Not a lot of stitching to report around this house,
just came back from a Pilgrimage in the Holy Land,
following the steps of Jesus.

It was a very challenging tour with True Life In God.
About 700 people attended, from 60 countries.
This was my third Pilgrimage.
The next one will probably be in Jordan 2015.

I did take some sewing with me (hexagons)
but there was no spare time, the program started at six o'clock in the morning
and lasted until eleven o'clock at night.
I was exhausted when I came back home.

Now I have gathered some strength and finished 2 blocks
from Aurifil block of the month. 
August block, designed by Jill Finley

September block, designed by Kimberly Einmo

You can see some more blocks at flickr
you can even join up. 
Each month they pick one random winner that has
 made a  block from their designers and that random person receives 
a Full box of  Aurifil thread as the  prize!
I haven't won yet, but I've got very nice 8 blocks.
This was waiting for me when I came home.
I was a winner on the Quilting Gallery blog for 
Gudrun Gisladottir's (GE designs) 10 years anniversary party. 
Lucky me. 

My Rainbow Dear Jane is growing slowly but surely.

Happy stitching.



Lin said...

What a wonderful experience Paula. I was in UK at the weekend visiting my parents. I went to church on Sunday morning and was fortunate that Great St Mary's Sawbridgeworth was celebrating the patronal festival of St Mary the Virgin. It was a beautiful service. Your blocks are ooking good. Having had a busy few months of sewing - no visitors! - I have just been to UK and then this weekend we are off to Spain so not much time to sew. Must take some hand sewing with me though, just in case!

Martha said...

Will you be sharing any photos of your pilgrimage? I would love to see and hear more :-) Congrats on winning those prizes, great welcome home surprise!!!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your pilgrimage sounds like a wonderful experience! Lovely new blocks and congratulations on winning that package of patterns!