Sunday, February 15, 2015

Verse For Sunday

In honor of Valentine's Day yesterday.

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19


(more to come on this in a following post)



Hugs and best stitches to you,











a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Review

Hi there!

Just wanted to stop over and write a review on something that I have purchased over the past month or so.

This is a Test, This Is Only a Test  if this had been an actual emergency.....just kidding! 

I am going to try this and see what kind of response I get. Remember these are things I purchased to use for myself no one has asked me to write these things here. These are my personal opinions only.

I want to talk about: Clover Fork Pins

I purchased these from Amazon but I first saw these pins over at Lori Holts Blog 

I think it was when she was making four patch units in a scrappy block. Image that! 

  I knew I would be making some four patch blocks soon so I decided to order some and give them a try. 
I totally love, love these pins. I really did have a problem lining up my seems when doing a lot of scrappy sewing. I would give these pins a five star rating. I will include some of my own pictures so you can see what I did.



Now you can buy these from Amazon like I did or you can buy them many other different places on the internet and brick and mortar stores. You can Google it. 

I hope this has helped a few of you. Check back here for more reviews on a few other quilt related products or maybe not. If you have something you would like for me to review something let me know. I can't promise anything!

Hugs and best stitches to you,

a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year Friends!

Well it is now officially 2015 and you know that I don't make new years resolutions. I pick a word and try as hard as I can to implement that word into my everyday life.

Now I am not saying that I always accomplish this (I am human) but I try to stretch myself to get out of my comfort zone or to simply try a new aspect of what the Lord is teaching me. 

I won't go into great detail about last years word but I will mention it here and then we will move on. I have created a tab at the top so if you are new here you can go back and look at previous words of the year. 

2014 word of the year was...

  "Selflessness" is a tall order on anyone's scale. But it has been and can be done. Did I display selflessness in my life at all times.? NO.....
Did I try too? Absolutely! Did I try harder to be selfless this year? YES.... 
That was the whole point of picking a word for the year. Picking a word of the year helps me rely on the Lord more to implement that word (or action) in my life.  

The word of the year for 2015.....


Humility is something that I hope to display in my life this year. As a wife and mother there have been times I have been proud for the accomplishments of my husband and my son. (not always a bad thing) 

As a quilter and crafter I struggle with being proud of my accomplishments. Now there is Nothing Wrong with being proud of something you completed. But I was not giving credit to the One that helped me finish it or the Talent TO finish! 
This is the humility that I am speaking of here. I should be giving God all the Honor and Glory for giving me the talent to quilt and create. Sadly when I get complements from others on my quilts I never say "Well I couldn't have done it without the Lord's help". If someone says "wow you are very talented!"
I want my response to automatically be "The Lord gave me the talent and I couldn't have done it without Him."

Thank You all for continuing to read my blog. I hope that it is inspirational to you. 
Here is a little sneak peak of what my next blog post will be about.

   
If you follow me on instagram you already know what this is about. If you would like to know more stay tuned.

I hope you are all well and I am praying for a Happy New Year for you all.


Hugs and best stitches to you,









a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Not Lost

Hi everyone I just wanted to pop over here and say I am not lost! Busy here as always.

I just wanted to tell you a little about what I have been doing over here while I have been silent.

I am currently still working on the "cross quilt" for my friend it is still however not finished.


But in the meantime I took this out from under the needle and did another baby quilt for a new granddaughter of a friend.


This was just a little bit of fabric I had on my shelf. I need to use up some fabric I have that is just sitting around.



This is the back. I need to use up some blocks I started with and didn't use and then some strips left over.

I also made a table topper for a friend (and her husband) 
I made it first before the quilt and gave it to her but it was a little emotional because they were leaving to got to a cancer center for two months for her husband to have treatments.

You will also see a mason jar in the photos it contains handwritten scriptures that are for when they have a tough day. (ones that I picked from my bible)

  


I didn't really have to wrap it because it makes a really good wrapping on it's own.


In other news we were really busy the first weekend in December. As it was time for the annual toy run for the Guardian Ad Litem. (see the tab at the top)


We had a lot of participation this year. This was a great thing! 


Hubby designed a patch for our vest to commemorate the ride. It is after all our third year. 


And here is the "Toy Room" that I got to work in a few weeks after the ride where we got to help children pick out their toys.

I hope you all have had a wonderful and very Merry Christmas.

I hope you have really had a great year I am excited to start a new year. (more on that in another post)  

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hugs and best stitches to you,

a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Verse For Sunday

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle 
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

I hope you are all having a great Christmas season.
I got a newsletter in my inbox from Superior Threads and the president Bob had put a letter in for everyone to read. I thought it was spot on so I wanted to share it with you.


Used with permission by: Bob Purcell www.superiorthreads.com

Hopefully you can read it. I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas. I look forward to a more regular blogging schedule in 2015. (Not making promises though)

Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle 
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends!

Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle