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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In Loving Memory of my daddy "Buck" Huber ....

In Loving Memory  of my daddy "Buck" Huber
Who Became A Perfect Rose In Heaven 

August 22, 1933- February 6, 1991
 Today August 22 was his birthday
Happy Birthday Daddy!

           Garden In Heaven
There Was A Special Garden In Heaven
Waiting For Someone As Wonderful As You
So, The Master Took Your Hand
And Gave You Eternal Life, Brand New
The Angels, We Can Hear Them Singing
Small Children Are Telling Jesus The News
There Is A New Rose In Heaven
Picked By God, That Precious Rose Is You
It’s Hard For Us To Let You Go
To Realize Your Life On Earth Is Through
But We’re Thankful For All The Memories
Seeds Of Love, Planted In Our Hearts
By A Man Who's Life Was Honest And True!

  My dad was helping me to pack and move one weekend.  He left that night to drive back home about an hour away from my house.  I got finished packing and moving for the night went to my new apartment. I was woken at about 3 am in the morning by the police officers ringing my doorbell. Imagine how stunned I was. I was told that my mom had called the police department and my dad had passed away.  I can't tell you how fast I drove home that night. The memories that ran through my head, the things I wish I could have done to make my dads life easier. He lived a very hard life.  I was told my dad came home, had a bowl of chili, went to climb in bed and fell over getting in bed with my mom.  My baby sister tried to do CPR to revive him. He died February 5th. We buried him on my birthday February 8th. 
  The only regret that I have, is that I never got to ask him, "daddy are you saved?"  It haunts me to this day. I had an older aunt who took care of my dad and his siblings that I talked with one time at a family gathering. It was my dads side of the family.  She told me she had a dream of my daddy, that he was in a white robe, and he was saying he was cold to her.  It was cold and dark she remembers. She asked me "if I knew if dad was saved?" I felt horrible, sick and scared to think he wasn't saved. It still haunts me to this day.  My dad was a good person, didn't know a stranger and would do anything to help anyone.  It didn't matter if they we were wealthy or not, dad had a huge heart.  My mom has said that she and my dad were members of a Southern Baptist church but I don't know what required membership they had. If we went to church when I was a kid, it was with friends or my nana.
  I pray daddy that you knew Jesus, it breaks my heart that I never ask you. It haunts me day and night to think that you tried to take such good care of us and it was so difficult.  I wish things could have been different. If I had known then, what I do now I would have prayed more and would have made sure that you knew what God has in store for us.  
I love you daddy with all my heart, I miss you daddy so much it grieves me that you never got to see my husband, my beautiful girls.  They miss their poppie and don't even know you. 
  Please make sure that if you know God, ask everyone around you, if they know God.  If they don't please take a few minutes to tell them about Him. It is a small sacrifice of time, and effort that we can do. Look what God did for us, He gave His only Son so that our sins have been forgiven and we have eternal life (John 3:16). 
Psalm 27:4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

  Thank you Lord for you are good all the time... Selah

with love
your daughter of Zion

Saturday, August 13, 2011

more Treasures....

this is where it all begins- an idea can be a piece of furniture that has a design or 
lines that inspire me...

then comes the layout and the colors, where I want texture in the fabric. How many pieces what sizes...
the fabrics being laid out to see how well they compliment each other. Like God using the hands, the feet, to work together as the body of Christ. Once he knits us together its all one piece and serves a purpose.
then it goes to the design board. This is where I can play with the pieces and once cut if I want to change anything.  By this time I have spent many hours designing, determining how large or small I want the pieces.  There are no two quilts that are the same. I always want for them to be different, even if in color or quilting.  
fabric selection is important as well, it makes the quilt !
this just so happened to be a "manly" quilt so it was important for me to try and use vibrant colors, not bland but yet keep that masculine appearance so the owner didn't feel like it was "girly". 
all pieced together- this is the quilt top only next comes adding the batting, the backing and quilting all three layers together.  Then I will add the binding on the outer edges so it looks finished. 
on the machine sewing the top...
the chosen quilting patter- this is the backside of the quilt....
this should have been previous in the fabric selection -oooppssss !
all complete.... this is gorgeous!  I always want to keep all my clients quilts... I really need to make some for my own... 

The finished product!  I really hope that my client enjoys this quilt. This really turned out well it even looks manly..... we will call it 
"Key Limely"  

You can email me or comment on a post if you are interested in purchasing your own "Key Limely" custom quilt....