Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Needlework Tuesday

Needlework Tuesday is sponsored by Heather at Books and Quilts, and I enjoy checking in to see what she and sister Tami are doing in their amazing sewing centers.  Now I have visited Tami's sewing center and I love it!  Private, roomy, quiet, comfortable, and neatly organized!  I'm sure Heather has the same.  This week I'm throwing in my projects for the week.

#1 - Prayer flags.


This flag represents my prayer for my youngest granddaughter as she goes through changes in her life soon.  Prayers for her to be protected and have peace in her heart.

     Proverbs 4: 20-23:
                 My son, pay attention to what I say;
                      turn your ear to my words.
21                           Do not let them out of your sight,
                               keep them within your heart;
22                                   for they are life to those who find them
                                      and health to one’s whole body.
23                                          Above all else, guard your heart,
                                             for everything you do flows from it.


I also created a flag for my best friend, Rebecca, and although hubs said he couldn't tell the one shape was of a car - I still wave the flag proudly - and use it to remind me to pray for her needs.  Purchasing a new car and other family concerns are represented on this smaller flag.


 

 Our basement landing may seem like a strange place to hang the flags - but actually - it is a place that both of us frequent several times a day - - - letting the doggy out back - brings us right to this little prayer corner and as we head to the basement for an evening of TV - again we can be reminded to say a prayer!    

I love the idea of the prayer flags and kudos to Tami for introducing me to those!   I love it that she can hang hers outdoors - where truly the breezes can carry the prayers upwards!!

Check how this all began here on her blog, Just One More Thing.

#2 - Prayer quilts - MINI - quilts that is!

Another great idea that came through sis Tami and a friend of hers who was making hundreds of them to send with a missionary.  I know you have probably all heard of prayer quilts - blanket size or lap size - but these cute little mini's are perfect for so many uses!!

Here are some of mine that I got done this last weekend - I found that I love cutting with my board and rotary cutter!!!  These are made of four 2.5" squares sewn together and then sewn to a backing piece - making a "quilt" that is 4.5" big!!  And prayerfully placed inside each "quilt" is a cross!  At the moment I am waiting on my crosses, 144 of them, to arrive.    Now you may wonder what will I do with mine, but I plan to give them to my friends as I see that they have a special prayer need, or I will tuck one in a get well card, or even a birthday or anniversary card!     I have an Avon business also, and it might be nice to slip one in an order now and then to let my customers know that I am praying for them.    I want my grandchildren to each have one.  And, after that, well I don't know - - - but they sure are fun to make!!


Blessings in a relaxing weekend spent sewing and crafting . . . 





3 comments:

  1. You are continually surprising me with your new-found love of sewing. I didn't know you had it in you. :) But so glad we get to share projects. I love your prayer flags. They are one of my favorite things to make because it is absolute creative freedom - no rules, no right and wrong.

    Your mini quilts are great too - and I know you will put them to good use.

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  2. Prayer flags, what a great idea. I had one up when our son was away "at war" a constant reminder though I did not really need it, my heart's cry 24/7 was for his safe return.

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  3. Thanks for writing about the prayer flags, I have a much better understanding of the now. I have told people that I will pray for them, but after passing time, I do forget. Having a little flag would be a good reminder.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday. I am so inspired after visiting with my online friends that I go into my not so tidy sewing room and create to my hearts content.

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