Mary Magdalene

I entered my local grocery store this afternoon. ( Running a bazillion errands with the rental car this weekend. )

The floral and gift shop, if you turn towards the right, heading towards the fruit and vegetable section, is the first thing that you see.

It’s currently full of spring flowers and Easter items.

As I walked by that section, I thought of Mary Magdalene. You see, I have never in my life attending this, that or the other Protestant church, ever heard a sermon about her. The Catholics venerate Mary the Mother, so at least they have some focus on the feminine, but it dawned on me that I’d never experienced that in any of the Protestant churches that I’d attended over my lifetime.

Isn’t that extraordinary?  The most stalwart and faithful friend to Jesus, present at the cross and the tomb…Mary Magdalene…nary a word about her. It might be different in your case, not sure.

Makes one think.

I don’t know about you but there are plenty of women in the Bible that I know about from READING the Bible but I don’t recall sermons about them. It’s been very male-oriented in my experience in the church.

Food for thought in this Easter season:)


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Slow Stitching this weekend; end of February

  • My car broke down awhile ago, and the Subaru garage said it was due to a mouse eating the engine wiring harness. ( if you are a regular reader, you know all about this. )  They had to replace much more than that in the end, but I thought it was over.
  • Then about 2 weeks ago it broke down for my son. He had it towed. A few days later after much miscommunication on their end they said it was running fine….they could not find anything wrong with it.
  • I assumed that the tech guy had tightened something that he’d missed and they did not want to admit to that. I didn’t care. It started up in the bitter cold, was running fine when I took it out….I thought that the Saga Was Over.
  • Then on Friday afternoon, out of the blue it started the same-old thing. Shuddering, shaking back and forth and stalling. I managed to get it off the road and had to wait 2 1/2 hours in the cold for a tow truck to finally arrive.  ( AAA kept telling me it would be just a few more minutes, then I’d call a half-hour later and get the same story. )

I have a 2010 Subaru Legacy that ran like a dream until all of this began. Now I don’t know if Subaru will finally figure this out or not :(

I have to work at the Vintage Secrets antique mall on Sunday ( we work as part of our rent-deal there )  & will either be getting a car to rent or have to get a ride…I WILL take some quilting there, since snow is in the forecast, on top of another round of sub-zero temperatures, and I doubt that it will be very busy.

I am about 1/2 way through with the hand-quilting that I’d decided to do on the inside portion of this baby quilt: Nothing fancy…the perimeter is machine quilted and the hand-quilting is just following some wavy lines drawn with a saucer. I will finish up the borders with machine quilting.

baby quilt end Feb

Then, even if the Mouse and Car Universe has it in for me now, surely SOMEBUNNY loves me ? :)


After I finish appliqueing this bunny, I am going to embroider Somebunny Loves You around the top. I’ve taken to making a mug / candle mat for the new DIL around each holiday thus far this year so I thought this would be cute for Easter.

Whether or not SPRING will arrive seems up in the air at the moment but Easter will for sure :)

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