Friday, January 6, 2012

A { Thank You } GIVEAWAY : :

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How about a Giveaway today!!!

Giveaway Bundle

Fresh Squeezed Sew Alongs (2)Randi at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics puts together such beautiful custom fabric bundles. She offered this tangerine and steel bundle as a fat 1/8 set giveaway on the FSF facebook page a few weeks back and it really caught my eye! You can check out more of her bundles right here.
 
This month begins the Fresh Squeezed Sew Alongs for 2012 that Randi is hosting on her blog, i have to say... The sew-alongs will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and will feature a fun project -- some will be simple and perfect for beginners, and some will be more advanced, designed to up your skill levels.To get all the details, you can visit Randi here! I think it sounds super fun! And, I got to help create the button! :)
 
Today's giveaway Prize!

A gorgeous fabric bundle from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics featuring fat quarters from a few of our favorite designers. You will receive one fat quarter of each of the following prints:

PR206, Bryant Park Collection
Lina in Rugged Suede, Echo
Scissors in Tangerine, Half Moon Modern
Paisley in Steel, Half Moon Modern
Foliage in Outsmarted, Outfoxed
Foxglove in Outsmarted, Outfoxed
Chevron in Steel, Half Moon Modern
Leaf in Tangerine, Half Moon Modern

I have this bundle myself, and it's perfect!

A GIveaway!!

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Enter to Win!

Here's how,

Simply add a comment below. In light of my sharing post from earlier this week, I'd love it if you'd be willing to share a quote, scripture, prayer, book, song, movie, hobby, or activity... that helps you stay positive or gets you through your own struggle.

I heard from so many people who were touched by the comments and stories that were shared here this week and I thought it might be nice to share something uplifting, without asking you to get too personal.

Please, enter now through 10 o'clock pm (EST) Sunday, January 8th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name this Monday morning in a new post here on the blog.

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win! I learned that many of you are a "no reply" commenter when trying to reply to your comments from the other day. Please check to make sure you can be contacted!


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 Wishing a wonderful weekend to all!!!

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Martina said...

Lovely give away! Thanks so much!
To focus on God's charakter (also seen in his names) helps my heart to be lifted up. Sheperd, light, counselour, peace, bread of life, joy, ...

embracingitall said...

What a lovely giveaway. I love a lot of Helen Keller's quotes, but thought I would share this one. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved". ~ Helen Keller. Jacinta

Cathy White said...

Wow such beautiful fabrics - thank you for opportunity to win these beauties :-)

Reading inspiring messages such as the ones posted help me through difficult times! Seeing the smiles on the faces of my gorgeous son, daughter and partner and feeling my wee unborn bub moving when I can (only 11 weeks along at present with a very rocky start) can only mean I am blessed <3

cathy.bunyan@yahoo.co.nz

oneskeinwonderwoman said...

Happiness is not in getting more, but in wanting less.........

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

jackie koudry said...

I started learning to quilt a few months ago to take my mind off of the negative effects of chemo and I love it. Almost no stash as yet so I would love to win this.

koudryj at yahoo dot com

Tullamore said...

Fabric is so expensive here in the UK, I do envy you ladies in the US with discount stores. But
"Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own. ~Harold Coffin

Anonymous said...

I love all the bright colors. Homemade and given with love is my favorite

Clairecomp said...

Oh wowwww!!! what great colors, I love Oranges and tangerines and thats not just fruit, from when I was little I wanted my bedroom done out with different shades of it, and when I was older my first car was orange. So as you see this prize was meant for me. Thankyou for the chance of winning it.

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely fabric! I would love to use this on small quit projects or on handmade cards. One of my favorite scriptures is: I pray for them:I pray not for the world, but for them which Thou hast given Me;for they are Thine. And all Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine; And I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world but these are in the world and I come to Thee. Holy father, keep through Thine own name those whom Thou hast given Me, that they may be one as We are. John 17:9-11
The verses speak to my heart of how much The Lord Jesus and The Father love us. If you are feeling down knowing that you are so loved always lifts the spirit! Thanks and have a great day!

Linda 5734 said...

I love sewing. My daughter never was really interested in sewing. Now she has a little girl that I am going to teach to sew. I bought her a sewing machine for Christmas and when I get home from being a snowbird we are going to start sewing. Hopefully she will have her grandma passion for sewing. My sisters daughters are the same way

Selga_jo said...

"When I fall on the ground with my face to the rising sun, Oh Lord have mercy on me"! The song "My Anchor Holds", the vocal group "Selah" , His Word, and not only the proof, but the knowing that He will always take care of me. I feel as if I am in the presence of God's gifts this morning as I read the comments from your followers. I have watched a world spin out of control in my lifetime, yet, today I feel all is not lost in humanity. God bless you and all your followers!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome giveaway. My favorite color is orange!
Sewing is what I turn to for a pick-me-up. It takes my mind off my troubles because I have something else to focus on.
Thank you for the chance to win!
deece at cutey dot com

Sandra said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I made the mistake of reading some of the comments before posting everything I was thinking of saying has already been said.

Take care of yourself
Find something to keep yourself busy - helps take your mind of off any problems.

Tabatha said...

My favorite quote? "This too shall pass". Applies to a whole lot of things that while overwhelming at the moment will seem insignificant in a year or two.

My girls told me that tangerine is THE color for the year , lol :)

Anonymous said...

I love these prints! The newness of my retirement has worn off and I've settled in to make (sew, knit, crochet) things for charity.

Jan - ladygeezer14 AT yahoo DOT com

roda said...

Gorgeous bundle! So bright and calm, too.
There's a great saying (not sure where it's originally from):
"Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Today is a gift,
That's why it's called the present."
Love that!
Thanks!
writer5555@live.com

Nancie Baden said...

nanmarie@live.com is mad about orange! What a great bundle! I like to start my day with walking and a healthy breakfast - it sets the tone for the rest of the day and what may come.

M-R said...

Hi Maurren, a friend gave me a card that had this quote on it when my father died, "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." It has helped me understand that good things can come from challenges and hardships. I hope everything works out for you. good luck and thank you for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

When I get upset, I sew until I am sufficiently distracted. Then I can work on improving my mood when the pain isn't so fresh.

Sarah B. said...

What lovely fabric! Psalm 121 always encourages me :)

Sher said...

"the only way to finish is to start" I'd love to win so I can start a new project! Sher from cmsher(at)gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

Oh, what gorgeous fabric!!! My favorite go-to verse for any hard situation is Romans 8:28:

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Janelle
homemadethisandthat.blogspot.com

Carol said...

What a beautiful bundle. I try to stay positive everyday, but it can be hard to do at times. Music always makes me happier, so when I am really down I listen to some of my favorite songs.

deserae said...

What helps me get through my issues is finding people who are going through the same or similar issues. It helps me to read or talk to them about how they handle things. :)

Jayme said...

I always de-stress by reading. One of my favorite quotes "Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." Napoleaon Bonaparte

Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabric!

M.j. said...

Love the colors and I pray the Serenity Prayer daily..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

hannibalsings said...

What beautiful colors and fabrics! They make me smile on a cloudy day.
"I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High." Psalms 9:-2

hannibalsings said...

I love these colors; they make me happy.
"I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High." Psalms 9: 1-2

DeeAnn S said...

Love the tangerine and steel color combo! When I start feeling stressed or if I am going thru a particularly difficult time, I take a moment, put on my headphones and listed to Louis Armstrong sing "What a Wonderful World". Thanks.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

Jenette said...

Thanks for the chance.

Running is my stress cure all. When I can't take it anymore I just have to get out and run.

vanrobmac at yahoo dot com

Emily C said...

Well forme it's a mixture of activities. I really love working with beautiful fabrics and painting. They are so beautiful they always cheer me up when i'm down. I esp. enjoy being a creator. I just love mking things and the last couple of years on the internet i have found many things to aid in my creating. Love the website.

lewmew said...

I suffer from depression on and off so I understand about needing to pull yourself out of it. I run, I try to remember how blessed I am, I stitch and I marvel over my stash - it makes me happy and hope I have enough time to do all those projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

smalltowndreamz said...

Thank you for this great giveaway. I just recieved my first sewing machine this christmas and it has become my new therapy. I love working with my hands and with colors. Colors are the light of the world.

Anonymous said...

Cindy W Aus,
From Thursday to now, my Mum has been in ICU of our local hospital, seriously ill and Thursday and Friday the medical staff could not give us better than 50-50 odds of survival, but through lots os prayers and even a freinds call out for prayers on FB, on Saturday and now Sunday, the staff have told us, the are getting things under control and best words we have heard is she may be in hospital for 6 weeks, but at least she will be fighting fit and still with us at the end of this ordeal. PRAISE THE LORD.
cindyw6621@yahoo.com.au

mana.filipa said...

Love the colors.
"True happiness is giving it way". Really try to follow this quote, going beyond myself and trying to reach others.
Thanks for the giveaway.
filipabmarques(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol Browne said...

This quote helps me all the time - “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss

I would love to win this fabric. So. Dreamy.

Thank you!

Barbra said...

"Tomorrow is a new day" and that's when I hope to hear that I won this terrific fabric.

Katusha said...

Something I love to do when I need a time out from life: cut letters and pictures out of magazines. I save them for making cards.

ManitoulinGirl said...

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the devils says "Oh Crap, she's Up". Makes me smile everytime I hear it.

Becky said...

Since I am trying to lose another 20 lbs (lost 20 last summer) my favorite quote to remind myself to not put extra food in my mouth is: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels".

Thanks for a chance to win these awesome fabrics!

Centergranny said...

I love this fabric! My favorite scripture from the Bible is "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil 4:13 Please enter me into your drawing, I hope I am not too late!

Linnie said...

It's heartwarming to read others stories here. As for myself, I'm in a really good spot right now. I sew and do other crafts every single day. And get this, with my husband of 33 years. We are both retired and have the time to be thankful for our lives and to get crafty every day.

Ofelia said...

What a beautiful colors!! I love them...
Thank you for this gorgeous giveaway!!

Michele said...

Sewing,and quilting in particular, always get me through the rough times. I belive that the Holy Spirit gives me the strength (and creativity) to work on all my projects.
And I have the perfect project for this beautiful fabric!
I am to blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!!!!!!!

Sierra said...

Yippee! A contest. I adore the fabrics there are. So whimsical. -

Barbara said...

I pet my cats.

path7401 said...

My favorite words of encouragement come from Psalm 27. In one translation is says "do not be afraid". A devotion I read said this is a command not a suggestion. We are to remain calm and brave and remember God is on our side in all situations.

Bobbi said...

Lately, an embroidery piece that I can pick up and work on whenever has helped me.

Anonymous said...

I just lost my best friend and companion - my Golden Retriever named Annie on New Year's Eve. So I found this poem:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Bettina Groh said...

Nothing will bring back the hour, of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower.... grieve not but rather find strength in what remains behind...
not quite accurate but it's a lo-o-ng time since I had to write it down!

Aunt Bella said...

Thanks so much for the chance at this great giveaway!

"May you be Happy, Healthy and Safe"

Lucy said...

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference

And "Do the next right thing"

Are two that have started to change my outlook on life.

I love the 1st Amendment said...

What beautiful fabrics those are. Here is my favorite non-Bible quote:

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
—William Arthur Ward

SewNurse said...

Wonderful giveaway.

Kimberly R. said...

Learn from yesterday, Live for today and Hope for tomorrow is a quote I found (Albert Einstein).
Thank you for the great giveaway!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

judys said...

Playing with children, petting my dog (or anyone elses'), keeping busy in th community, talking to my 92 year old dad!

Crystal Arcand said...

Lately, I've been focusing on the word "endure" to keep me going. I try to remember that if I just hang on and don't let go, I'll make it through.

Wendy said...

Oh, that's a difficult question. I struggle with staying positive as I have a bit of a "condition". I try to look ahead only as far as the evening and think about sewing or crocheting and that gets me through

Jessica said...

Love the color combination! Thanks a lot!

My favorite scripture is James 1:17- "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

The Hungry Crafter said...

Funny...I have a tattered old Archie comics story about Mr. Weatherbee going on a diet that ALWAYS makes me laugh out loud! It's a silly thing, but if I'm feeling sad or down in the dumps, I can always pull it out and it cheers me up :)

Raindrops on Roses said...

I love these fabrics!!! This gets me through -->

...Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
From The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran

Georgina Giffin-Rao
gina.giffin@gmail.com

wormlynn said...

I keep a journal, but i only put posiive thoughts into it, I dont want to g ack & read all the ad things that happened!
~Shelly E.
wormlynn@hotmail.com

gretam said...

What beautiful fabrics!

One of my favorite quotes is:

"Having chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts." Abraham Lincoln

Camie M. said...

Oh I just LOVE these fabrics. My mind has already started sewing for my daughter with them. I've been struggling with my health this last month after having been very healthy for forever and my spirits are down. I haven't been able to sew, which is my release and therapy. Prayer is always my first means of slaying the blues. Listening to praise music and reading His promises to me are the things that get me through!

quilary said...

Gorgeous giveaway! One of the most positive and practical sayings to try to live by is - "Never see a need without doing something about it" ~ St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

CURA-ME SENHOR COM TEU ESPIRITO,POIS MINHA ALMA POR TI SERÁ.GOSTO DE PENSAR QUE É ASSIM.OBRIGADO POR DEIXAR PARTICIPAR.

lifeattuned said...

This giveaway looks great! The verse I am meditating on right now is Psalm 37:5 "Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will do it."

marymac said...

One of my favorite sayings is off a rubber stamp I use on my handmade cards. I don't know who wrote it. "Take time to Laugh it's the music of the soul" I love your giveaway, tangerine is the color of the year.

Anonymous said...

Minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day.

Lisa
katzmeow01@hotmail.com

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

What gorgeous fabrics!

Without a doubt, my favorite scripture that gives me peace in troubled times is Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.

Thanks for the opprotunity to win!

Cristi
2ifbysea1067@bellsouth.net

Lacey King said...

I am a follower! Here is my quote : “Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours”

Lacey King said...

i tweeted it!https://twitter.com/intent/tweet/complete?latest_status_id=156130143029571585&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fmaureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F01%2Fthank-you-giveaway.html%3FshowComment%3D1326059220845%23c1038856759088224352&shortened_url=http%3A%2F%2Fmaureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F01%2Fthank-you-giveaway.html%3Fspref%3Dtw&text=Maureen+Cracknell+Handmade%3A+A+%7B+Thank+You+%7D+GIVEAWAY+%3A+%3A&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmaureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F01%2Fthank-you-giveaway.html%3Fspref%3Dtw

Lacey King said...

i shared it on facebook!!

Jessica Fuller said...

This certainly is a great giveaway, thank you very much for the chance to win. I am returning to sewing and crafting, this is the fifth day I've spent searching different projects, and I came across your blog. Laughing is my therapy, someone tells me a joke or I watch a funny movie, perks me up for a time, enough to snap out of it.

Maureen said...

Orange and Grey go together beautiful! It's rare to find these colors that match the style of buddism or budda. Thank you for picking these colors!

Deb (dubbage42) said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Happiness is what you make it. You could be just as happy with no money and no "things" as you could if you were a billionaire. It's all up to you.
:-)

Reecea said...

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

pharmgirlfollies.com said...

commenting for fabric rocks!

Trinket said...

Listening to Tsunami Bomb's definitive album helps keep me in a positive mood, as well as crocheting. Tsunami Bomb was a punk band with a girl lead singer and all of their songs lyrics are full of inspirational punches :)

able to sleep said...

I love these colors!

Aneta-wcassetty@twlakes.net said...

Those colors are beautiful ! My wheels are spinning just thinking of the fun projects a person could make !

Charlotte said...

If I am feeling down, I try to get outside and enjoy the urban nature around my house. I am particularly fond of the birds who come to visit at the feeder.

Jeanne Gwin said...
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Jeanne Gwin said...

Love this color combo and know just what I would do with it. As some of you know I just lost my sister to breast cancer and it was a terrible time for me. I had just celebrated being cancer free for 10 years and it devistated me when I found out her cancer had spread throughout her body. After weeks of mourning, I knew I had to do something or I was going to sink into a despondency that I wouldn't be able to pull out of easily. I was looking through my bookcase for something to read when I spotted a book a dear friend gave me when I found out I had to go through chemo yet again Max Lucado's book "Grace For The Moment" . It helped me then and I thought it might help me through my sis's death. OMG and I mean what I said "Oh My God" I prayed, please help me to understand, to accept her death and learn to live in a positive way by helping others. OMGod please lead me off the path of depression and sadness into a place of sunshine and happiness, wrap me in your loving arms and show me what to do to help myself and others. After prayer, I opened the book randomly and this was the verse I read: "Ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you shall find. Knock, and the door will open for you." Matthew 7:7 I began to live again that day with peace in my heart knowing my sister was with our loving God, all by simply asking, searching and knocking on His door. Thanks for letting me share Maureen.

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice giveaway~ Happy 2012.
I read Isaiah 41:10 everday..so uplifting! For my Texas friends (or those in the country)a fun quote is => Feeling Down, Saddle Up! lol

Ellie said...

I love the verse (in 1 Corinthians, I think) that says, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." So reassuring!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'd love to win!

Dee said...

Ohh, orange, the new neutral. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not rely on your own instincts and He will make straight your paths. Said at my baptism 57 years ago, and I still resite to this day.

Laura Zarrin said...

I don't have a quote to share, but I find that making something helps me.

Beautiful fabric. Gorgeous colors!

vwestermeyer said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I always turn to my favorite radio station for a song to uplift me.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful...my husband thinks I am the only person in the world whose favorite color is orange.
Uplifting? Hmmm...this last year has been a difficult one with my health...so I have tried not have too many pity parties by remembering that there is always someone who has it worse off than I do. For this, I am truly blessed.
Gil Crews
jeffngil@hotmail.com

Kolleen said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I think I came across this on stumbles and stitches and thought it would be wonderful motivation for the next year. It is simple and just one word. "GROW" Anything is possible. And it is something my children are doing everyday.

superstitches said...

Love that color combo. Thank you for hosting a great giveaway. One of my favorite sayings is an "attitude of gratitude".

Alayne M said...

Really taking the time to do something special for myself, helps to keep me centered. My loves are knitting, reading, and taking a bath with a glass of Pinot Noir :)

kmccalope said...

What keeps me moving is Exodus 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you, you only need to be still."

Always gets me through.

Courtney R. said...

I love listening to podcasts and audiobooks to get me through the not so enjoyable tasks. I love feeling like I'm getting a great education or "reading" a great book even while mopping the floor. So whoever says that stay-at-home-moms trade their brains for a mop couldn't be more wrong. But, honestly, I even love listening to these things when I'm doing things I do enjoy like sewing!

Great bundle!

jessie4ann said...

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1

midnight hysteria said...

I can do hard things ... quote from a young women church group .... and i can ... great giveaway ...

darlene

Kathie said...

When God brings you to it, He will bring you through it

samazon said...

Laughter heals the soul. One of my mother's favorite sayings :)

Janice said...

What get's me through the day is knowing that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is bigger than any problem that I may encounter that day. I start my day with prayer and ask for God to use me as his hands and feet.

Thank you for offering the wonderful giveaway, I would thoroughly enjoy being creative with all that fabric.

Carla said...

Love love love that orange! Hope I'm not too late.

Nicole F. said...

Beautiful fabric...and beautiful encouragement from everyone!

Spoken Melody said...

Dear Prudence - The Beatles. Anytime I start something difficult, go through trials, when I stare depression in the eye, just hearing that song brings me around. When I was very young and experiencing what I thought at the time would be the hardest heartbreak of my life, my best friends came over to check on me, and when they're coaxing and joking couldn't snap me out of my self pitty, Dear Prudence began to play on the radio. They started to sing along, and soon I couldn't resist joining in. We ended up singing into hairbrushes and remotes standing on the bed laughing together. The song brings back that memory and I am reminded nothing is too hard to bear, only too hard to bear alone.

ali said...

wonderful site, I have shared and would love to make some amazing art pieces with this bundle of tangerine joy. Thank you

kat said...

Goregeous happy fabric!! I have found great inspiration in reading Ashley's blog (Lil Boo Blue. Her saying/motto CHOOSE JOY is how I greet the world now!!

syndi said...

I love a quote from C.S. Lewis from the book The Horse and His Boy of the Narnia series. It reminds me to step out of my comfort zone.
"Do not dare not to dare."

Nabiha said...

My go-to destresser is sewing...especially for my daughter. Everything in a project, right from taking measurements, cutting out pieces to sewing and embellishing helps me divert my mind from whats bothering me and boost my self esteem...thanks for the lovely giveaway..hope you're having a great new year!
nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

S said...

hwy am i always too late for these things. well whoever wins is one lucky bee.. : )

Larissa said...

My favorite quotation:

Act well your part; there all the honour lies.

SewSuzie said...

I find that taking pleasure in the small things in life and congratulating yourself on what you have achieved and being proud of it helps.
you can certainly do that.

dooddles said...

Music is what my heart speaks through, and this song has always m ade me stronger in times of trouble.

Casting Crowns - "Praise You In This Storm"

CHORUS
I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
Every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

Amy said...

Those fabrics are just beautiful! I could do so many fun things with them!!

SoccerMomKnits said...

God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

-from the New Revised Standard Version

Anonymous said...

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