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Saturday, April 7, 2012

A good Good Friday

Hi everybody!  If Easter is here, can Spring be far behind?  I mean the "real" Spring, not the up and down weather we've been having!

Yesterday I went to a very inspiring Seven Last Words program at my former church, Gethsemane Baptist Church. 

There were seven ministers from seven different churches who gave a sermonette on the last seven Words spoken by Jesus on the Cross. The first one, from Luke 23:34, was "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." The second, from Luke 23:43, "Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise."  The third, from John 19:26-27: "Woman, behold thy Son!  Behold thy mother!" 

The fourth word, from Matthew 27:46, was "My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me?"  Fifth, from John 19:28: "I thirst." Sixth, from John 19:30, "It is finished."  And seventh, from Luke 23:46: "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."

The choir did a beautiful job on the seven selections: Just For Me, He Will Remember Me, Near The Cross, Never Alone, Were You There, Jesus Paid it All, and Wounded for Me.

Each speaker spoke for 10 minutes (more or less!); it was a very inspiring afternoon and I got a chance to chit-chat with people I hadn't seen for awhile.

I was glad to get input on the stringy star blocks I'm working on, the consensus was to go with the scrappy format and that's what I did!

The one on the bottom right is the one I did a couple days ago; since it was pieced I thought I'd keep it!  But aren't they pretty!!

I made these oversized with the squares cut at 5-1/2", then I trimmed them down with a 12-1/2" square ruler.  I thought trimming them at an angle would add a lot of interest to the design, I have to be sure and twist the ruler in the other direction on some of em.  So that's three down, 6 more to go!

Also yesterday I finally got around to checking the mega million lottery ticket I bought last week to see if I won a piece of the pie...


Sew forth and sew on...


  1. Linda, you are a winner, just a different kind. Those stars are great. (Well, I did vote for scrappy)
    Our Pastor spoke on false springs...the kind where you get sun today and typhoon the next... and compared that to the Palm Sunday entry and what was to follow. Our choir sings three services tomorrow and I hope we will do as well. Happy Easter.

  2. Linda, that sounds like a lovely service. Our choir will be singing for two morning services tomorrow. I believe they sang Were You There... at the Good Friday service. I wasn't able to be there to sing because of work. I will be there with bells on in the morning though!
    Happy Easter - He is Risen!

  3. It sounds like you had a very inspirational day yesterday. We enjoyed the weather by going in to the Mall to see the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, as well as the WWII memorial. I had not seen either one. We also had a nice walk back to the Washington Monument along the Tidal Basin. I was sorry to miss the cherry blossoms, but was happy to be able to take such a nice walk. Sorry we missed each other this trip. I will be back again.


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