"Our Heavenly Father gives us what we would have prayed for if we knew everything He knows."
Words - I love words - thought-provoking words - words that speak to peoples hearts and souls. The Puritans from the 1600s spoke/preached/wrote with such profound spiritual understanding of God, that they inspire many of the greeting cards I make and have been making for fifteen years. If one of my cards makes a difference in someone's day, hallelujah!
You will read some of these thoughts on my blog from time-to-time.
"Quilted cards on a hanger" - a fun, new project can just take me away into an unexpected zone.
Do you sometimes sit down in your studio/office/dining room table and get lost in the moment - don't have a clue what's going to happen - and suddenly you have "birthed" a new category or product or hobby that makes you smile!
This greeting card on a tiny hanger is one of those fun and unexpected products that I'm having a great time creating.
Christmas was wonderful. We all had a White Christmas! I was in Kansas, but my hometown (Dallas) had its first white Christmas since 1923! Wow! What a winter we are having!
As I sit in my comfy home, like you, Haiti comes to mind so often. Dear God, have mercy on those poor people during this terrible time. It's precious to know that so many around the world are praying for those caught in the earthquake and its aftermath.
"If your Lord call you to suffering, be not dismayed; there shall be a new allowance of the King for you when you come to it. One of the softest pillows Christ hath is laid under His witnesses' head, though often they must set down their bare feet among the thorns." S. Rutherford
This is the perfect time for the coolest Santa ever to make his blogland debut!
I found this Santa at a really wonderful shop in Wichita, KS, in the Christmas of 2007. They knew I was "in love" with him, but he was pretty expensive (OK, a lot expensive)! But, after Christmas, the shop owner gave me a sale price, and I snapped him up and brought him home to Texas. That year I left him in the den all year. In 2009 he moved into my studio but now is back in the den "presiding" over all the other Christmas tra-la-las.
His gorgeous raffia beard is four feet long!
I have no tutorial on creating him.
He may be one-of-a-kind, but you need to meet the coolest Santa I've ever seen!
A little closer view. . .
(click on both pics for a closer view)
Be sure to visit Red Writing's other TWOC participants for some great ideas and fun blogs!
When thinking about decorating for Christmas I remembered a box of teapots that I hadn't unpacked when we moved a few years ago. Hmmm...., why not make them become a new decoration this year. So, here is a pink teapot with a little bling added.
Look around and see what unexpected "containers" you may have that could become a new Christmas decoration this year! A few picks, a little greenery, and for no expense, a new look! I did this with several teapots (but only showed the pink here, of course).