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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring Easter Bunny Eggs

 More and more signs of Spring beckon Easter Bunny Eggs
to come from storage.
My grand daughter has already requested more for her & her sister's collection.
"You know I like blue", she says.
Basket Give Away opportunity here.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Finger Pin Cushion

 Raw wool inside a circle of fabric glued into a recycled soda top where elastic has been inserted from the bottom creates a finger sized pin cushion perfect for hand applique and/or hand piecing.
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Bull's Eye Progress

 Hand piecing is a slow yet rewarding process.
Row 3 of 4 has begun.
Each section is first carefully marked with a quarter inch seam.
Slow progress is still progress!
Don't forget to enter for the Give Away.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blue Fabric Bowl Give Away #9 More Blessed To Give Than To Receive


 I'd like to know your thoughts on which pieces are most meaningful to you and why so 
 Visit my Etsy Shop  and either leave a message there or come back and leave a message here
 to get your name in the drawing for this useful 
Blue Fabric Bowl which features Psalm 7:1
"O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth."
Name will be drawn midnight March 1st.
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Creative Block Storage

 Blocks from my grown children are a favorite for little ones who visit our home.
And now, a knitted "grocery bag" I just recently received
has become part of the fun.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Glass Button Bracelet Reminder

I rarely wear a bracelet and haven't worn a watch for many many years,
yet I agreed to wear this Glass Button Bracelet  daily as a reminder to pray for a friend until her particular  issue is resolved. It's almost been 2 months now.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Show & Tell

 Mary hand pieced this unique star quilt and hand quilted it and is sewing on the binding.
Great pattern.
 Agatha is making this baby blanket using a long rod and crochet hook.  Beautiful pattern here too.
 Donna (who is helping me knit my socks) completed this pair - her 20th pair where the yarn does the work in  creating this fun pattern.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Directional Sewing Pins

  Check out these Directional Sewing Pins that were a recent gift.  
They are excellent for this hand pieced project to keep the sections
 in place while being hand pieced.  Thanks Lisa!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Skirt Into Cushion Cover

 Originally purchased as a pleated skirt from a thrift shop,
(New York & Company brand)
 this cool fabric was better suited as a cover for a 
cushion for this cedar chest that once belonged to my mom.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

#8 More Blessed To Give Challenge 2012

 Yellow cotton yarn makes this tiny knitted hat soft and comfy for 
a little one in the local Neo Natal Unit.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Purple Wool Sock Progress

 Slow but steady progress on my purple wool knitted socks.
I'm almost to the ribbing. Woohoo.
Will I ever knit another pair?
I already have the yarn.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fruity Art


  These sturdy lace up fruits were fun to make and as I explained to my grand daughters,
a craft that you can do over and over again. 
Even better, they'll be waiting at Nana & Pop's house for the next visit.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Black Batik Fabric Knitted Purse

 Although hand bags are great, I prefer using a back pack purse.
It's perfect for keeping hands free.
This one is for sale in my Etsy shop created from black fabric knitted with metal buttons embellish along with
 "Choose Life" Deuteronomy 30:19" stamped onto Ultra Suede
Fully lined and includes pocket and pen/pencil slots.
50% proceeds benefits mission

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day - Wee Crafters

 My preschool granddaughters created these foam Valentines for Pop & Nana (me)
and even hung them on our little metal tree. 
Happy Valentine's Day.
"We love because He first loved us." ~  I John 4:19
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Fiber Arts Alliance Show & Tell


 Sally's project from her online class combines hand embroidery with variations of machine stitching in this fun and finished piece.
  Next, she created this portrait of her wood working hubby complete with wood shavings for facial hair, part of one of his shirts,  metal nuts for eye and tape measuring fabric for the border and backing.  Notice the No Change button. 
 Peggy used resist dyed wool for his unique fiber art piece and added beading and fringe.
  Heather used a wash away stabilizer for this colorful fiber scarf and crocheted the edge for a perfect finish.  There are so many wonderful Fiber Artists in our group.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

#7 Scripture Memory Challenge 2012






A middle school girl has chosen to memorize verses this year too, so I created her a packet of index cards  from the packaging of a soda box.






# 7 Scripture Memory Verse: 

Psalm 91:15  NIV
He will call on me,
& I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him
and honor him






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Saturday, February 11, 2012

#7 More Blessed To Give Challenge

 Shelley was the name drawn for the $30 Gift Certificate Give Away to my Etsy Shop.
She requested a Fabric Bowl in black/gray/white 
with Joshua 24:15
"As for me and my house we will serve the LORD."
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Super Sew Party 2012

 Leaving football to hubby and his friends,
I gather with other creative women for our traditional Super Sew Party.
Carol's above bed sized scrap quilt that is ready to quilt is amazing.
 Carol also showed this Christmas piece that just needs a few more details.
 Michele is hand quilting this beauty for a special spot in her new place. 
Many other creative projects going that I didn't get photographed.
A great, productive and creative time with friends....lots of yummy food too.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine Art Wall Hanging

  "Love is of God" I John 4:8

is the featured verse on this whimsical heart wall quilt.
Black/White batik fabrics surround 6 unique batik heart blocks that each highlight specialty stitching.


Measuring 21 inches X 15 1/2 inches  and is ready to hang with sewn on hanging sleeve.
Perfect for Valentine's Day or any day to brighten and encourage with truth.
In my Etsy Shop now.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More Fabric Valentines

 These 2 red fabric, screen fiber and velvet ribbon Fabric Valentines
are ready to mail
 as are these 2 blue ones with hearts and ribbon. 
Now which ones to mail to whom...hmmm.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Knitted Blocks Sweater

Ann K.  also knitted this wonderful sweater from her yard stash...
must be pretty extensive (see yesterday's post too).
She convinced me that I could possibly create one too....hmmm.
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Monday, February 6, 2012

Student Fabric Valentines


 Creating Fabric Valentines is so easy and fun.
The recent workshop I taught allowed the students to get a bit more out of their comfort zones and create some wonderful gifts.
Gerry used some of her many pink and red festive fabrics for her Valentines
 while Patty had fun cutting with her wavy blade before assembling her creation.
 Carol jazzed up her Valentine with some of her stamps and permanent ink.
We had a wonderful time!
Contact me if you'd like to plan a workshop.
These Fabric Mail Art Creations are also
great for Easter and Mother's Day.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

#6 Scripture Memory Challenge 2012

 Ecclesiastes 5:3
"For a dream comes through much activity,
and a fool's voice is known by his many words."
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

#5 & #6 More Blessed To Give Challenge

 Red fun yarn finishes up this 3D Fabric Leaf Bowl that features;
Romans 8:31 "If God is for us, Who can be against us?"
Black fun yarn finishes us this 3D Fabric Leaf Bowl (isn't the heart batik fabric great).
"With God All Things Are Possible" - Matthew 19:26 is the verse on this piece.
Both bowls were donated to New Direction Farm for sale in their shop to help support this wonderful ministry.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Knitted Cable Blanket

 Ann K. wanted to learn to knit cables and created this wonderful blanket
from her yarn stash.
It's huge and more impressive in person.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Purple Be Still Mail Art

Various purple batik remnants collage together
for this small Quilted Art piece.
Although the background may appear a bit chaotic,
the cross and verse remind to 
"Be still and know that I am God"
Psalm 46:10
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Repurposed Ornament Holder


 Not being certain what this metal piece's original purpose,
I envisioned it holding my Quilted ornaments
after it was painted black of course.
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