Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Philippians 1:28 Part 2. Sewing News: A Gift a Day. Pinwheel Coasters

Philippians 1:27b-28
without being frightened
in any way…”
As they endured attacks on their church, their faith, and their very way of life, Paul is saying that by them standing in unity and without fear they will have the victory!  Furthermore, this will be a sign to their opposition that they – instead of the Philippians will be destroyed.  God will save the Philippians.

In today’s current societal climate,
these verses are so encouraging.
The divisiveness in our country is sad.

So much hate.
So much ignorance.

Almost everyone is under attack by one group or another. 
Most of us fall into one of the
“undesirable” groups. 
But you know what?
I truly believe these verses:

My dear friends,
sometimes no response
is a response.
Sometimes our no response,
frees our God to respond
on our behalf.

The battle is not ours,
but God’s.

We need simply to march
in unity and faith,
pushing forward to the prize.

We need to prayerfully
take our positions, stand firm,
and see what God will do!

Meanwhile, we can be courageous and encouraged
as we face our tomorrow’s knowing
God is with us and for us.

LORD, how many times have I picked up the battle and futilely fought it on my own strength?  This led to defeat, frustration and, surprisingly enough, weakened faith.  Help me to recognize that
the battle is Yours and the victory is ours,
there is power in numbers and unity,
that you are my warrior, my strength, my shield!

I praise You for this! 
Thank You, LORD,
for this amazing gift of

Sewing News:  A Gift a Day

You know, in January I always say to myself that I will take time every month for Christmas sewing and I don't.  Then, I'm in such a last minute rush that I'm too tired to truly enjoy the season - much less the reason for this wonderful season!  
So this year, I lowered my expectations of myself and I did start early.  But, then there's that one perfect gift I can make for so and so!  

I still don't want to pressure myself, so I decided to make a Gift a Day.  I want these gifts to be meaningful, personal and something that can be finished in an hour or so.  Every day I will be posting a gift a day on my Instagram account @miaismine22 under #agiftaday!  

A couple of posts are already on Instagram, but I'll sharing about them more in detail here.  So, without further ado, here's the first one!

Day 1, Gift 1:  Pinwheel Coasters
These Pinwheel Coasters went up really quickly because
1) I used some scrappy HSTs left over from another project
2) I used a self-binding method.

I am over the moon because my daughter loved them and asked me to write a tutorial!

So, I will be making another set for the tutorial to be published very soon!

Blessings to all!

I'm linking up to:


  1. Nice coasters, and a great idea to do a gift a day. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

    1. Thank you! I'm trying to keep up and enjoying the instant gratificaiton of quickly finished projects! :)