Hebrew Word of the Week

Olah: Offering of rising or ascent. An offering made by fire unto YHWH, the highest order of sacrifice. Meaning ascention. It represents complete submission to YHWH's will because the ENTIRE offering is given to YHWH. Greek translation= holocaustos (holocaust/sacrifice).

Monday, February 27, 2012

Everyday, I Choose...

Every new day I wake up, put my feet on the floor and I choose. Each day I am allowed a choice to choose anger or understanding, bitterness or acceptance, darkness or light. The choices we make will ultimately reveal the stuff we're made of. 
-Physician's Rx by Jordan Rubin

I like to remember this.

This is a re-post from my other blog.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Things I've Learned...

Things I've learned that are transforming my mind...

I'm learning to live my life in the here and now.  Yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that's why it's called "The Present."

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Projects I Want to Do

I love these skirt projects so much I'd wear them myself except I'd make the Twirl Skirt longer with lots of twirl and funky contrasting fabrics.  So, so cute!

The patterns can be purchased on the links provided above.

"Learn not to squirm when discomfort comes...This too is part of life and you can learn to experience this just as you can experience comfort."

Projects I Want to Do

I love this skirt!  I love that you can recycle a pair of jeans you don't wear any more AND I love that you can get really creative with the fabric center piece.  I have fabric and jeans to make this but I am lacking courage to do it...  You know what they say:  "You  miss all of the shots not taken."  How bad could I mess it up?

Here are the instructions to make it happen minus the pics:

I found it here at Husqvarna

Jeans skirt with patch work wedges

This vintage chic skirt is made from an old pair of jeans and a paisley patterned denim fabric that is
decorated with patch work stitching. Use a pair of worn jeans or purchase a pair from a second hand shop.
 Sewing Supplies
.Husqvarna Viking Emma sewing machine
.A pair of jeans that fits around the waist and hips
.Paisley patterned denim fabric or print fabric of your choice
.Pictogram Pen
.Husqvarna Viking Tear Away‘ Stabilizer
.30 wt. Sulky Rayon Embroidery thread in a yellow/golden color
.Yellow sewing thread

Remove the stitches from the inner leg seams of the jeans from pant leg hem to the crotch seam with a
seam ripper. Open the front crotch-seam to just below the zipper, and the back crotch seam the entire
curved part and half of the straight seam, as illustrated.VSM Group AB • 561 84 Hus k v a rna ,  S verige
www. h u s q v a r n av i k i n g . c om

On the front, lay the left side of the crotch seam over the right
side of the crotch seam and pin in place. (The seam will look like
a “J”). Repeat for back.
To make the wedges, slide a piece of paisley patterned fabric
underneath the front opening. With a Pictogram pen, trace the
“triangle” shape that is created by the unstitched legs. Repeat for
back. Cut out the triangles at least 2” (5 cm) outside the marked
With the pictogram pen, draw a patchwork pattern on the
triangle for front wedge. (We have decorated the front wedge of
the skirt only but the back wedge can also be decorated.)
Thread with golden yellow embroidery thread on top and sewing
thread in the bobbin. Adjust the zig zag stitch length to 0.5 and
width to 3.0. Snap on presser foot B. Sew over the lines with tear
away stabilizer underneath the fabric. Remove stabilizer.
Illustration A (not avail)
Select straight stitch. Adjust stitch length to 3.0 – 3.5 mm.
(Heavier fabrics require a longer stitch length.) Lay your stitched
front wedge underneath the opening on the front of your jeans.
Pin. From the right side, stitch the decorated fabric in place along
the edges of the pant legs. Start with the leg side that is
overlapped by the other and remove the lower pin under the
crotch seam to start stitching underneath the overlapped leg for a
nice result. Topstitch two seams beside each other to imitate the
previous stitched seams. Overlap and stitch the opposite leg in
Illustration B (not avail.)
Repeat for back.
From underneath, trim away the excess fabric leaving a 3/4''
(2 cm) seam allowance. Select zig zag again. Stitch length 2.0
stitch width 3.0. Snap on presser foot B and overcast the edges.
Trim the skirt even and zig zag the edges all around.
Snap on presser foot A and select straight stitch again. Fold up
a 5/8” (1.5 cm) wide hem. Topstitch in place.
Illustration C (not avail)

I love this!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quote of the Day

  "Search for God like a man whose head is on fire searches for water."    E.P.L.

I love this quote.  We really are that desperate, we just don't realize it most of the time.  Ever since I read this quote, it has stuck in my mind because of how true it is.  If we could find the focus and determination to hold on to this, life would be an inspired adventure that would never suffer from boredom or lack of creativity or missed opportunity to do good.

May you find truth, for it is light.