The definition of hope as a verb (an action word) is to cherish a desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be true, to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment, and to expect with confindence.
To expect with confidence, is the line that spoke to me most in this definition.
Sarah, at The Quilted Diary is hosting a month long blog hop of Hope quilts. Sarah will also be having a quilt-along with her quilt Hope for Tomorrow in January. Information and kits can be found on her website HERE. Make sure to check the list for each designers' "hope" quilt and the story that goes with it. I will have the list at the end of this post.
When the pandemic first started, I will admit to feeling a bit of panic and overwhelming heaviness in my heart. Stress will cause me to do one of two things--resort to eating too many sweets or design something. This time I listened to my heart and went with designing something!!!
Each block is based on a promise from the book of Psalms. Something that my heart and mind definitely needed. I felt the need to share this pattern as a free sew along this spring. People from all over the world downloaded the designs. It made my heart so happy to be sharing this hopefilled journey with them.
Since all of our quilty gatherings were not being held, I went outside my box and did a weekly Facebook live to show the new blocks and a hint or two in making them. The videos are still up on my Facebook page HERE.
The weekly PDF block patterns come with full color instructions, the promise from Psalms along with a quote to fit the promise. The block patterns are still available on my website HERE.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty,” Psalms 91 : 1
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Hope....to expect with confidence....may you find that today.
December 4 - Terri Vanden Bosch (Lizard Creek Quilting) You are here.