Thursday, October 30, 2008

D*O*N*E* - DONE And A Few Cute Pictures

My third and final Stitcher's Angle gift is finished and I like how it turned out. I hope she'll be pleased with it. Today was the deadline, but I don't think she'll mind if I am a teeny bit late.



I wonder what the Little Princess is contemplating? Let's see if we can find out.
Hmm. I think I will buy something shiny and new.


We Southern ladies can't go out of the house without looking "just so."

It seems the Little Princess purchased a new crown while she was out.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Here are more Women of the Bible blocks

As promised, here are the rest of the Women of the Bible blocks that I've done. I am behind in the blocks, but it has been such a learning experience doing these and the study.

This block is for Eve - the colors I chose were to represent the bright green of the Garden of Eden, the darker green is the path that Eve, Adam, and the Lord walked in the garden. The bright yellow is for the newly created sun and of course there is that square for "in the midst of the garden."

This block is for Sarah - Abraham's wife - her name means princess. I chose fabric that I thought looked like an Indain princess - there is some fairy frost in there.
This one is for Hagar - the block is called Wandering Foot. The background was chosen to simulate the desert , the rose and light green to simulate new hope. Hagar was a slave - probably acquired when Abraham went down to Egypt. She is taken from her family, a slave, she has no control over her life, her body and she is sent to die out in the desert because she has born a son to Abraham. But God is faithful and rescues her.
This block is called Cross Roads - for Lot's Wife. I chose bright, vivid, rich colors to show her desire to remain in Sodom and Gomorrah. She had a decision to make: obey the words of the angel and live or look back towards the life that she wanted and die. We know she was turned into a pillar of salt so following her own will led to her destruction - the bright red and yellow speak of fire and brimstone.
This block is Welcoming Hand - and represents Rebekah. The blue at the center of the block symbolizes the water that she drew for Isacc's servant - a sign that she was the chosen bride of his master. The bright pink is in the shape of a cross to show that "the promise of the covenant" was still to be fulfilled in the children that she and Isacc would have.
I'll add more later. Gotta go sew.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ode to Mangy Cat


Is it just me, Oh Mangy cat? Or do you seek to torment me.
You only purr when I give you food.
You only love me when I stroke your back (and get fur up my nose.)
You only visit me when I am sewing on my machine (and therefore get fur up my nose.)
You only rub your tail against me when I am at the computer (and thus get fur, not only up my nose, but in my mouth.)
Alac, dear Mangy cat. You do torment me.

(disregard aforementioned messy sewing table)

Me thinks Mangy Cat giveth me a dirty look.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Look What I Found

It seems the orchids are in bloom right now so here are a couple of pictures of what's blooming in my backyard.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Women of the Bible - 2 more blocks finished

I finally finished 2 more of my Women of the Bible blocks. This is the first time I've used batiks. I love the color variations within the fabric, but I can see I won't be hand quilting this one.

The first block is for Elizabeth (NT). The lesson I learned from her story is that Nothing is Impossible with God. I chose softer colors because she was older when she conceived. The soft pink is because she was a woman and the soft yellow represents the Holy Spirit that came upon John the Baptist even before he was born.

The second block is for Deborah (OT). I have to admit I fizzled out in the study after Deborah and then started up again with the New Testament ladies. I will eventually go back and finish the others. Any applique slows me down. I do love it, but I'm just not that quick at it and I'm very critical of my work so I end up doing and redoing everything a few times. Perfectionist, I guess. I used warmer, bolder colors for Deborah because she was a judge and prophetess. She knew that God was her strength and power. So for her I used the red tone for her strong, powerful character and the yellow represents honey. The block is named Honeybee after all.

I will eventually add the pictures of my other blocks to my blog.



Saturday, October 18, 2008

You Could Win a Prize

Brenda at Pumpkin Patch Primitives is having a giveaway. She's being very secretive about it, but go on over and leave a comment and you might be the lucky winner.

Didn't win again!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Number 2 of Stitcher's Angel Projects

Here is a little glimpse of what is coming, Maree. I just stitched the last rosebud on. Wish I'd made one for meself. I like it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One Down, Four to Go

I'm a swap-a-holic!! I just love signing up for them. I am so bummed when I miss a cute one - like the Christmas Cottages over at Freda's Hive. She even has a tutorial. But I did just finish my Dear Jane Winter Holiday Swap cookies. Here are some pics.
Those handles are a bit wonky, but they are what they are.
Photobucket I wish I'd picked something a little brighter for this one.
Photobucket And last one --
Photobucket ALL DONE - til the next one...

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