When I sew, I pray for the one that I am making the item for. It seems to me to make it more beautiful. The large quilt I made recently took a lot of prayers - some for me, too, to be able to finish it with a good attitude. I feel the young man was covered in prayers when I finished and I was pleased with my work.
Beautiful picture of daughter and grandchild!
When I know that I am making something for someone in particular, I try to lift them up in prayer. I need to pray for myself a little more often--I often forget that part of self-care. Thank you for your kind words about my daughter and granddaughter.
Thank you for reminding sharing this quote with us. It is a wonderful reminder of where or creativity comes from and as I am my own worst critique, I really need to start thinking differently. Your daughter and Riley are beautiful.
I am forever putting myself down, or dismissing the things that I make as unimportant. I wouldn't do that to anyone else; so why do I do that to myself? Gonna work on that.
How beautiful they both are. God was the original creator. We all have a gift .Creating is something we all can do in some way shape or form. Some have more talent in sewing and different forms of needle work. Others in many other things such as being a good friend. It's within we need only realize it. Thank you for sharing these 2 beauties with us.
Thank you. It seems I can recognize gifts in others, but I have a difficult time finding it within myself. I am going to try to accept, enjoy, and worship with my inner gifts.
I always enjoy seeing pictures of Riley. I just love her curls! I can see the red hair comes from your beautiful daughter, too. I am glad Meagan is 'out of the valley' so to speak and realizes God got her through. I wish her all the best this new year and you as well.
I love making things and somehow when I do, I think I feel close to God. I think of all his creations and how it was good. Not that I can create because I can't take from thin air-lol I can make something from a piece of fabric tho and look at it in amazement sometimes because it started with a flat piece of fabric and think it is good. I try to honor Him with the talents he gave me, by sharing with others.
Give that little one a big hug from me and Meagan too.-Toogie
You are very fortunate that your communion with God comes easy for you when you create. For me, I have to actively work at it. I’m praying that it comes a little more easily for me in this new year, now that perhaps I have a little more wisdom to look for it.
Those hugs for Riley and Meagan are so much fun!
Thank you for the quote and sharing your daughter's story. I forget sometimes and let depression and anxiety run rampant. I will create the beauty and useful items to the best of my ability and I too am grateful for everyday I can stitch. I would rather stitch than cry.
You are right, it’s so much better to stitch than to cry. I do well taking antidepressants, but some days it gets the best of me. I believe the chronic pain I live with is the reason for my down days. But I’m going to work at reveling in the great creations of God this year. Thanks!
Thank you for this wonderful reminder. There are times we all a reminder that we have worth. And the girls are both beautiful. Enjoy and Happy New Year. Hugs. Nan
We all do need that reminder of our worth. I’m going to print that quote out and put it in my sewing room.
As for my girls, I love them so much. And I am so grateful for them. Happy New Year to you also!
This is a picture of love. How precious.
I love the red hair and am jealous!
That is a sweet quote and one we so often need remind ourselves. Thank you for sharing it.
Thank you. When I look at that picture, my heart just swells. I’m so glad that we live close enough to be very present in their lives.
Nice to read such nice things in the beginning of a new year !
I wish you an d all of your friends, family,.. a super 2020
Thank you. And happy New Year to you and your family too!
Jenny, such beautiful words and so true. We are all putty in the hands of the Potter. I thank Him for my talents every day and also for those who do any kind of artistic work. God only knows what we've been through. Your daughter and grand-daughter are gorgeous, such a lovely photo of them both. Happy New Year to you all and may 2020 bring you heartfelt joy and peace. Love Chris
Thank you. I am not great with words, but that paragraph spoke volumes to me. I have struggled with depression for most of my adult life, and along with that comes serious self-esteem issues. If I even speak out loud the words that I am worth it, or that what I do is worthy, it makes tears fall.. I'm going to work hard on that from now on.
Great message....I always try to remember that God is the one who gave me my gifts and that I need to do my best and create for him.
Love the photo!! Happy New Year!
I used to believe that I wasn't artistic at all, that really all I did was follow directions. I know now that it isn't true, but it is a difficult concept to overcome.
Happy New Year to you!
What a wonderful message! Thank you, I needed it!
Love the picture - aren't they beautiful - the love shins through!!
Happy New Year! Hugs, Laura
I needed those words for sure.
Meagan and Riley are two of the joys of my heart. Riley can wear me out on the day that I keep her, but then a day or so later I miss her so much! Happy New Year to you also!
What a wonderful picture!
Thank you. Riley was so proud because she had learned how to kiss! She loves to gather us all together and have a group hug.
Thanks very much ,Yes God has no hands to use , so he uses mine and yours . God is love and when we create we create through him Blessings to you and yours may the Love ,Peace and Joy rest and abide upon you forevermore Amen!!!Hugs Carolyn From Canada xxx
I do so love your words! Riley will tell anyone who asks that she asked Jesus to live in her heart (what joy that gives!) and she says that in there, Jesus doesn't even have armpits or shoulders, 'cause there isn't any room! I love to see her bow her little head in prayer. One time, after we said grace, she kept her head bowed and told us she was talking to God in her head. The wisdom of a child.
So many of us hardly own some of our own creations. The joy of making something for others is what keeps me happy.
I have a zipper bag that I made, and one dishtowel that I have embroidered and that is all. I get a lot more pleasure out of making and giving.