Monday, January 25, 2010

T-shirt Dress (Sienna Dress Pattern)

Sew, I did get behind the machine yesterday to complete a dress for Miss Demi's b-day. I figured it was safe to post because I don't think she has the "blog bug" yet??? If so, Mom cover her eyes. This is the same dress pattern that cuz Holly posted a week or sew ago. Hoping it fits since the model is miles away.

I can't get over how easy the pattern is and how fast it makes up. I thought all the tips she gave really helped the process to go seamlessly versus figuring out these little helpers on my own. Pattern credit (Sienna Dress).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Comfort in the Storm

While this post is not about crafting or sewing, I have a strong urge to post it.

This past Tuesday I joined a small group through our church. The leader emailed me the book we would be using and said if I could pick it up and read the 1st 2 chapters before our 1st meeting that would be ideal. The book is Believing God by Beth Moore. I was excited about the title and the author, I can hear her voice, conviction, and excitement when I read her books and can usually visualize myself with her style.

To my surprise late Thursday evening I was notified that my position was part of the most recent reduction in force. Another layoff and this time I didn't survive. I was offered some options most of which included relocating and all of which included a large pay cut. Through the 24 hours of discovering the news and securing a position in the end I felt blessed to obtain a position with out having to relocate.

Now that I survived securing a place of employment the fear of how to make ends meet and how to adjust to my new responsibilities, panic, anxiety and other emotions have reared their ugly head in my constant thoughts.

Today I started reading the book assigned to our small group instead of fast forwarding to the 1st chapter I decided to read every page including the copyright and Dewey decimal classification? Within the Introduction I found this from the author......
"I am convinced that Christ is always the initiator of matters concerning faith. (Heb. 12:2). So if I'm on target, you've neither stumbled onto this book nor accidentally found it in your hands. Christ is initiating a fresh anointing of faith in your life, Dear One." This of course brought me immediate comfort and positive emotions.

My course ahead will be bumpy I know. I know myself well enough that I will have the battle of battles in front of me to control my thoughts of fear. But I'm confident that the author was right "Christ is initiating a fresh anointing of faith in my life". May Lord give me strength to accept yet another precious gift from Him.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

On the Wings of White Dove

Hello - I really liked the way this card turned out, I was struggling with completing it because you couldn't really see the dove cut out and then my friend Meg says well "how about putting some white card stock behind it?" Perfect. I'm working on the on the road so I wasn't able to travel with scissors to trim up the ribbons yet, so will do when I get home. Here's a quick look from my camera phone.