January 15, 2008

SewQuotes(TM) from Sew His Word

Posted in Art Quilting, Art Quilts, Christian collage, Christian gifts, Fiber Art, God, Healing, Jesus, One Thing at a Time, Positive thinking, Scripture Art, Sew Quotes tagged , , , , , , , , at 1:44 am by sewhisword

If you are a quilter, collage artist, scrapbook artist, card maker, or fiber artist, now you can sew on quotes. The latest themes are about children and nature.

Each SewQuote(TM) sheet is made from 100% cotton. Just cut out quote, peel off backing, and sew or glue to your next art project. Visit my etsy store for more information – see sidebar for link to http://pafiberartist.etsy.com

Don’t be stressed; be blessed!

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January 14, 2008

Christian Collage

Posted in Art Quilting, Christian collage, Christian gifts, Fiber Art, God, Jesus, One Thing at a Time, Positive thinking, Scripture Art, Sew Quotes tagged , , , , , , , at 2:58 am by sewhisword

It’s back to work tomorrow. Don’t worry about the week ahead; pray to be on a fast from worry and anxiety and to open your spirit to His Spirit. God will anoint you.

Here is another SewHisWord Christian collage.

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Don’t be stressed; be blessed!

January 3, 2008

Fiber Art Desk Collages

Posted in Art Quilting, Art Quilts, Christian gifts, Fiber Art, God, Healing, Jesus, Positive thinking tagged , , , , , , at 2:15 am by sewhisword

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Here are the latest SewHisWord small fiber art desk collages. They are perfect to bring a little bit of inspiration to your office.

Visit my Etsy store: http://www.pafiberartist.etsy.com

December 31, 2007

After Christmas

Posted in Art Quilts, Positive thinking at 3:28 am by sewhisword

Christmas passed by so quickly and many of us got caught up in shopping and going to the mall. Decorating finally was completed and my heart was renewed because of God’s Greatest Gift to us all – the Gift of His Son.

Now that the new year is upon us, what will be the theme for 2008? Will it be “Don’t be late in 2008”? We should all take note that the age of information is upon us and it’s easy to forget that we can become distracted by the daily race at work and at home and take our eyes off of our Higher Calling from God.

There is still time, however, to reflect on His Gift of Favor and to be thankful everyday that we live in a free country. Who knows what will happen in 2008? We need to remain thankful for the blessings.

Here is the latest “Sew His Word” fiber art piece (5×7 print of original on 100% cotton, canvas backing, sold with easel on Etsy.com) http://www.pafiberartist.etsy.com

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September 20, 2007

Quit and Knit!

Posted in Fiber Art, God, Jesus, Positive thinking, Quit and Knit at 3:42 am by sewhisword

Yes, you can quit and knit! HELLO!

In 1984, I smoked a pack a day, but I also moved to Vermont to be a ski bum for a ski season. I met a new friend — Sally from NYC — and she told me that she quit smoking when she moved to Vermont. She told me to pick a date to quit and it would help me to quit too. I gave this some thought…

One day, a few weeks later, I asked God to give me a new habit to relace my stupid habit of smoking and left it at that, fully knowing that God would work a miracle if it was His Will. Since it was so cold in Vermont, I decided to visit the local yarn shop in Stowe to buy some wool to crochet a blanket. For some reason, I asked the store owner if she gave knitting lessons, but she discouraged me and said my crochet habit would keep me from learning how to knit. Unfortunately, I believed her…

A few months later, I just happened to be shopping and stopped in a Norwegian store and noticed that the shop owner (who was from Norway and who had been a knitter for over 40 years) was giving knitting lessons. She asked me if I wanted to take her class and I told her about my crochet problem. She told me that what that woman in Stowe told me was nonsense, and that I definitely could learn how to knit. The rest is history. I took her class and have been knitting every since.

Oh, by the way, I quite smoking at the same time. When you knit on circular needles like the Norwegians do, you tend to light your cigarette only to find that by the time you finish one row of your Norwegian sweater (about 225-stitches around), the dumb cigarette is just about burned out.

God answered my prayer and it was a “win-win.” I not only quit the nasty habit over 22 years ago, cold turkey without any withdrawals, but I also made many hats, mittens and sweaters for myself and family members. I kept knitting and never looked back.

Only God could think of Quit and Knit!

September 13, 2007

God is in the Threads

Posted in Positive thinking at 3:29 am by sewhisword

Sewing with needle and thread is therapeutic…like running…the thread moves along without interruption. Tapestries and knitted sweaters have knots and twisted threads in the background and that is how life really works as well. God, however sees the good in us and doesn’t focus on the imperfections. He loves us just the way we are, loose ends and all. When we are tangled up in doubt or despair, just like twisted threads, we can become easily free by focusing on Him.

July 16, 2007

Latest SewHisWord Art Quilt!

Posted in Christian Books, Christian gifts, Christian Music, Daily Devotional, Fiber Art, God, Jesus, Positive thinking at 1:41 am by sewhisword

Cooper’s Beach in Southampton, Long Island is extremely popular, especially in the summer. It is the beach where I was first inspired to knit. Back in 1983, a perfect summer day; the ocean looked like aluminum foil. Sitting next to me on their beach blanket were two young sisters with braided hair, both babbling endlessly while clicking their knitting needles. It was one of those moments when I wished that I could knit. It was a nice memory to be treasured. Did knitting resemble the ocean waves? Did I know back then that knitting would help me to quit smoking? Quit and Knit? I didn’t realize at the time that I would become a knitter and fiber artist later in life and quit smoking as well. coopers-beach.jpg
It’s interesting how God quides us toward certain things and it’s up to us to notice them, be obedient, and apply them to our lives. You don’t have to use paint to make an impressionistic painting. The following small art quilt was inspired from Cooper’s Beach, which is also owned by Anderson Cooper’s family – a fun tidbit of information. The quilt was made from different fibers, fabric, beads, and yarns. It also has a sewn scripture.

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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!

 

 

May 28, 2007

Majestic Glory

Posted in Fiber Art, God, Jesus, Painting, Photography, Positive thinking at 1:10 am by sewhisword


God has many names throughout the Bible and after researching His many Names, one that is meaningful to me is Majestic Glory.  I recently made a small art quilt and decided to name it Majestic Glory.  This particular name can be found in the Bible in the following verse: II Peter 1:17:  

“For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” NIV

The quilt depicts a purple mountain scene with grassy areas painted with threads, embroidered french knot flowers, and beaded flowers in the foreground.  As I made the quilt, I kept being reminded of God’s Majesty and Glory.  I printed His Name – Majestic Glory – onto silk, painted it with gold fabric paint, and hand-stitched  the silk piece onto the quilt. 

This quilt was made to glorify Him.    

May 1, 2007

Happy as Birds

Posted in Daily Devotional, God, Jesus, Positive thinking at 5:04 pm by sewhisword

I like to watch birds; they always seem happy.  They are also diligent and proactive.

Birds don’t get bummed out like people do, nor do they complain.  They find their food and sing Thank You songs to God in the morning and before they go to sleep at night.

It’s hard to stay positive and hopeful if you have to rely on people.  God is the only One who follows through on His Promises.  He promises good things for us and doesn’t discourage us when we are feeling down.   🙂

Happy thoughts come and go; 

It’s time to use the thoughts I know; 

To believe and hope in things I pray; 

And look toward Heaven right now and all day. 

God is Sovern – He has Supreme Authority over everything!  Remember, Jesus turned water into wine.  Give it up whatever is bothering you.

“The Lord has established His throne in the heavens; And His sovereignty rules over all.”  Psalm 103:19 (NASB)

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