Lately I've been thinking about the difference between happiness and joy. It seems to me that happiness depends on your circumstances. If things are going well, then we are happy. On the other hand, joy is a deep-seated contentment and gratitude even when outward things aren't lining up too brilliantly!
That's what Block 7 in our
free Keys to Contentment pattern
is all about. It's the next step from last month's block which was about being thankful in all our circumstances.
Joy is God' gift to those who love Him.
I hope real joy will fill your heart as you stitch this block.
You can download the pattern here in my Craftsy store. All the block patterns will remain free until the end of the year.
I was reminded during the week that I hadn't given you a photo of the completed quilt. That's because it hasn't been finished for long!!! So here it is:
It is very simple - just framed blocks with borders of squares but it looks very sweet on my sewing machine wall.
I've been either out or had visitors nearly every day this week so virtually no stitching done! However I did manage to put together last year's block of the month pattern and it is now in my store:
So if you missed out on Shining Like the Dawn last year, it is available here.