Friday, April 30, 2010

Town Centenary Quilt

Many hours have been spent working on our towns centenary quilt.

We have a number of smaller “snap-shot” blocks, sewn by a number of different ladies from our patchwork group, that will be randomly placed onto a large quilt background which is one big scene of a typical valley around here of vegetable crops, orchards, pasture, river and trees.

I was working on the “street-scape” snap-shot with another friend. We used old photo’s and recreated the buildings in fabric. It is all raw-edge appliqu├ęd. Finishing touches were also sewn on like the flag poles, window frames, wheel spokes and horse reigns and so forth. I’ve embroidered on the business names and the clock markings on the shire office.

The quilt is basically finished now. Another friend is doing the quilting, before another sews on the binding. The quilt will be unveiled May 29th. I'll show photo's of it completed, once our town has seen it.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Almost "Home Alone"

Early Tuesday morning April 6th, my husband and son fly overseas for two months.

The primary reason is to visit Romania and see if they are successful in finding our son's birth mother. They will travel to many other countries including visits to many Biblical sites, such as the Seven Churches of Revelation and Mt Ararat.

Initially they fly from here, to Kuala Lumpar, to London, then to Poland for their first stop. They'll visit some of the concentration camps, before going onto Romania by train.
Would value your prayers, especially on Saturday, April 10th - the day he may see his birth mother.

From their they will catch the train across to Istanbul, Turkey, spending nearly two weeks in Turkey. Other countries will include Syria, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Ireland and finally India, to visit one of our church families who have gone to teach at a Christian School for two years.
Over the coming two months, I will mention some of the places they visit and how things go for them.

Colouring In

We all have enjoyed the childhood pursuit of colouring in. More recently crafty ladies are using them in stitcheries etc. They look gorgeous.

I needed to colour in my own background for a flannelgraph series on the Old Testament Tabernacle produced by CEF, for our weekly Kid’s Fun Club lessons. I used oil crayons, then a toothbrush to brush/blend the colours into the flannelette fabric.

I was very pleased to finally get this Tabernacle series as it is an old set of lessons that CEF are no longer printing. The CEF representatives here in WA were able to find one hidden away somewhere in the USA, when they were there last year. I was very very excited when they called to say they’d managed to find it for me.

INTERESTING FACT: If you could fly in with a helicopter over the Children of Israel camped out in the wilderness, with the Tabernacle in the centre facing west and east, then the tribes, with numbers given in the Bible, camped either, north, south, east or west of the tabernacle according to the pattern God gave - you would see the shape of the cross.

Another one of the many pictures throughout the Tabernacle of the promised Messiah, who has come, the Lord Jesus Christ. As we come up to Easter time, we see many of the things He fulfilled, shown in "picture form" in the Old Testament.

Have you acknowledged your personal need of Him to be your Saviour?

"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13