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Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Melanie! & #31& #32 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse

What fun to take these gleaned hand dye end cuts 
(thanks Anita!!)
to create this useful
fabric wrapped basket for Melanie who turns 31 today!
Happy Birthday Melanie!!
#31 Verse ~ Before his downfall, a man's heart is proud,
but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12
#32 Verse ~ He who answers before listening - that
is his folly and his shame.  Proverbs 18:3

Saturday, August 27, 2011

#30 More Blessed To Give Challenge

A bit behind in my More Blessed To Give Challenge, however this Preemie Quilt that will be delivered to the Neo Natal Unit came from mostly some precut purple squares from Sally.  Thanks Sally.  I'm praying this Preemie Quilt will be a blessing to the parents of a little one.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Machine Writing Isaiah 41:10

 I had the recent privilege to add the encouragement of Isaiah 41:10 to this beautiful quilt that was created by another quilter
that a thoughtful group of women went together in to bless their friend who is beginning chemotherapy. 
Double click photo to see closer view.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Lord Is My Shepherd ~ Art Bowl

Green and blue batik fabric strips intermingle
for this useful Art Bowl that highlights
one of the first verses I memorized as a kid:
The Lord is my Shepherd ~Psalm 23:1.
He is a GOOD Shepherd.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sending Mail Art Envelopes

It's hard to say which is more fun, creating these Mail Art Envelopes or actually sending them out in the mail.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Knitted Wool Sock Progress & Tip

Thanks Donna for helping me learn to knit "toe up" socks with this fun purple yarn purchase while visiting my daughter. Changing from the Magic Loop method to 2 circular needles has been a challenge but I like it.
Tip: Notice the yarn feeding from 2 holes snipped in the bottom corners of the plastic bag. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

#29 & #30 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verses

 "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Psalm 18:2   NIV
" I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and He saves me from my enemies."
Psalm 18:3 NIV

Saturday, August 20, 2011

#29 More Blessed To Give Challenge

I'm praying that this simple Preemie Quilt will bring hope and encouragement to the parents of a Preemie in our Local Neo Natal Unit.

Friday, August 19, 2011

"Every Good And Perfect Gift Is From Above"

Green batik fabric strips come together in this Art Bowl featuring the verse from James 1:17 ~ "Every good and perfect gift is from above."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dresses For Africa & Tip

Although many create Dresses For Africa from pillow cases, Carol is creating these out of fun prints of yardage.  The red one is complete and 2 more are close. 
Carol uses an inside out baggie to collect her threads etc. masking taped near her sewing area.  I use one too now.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Love Is Patient Art Bowl

"Love is patient, love is kind" embellishes this Art Bowl created from a variety of pink fabric strips. Art Bowls make great baby gifts, wedding gifts or "just because" gift.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quilted Leaf Ornaments

 Using some stabilizer remnants from some recent Quilted Leaf Bowls
 and playing in the batik remnant bin
 yielded a surprising 42 Art Leaf Ornaments
that are perfect to slip into an envelop to encourage someone, decorate a small space or of course as a tree onament. Only $6 each.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hebrews 2:18 - #28 2011 Scripture Memory Verse

"BecAuse He hiMselF suFferEd wHen he Was teMpteD, he iS abLe to Help ThoSe wHo arE beIng TempTed. "
HeBrewS 2:18

Saturday, August 13, 2011

#28 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Our local quilt guild often cuts up kits for Preemie Quilts that benefit our local NeoNatal Unit to bless parents of Preemie babies. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sophie Magazine

What fun to see my creations in the August 2011 Sophie Magazine. 
Fabric beads into earrings, embellished notebook and a chic button bracelet.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

A variety of aqua batik fabrics blend together to create this FUNctional fabric bowl.
They make wonderful gifts and are only $22.
 Custom orders welcome.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Show & Tell

Neva's class from Quilt University produced this wonderful portrait in progress of her mom with fabrics she hand dyed herself. It is even more spectacular in person!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quilted Art Leaf Bowls

These Fall 3D Quilted Art Leaf Bowls
  will be heading to a local gallery
along with these last 2 blue ones from the repurposed Advent Calendar remnants.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Gleaned Inked Post Cards

These "Go with the ink flow" post cards were gleaned from Marlene at our latest FAA meeting.  I used some colored pencils to highlight some elements of them before mailing them off as  "Thank You" post cards.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

#23, #24, #25, #26 & #27 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verses

#23 - Hebrews 10:35 "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded."
#24 - Hebrews 10:36 "You need to persevere so that when you have done with will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
#25 - Hebrews 10:37 "For, Ïn just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay."
#26 - Hebrews 10:38 " Änd,But my righteous one will live by faith And I take no pleasure in one who shrinks back."
#27 - Hebrews 10:39 "But we do not belong to those who shrink band and are destroyed  but to those who have faith and are saved."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

#27 More Blessed To Give Challenge

A clutch purse with wrist strap, zipper closure and magnetic flap  were a fun challenge for me since I didn't have a pattern and only a photo inspiration.
This completes the set for the missionary who leaves soon.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Green/Purple Batik Charm Quilt Progress

Can you see the black cross on the right hand side?
I am considering lightening up the darker purple piece 4th row down and 5th from the right. Now to hand embroider a verse.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

#25 & #26 More Blessed To Give Challenge

A couple zippered pouches using  the orange/green fabrics that will also go to a missionary preparing to reenter the field.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

#23 & #24 More Blessed To Give Challenge

3 sections of different fabrics can hold several treasures
in these Wonder Wallets
while still being able to fit nicely in your own pocket.
These will be heading to a missionary who enjoys orange/green things.
More Blessed To Give Challenge

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Painting Pottery Mugs

Painting mugs at  EdyBeadys & Terra Potta with my daughter.
The circles painted on the concrete floor were a great addition to the new shop.
Ready for firing are the matching cityscape mugs created by my daughter while my yellow with bubbles stencil square mug was overlaid with free style flowers and Choose Life - Deuteronomy 30:19 on the other side. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Circle Quilt in NE Ohio

Raw edge circles were sewn to a same fabric pieced background for this innovative quilt.

I liked it so much that I'm considering creating one myself.