Whether it's a conversation with a friend, a word that is penned, or a craft that is made, everything we do leaves a stitch in the fabric of time. Join us as we investigate the stitches of the past and present...
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).
Gentle Readers. Today is my birthday, and I always celebrate that day by
setting new goals for another year God has graciously given me. One of my goals
for this year is making a baby quilt—an odd choice since there isn’t a baby in
my family at present nor a chance of one for several years. But I have reasons.
I write while
sitting in my recliner, and for three seasons out of the year, I have cold
feet—literally. A baby quilt is just the right size to cover my feet without
interfering with my laptop. I’m looking for an easy design. Here are three
Oh, and I want to
make my baby quilt the old fashioned way. Handstitched. Later in the year I’ll
be writing another book in my Women in Peril series, and the heroine is a
quilter. I want to experience the process, however difficult and time
And it is time
consuming. I made a quilt for my granddaughter sixteen years ago. I started it
when my daughter told me she was expecting and my granddaughter was almost one
before I finished. I’ll never be a master quilter.
that quilt was destroyed in a fire. Here is the only picture I have of it. Don’t
know why it’s in black and white.
When I made that
quilt, I envisioned it becoming an heirloom. Maybe that’s why I want to make a
baby quilt, even though any old design would suffice to cover my feet. I hope
to pass it on to a great-grandchild.
Are there any
quilters out there? Which design do you like best? Comment to win Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. Contest runs through May 1st. And check out my new release, Cloaked in Love. The cover was designed by our very own Crystal Barnes.
A woman in peril.
An unlikely hero. A love woven by God.
With Pa off on a
cattle drive, Jeannie Baylor is alone on their isolated Wyoming ranch. When
she’s taken captive by a gang of ruthless outlaws, she realizes her virtue is
in imminent danger, and her life is safe only as long as they need her house for
Then one of the
outlaws, Zak Collins, proposes a fantastic scheme to save her life. Having no
other choice, she has to trust Zak. But God gives her another way, and its
success depends on the cloak she’s crocheting for a friend.