have some red and some neutral to use, and a 2" strip or so of the remaining fabrics, all of which I will use for backing and/or binding (the challenge requires that we use 90% of the fabric we were sent). I have a pretty paisley I'm thinking of using for an outer border. What a fun challenge this is turning out to be!!
Who knew a craving could be a good thing!!?
Good ol' Peter -- he of the hot temper, cutting-off-of-ears, denying, impulsive temperament -- had sage advice about what we should crave:
"Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire)
the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk,
that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation,
since you have [already] tasted the
goodness and kindness of the Lord."
(1 Peter 2:2-3, Amplified)
Once you have tasted the "real thing," it's hard to settle for less! I crave more of Him Whose goodness and kindness always taste like heaven!
And I believe I'll save some points for Oreos and Fig Newtons. Just sayin'.... :-D
Oh! And new quilt projects!!