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Monday, May 30, 2011

Thank You Veterans

This Flag Charm Quilt is a small wall hanging I made years ago. It's a true charm quilt using the same pattern shape throughout with each fabric unique.

"I give thanks to my God for every rememberance of you"
Philippians 1:3

Sunday, May 29, 2011

WooHoo -Wool Socks Completed!!

Thanks Denise and Ann for all your help and encouragement.  My wool socks are completed just in time for the May blooms :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

I Will Rejoice And Be Glad In It

Ribbon and heart ebellish blue and green batik fabrics which highlight the verse,
"This is the day that the Lord has made"  Psalm 118:24 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gifts of Quilted Art

The green batik fabrics were gleaned from a friend's current project remnants.  Adding a black/white cross and the verse, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" Romans 12:12 completes this whimsical Quilted Desk Art. $26

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Love Is Patient Love is Kind

A variety of purple batik fabrics mesh for this simple message from
I Corinthians 13 - Love is Patient, Love is Kind.
$26 - great gift idea.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Green/Yellow "Be Joyful"

Framed Quilted Art is a great gift idea to encourage a recent graduate, father figure etc.  Batik fabrics are collaged combined with screen fiber and the verse from Romans 12:12 - "Be Joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."  Good reminder for me. $26

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fabric Earrings

After mailing these fabric beads I created from a fushia batik fabric to my creative daughter, they returned to me in wonderful earring form. 
She also created these fun blue earrings on her own by making roses from the fabric.
What fun through the mail.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quilted Art Leaf Ornaments

It's never to early to replenish my supply of Quilted Leaf Ornaments.  They are fun to create and mountain visitors seems to like them.  Some will go into my Etsy Shop as they make wonderful and affordable gifts.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

$26 Gift idea - Quilted Art

"If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
is the perfect gift to encourage and/or remind your special someone of truth.
Red batik fabric collaged background features black/white batik along with screen embellishment featuring Romans 8:31.
Original Black Framed 4" X 6 " Quilted Art piece that is perfect for the desk or wall.
Perfect gift for Graduation, Father's Day, Wedding or "Just Because I love you".
(Just added to my Etsy Shop and more coming.)

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Be Joyful In Hope, Patient In Affliction, Faithful in Prayer"

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12 is great encouragement in this 4" X 6" Quilted Desk Art.   Just in time for weddings, graduation or that special occasion,  it's been added to my Etsy Shop. - $26.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?"


 "If God is for us, Who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 adorns these fun purple flowers in the
4" X 6" framed Desk Art.
Great Graduation or Teacher's present.
Check it out plus more in my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind"

Collaged blue batik fabrics mingle with a collaged verse,
 "Love is patient, love is kind" I Corinthians 13:4
and a cross created from ribbon in this whimsical
framed 4" X 6" Desk Art piece.
(Just added to my Etsy Shop and more coming.)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Camera Preference

In considering a new camera, I'm seeking something 
1-small
2-reasonably priced
3-good for small item close ups photos for my blog.
I've heard good things about  
 Canon powershot SD1300 IS digital elph
What is working for you?

Monday, May 16, 2011

4 X 6 Backgrounds

Playing in the remnant bin again to create these 4 X 6 backgrounds which will become Quilted Desk Art.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Apple Core Hand Piecing

Apple core is a wonderful pattern for hand piecing. I'm using only green, purple and a few black batik fabrics  for this small wall hanging.  My plan is to create a true Charm Quilt which uses only 1 pattern shape (tessellation) and no repeating fabrics. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Praise The Lord / A Friend Loves

 Adding "Praise the Lord, for He is Good" Psalm 135:5 to
this card front
and "A friend loveth at all times" Proverbs 17:17 to this card front and then applying each to a fresh folded card stock complete the process of repurposing them.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Final Fiber Arts Alliance Show & Tell

 
 DeeDee fused wool and silk pieces for this collaged items.
while here she is adding some hand sewn embellishments. 

This cute lamb is created using Carol's wool remnants from some of her other wonderful creations.

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Fiber Arts Alliance Show & Tell

 These Show & Tell pieces are all from Dottie who is quite prolific.  First she created a collage piece using recycling fabric and found objects.
Next, her Fabric Zentangles were fun creation.

 She uses the pull tab from food products (Orange Juice containers etc.) for hanging smaller quilted pieces.  How clever.
Finally, her brown piece also highlights found objects as she enjoys repurposing items.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fiber Arts Alliance Show & Tell

There are so many wonderful fiber artists in this group. 
 Here's just a small sampling of this month's
Show and Tell.
 Dottie created this fabuolous landscape using mostly hand dyed fabrics using a sketch from her porch.
 Linda painted, dyed and printed on this fun and colorful silk banners.
Ann used some gleaned upholstery renmants and buttons to combine for this great purse.


I didnt' catch the name of the creator of this beautiful piece which was from a study in the color wheel.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Congrats Jose'

"The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress
and my Deliverer"  Psalm 18:2
embellishes this basket created from homespun fabrics gleaned recently to celebrate "mi yerno favorito" (favorite son-in-love) who will take his oath as the final step in becoming a US Citizen!  
We are proud of you Jose'!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

More Sofa Pillow Covers

 Stamping black leaf shapes onto a "plain" upholstery fabric adds interest
while adding a bit of green fabric paint with a sponge gives a stenciled effect for this upholstery fabric
 which combine with other fun green upholstery fabrics on the "give away" table to  create these fun sofa pillow covers to go with the other ones here and here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Good News

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet oh him who brings good news" 
Isaiah 52:7
A red sunset batik fabric combines with ribbon embellishments of more red batik fabrics for this colorful express of truth.  Great gift idea.  $26

Happy Anniversary/Thank You

 More repurposed cards that are simply trimmed and
applied to new card stock.

Sunday, May 1, 2011