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Friday, September 30, 2011

Delight Yourself In The Lord

"Delight yourself in the LORD and
he will give you the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:4
is highlighted on this aqua/green fabric bowl.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hiking Beads

At each check point of the New Direction Farm
Hike A Thon 
each hiker (about 45 participated hiking the mountains)
 chose a bead for the leather cord.
Not surprisingly, I chose green beads.
What a great reminder to pray for the
New Direction Farm Ministry.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Almost Spent Marigolds

With marigolds that are almost spent, this aqua Fabric Wrapped Bowl features the verse from Psalm 113:3, "From the rising of the sun to the going down , the Lords' name is to be praises."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wildlife Calendar To Envelopes

These gleaned calendar pages have been
repurposed into envelopes
ready to mail greetings to family and friends.  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Red Proverbs

"A friend loveth at all times"  Proverbs 17:17
is the encouragement that embellishs
 this useful red batik fabric wrapped basket/bowl. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

#36 & #37 Scripture Memory Verse

Psalm 84:6 & 7
"As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools."
"They go from strength to strength till each appears before God in Zion."


Friday, September 23, 2011

Mail Art Exhibit Continued

 I imagine this  cleaver art was mailed with the birds tucked inside the tube.
 Because I have quite a collection of canceled stamps,
this 3D piece really appealed to me.
Finger painted dots embellished this record that was also part of the exhibit.
More to come.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mail Art Exhibit

Painted repurposed cereal box leaf with fabric address.
Photo copy of back displayed on left.
My 3 entries into the Courtyard Gallery's 5th Annual International "Anything Goes...Everything Shows!" Mail Art Exhibit were very "safe" pieces of Mail Art. However, after viewing the show, next year I will be much more daring. Look for other entry photos in future posts.
Quilted Fabric Art Post Card with photo copy of back above.
I have mailed out MANY Quilted Art Post Cards over the years to friends and family.
 
 
Pen & Watercolor painted envelope & card.
How fun to see my art on display.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Leafs - Quilted Art Ones

 "Happy is he who trust the Lord" Proverbs 16:20
"O taste and see that the LORD is good"
Psalm 34:8
bring truth to these whimsical Quilted ARt Leaf Bowls.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Quilted ARt Bowls

 Fiber Embellishments and Scripture complete these
pieced Quilted Art Leaf Bowls.
They are a wonderful gift for only $14 each.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Purple Earrings


While visiting my favorite daughter, we spent time at a beading shop where I picked out some unique purple stones and arranged them and my daughter assembled them for me. What fun to be creative together.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

#35 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse

Psalm 84:5
Blessed are those whose strength is in You,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
NIV

Saturday, September 17, 2011

#34 & #35 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Fall is in the air and these 2 Quilted ARt Leaf bowls are one their way to New Direction Farm's Gift Shop.  It's true as Acts 20:35 states, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Encouraging Words

"With God all things are possible" ~ Matthew 19:26
"A friend loves at all times" ~ Proverbs 17:17
are encouraging words that complete
these festive Quilted Art Leaf Bowls. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hike A Thon

 I am participating in an upcoming Hike A Thon 
to raise funds for
 New Direction Farm ~ Christ centered schooling for teens.
I'm still seeking more sponsorships.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Free Style Cobblestone "Mice"

Instead of merely  ending a seam using a scrap of fabric to collect the threads ~ I call that a "Mouse"  ~ I use remnants from the batik bin to catch the threads, sew a short seam and after 4 times, they  create these Free Style Cobblestone blocks that go into my stash for another creative adventure. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wool Sock Update

After a short break while finishing items for the local State Fair, the socks are progressing again and ready to tackle the heel....that is of course with Donna's help :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

#34 Scripture Memory Verse


In considering raising boys to men,
this verse stood out to me recently,
"A man cannot be established through wickedness,
but the righteous cannot be uprooted." 
 Proverbs 12:3

Saturday, September 10, 2011

#33 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Christ  centered residential school for teens is the purpose of New Direction Farm where this Quilted ARt Leaf Bowl is going to be in there rustic gift shop which helps support the Farm.  GREAT program and as the verse states ~
" With God All Things Are Possible"
Matthew 19:26

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Swirls" Challenge

Birthday card  creating time conbined with a "Swirls" Challenge yielded these 4 cards that will be on their way to celebrating family soon.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hand Pieced Wall Hanging Complete!

Hopefully this all batik, all hand pieced and hand quilted piece will be well received in the "All Hand" category at the WNC State Fair which begins soon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bird House Of Cobblestones


 Side tracked by my stash of Free Style Cobblestone Blocks
 while considering fabrics for this 3 D Bird House
 yielded a much brighter and funkier piece than originally envisioned. 
  It goes to the WNC State Fair for competition today.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Into The Woods Backgrounds

Since hubby insisted on cutting up the pile of wood to burn this Winter that I had enjoyed using for backgrounds for my art, I headed for the woods on our property and found this interesting old stump and limb.  It is perfect to showcase this latest fun blue fabric Art Bowl that highlights Philippians 4:13 ~ " I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. "

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!


Happy Labor Day - an opportunity to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.....and enjoy being outside and picnic with family.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

#31 & #32 More Blessed To Give Challenge / #33 Scripture Memory Verse

On their way to the local Neo Natal Unit, these two Preemie Quilts would work well for twin boys or girls.  The leaping cat fabric adds a touch of whimsy.  I'm praying they will be a blessing to the parents of two little ones.

#33 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse:
Deuteronomy 32:5 NIV
"However, the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you. "




Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thanks Lynne!

Lynne is an amazing and creative friend who, in my opinion lives way too far away.  This colorful dish cloth and hand made lip balm were gifts from her when we last met.