First, the centerpiece of the wall decorations is a quilt made by Pat McCarroll who entered into this humble McCarroll clan in 1974, bringing along her crafting skills that eventually culminated in her expert quilting arts. Unfortunately she cannot see well enough now to continue with her crafts, but she generously loaned our church this autumn quilt of a tree with a wee squirrel at the base of the tree trunk. Don't you think the purples in the quilt really make the oranges and yellows pop?
To the upper right of the wall scheme is a picture of a coreopsis I painted ten years ago. After adding a bit of purple to the background, I then borrowed it from the living room of our house to re-hang at church.
This is the completed collage with foam board covered in coordinating fall fabrics to round out the autumnal colors.
Psalm 124 for today's reading:
If the LORD was not fighting for us when men attacked: they would have eaten us alive because they were so angry, waters would have rushed over us and a deep river would be over our heads, the angry waters would have gone over our heads and drowned us. We will say good things to the LORD. He did not let them eat us. We are free and still alive, like a bird that got out of a trap. The trap became broken and we are free.The name of the person that sent us help is the LORD. He made heaven and earth.May you all have a blessed 26th week in Ordinary Times.