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Friday, December 31, 2010

#52 More Blessed To Give Challenge - COMPLETE!

Although difficult to see, the rim of this knitted hat is a checkerboard pattern. It (#52) completes my 2010 More Blessed To Give Challenge. I'm thankful for the opportunity, time and supplies for this challenge. It's true -
Acts 20:35, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hats For Me??

 Since I had #1 in the gift exchange game with Fiber Arts Alliance Christmas party, I was able to make the last choice of all the gifts given.  There were so many wonderful gifts, but I chose this fun felted wool hat that is embellished with beading.  The giver said she made it as a basket but the original person who chose it immediately put it on their head and for ever more it was deemed a hat!
This fun blue hat came in the mail from my fabulous daughter and it matches a scarf she knitted for me awhile back.  Wow - now I have 2 fun hats!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

#50 & #51 More Blessed To Give


#50 is a Give Away of this cool ruler.
First person to respond that they would
 like it is the winner. 
This is SO fun!


#51- this knitted hat was a challenge for me as my More Blessed To Give personal challenge nears the end of 2010.   I'm praying if the Lord wants me to continue this challenge in 2011 and if so what are the details. 
It truly is more Blessed To Give than to receive. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

8 Inches of Snow


Thankfully we purchased a large bag of
black oil sunflower seed for our Christmas
friends who weren't surprised by the snow. 
It's a Winter Wonderland.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tasty Mail From Ohio

Thanks Lynne, for this adorable handmade candy holder. 
It's filled with chocolate kisses too- YUM!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

#48 More Blessed To Give

Mixing a light colored cotton yarn with some
darker fuzzy yarn makes this scarf not only
fun and pretty but warm too. 
Congrats to Wanda who joined me in the
completed her 52 items (one a week) for the year. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Congrats! Jean and Deborah! #46 & #47 More Blessed To Give

Thanks to all who left comments to enter
 the 700th Post Give Away!
Congrats to Jean and Deborah whose names were drawn.
 Please send your mailing address and
I'll get a book out to you right away. 
First one I hear from gets to choose a book first!

Monday, December 13, 2010

#45 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Purple eyelash yarn from Micki on the ends
of this fun purple scarf along with the purple yarn
 I already had, make this unique scarf unique.
Scarfs will be delivered in January.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Advent Stars

 Created years ago in a round robin type exchange, "He Also Made The Stars" is a favorite piece of mine not only because I like stars but it's fun to have friends' work it it.
Hanging from it is our Advent Calendar.  Photo was taken yesterday on the 11th...thus the 11 stars.
Today is the last day to enter into
the 700th Post Give Away.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

More "DEB" Name Tags

 The Fiber Arts Alliance is such a fun and creative group. 
This hat/name tag is a great creation and Deb wore it proudly!
Sorry for the fuzzy photo of the other name tags. 
Guess Deb has no excuse not to wear one now....
not that everyone doesn't already know who our
Fearless Organizer is already!
Merry Christmas DEB!

Friday, December 10, 2010

#44 More Blessed To Give

On  the "give away" table at a recent quilting bee group were these 2 wonderful yarns that worked well together for another scarf for the homeless.  Thanks Micki!  And a special thanks to Michele for creating this table scape and the rest of my living room for Christmas. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

#43 More Blessed To Give / Thanks DEB

As a surprise "Thank You" to Deb, who keeps our Fiber Arts Alliance Group organized, many of us created name tags for her.  She was successful in having us created them for ourselves, but never got around to creating one for herself.  Now she has several to choose from to enjoy at our meetings.
Don't forget to enter the 700th Post Give Away!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

#42 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Another scarf for the homeless.
Somehow I got behind on my challenge
and have 10 more to go before Jan. 1.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

700th Post Give Away

When I began my blog,  I could not have imagined that I would learn so much from other bloggers, meet such wonderful people and even some in person. 
To celebrate 700 posts, leave a comment to register for one of these 2 inspiring books. 
Adventures in Circles by Leigh E. McDonald or
Color Shuffle by Karla Alexander.
Drawing ends  Dec. 10th at midnight.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Red Basket/Bowls & Back On Track

As I was delivering Fabric Basket/Bowls recently, I was convinced once again that I am to put Scripture on the front of all my pieces...something I had neglected with the first bowls I'd made and was delivering.  Part of my calling as a Fiber Artist is to offer hope through the Truth of Scripture and give 50% of my proceeds to missions.  Thanks for the gentle reminder Lord, I'm back on track.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Zippered Screen & Batik Pouch

Why have I been using a
flimsy  ziploc when these
Zippered Screen & Batik Pouches
are so easy to make
and so fun to use??!! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Advent Calendar Time

One of our family's traditions is to count down the days of December using this Advent Calendar where we put a yellow ultra suede star on for each day leading up to Christmas.  Now my granddaughters carry on this tradition. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Student's Fabric Basket

 Kit recently graciously hostessed in her home a 
 Fabric Wrapped Basket Workshop.
She used 3 batik fabrics cut with the rotary cutter.
Isn't it wonderful!  I like how the  random
beige strips give it an artistic flair!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lime Green Fabric Basket

Lime green is still one of my favorite colors to sew.
This basket would make a wonderful hostess gift
or Christmas gift too. 
Contact me if you would like to buy this one.

Friday, November 26, 2010

#39 More Blessed To Give

Another scarf for the homeless and a
 shopping trip with one of my granddaughters
which yielded more yarn for more scarfs....
blue ....of course...it's her
"bestest color".

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What A Difference A Button Makes

 A thrift store find, this red sweater/shrug is pretty
but now it's fun!
What a difference a button makes!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sock Progress And Cool Stitch Markers


If you look closely you can see that the heel is turned on my wool socks...woohoo!!  And check out the cool stitch markers that Denise  - my knitting guru made for me to use. Thanks for all your help Denise!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Students Button Necklaces

What a delight to be in the presence of other creative women who were creating a Button Necklace for a  special little girl in their life - image the thrill of receiving a hand made Button Necklace!!
Below, Sarah created her necklace using some bold color buttons,

 while Cheryl's necklace utilized some pastel baubles.
Libby's necklace included some fun, flower buttons

and Betsy's creation used some cute
butterfly and heart buttons.
Later, Libby showed us this wonderful button necklace created entirely from antique shank buttons.
Talk about inspiration! Anyone interested in a Button Necklace Workshop
with your group on in your home??