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Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Hanging at a local Curves
are these 2 Wall Hangings for Sale.
50% profits benefits missions.
"In Him our hearts rejoice"
Psalm 33:21
is all hand pieced and hand quilted
and won a ribbon.
Psalm 31:25
"She can laugh at the days to come"
combines Free Style Cobble Stone Blocks united by
black/white centers for this bright and fun wall hanging.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

#40 & #41 More Blessed To Give Challenge

 2 green Quilted Art Leaf Bowls
#40 & #41 in my
More Blessed To Give Challenge 
are now in the gift shop at New Direction Farm
where proceeds will help pay for heating for 
this wonderful ministry .

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month
and this colorful piece was purchased to show appreciation to the buyer's pastor. 
And 50% of my proceeds benefits missions
- a bit like a 2 for 1!!
"Be still and know that I AM God"
Psalm 46:10

Thursday, October 27, 2011

CONGRATS & New Fiber ARt Idea

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
Philippians 4:13
is the highlighted verse on this
new fiber art idea while playing in my batik remnant bin.
Can you guess what is the base for the art?
Congratulations to Elizabeth whose name was drawn for the 1000th Post Give Away.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crafty Dad

Made from oak chair railing, this candle holder which I use in celebrating Advent with purple, pink and white votive candles was made by my crafty Dad.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LIsa's Newest Hand Project

Lisa's aqua and blue fabrics are cut and ready for her random type piecing of a large quilt.  Notice her rubber glove finger tip that she uses for a finger guard.
Don't forget to enter for the 1000th Post Give Away.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ann's Crazy Wool Socks

Remnants of wool yarns are used to create these fun socks for Ann's husband!
What clever & fun socks!!
Don't forget to enter for the 1000th Post Give Away.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

#44 & 45 Scripture Memory Verses

Psalm 121:7
"The LORD will keep you from all harm ~
He will watch over your life;"
Psalm 121: 8-
"The LORD will watch over your coming "
and going both now and forevermore."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

1000th Post Give Away

"A friend loveth at all times"
Proverbs 17:17
I have learned much from so many of you and been inspired to continue to create. 
Thank you!
To celebrate my 1000th post I will be giving away this red Fabric Bowl. 
Leave a comment and a name will be drawn by midnight October 26th.  Spread the word please.
#39 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Friday, October 21, 2011

Diane's Thread Painted Dogs

 Diane took the photo of her dog and painted it on fabric and has begun to thread paint it.  It's amazing!
Here's another one that she has finished. 
What a nice job Diane!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mary's Hand Quilt

 Mary hand pieced this curvy flower "generous twin" quilt from remnants
and now is hand quilting it. She's offered me the pattern which is very tempting.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Accidentally Felted Vest To Purse

In considering creating a new red purse, I remembered this wonderful red accidentally wood felted vest was gifted to me.  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Decorating With Quilted Art

Designing and creating Quilted ARt doesn't always transfer into decorating with it for me.  That's where my friend Michele comes in.  However, I put this together myself and Michele was pleased.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

#39 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Tumbling blocks were gleaned as "extras" from a fellow quilter's project were just enough to create this Preemie quilt which will hopefully bless the parents and family of a Preemie Baby in the local Neo Natal Unit.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Display For 50% To Missions

I'm seeking Christian Professionals willing to display one or a few of my Scripture Inspired Quilted art in their offices for sale.
50% of my proceeds goes to missions.   Examples of that are helping youth take their first mission trip, deaf interpreter helping deaf orphans in Liberia, a family helping needy in Israel etc.  Anyone willing to display Art that offers hope to the recipient and missions too??

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stylish Pant Cuffs

Why would anyone hand sew thick cuffs
 on a wee ones pants
 that are too small to even fit the free arm on the machine?
Because the wee one has grown up instead of out
that's just what this Nana does   :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Happy Heart & DeColourant

As part of a demo at the Asheville Quilt Guild, I bravely masked around a dark presenting fabric (upper right)on A Happy Heart created from Free Style Cobblestone block  and applied DeColourant to my a hand made rubber stamp.  After it quickly dried, the iron revealed it successful so I plan to do a bit more.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shoes Cut For Sole Hope

As part of our church's Faith In Action Sunday where the people leave the building to 
 go out into the community to serve during that time, I was blessed to be a part of a
group cutting shoes out for children in Africa.  Check out

Monday, October 10, 2011

Easy Cards

These gleaned quilted appliques while helping organize another quilter's studio make great quick and easy greeting cards.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fringed Scaft #38 More Blessed To Give Challenge

This fringed scarf will go with a prayer and a blessing to someone homeless as the weather gets colder.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


In honor of several babies  born recently,
comes the inspiration for  this pink Fabric Bowl.
Isaiah 49:16
"You are inscribed on the palm of his hand."

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Leaf Bowls Display

Many Leaf Bowls  ($10), Pieced Leaf Bowls ($14) 
an even 1 red Heart Bowl ($10)
available as an affordable gift or for yourself.
What a perfect way to be encouraged
or encourage someone you love.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Red Bowl/Baskets Continue

More red batik fabric strips combine
to create this functional and fun red
basket/bowl which highlights
Matthew 11:28, "With God all things are possible."

Monday, October 3, 2011

Red Matthew 11:28

Fun red strips combine for this
functional Wrapped Fabric Bowl
which highlights Matthew 11:28
"Come to Me, you who labor and are
 heavy laden, and I will give you rest." 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

#38, #39, #40, #41, #42 & #43 Scripture Memory Verses

Psalm 121
1-I lift up my eyes to the hills— 
 where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
 he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
 will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

#37 More Blessed To Give Challenge

With weather beginning to chill,
it's time to begin knitting  scarfs for the homeless
 that will be delivered in January.
It really IS more blessed to give than to receive.