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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Strawberry Pear Fruit Leather

 Pears and strawberries from the freezer purreed
and dried in the dehydrator yielded yummy fruit leathers.
Now onto dried carrot chips?
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cat Can Lid Fish

A day trip to the mountain town of Burnsville, NC with a group of quilting friends was such fun.  One friend purchased this fish created by John. D. Richards.
out of cat can lids.  It will be a birthday present for her hubby!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Oatmeal, Sage & Pine Soap Circles

A quart sized vinegar bottle was the
circular mold for my latest batch of soap.
Oatmeal, sage and pine essential oils.
4-6 weeks seems a long time to wait for it to cure.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Congratulations Tim & Ashley

 Congratulations  to our son Tim and his new bride Ashley
on their wedding.
 They are "no long two but one" Matthew 19:6
May you trust the LORD to  build your marriage on His strength.
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

#22 Scripture Memory Verse

"The brother in humble circumstances
ought to take pride in his high position"
James 1:9
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

#22 More Blessed To Give Challenge


 Foster Parenting is dear to my heart and
this red Quilted Book Art piece will be in the 
Silent Auction at an area Foster Parent Conference.
What a great reminder that foster children and foster parents too are
"Inscribed on the palm of His hand."
Isaiah 49:16

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Batik Circles

Lots of batik circles that were cut from the back
of blocks.  Bull's Eye beginnings maybe?
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Zipper Art

  Zippers collected from discarded clothing and bags,
others from thrift shops etc.
will make some fun Zipper Art.
Stay tuned.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Show & Tell

 Nancy is creating this hand appliqued piece for her mom
 while Laurie created this large quilt by sewing
many batik strips together on the bias.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Fiber Art Alliance Display

 This fun piece is by Laura Ball
 as are these soft sculpture boxes.
The fabric on the bottom are pillow cases by Marie.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Fiber Art Alliance Display At West Asheville Presbyterian Church

 3 of my pieces were part of the Fiber Art Alliance
display yesterday.  
"In Him Our Hearts Rejoice"
is completely hand pieced, hand embroidered & hand quilted.
 "The Righteous Will Thrive Like a Green Leaf"
is hand appliqued and machine pieced.
 "For Nothing is Impossible" 
is also for sale however I'm close to finishing a pattern for it.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

#21 More Blessed To Give Challenge

 This encouraging blue fabric bowl
will be in a Silent Auction at an area
Foster Parent Conference this weekend.
"O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your Name
in all the earth"  Psalm 7:1
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Directional Pins

 These great directional pins are wonderful to
 keep your fabric pieces and or row organized.
They can be yours from my Etsy Shop.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Free Style Cobblestones Everywhere!

  I enjoy Free Style Cobblestone blocks a lot and 
keeping a stash of them is so helpful when 
I want to create something "quickly".
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Home Is Where The Quilt It

is the theme of this contest that I am creating this 
Free Style Cobblestone House shape.
 I do like a challenge but have only allowed myself a small amount of time on this one before the June 1 deadline.  Thankfully, I can hand deliver it. 
 Thoughts, suggestions & helpful hints appreciated.
 This was my first attempt.  Seemed a bit dark.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pink Fabric Basket

This custom order will be mailed out today.
It's the first basket I've created that included a handle.
See more items in my Etsy Shop.
50% of my proceeds benefits missions.
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Still Machine Quilting


 Some walking foot straight lines and 
some circles using a darning foot.
Progress.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

#20 More Blessed To Give Challenge


Fun fashion yellow/green yarn
combine with soft green yarn for this
tiny knitted has that will go to the 
local Neonatal Unit.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Home Made Soap

 My first batch of home made soap.  
It's a lemon and oatmeal mixture.
Now to wait the 4-6 weeks for it to cure.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Machine Quilting Today

  After several suggestions as to how to quilt this piece,
I chose to go with what I do best,
spirals - circular and square.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

FAA Show & Tell

Sally created this wonderful piece from hand dyed fabrics
in a class with Patsy Thompson.
I didn't catch the name of this piece's creator
but it combines her Girl Scout sash with the sleeve
of her mom's uniform with the patches sewn on,
along with her hat and a photo.  Great memories.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Tim's Quilt?

Bunny, my son Tim's dog seems
to be enjoying the quilt I made for
Tim when he graduated from college.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

#19 Scripture Memory Verse 2012

  James 1:6
"But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt,
because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea,
blown and tossed by the wind."
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Surface Design

Purple paint and textile medium are a good
remedy to this batik fabric that needed a bit more color.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Soap Making Class

  Sensitive skin begs for simple soap so I am
very excited to finally be taking a soap making class
at my local community college.  Stay tuned.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bull's Eye Quilting Begins

  Now that the borders are added,
is basted, and ready to hand quilt.
I like the portability of the Q Snap frame.
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