Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hoop Wall Art Tutorial

What you need to make Hoop Wall Art:
  • Various sizes of embroidery hoops
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Wall for your Hoop Art
I purchased all my supplies at Hobby Lobby.

Here is my Hoop Art!  I rent, so this was a perfect way to add colors to the wall without upsetting the landlords.


Cut your fabric slightly larger than your hoop.  Then lay the fabric over the center hoop.

Place outer hoop over the fabric and center hoop.  Make sure fabric is tight.

Flip over and place glue on the center hoop.

  Once covered with glue fold fabric down and press.

Let it dry.

Finally you trim up your edges with scissors and you are finished!

Friday, February 3, 2012

More Mug Rugs

Mug Rugs for my other Grandparents!
 Zig Zag Mug Rug 
This one was for Grandma.  I used this tutorial to make hers @ Sew Happy Geek.
Cross Mug Rug
 I made Grandpa's Mug Rug just playing around.  I'd seen some cross quilts and thought this would be something he'd like.  I didn't want it to be too girly looking but still wanted it to match Grandma's.  The only thing I'd do differently was make it bigger.  His turned out quite a bit smaller than hers.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Life of Fear

1 Peter 1:17-19  If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of you stay on earth: knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

Observation:  God is a judge.  I looked up to see the meaning of impartially, it means fair judgement.  God is a fair and just Judge and a responsible Father who "won't let us get by with sloppy living." (1 Peter 1:17 MSG) 

Conduct yourselves in fear...What is this fear?  It's a healthy respect of a believer for the all-powerful God.  It's an awareness that one is always in the presence of God.  It's a life of one who is in awe and worship of God.

God paid for our freedom from sin, not with money, but with the precious blood of His own Son Jesus Christ.  Only through Jesus can we be freed from the bondage of sin.  That right there should bring us to utter awe of our Heavenly Father. 

Application:  We have been redeemed by the precious blood of Christ.  I don't know about you but I want to make the changes I need to live like it.  Let's turn our backs on our former lives.  I know that I cannot escape sin on my own, so I must rely totally on Jesus, only He can free me.  I cannot ignore God or treat Him casually.  I must show respect to my Heavenly Father.  For He is a good Father who Judges fairly.

Dear Heavenly Father,
I praise you and worship you for being a good Father who judges fairly.  I thank you for the price you paid, the precious blood of your own Son Jesus, to free me from the bondage of sin. I know that I cannot escape sin on my own so I ask that you would help me have victory over sin. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Mug Rugs

Mug Rugs for the Grandparents

Mug Rug #1 Front
My hubby designed the coffee mug for me so I could applique it onto the Mug Rug.  I'm not very good at drawing so anytime you see applique, chances are the other family members contributed to that project.

 Mug Rug #2 Front
Mug Rug #2 Back

Sunday, January 22, 2012


1 Peter 1:14-16  As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it its written, "You shall be holy for I am holy."

Holiness is the desire and duty of every Christian.  When we follow Jesus we repent of sin and through Christ we no longer have to live in the former lusts of the flesh.  As we grow in Christ, our lives begin to imitate Him, the Holy One.  We should strive to be holy in all our behavior. 

God's qualities in our lives makes us different and sets us apart, our focus and priorities must be His.  On our own we cannot become holy, but God gives us His Holy Spirit to help us obey and overcome sin.  We can call on God's power to free us from sin's grip. 

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."  Matthew 5:8