Monday, October 31, 2011

Texture Tuesdays

I have a Japense Maple in my backyard that unfortunately looks like it's slowly dying with some kind of fungus on the bark and part of it is split in half now, but I did manage to get a few photos of some of the leaves left.  I've used Kim's texture "and then some" on all of the images.

The 2nd, 4th and 5th pics have artistic filter on them also, the last two you reallycan't make out the texture layers with the filter effects on them, but I was just palying around, and enjoying God's leaf beauty.  Have a terrific tuesday.  Hugs, Michelle

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Monday Mosaics

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Every year my sister and her husband have a huge party with everyone dressing up in costumes, they rent a jump house have a haunted barn and lots of fun food, crafts for the kids.  Every year I struggle with if I should attend or not, I HATE Halloween and as a Christian I wonder if I should be going to the party or not, I do a lot of praying  and I go, I talk with family, eat and leave.  Next year, I will not be attending, I feel as though I am offending my heavely Father, if he was to return at that moment what would I want him to see my doing, saying, not that I think.  So next year there will be no photos like this, as fun as they may be, I just can't no longer participant at any level.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quilter's Fall Festival

Amy's Fall Quilt Festival, be sure to visit all the marvelous quilter's for this fun on-line show, need a little inspiration, you'll find it, want to be awed, you will be, want to find new techniques, you will, have FUN creative artist!

I did a very simpe piecing of a one patch, but I used some of my favorite rose prints from Kaffe Fasset, Amy Butler, Heather Baily and Robin Pandolph. Then I quilted on the white solid squares in a pink thread several designs of roses form "One Song Needle" on my statler. This is for my bed, it's a queen size and I just love the way it came out, it was exactly what I wanted to showcase my favorite flower, the Rose.  I'm disappointed with the photos, the stitching looks funky in the pics, but we have had mostly rain for two weeks and I was lucky to get a sunshine day at all so that is what I was stuck with and of course the lighting was wrong time of the day, but sometimes you can only do what you can do.

I just pieced some three large pieces of fabric I had on hand for the backing.

I wanted fluffy white clouds in the sky and not bright sun, didn't get that, but I did get a couple of fall trees reflecting in the pond.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy the quilt show, hugs, Michelle

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mosaic Monday-Fall Scenes

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Enjoy your Monday, hugs, Michelle

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Praise God-Fall Quilted Pillow Cover

Pumkin Patch
A woman asked by a co-worker "What is it like to be a Christian?'  The woman replied "It is like being a pumpkin, God picks you from the patch, brings you in and washes all the dirt off you.  Then he cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.  He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. and then he carves you a new smiling face.  He puts His Light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
Blessings, Michelle

Thursday, October 20, 2011

One Thousand Gifts-& the Winner of the Giveaway from Sunday

I am linked over to Ann's blog:  This is really a great posting , I encourage you to read through this one.

#163 getting "fun" mail
#164 Pumkins with curly stems
#165 cornstalks
#166 Fluffy white clouds
#167 His unfailing love, cited over and over again in the Psalms
#168 blue spruce pine needles
#169 Another Day
#170 The Lord's Prayer
#171 time browsing faviorte book store B&N
#172 orthopetic drs., x-ray technicians
#173 fall scented hand santizer
#174 ice cold bottled spring water
#175 live Jesus painting video

Blessings, keep counting, keep thanking,  keep looking up! ....Michelle

The winner from Sunday's post is.......all five of YOU who posted comments, I could not bring myself to choose just one, email me your addresses and you will each receive a packet of handstamped cards from me, I hope you use them to bless someone else, so they can count a gift and most importantly thank the real GIVER!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mosaic Monday

Be sure to check out Mary's blog and view the other links for Mosaic Monday

Delicious "Acorns", weekend in the kitchen, from  I just had to try this, too cute for some fall yum!

From our camping trip last weekend, the kids were having fun with rubbing the crayons over the leafs and drawing hand turkey outlines.
I made some of these little candy treat tubes using the stampin up bags and the leaf set die and spice decorator paper. A pretzel dipped in chocolate will fit in these bags too, as long as it's not too thick.   Did I ever tell you I'm also a stampin up demonstrator, see left button to click on my web site.  I've been stamping for about 25 years and it is another on of my loves.

Have a marvelous Monday, hugs, Michelle

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Praise God-Fall Blessings and a Give Away

Today's Praise God post is on "counting my blessings"...check out Ann's blog:, "One thousand gifts" is her incredible book I am reading.  I can't put it down, started it on 8th of October.  I was playing with photoshop textures so the book does not look so grungy in reality.  Ann writes from the heart, she puts herself out there for all to see, her writing is poetic, a marvelous read!
So today I have about a dozen moments I'm counting as gifts.

#94.  Jesus Lover of my soul
#95  There is no fear in love, but perfect love cast out fear.  1 John 4:18
#96  Son frugelness-buys hair clippers
#97  Chai Tea Latte's
#98  Daughter's gift to Mom-ceramic mug
#99  My name in the Book of Life
#100  Rejoice in the Lord always, I say again Rejoice.  Philipians 4:4
#101  Color tinged tree tops dancing in the wind
#102  Mums-yellow, purple, white and maroon
#103  Cousin who chats with me and listens
#104  Delicious Apple cake
#105  Photos of Fall to treasure

One of my faviorite songs!  Keep looking up...Michelle

*Just noticed that this is my 100th post this year, leave a comment and I will pick a winner, A "gift" to count.  A pack of handmade cards and tags all in a Fall theme.  :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Walk with Him Wednesdays-One Thousand Gifts

"A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are"

One Thousand Gifts....

# 71    Autumn Pumkin Muffin with crumbled topping
# 72    October Frosted Cream Cheese Pumkin Bread
# 73    Fall Flying Honking Geese
# 74    Christian Radio Station

Praise God, Michelle


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