Thursday, September 21, 2017

Philippians 4:8 Part 1. Sewing Studio Tour Part 7. A Scrappy Finish.

Philippians 4:8 Part 1
Part 2 Part 3
A list of what we should think you sometimes have stinky thinking?  I know I do.  Here is our solution.  Right in verse 8.

Here's my application:
It's not very pretty - it's part of an unedited paint chip card. 
 Oh, I've written about making various types of Scripture Memorization cards here and here.  I even made a Portable Prayer Journal.  

But this one is different.  
It's real.  
It's simply what God wants me to learn.  
It's not about pretty this time. It's about God and how He wants to grow me.  
I'm not going to make it pretty, Instead, I'm going to make this Scripture a part of my heart. 

LORD, thank You for our Small Group meeting tonight.  You spoke to my heart and made me see the urgency of spending less time on my phone and more time with You.  I so appreciate that.  You and I have talked about this before, but now there is a sense of urgency that is clearly showing me where to walk, what to see, what to focus on.  So, here we go again, You leading me, me following You.  Thank You for speaking so clearly to me that sometimes we just need to focus on Your message, Your heart.  Amen!

Covered in Love July Blocks
I made these blocks for Kat's Covered in Love June/July block drive.  The theme was star blocks in red, white and blue - totally appropriate for summer!  

The pattern is so pretty!  It's called Hunter's Star and the tutorial is over at Delaware Quilts

A Scrappy Finish
I had a few HST blocks left over, so I made this table topper.  I joined the blocks, added in the setting triangles, did in some strip sewing added in the talents of a daughter who quilts and wala!  A patriotic table topper!  
The cool part is that it's reversible, so I can use it for Christmas as well!  And even cooler is that the white fabric GLOWS IN THE DARK!

Sewing Studio Tour Part 7
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
This is where the magic happens!
My actual sewing area has four pieces of furniture, to include the latest addition - a genuine Bernina chair!  

Both tables have rolling wheels on them.  The piece on the left opens up to store my containers of scraps for my Crazy Quilt that I will finish "one day".

 It also serves as a mini cutting/ironing table.  
So that's where my cream is!
Mia and Sammy 
share their carpet!

Here's my actual sewing table.  
It's long enough to piece a large quilt top.  Please notice the prescription bottle on the right side.  It has a hole drilled into the lid.  I place my dull/bend pins/needles in there as well as my dull rotary blades. 

This storage unit is also on wheels 
and opens up in a very cool way! 

The top can be partially opened to reveal sewing accessories

it opens completely so I can actually lift out my Brother Embroidery machine!

This furniture was a long time in the making.  Some friends generously offered to help us design my sewing furniture.
The four of us collaborated on it and then our husbands put in many long hours to make it a reality! 


  1. I have been looking for a new sewing table so I am really impressed with yours.really great fabrics in your red, white and blues

    1. Thank you! A lot of thought and work went into it. He made a hole underneath for the cord to go through as well! I just love it! Thank you for your comments!

  2. Such a lovely table topper and star blocks.

    1. Thank you! They were fun to make! I appreciate your kind comments!

  3. Love your table topper! It's in my favorite color combo - red, white, and blue! Thanks for sharing it and where the magic happens!

    1. Thank you, Susan! Creating items in red, white and blue make my heart swell with patriotic pride! Take good care! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  4. Thank you for the tour!!! I love that verse, too. I'm often reminded of it when things go awry in my mind!

    1. Thank you, Nancy! Yes, that verse is a good one...I've really become aware of my negative thinking patterns. I'm glad I have a way to combat! Thank you for visiting and your kind comments!

  5. You have a very cool sewing room. You finished some fun projects too. Happy stitching this next week.

    1. Thank you! I'm so blessed to have it! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!