Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts

Friday, May 29, 2015

My Survivor and 1st T-Shirt Quilt

I am 2 years out of my chemo treatment now and my tests continue
to be good.  I am so grateful for all the prayers that have been sent up
on my behalf and I am thankful that God has given me the time here on 
earth to be with my family.  And grateful that he has used this to teach me.

He has taught me that I should put more trust in him.  And I need to trust
more in his word.

Matthew 6:26-34New King James Version (NKJV)

26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

So I just wanted to share this.

Christmas before last I went through my closet and cleaned out all of my t-shirts and decided to do my first t-shirt quilt.  A couple of them were gathered from CARTI and from relay for life that my sister-n-law was involved with in our area.  
 I had the purple and neon green material that I had bought some time ago just
because the colors popped and I just loved the green and purple together.  I used
a decorative stitch with purple thread.  And
when I went to putting it all together I think the colors just went so well with the tees that I had for my quilt and I just love how it turned out.
 So this is my survivor quilt and I have been sleeping
under it for several months now.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bursting Heart and Angel Quilt Finished

A couple of pictures of the Bursting Heart and Angel Quilt.  This one without the binding.
And this one of the final  finished quilt.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Bursting Heart and Angel Quilt Coming Along

Honestly, I don't think I have an original thought in my head.  But my...oh I easily inspired.  I can look through Pinterest and my mind is in a whirl wind of frenzied ideas.  You saw from my last post Denim Angel Quilt Block Tutorial how I was inspired for the denim angels quilt block.
Well then I ran across this Bursting Heart Pillow tutorial over at the Blue Susan makes... blog.  And apparently I am not the only one inspired by others because she admits that her inspiration came from an Amy Butler's pattern Alchemy Sweet Slices Pillow.  So I had to try to adapt it to my beloved denim.  And this is what I came up with...

And I have incorporated it and the angels into this quilt that is slowly coming along.

I've also included a couple of my denim hearts and I may try to do a tutorial on those in the near future.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Is it horrible to say that I can't wait for next Christmas

Really is it too early in the year?  My daughter and mom moved into a new place with their cake shop.  They did all their moving in December.  The new place is considered "downtown" in our hometown of Benton, Arkansas.  It is an older building with a beautiful brickwall on the inside with an arch over the front door.  On the outside it has a beautiful awning and two store front windows but because of the moving and everything it was too late in the season to even think about getting any decorations up at their new shop.  But my daughter said that I can decorate one for next Christmas. 

I found a beautiful idea on a blog called "A Field Journal".  She has links to where she found her patterns and there are some links you can find to free templates by just doing a search for Putz or Glitter Houses.  So now you can see why I can't wait to get next year's Christmas season started.

Putz or Glitter houses are an old style christmas decorating idea from about the 1910s to 1960s.  Putz meaning to fuss or putz about is used to refer to these houses because of all the fussing you would do to get your village to just the way you want it.

I've already downloaded all the patterns.  I went to Target and found my Christmas ornaments all 60% off and got them for $1.50 a box.  I found my trees on e-bay.  And I'm looking into handmaking my papers to cover them.  I'll have to experiment to try to get the soft teals I want from the die. 

I will be going with a pretty teal color instead of the pink.  But I can see it with about half a dozen cakes on crystal dishes all around and beautiful glitter snow covering the floor and cake pedestals around it.  I think it will be very pretty when I finish.  Hey maybe, if I am lucky, I'll make a window dresser.

Here is what I will be starting with...

The trees will be bleached and died a pretty soft teal to go with the other colors.  The larger Christmas decorations may be hung from the cealing with some glitter snowflakes I think.  I mean with getting this early a start I should be able to do all of that, right?

My daughter is wanting one window dressed seasonally and another dressed for weddings.  So I am thinking about starting with a Glitter House Church that she may be able to use with a wedding theme.