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The Masterpiece by Javan
The Masterpiece by Javan
We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.
Awhile back Pat blogged about what quilting means to her. She has such a
beautiful way with words and her blog is always a joy to read -
she is very inspirational, insightful and creative.
I asked, and she granted permission, to use her words .. so
I stitched and sent her a pillow so the words
would always be near for her.
Well, I needed one too, didn't I? This is my redwork pillow I finished on Monday
using Pat's beautiful words and I added one or two words of my own.
The stitchery has been done for awhile, I just made it into a pillow this week.
I was unable to find ready-made piping (off-white muslin)
so had to make that also. What's with JoAnn's?
I thought for sure I would
be able to save some time and energy with ready made.
Patience is definitely being practiced here.
The words on the pillow - sorry the picture isn't better ... (Quilting) is the knowledge that
while quilts are being made, each stitch
holds a private thought, a prayer, a wish, a dream
or a promise.
Last of my projects are my "be happy" signs ...
which were on the wall in my other sewing room because that is
where the Golden Girls met bi-weekly -
they certainly made their mark upon my personal canvas.
Some have moved away and we "lost" a member last July.
These words represented all the fun we had together
whenever two or more gathered.
I really should have also created the words
eat and coffee - we did that very well also.
Again, I apologize for the pictures not being clear and bright - (sorry Samm.)
We have had clouds and rain for the last two days, of course, - part of that patience thing again and then Blogger sure created some challenges for me on this post.
I requested my post for today - my own birthday - I also needed the extra time.
This is the first week I have been in my sewing room
for a year and found this very challenging to get this far.
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