Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stitchin Away

I haven't had time or much to post for the past couple weeks and was asked to put these banners on line for others to see. Been busy working on another set as well, my son's Christmas gift and a quilt for a November auction. The sewing machines have been very busy, the scrappin' table - not so much. And sewing projects generally take a bit (okay, quite a bit) longer than layouts... to find a balance. Maybe I'll just go on vacation next week instead!

Spirit of Life and Power

These banners were done for our new Pastor's ordination in July. Finally got a picture of them. Design is all mine. Banner background is suede cloth, lettering, wind and dove are satin. Sheer nylon shadow and crazy polyester (but the right color) flames.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Baby Memories

Baby Memories

I was commissioned to do this baby/memory quilt. It included her maternity top with his sonogram picture as well as a variety of his clothes up to one year. It was made to fit his youth bed. I've done several t-shirt/memory quilts but this is the first from baby clothes.

Good Friday Banner

This is a quilted banner that originally was a banner back for the national convention of Lutheran Womens Missionary League. The hands were traced from ladies in our local organization. When I took the banner apart to remove the league specification, I decided to make it into 2 banners. This spring I finally got the inspiration to complete it by adding the border and statement "The hands that nailed are the hands redeemed". I am so grateful for the gift of forgiveness given me by my loving Lord Jesus. To Him alone be the glory.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Easter Celebration

As viewed by the congregation.

I had been intrigued by the background fabric of these banners when they caught my eye in the store (in my favorite area, clearance). It is an embossed felt...not the fuzzy, limp stuff of years ago. So I bought it... and it sat for 3 years until this spring.

Letters are white satin and s shimmery sheer with gold lame for butterflies and crown. The crown of thorns are actually ivy branches...I'm blessed not to have to deal with the thorns. Christ took care of that! and so much more...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Celebrate Beverly

A day of Celebrating Beverly as she received her Doctorate.
Die cuts are Cricut - Stretch Your Imagination