Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015


[part of a gift I am making for someone special in my family :)]

It is Thanksgiving here in the US :) You are never alone, no matter where you are, or what your circumstances, call on God He is so near, He came to seek and save.  Our Lord Jesus, call on His name, He lives!

I am thankful, so very thankful to have hands and fingers :)  May you all see and know the many blessings of God, even amidst difficulties, still He has blessed us with His precious Son, because we needed to be saved from our sin! We needed God to come and save us and He did! May we know Him ~

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. romans 5:9-10

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. romans 10-11

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

there is hope, even when our hearts are breaking

I do not know what to post, so I just grabbed a photo of a recently finished shawl that I completed last month...the colors remind me of candies on gingerbread houses.....

my heart breaks for France....and the turmoil for people in this world......if I did not have a living hope, I do not want to imagine the despair...but we do have hope...we do

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. john 16:3

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 
1 peter 1:3-12

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Breakneck speed...

Time flies of course! Except when time drags ;) been busily crocheting, and life has been busy...

Lots of growing and learning....

Not easy at all, but worth it after all

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 corinthians 15:58

The Lord is the operative word, all rests in Him. Jesus is Lord, and He is God; the only One who can forgive, The only One  who saves.  What wonderful truth!!!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Needle felt bunnies

little ginger bunny wool needle felted ornament, or necklace....

and little white bunny :)   creating some wool needle felt items for my shop, to add to the crochet items available there.

Have relisted the cross stitch charts - I had offered them free a bit ago on the blog, but just saw that they are items that receive hits in my shop- so I will see if they sell -  

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not galatians 6:9
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. psalm 27:13

He keeps me from fainting, there is no way I can live, but Christ liveth in me.  I will praise His name!  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

wrap shawl in plaid blanket and blue

Just finished another shawl, the last one was a gift for a friend...this one might just be for me :)

the main color is called plaid blanket, and the contrast is a mix with blue 

the pattern is simple, yet elegant, and worked up quickly

and is versatile as well!  May you  have a lovely time working on your projects too!  and thank you for coming by and leaving a comment - they make me smile :)

He makes my hands and fingers to handiwork, all glory and honor to God ~ in Jesus Christ
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. 
ephesians 3:21-22

Thursday, May 28, 2015

showing a finish

handmade shawl/pattern by Michele DuNaier

I have been working on a crochet shawl in May, and it is now finished and blocked....

 the lace/eyelet edging is done in two layers....
there has been a lot going on ....all is well..and at the same time, depending on God every moment of every day, is something that is a learning process, no?

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: philippians 1:6

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. hebrews 13:21-22

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. 2 thessalonians 2:16-17

just think of it - Our Lord Jesus HIMSELF! and God even our Father! has given us everlasting consolation AND good hope through grace AND shall comfort our hearts AND establish us in every good word and work!  AND hath loved us...He loves us

Monday, May 18, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PLEASE HELP NEPAL support - live bible from memory

LIVE Nepal earthquake support

This is to support NEPAL relief -these gentlemen speak the Bible completely from memory -it is non denominational - they started LIVE an hour and a half ago (California time May 6/9am) and will continue for 24 hour to gain FUNDS for NEPAL EARTHQUAKE support
donations here at Wordsower ministries
I am watching live - it is a real blessing - I pray that even one person may read this and be greatly encouraged.

this ministry works directly in Nepal as well, and will be sending a team to Nepal shortly and are raising funds for Nepal - so much help is needed, please $1 is a help!! 

just listening to God's word is an encouragement :D  it is LIVE right now!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Garden theme Textile Art panel for Exchange

The finished "Garden" theme textile panel for the exchange sponsored by Emma. Title is "Light in the Garden".  Thank you for looking!

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 
2 corinthians 4:6

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Working In Progress Wednesday Quilt & Colmar Block Embroidery

Work is continuing on the small panel for the exchange sponsored by Emma; this is an up close photo of the newly sewn diamonds without tails ...a big thank you to Karen H  of faeries and fires BLOG for...

for her helpful tutorials, this one helped me with the diamonds

and embroidery embellishment on Colmar Block 2 continues

:) thank you for visiting!

there really is peace ~

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world john 16:33  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WIPW-Wednesday Quilt Block progress, Colmar

continuing with Block 2 of Quiltmania's Colmar mystery blocks 2015; this has been a wonderful challenge ~

I have begun adding the appliqués, so that I am ready to begin the embroidering ~and then, trapunto

I am linking with esther's blog for this wonderful wip wednesday,

and  praise daily, especially remembering this week, The Saviour's finished, complete and perfect work on the cross - no more work in progress - we add nothing to it - it is complete in Him.
All praise and glory be to God :) we are saved by His grace, not by works lest anyone boast 

- and how we do like to try to add works into the mix...nope - 'tis all His grace.  Hurrah!

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: ephesians 2:8

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel... 2 Timothy 1:8-9

Friday, March 27, 2015

Quilt progress, Geese Flight, WIP

this week I have progressed on the 2nd block in Quiltmania's mystery quilt

learning to do my first flight of geese block

and then progressing on a "panel" for an exchange  (France, open to all)

:)  I am thankful to have this opportunity to post what is in progress - it really helps me keep moving ahead and pressing on...and learning...continuing to learn and to grow

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WIPW, work in progress wednesday, a beginning...quilt block work

Hooray! My first Work in Progress Wednesday!!  I have been a follower (albeit from a distance) of Work in Progress Wednesdays since I first started reading on Sharon's pintangle blog - I read back to see when it began..could it have been 2009?  I have been reading her blog even before that, using it as a helpful stitch reference - anyway...

before shot of leaf and center flower (finishing up the first block of Quiltmania's mystery quilt block 2015)   here is the after shot, showing the work in  progress completed so far

these leaves have the addition of rust+blue dmc floss embellishments, and

the center flower has the addition of blue, bright pink/red straight stitches and bright pink/red french knots.  ( my photo taking  is a whole work in progress unto itself :P  )

and have added filler stitches in as well

special thanks to Queenie, whose weekly postings of WIPW have inspired me these past years, so that I have finally joined along :D  thank you!!  
 (3/19 I found this WIPW link-up:  
via Karen's blog   fairies and fibres  )

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Progress - of quilt block & more

Quiltmania/Colmar, quilt block 1 nearly finished

I have been working on the first quilt block via Quiltmania's youtube videos (colmar mystery quilt),
and have been learning and practicing appliqué, trapunto, embroidery embellishment and more..

some flower bud embellishment

and it all begun ( as projects do)  very humbly, as I pieced together fabrics...determined to use fabric which I already had on hand....

not knowing how it would look - or whether I had chosen properly...

but by just starting, and stepping out, and learning,  this  has become

this :)   life is like that, no? :)   

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.  
philippians 3:12-14

Friday, March 6, 2015

YouMakeMeCraft Lovely Art from Lovely Friend

A precious 'family' member of mine - not biological, but spiritual, has recently opened a shop on etsy with the delightful name "YouMakeMeCraft".

Annie, the artist and proprietor, has been a consistent, steadfast help, and strong support to me, my daughter and son.....

SO please, if you read this blog at all, just add a click and view to her shop buy visiting her page and clicking and viewing each item

and think of and visit her shop for a gift for yourself or a dear one ~
thank you!