Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
This way it can be worn for school
Well Dash has his Parade of costumes at 9 a.m. and I have this afternoon with Dove in her class room party.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The backing (pre quilted ) was an inch or two to short.
I pinned on a little extra, and machine stitchedd it on.
Fold it over to the back side. This time the Son shining on me played out a perfect hideing joy. Not a seam visible. Ya!
I love corners that are pin point accurate. They are just satisfying and add quality to your work. Here is how it is accomplished.
So...Sew...In some batting
Tri- folded batting made a nice thickness.
This batting is cotton sided and I was able to just quilt right on it.
Sew on the lines, machine free style.
and turn out.
One happy little boy will use an under t-shirt.
A bolero will top the halter top so Dove can use the costume as clothing also.
The golden pants were made of a pajama patern for simplicity.
After my extra kid leaves she will be fitted for waist(crotch depth) and leg length. I always leave and extra hem to get the most out of the garment. Later I let the hem out.
Now I am cutting out her Star Wars cape.
I also laid out another baby quilt like this one.
Good day to ya all.
I am filled with the powerful remnants of a strong dream I had last night, and with it I arose with a strong song in my mind.
A John Denver tune.
Perhaps Love is like a resting place, a shelter form the storm
It existent to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
and in those times of trouble when you are most alone
The memory of Love will bring you home.
Perhaps love is like a window
Perhaps an open door
it invites you to come closer
It wants to show you more
and even if you loose yourself and don't know what to do.
The memory of Love will see you through.
Love to some is like a cloud to some it is as strong as steel.
For some a way of living
for some a way to feel.
Some say love is holding on and some say letting go
Some say Love is everything and some say they don't know
Perhaps love is like the ocean full of conflict and full of pain
Like a fire when it is cold outside.
or thunder when it rains
If I should live forever
all my dreams come true
My memories of love will be of you
Some say Love is holding on some say letting go
Some say love is everything
Some say they don't know
Perhaps love is like the mountains full of conflict
full of change.
like a fire when it is cold outside
like the thunder when it rains.
If I should live for ever
and all my dreams come true
My memories of love will be of you
Wolves held a special place in almost all Native American tribes. They were admired for their strength and powers of endurance, and taught the tribes many skills. They taught the tribes about sharing, cooperating while hunting and looking after the young, caring and having pride in their tribes. They showed the Indians how to move in the forests -- carefully and quietly. The hunters looked for signs of them, for when game was scarce, the wolves would be gone. And after killing the prey, a good hunter always left a piece of meat behind. Some tribes thought that we were the creatures most patterned after the wolf, and not the other way around. Contrasting with European folklore, where wolves are usually depicted as evil, Native American folklore has wise wolves that teach lessons to their human counterparts.
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In my dream I was in a cabin and at first I was frightened of them and then as the cabin became occupied by four wolves I realized they were getting in by a torn screen that was much more like chicken wire. When beloved approached I let him know they were there carefully as not to upset them. We realized the chicken wire needed repair. Beloved in the dream just did not want them on our bed. I gave them meat to sooth them. I was very aware of and leery of them.
One of them howled and I awoke.
I saw this on the web...
The wolf is often a symbol of loneliness or predator behavior in dreams (the mother of this child I am watching). If you dream of a wolf, you are probably in a situation where you lack friendship ( this time of year sets me so apart from others) or companionship (Beloved is very preoccupied with helping a long time friend who is unemployed and on the brink of disaster. He is also working 10-11 hour days).
Another scenario may be that you feel others are preying on you (That parent of the child who I have been watching), or you are preying upon others for personal gain ( the craft sale?). Does the wolf appear close up and snarling, or do you notice it far off at bay?
This pack is close to me and desires to be as near to me as possible.
That mother called me and I just feel an underlying threat. Many under toned comments. I just gave them back to her. She underhandedly criticized my values. I just lit her live and let live without opposition or negative comment. I do not know everything. I know when something feels wrong not to ignor that intuition. Just a strange morning. Gotta go to help the kids at the school
My wolves did not snarl or snip at me. They were just very present and clingy and causing me to feel very cautious.
I was feeling very lonely.
Perhaps Love ...
If I should live forever
and all my dreams come true
The memory of Love will be of you
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I lost it....
I turned it off abruptly startling the kids. Oh I felt bad to do that to them.
I just went to the sewing machine and wept. Dash came up to embrace me. I do not cry well at least not normally. I am learning how to, but it is a challenge to keep the kids knowing Moms alright just sad. My weeping is like three seconds long at most if you know what I mean but they knew I was upset.
I feel sickened to my soul. I keep seeing flashes of the murder that Halloween night. It is so upsetting. Enough said.
Please pray for me I feel so alone and strange and isolated in my experience at their hand. Lord if I only were, but I know there are many others out there like me. Several of them dead now at their own hand. That is sad too. I miss my friends that did not make it through recovery..
I know what is going to happen to a little kid this week and it is killing me. I was that little kid.
God why are folks so dumb! Why so dark as if to just desensitize.
I am very sad for what I have known, and for who it happened to, even if it was so many years ago.
A friend offered to take my kids trick or treating , kind of her, but I do not want them to do it at all, and not without both my husband and I , but I don't know if I even can do it. I can not stay home alone while he goes with them. Only a few houses of people I know here on my street. I just do not know if I can. I told them that too.
So I spin my needle and thread to create joy and beauty for them and feel like a cloud of fog descends upon me.
I am just faking it as if I will make it through.
Please hold me in your prayers this week I am struggling.
I go to work with the children tomorrow nad then out again on Thrusday for art training. I really do not like being out in public this week of the year. So many many images to remind me of al I have known.
I am not depressed just struggling.
Dove finally received her long awaited gift of "blue "polish. It is the same color as her new hand bag. We had a sweet Mommie daughter time and conversation while I painter her hands and feet. I love having a daughter. She is so wonderful and amazing. Just yesterday she was a baby, then a little girl...now...she is becoming a young lady.
Little Dove and I had a splendid date Saturday night. We went out together and watched High School Musical #3.
We went and got a free pizza she received a coupon for. A reward for meeting her scholastic reading goal. She asked for a chance to shop for a pair of shoes. This child has never asked for things and is so very thankful and appreciative for what I glean the stores of , for her. That night I had her show me what she liked. She choose a pair of boots. She is now in ladies size 5. I bought her a ladies ankle boot(golden treasure to her) . So cute a sight as she did a runway walk in the isle, and a spin with the shine of true inner beauty. She shined. Oh what a gift to see in her. She choose to put the sunglasses back and accept the .49 cent pair I had found for her on a clearance rack eariler in the day. We gleaned the clearance and found several pair of sox for her too. She has grown 3 inches in a very few weeks! A young woman now. On a c. rack was a cute blue had bag. she was so engrossed by it's deep blue shine I got it for her. It was her big night.
Dove has been telling me that she would so love to have a Sharpae outfit.
It has gold pants and a red halter with stones studded onto it.
So This is going to be the big project of the day and the next day as well.
Starting with a folded 45" I measured her body height from top of chest to back of waist. At the shortest (the waist) I cut to a v or point.
by using hem lace I created a clean lower edge (sew this onto front (just leaving 1/4 of it over lapping the raw.)and then fold and press to the back The raw edge will become encased. Stitch again by hand for a formal item by machine in child's garment is fine.
These were tricky, Iron on Rhine stones. Cut out each on and leave it on the tape like backing. Turn it over and press
At trial fitting I had the chest width elastic slipped in the lace hem tape.
Sewing on the golden accent just under the encasing seam as to not catch the elastic or close of the lace . I only measured and inserted the elastic as wide as the chest. I did not want a gather under the arm.I will pull it up on her higher at final fitting. At this point I did a 5 inch wide opening on each side back and slipped the elastic into the lace hem tape. Securing all elastic with a bar tack. I was finished. Oh I also covered the only seam down the back. I pressed it open and covered it with the red lace seam tape.
One very happy girl.
The halter straps may be sewn onto an under body of flesh colored lining or I may make a little Bolero Jacket out of the left over gold fabric.
Tomorrow the pants.
I walked by Dash's room. I had giving both of them dry erase bulletin boards like my big board.
Dash had the pie chart like mine and some fine print on his. Not being able to read it I went into his room to see this.
A feather could of knocked me over. Where he saw this I am not sure except for his little Bible or perhaps something I might of had sitting around, I was so moved to tears and warmed to my core. Dash gets it!
Asking Dash about this tonight he said...
"I just had to write it , it just makes me feel so good about life"...
Just got to get these curtains finished.
The new machine set up is so very unpleasant. I must have Beloved drill a hole for the cords so they are closer to me. I can not reach my foot throttle without much discomfort..
Finally the bathroom curtins are finished.
By using a braid trim they have a end weight on them that will hold them down against the ledge. This is a great way to finished a lined project. I had a un hemmed (open pillow case"type end on them. Once I trimmed to length, I did a blanket stitch to connect the backing then just finished it off on both sides with a braided edge
The lining was a satin solid to keep the window a neutral from the outside.
It also gave it an opaque light filter.
Privacy for the kids at night. The warm blue tone in the bathroom is very relaxing and peaceful. Darker to keep the privacy issue in hand. It makes the bath feel calm.
Dash as Bat man. I found a black t-shirt and am going to use some batting to define the "six pack" chest and abdominal muscles.
Older women likewise teach the younger women...
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)
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- Everything is ready for the costume party
- Binding a simple sandwich quilt
- Bat Man and Hogh School Musical costums
- Wolf dream
- Please pray
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By Maya Angelou
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!
Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.
- A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
- The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
- Return with Honor
- The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
- "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
- “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
- "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
- "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"
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This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."