Sunday, August 07, 2011

Amish Circle Quilt Project - Block # 24 - "Sleigh Ride"

Block #24 - "Sleigh Ride"

Started on 7/8/11
Completed on 7/8/11

Technique: Applique'

Record high temperatures are soaring across the country and here I am writing about a sleigh. Be honest, a sleigh ride through snow covered hills sounds lovely right now. Although I've never ridden in a sleigh, I've been in a carriage a few times.

Mark and I took the kids on a horse pulled carriage ride while we were in Galveston, TX, a couple of weeks ago. We had just left a restaurant because our six year old was so out of sorts that we decided a good meal wasn't worth the strife. We were all cranky and tired and grieving the loss of a dear friend. As we left the restaurant and headed through the Strand area, we passed by two or three carriages waiting for fares.

All four of us perked up and were in agreement that it did, indeed, look like a lot of fun. Mark and I were $8 short on cash to pay for it so the kids pulled out their wallets and pitched in $4 each! It felt meant to be.

We had a lovely ride as the sun was going down and it felt as if God had calmed the storms that were raging around us.

Thank You, Father, for your peace that passes understanding. You offer it to us sometimes before we even know we need it.


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