Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Lord is my shepherd

I am happy to report that this picture has been SOLD. I'll have to make another one though because I want that picture on my mantle. I never want to forget that the Lord is my shepherd. That gives me a great feeling of comfort knowing that I am constantly being cared for by the Lord.
I am still looking for the right place to sell my things. I think needlework needs to be seen in person to be really appreciated. The vibrancy of the colors, the detail in the needlework are the things that make each piece special. The sheep in the picture was filled in with french knots, hundreds of them, and it gives the sheep dimension. If anyone has any ideas about how to get exposure for my needlework, please let me know. I would love to hear from you. Until next time....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Be Positive

As I look at that hard working ant carrying a cupcake on his back, I think I can relate. Sometimes I think we all feel like that ant. Our load feels pretty heavy. If we take a hint from that ant we will try to have a positive attitude more often than not. It makes life a lot easier. The pattern for that wallhanging is from a quilting book by Nancy Halverson. She includes twelve different "attitude" blocks in a cute and whimsical way. Instead of making them into a quilt I decided to make individual wallhangings. I hang them one at a time in my family room for a lighthearted touch. The message for today, BE POSITIVE.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Having Fun !

I am having such a good time becoming familiar with the "blogging world." It's definitely frustrating at times, but I happen to have a wonderful daughter-in-law, Tracy, who really has done all the work for me. I'm just now doing my first blog with a photo, I think I am anyway. We'll see when I hit the publish button.
I have been sewing, sewing, and sewing. The creative process is so satisfying. Sometimes I don't know exactly what I'm going for, but when I am finished I usually am pretty satisfied, or even surprised at the outcome. This week I made a wallhanging with rich burgundies, forest green, gold, and black. I love the colors. I will have a hard time parting with that one. I plan to post a picture of it soon. I'm not quite finished yet.
The photo is a selection of fabric that reminds me of spring. I love fabric. Fabric makes me happy. Fabric makes me feel good. I am blessed to have several quilting friends who feel exactly the same way. We love to go fabric shopping in Lancaster, where we laugh and giggle like little kids as we touch the fabric, smell the wonderful scent of the fabric store and choose what we must have for our "stash". I realize that if you aren't a fabriholic you won't understand what I am talking about, but if you are you know exactly what I mean. Until next time...