Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tywanna's reversible pillow

Hi, Tywanna here! 

Me and three other ladies decided to do a He is Risen SAL (stitch along).  When I started on this SAL, I immediately knew that I would not be framing this piece but would make it into a fabulous pillow with lace edging.  My first time working with lace edging and I have to admit I did a wonderful job.

After stitching the front of the pillow, I said to myself why not make this a reversible pillow.  I shopped around looking for the idea fabric for the back and I just could not find anything that I
really liked.  So, I decided I would ask the next best person...... a friend that quilts.  If you have a friend as a quilter, then more than likely that person will have lots and lots or should I say tons and tons of left over fabric.  So that is how I came into this pretty Christian fabric that I decided to use as the back of my pillow.  I love the way the front and back have the same Christian feel, I love the colors and especially the messages. 

Thanks for visiting my blog and come back often to see my next works of art.  Have a bless Tuesday everyone!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hang in there!

Have you ever heard that expression, "when you find yourself in trouble, hang in there?"  Well this little frogger was doing just that.  While standing in my bedroom, I heard my ac unit cut on but then I heard a thud.  I knew it was nothing wrong with the ac, but I said let me see what's going on.  Take a very close look at this picture, what do you see?
Yes, do you see that frogger hanging on by a thread?  Don't despair!  I happened to look outside my window and noticed this poor frogger hanging in there, now mind you the blades were moving at that particular time.  I ran and cut the ac unit off, praying the whole time that this little fellow was still holding on.  As you can see, he was still hanging in there.  Can you image this frogger's heart rate?

 After a few minutes, the frogger decided to climb out and then paused.  I believed this frogger noticed me with my camera and probably said a silent thank-u. 

After testing the safety, this little frogger hop, hop, hop and saying his final farewell took a flying leap.  Hopefully, this little one learned a valuable lesson and will live a very adventurous long life.

Moral of the story, when faced with a challenge hang in there.  Don't give up!

Monday, April 16, 2012

This cross stitch piece represents our savior, Jesus Christ.  Taken from Luke 24:6, He is not here; he is risen.  Me and three other ladies decided to do this piece as a SAL (stitch along) for Good Friday.  Each piece is being showcased on http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/heritagecrafts2011/ .  My piece will be finished by the end of this week, so you will need to tune in later to see the final outcome.  I love my little angels, they are so cute!  Happy Monday everyone.

Friday, April 13, 2012

As I was driving into work one morning, I happened to look up and saw the most beautiful amazing bow.  I had to pull over and take a picture of this bow, because it is a sign to me that whatever is going on in my life or your life, God has not forgotten or forsaken me or you.  Many years ago when I was driving in to work I noticed that the sky was a very dark blue (right after a down pour), but there was the most beautiful bow I have ever seen even to this day.  Back then I wanted to stop, but I didn't and I hated it afterwards because that bow displayed the most splendid colors I have ever seen.  So when I saw this bow, I tooked the time to pull over and take a picture.  I felt like God has been very good to me and my family, so why not take a minute or more out of my time to smell the roses.

I have already started stitching this piece.  When I tooked this picture I was in the beginning stitching stages.  This is going to be a gorgeous piece and you will have to come back to see what it actually becomes and read the message.  I can tell you right now, I will not be framing this piece but it will be shaped into ......... not telling, just come back shortly to see for yourself.

On behalf of the Martin Family and I know they will not mind me saying this to the world, but I would like to thank everyone that marched peacefully for Justice for Trayvon Martin, attended any church meetings for Justice for Trayvon Martin, gave any money towards the Martin Family for Justice for Trayvon Martin, but especially I want to thank everyone that signed the petition:

Just remember regardless of the color of your skin, this could have been your baby.  Yes, Trayvon Martin was a baby even though he was 17 yrs old.  My son is a couple years older than Trayvon and I call my son "my baby".  People have a tendency to think just because a teen-ager turns 18 yrs old and the government says they are a grown up then to people they are grown up, well I am here to say "not".  When I turned 18 yrs old, I was still thinking like a teen-ager.  George Zimmerman was a grown man and should have presented himself like one and thought like one.  George Zimmerman was not 17 yrs old!

Until next time friends, be bless and be safe!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Finally this UFO is no longer considered an UFO.  I have finished this piece and I absolutely love the way all the colors blended in so well.  I am not going to frame this piece right away, because I am going to do Sea Scenes by Jeanette Crews to go along with The Fisherman.  Then I will frame all the pieces together.  Thanks for stopping by my blog and come back soon to see the next cross stitch in action.