January 25, 2008

The Latest Christian Collage

Posted in Art Quilting, Art Quilts, Christian collage, Fiber Art, Greeting Cards, Jesus, Need encouragement, Scripture Art tagged , , , at 3:54 am by sewhisword

This new Christian Collage focuses on John 15:1.

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.”

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Collage is made from a photo image of hydrangeas printed onto cotton, with scripture SewQuote(TM), velvet ribbon, yarn, purple cotton, and other ribbon attached to canvas board. Collage comes with display easel.

Please visit my etsy store. It will be posted for sale this weekend on http://pafiberartist.etsy.com very soon.


Here’s another short video starring Little Miss Fiona – my Scottie-Poo.

She’s very funny, smart, and cute.

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September 25, 2007

Knitting and Celtic Roots

Posted in Daily Devotional, Fiber Art, God, Greeting Cards, Healing, Jesus, Knitting, Need encouragement, One Thing at a Time, Photography, Quit and Knit, Quit Smoking at 2:25 am by sewhisword

Knitting goes hand-in-hand with Celtic music; it’s a perfect match.

It was a cold winter evening in Vermont. As a new member of the “Twist-o-Wool” Guild, I watched and listened as the members knit a shawl in the round to the beat of Celtic music. All of them, moving their needles along, click-click-click, to the beat of a fiddle.

We all connected, just like the wool and needles. But the connection was heartfelt; knit together. It was then that Celtic music got my attention.

In the past, I often wondered why I would stop dead in my tracks every time I heard the bagpipes or fiddle. Was it my Celtic roots? As a knitter, too, I wondered what made me so attracted to yarns, fleece, and tweed.

What grabs my heart when I hear the music from Scotland or Brittany? Is it the knitting patterns or the music patterns that repeat themselves, yet haunt me to knit? Maybe it’s the pace of knit and pearl, which is like the ocean waves moving in and out.

Listen to my playlist and you’ll probably finish knitting your sweater or socks in faster time, while reflecting on your own Celtic roots. You know, we’re all probably Celtic in some form or fashion. I think everyone was blown away the first time they watched and listened to Riverdance. It was addicting. Just like Afro-Cuban music, Celtic music also has it’s roots knit all through the world.

Keep knitting, eat a scone, and drink a cup of tea!

Here’s the latest beadwork in my collection. Visit my Etsy store at http://www.pafiberartist.etsy.com

June 3, 2007

Be Inspired

Posted in Christian Books, Christian gifts, Christian Music, Daily Devotional, God, Greeting Cards, Healing, Jesus, Need encouragement, One Thing at a Time, Photography, Positive thinking at 3:17 am by sewhisword

The first time I heard the song “Shout to the Lord” was back in the 1990s. 

Darlene Zschech, who wrote the song, was interviewed on the local Christian radio station.  She is a Christian Worship leader, singer, and writer from the Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia.  I heard “Shout to the Lord” played on that station many more times since and each time I heard it, I knew it would become as popular as “Amazing Grace.” 

If you ever feel discouraged, need to be inspired, and want to hear God speak to your heart, listen to one of her CDs.  I love her music and you will too!

           

Darlene’s book “The Kiss of Heaven” is a must read!  It’s very uplifting and easy to apply to your life.

 Keep the Faith!