Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A swap with my friend Donna.

Donna is a friend of mine for at least 20 years or more.We used to talk when our kids were younger and had some nice conversations but we were so busy with kids we never really talked about interests like hobbies and such.
Donna moved to Arizona a few years ago and we kind of lost touch, maybe talking once a year or two.
Over the summer we have started talking more and more and now our relationship is deeper and closer then it ever has been. It's wonderful that the Lord is renewing our friendship and we are both enjoying it so much!
Thank you Lord Jesus!
We were talking about our new interests and Donna told me that she had written a book and I told her that I had gotten into crazy quilting.
Donna told me about her book and read me one of the poems and I sent her some pictures of some of the cq work I have done.
We decided to make an exchange, Donna would send me one of her books and I would make her a pillow. At first Donna didn't know if it would be fair because of the time it would take me to make a pillow but I told her are you kidding it took you months to write this book and it would be a fair exchange!
The name of Donna's book is Rhymes... by God
Spirit Filled Poems for God's Kids of All Ages.
Here is one of my favorites>
Pearl of Great Price
A merchant watched for pearls every day.
He found a pearl of great price, selling all to pay. ( Mt 13:45-46)
God so loved the world He gave Jesus, His Son.
All who believe have eternal life and would not perish, not one. (Jn 3:16)
Believers are the beautiful pearls with no flaw. ( S of S 4:7)
With His everlasting lovingkindness, He continues to draw. (Jer 31:3)
A pearl is formed when it is irritated by a grain of sand.
With time and patience, it grows into a precious jewel so grand.(Phil 1:6)
As our precious faith is exercised, we grow to become complete. (1 Pet 1:3-7) (2 Cor 4: 6-7) ( Mk 4:30-31)
Speaking God's Word will overcome satan's irritations for his defeat. (Ps 17:4) ( 1 Pet 5:8-9) ( Rev 12:11)
It is not the trial that changes us, but renewing our minds in God's Word. ( Rom 12:1-2) ( Jas 1:2-4, 3)
Even though our precious faith is tested by fiery trials, (Ps 34:19)
God will deliver and perform a good work in you. Count it all smiles!
(PS 91 all, vs 1-2, 9, 14-15) ( Ph 1:6) ( Jas 1:2-4)
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Isn't that a wonderful Poem filled with God's love and Promises!
Here is a picture of Donna's book that I was so blessed to receive!

If you would like to buy one of Donna's books email me and I'll forward your email to her so she can get in contact with you.

My part of the exchange was to make Donna a pillow. She wanted one for her living room sofa. She sent me some pictures so I could have a better idea of her style and use of color. Donna has the most beautifully decorated home! Talking about eye candy! I was drooling over every pic she sent me. She is one talented lady! She likes everything that I like, lace and vintage and victorian and pinks! lol

Here is a picture of her living room so I could see the sofa. I would like to post all the pics she sent me but I will have to get permission first, lol.

After going through hundreds of images I decided on this one for the pillow. I think it will fit wonderfully on her sofa! Now that I have the image, I can't wait to get started!

What you think?


kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This is such a lovely image, Jill! Great find!

quiltlion said...

Jill, she is just cute,cute,cute! Lyn G

Connie said...

I think it will work wonderfully!

Rose Anne B said...

Oh Jill that is such a beatiful image. I can't wait to see the finished CQd pillow. :>)))

Andrea said...

Oh she is lovely Jill I would like one please - can I send you somethink like a swap I will look and see what nice print I can send to you - do you think that would be ok

Wendy said...

What a beautiful poem, a lovely story, and a beautiful image. Love your blog,