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Sunday, July 31, 2011

#21 & #22 Scripture Memory Verses

#21- Galations 1:10, " For am I now seeking the favor of God or of men.  Or am I still trying to please men, if I were trying to please men, I would not be a bond servant of Christ."
#22 - II Timothy 1:7, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Congrats "Quilter Kathy" - #21 & #22 More Blessed To Give - Post Give Away

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and "likes" on my new Choose Life Studio Facebook page.  Congrats to "Quilter Kathy" whose name was drawn to win these fun fabric earrings.  "Quilter Kathy" send your mailing address to gods6bags@gmail.com.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Riverwoods Collection


Discharging with bleach, and Setacolor are both fun things, however I came across this fabric that already has that look to it in a cute quilt shop recently in NE Ohio.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cover Up - Free Style

This beige and blue Free Style Cobblestone block in my stock pile was just the right size and color to cover up the logo on this conference back pack.  Stamping "Choose Life - Deuteronomy 30:19" - my favorite verse personalizes it.
Don't forget to enter the 900th Post Give Away.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Socks From Alaska

Thanks Carol for the fun socks from Alaska.  Maybe some cooler weather too please?
Great colors!
Don't forget to enter the 900th Post Give Away.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

#18, #19, #20 Scripture Memory Verses

#18 - Colossians 3:15, "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful."
#19 - Colossians 3:16, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God."
#20 - Colossians 3:17, "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through him."
Don't forget to enter for the 900th Post Give Away.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Congrats Whitney & Andrew # 20 More Blessed To Give Challenge

What a blessing when 2 Christ seekers come together for form a marriage. 
This piece is sewn to a painted canvas and features the hand embroidered verse,
" Show me your ways O Lord" Psalm 25:4
Don't forget to enter for the 900th Post Give Away.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Charm Quilt Progress

Progress is slow but steady on this Apple Core  hand pieced Charm Quilt and the final placements are still not concrete.  Thanks to some quilting friends who gave me 4 inch squares of light purple batiks which still need to be added.  
Don't forget to enter for the 900th Post Give Away. (Give Away ended)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Purple/Green Fabric Bowl

"Delight in the LORD and He shall give you the desires of your heart" Psalm 37:4
 is highlighted on this purple/green fabric bowl. 
Don't forget to enter for the 900th Post Give Away.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

00 Circilar Needles??

Last pair - OK only pair of knitted socks I made, I used the Magic Loop method using a very long size 00 circular knitting needles.
NOW - I want to try a different method using 2 of the 00 circular needles that are about 16inches in length.  Anyone have some they want to sell at a reasonable price??
Wishing ACMoore or Michael's carried that small of size
 so I could use a 40% off coupon.
Don't forget to enter for the 900th Post Give Away.

Monday, July 18, 2011

900th Post Give Away

It's not amazing that I've had lots to say on this blog but that others read this blog I am honored. Thank you.

To celebrate my 900th Post, I'll be giving away 2 pairs of fabric earrings to 2 winners. To enter, leave a comment. To enter again, go and "like" my Facebook page- Choose Life Studio  and comment again to let me know that you did so. (I need lots of "likes" to get a good URL for my page so I would appreciate you telling your friends also.)
Give Away names will be announced July 30th.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

#16 & #17 Scripture Memory Verses

Still catching up on posting the verses I've been memorizing as part of the 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team.
James 2:12 " Speak and act as those who  are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom,
James 2:13 " because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

#19 More Blessed To Give Challenge

This bright piece will go to a Silent Auction to help fund an upcoming surgery.  "I can do all thing through Christ which strengthens me"   Philippians 4:13

Friday, July 15, 2011

Possible Layout

Having a plethora of Free Style Cobblestone blocks to chose from makes this possible layout comparable to creating a puzzle. Let the repurposing continue.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Greeting Cards

 These tiny Free Style Cobblestone blocks

 are a wonderful size  for greeting cards.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fabric Marbling Demo

 

Thanks Judy for the clear Marbling Demo at the recent FAA meeting.  
And the samples
 were great inspiration as well!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fiber Arts Alliance Show & Tell

There are so many creative artists at the FAA group.  What inspiration!
 Sally has created another amazing Quilted  Zentangle from one of her Zentangle drawings.
 Kit's clever beaded felted wool bowls and purse were from a recently workshop.
 Cathy continues to create these fabulous beaded tins.
Linda is continuing to create wonderful "quick"  beaded bracelets.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

#12, #13. #14. #15 Siesta Scripture Memory Team

Being part of a huge group of women memorizing 1 verse a week is great encouragement to me. Here's a bit of catch up posting of the ones I'm memorizing.


Psalm 119:45, 46, 47& 48
"I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
I will speak of your statures before kings and will not be put to shame.
For I delight in your commands because I love them.
I will lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees."

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Children Are A Gift From God - Psalm 127:3- #18 More Blessed To Give

The  blue/green painted canvas highlights this 8 X 10 whimsical baby shower gift for a sweet little boy which will arrive soon. 
Children ARE a gift from God - Psalm 127:3

Friday, July 8, 2011

Repurposing Options For Blue Advent Calendar Pieces

Upon discovering these blue Advent Calendar remnants, and praying about what to do with them (too much piecing to toss :)  I realized they would be great to repurpose into Fabric Art Leaf Bowls.  It will be interesting to see how many they create.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Shoes Info

Many left a comment about these fun hand painted shoes but some were left as anonymous or no reply comments.  I used regular artists acrylic paints mixed with fabric extender and sealed them with TuffKote. (Took a few days to cure)
I'd be glad to offer a workshop should anyone want to try their hand at the fun.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mail Art / #11 Siesta Scripture Memory Team

Creating Mail Art was such fun with a young visitor recently.  The river scene came after they asked me what was one of my favorite places.  Fun times.
#11 verse for the 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team
Jeremiah 23:29 - " 'Is not my word like a fire', declares the LORD, 'and like a hammer that breaks a rock to pieces.'"

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4 Babies 1 Shower

A group baby shower for 4 expectant parents where 3 girls and 1 boy are anticipated.
Children are a gift from God - Psalm 127:3.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Independance Day

Thank You to those who work hard to give us a free USA.
Thank You Jesus who gave your life to offer eternal life to ALL.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

2001 Siesta Scripture Memory Team Update / #7, #8, #9, #10 Siesta Scripture Memory Verses

Fabric remnants are just the right size to add embellishment to my 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team Index Spiral Cards.
Although, I'm really behind on posting progress on this, "thanks" to Jon Acuff, author of Quitter -Closing The Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job, I've chosen to use Sundays to post about the verses I'm hiding in my heart as part of the 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team.  First a little catch up:
#7, #8, #9, #10 -  Daniel 2:20-23, " Praise be to the name of God for ever & ever, wisdom & power are his.  He changes times & seasons; he sets up kings & disposes them.  He gives wisdom to the wise & knowledge to the discerning.  He reveals deep & hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.  I thank & praise you, O God of my fathers.  You have given me wisdom & power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king."

Saturday, July 2, 2011

More Blessed to Give Challenge Updates On Saturdays

While reading Jon Acuff's book - Quitter  (that's quitter not quilter) Closing The Gap Between Your Day Job &  Your Dream Job, and much prayer of how to get back to posting about my More Blessed To Give Challenge, I've chosen to use Saturdays to post about that.  It will take a few times to catch up but hopefully will inspire others to seek the blessing of giving also. 
#18, #19, #20, #21,#22 were all Quilted Art Fabric Bowls that I didn't get a photo of before sending to the craft shop at the New Direction Farm ministry.
#23 was a child's quilt that was delivered to Grandfather Home For Childrent to give to a young girl.  Their discression.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Student Bowl & Mail Art

 Orange and blue were the colors chosen by this young student, fairly new to a sewing machine, to try her hand at a fabric wrapped bowl.  What a wonderful job.
We also did some Mail Art.  No inhibitions here.  Great job!