Posts in the ‘Inspirations’ Category



16 November 2012

The Thankful Tree

Autumn is such a beautiful season – the colors, the weather, etc. More than that, though, it is beautiful to see people give thanks, counting how many ways God has blessed them. And for each and everyone of us living and breathing, that list is unending.

One way we display reminders to cultivate a thankful heart is with The Thankful Tree. This year instead of scrapbook paper we are using wooden chalkboard tags.

The Thankful Tree

For assembling, all you need is:

Sticks
Wooden Chalkboard Tags (make your own or buy them already made)
Chalk (you can sharpen the chalk with a pencil sharpener)
Scissors
Glass Jar – gallon (shown) or half-gallon
Assorted Nuts, for extra beauty
Burlap and/or Ribbon, for extra beauty
Thankful Heart (“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart…”)

The Thankful Tree

The Thankful Tree

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name;
make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
tell of all His wondrous works!”

—1 Chronicles 16:8-9

The Thankful Tree

Are you building a Thankful Tree this year? What blessings will you be etching on the ornaments?





17 October 2012

The Children's Titanic Paper Dolls

After spending months pouring into this project, Breezy and I are grateful to present:

Inside you will find paper dolls of the Captain and 15 of the most beloved passengers of the Titanic, mini-biographies, clothing changes, two fold-out scenes on the decks of the Titanic, and a faithful retelling of God’s Providential work in history.

While learning about the bravery and sacrifice, children can play and remember…

The Children's Titanic Paper Dolls

The Children's Titanic Paper Dolls

The Children's Titanic Paper Dolls

The Children's Titanic Paper Dolls

Men gave their lives so that women and children could live. “Women and children first,” was the cry! Then the lifeboats were lowered into the freezing water below and were rowed away from the sinking ship.

One hundred years ago this year was a night to remember. May we never forget to honor those brave men who went down with the ship, sacrificing their lives so that others could live!

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
—John 15:13


Now Available at Noble Rose Press!

 

P.S. You can expect posts here to be much more regular now that this project is complete!





6 September 2012

The embroidery kits are up in the shop!

Rejoice in the Lord - Embroidery Kit

Everything you need to complete one of our patterns, gathered and packaged with love:





31 August 2012

We waited until golden hour when the warmth of the sunlight is at a peak to get these shots for the Six Angles “Faceless Portrait” theme.

Artist at Sunset

Artist at Sunset

Artist at Sunset

This is an artist at sunset. She loves to paint for the glory of God.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
—Colossians 3:17

P.S. These were taken with the new Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 lens (a very sharp lens) paired with the Nikon D7000 camera body.





22 August 2012

Patterns, Floss, and Hoops for Kits by Clementine Pattern Co.

We had a wonderful time designing and assembling embroidery kits for a wholesale order this past week. Now, we’ll be assembling embroidery kits for the shop!

Needlebook by Clementine Patterns

Embroidery Kits by Clementine Patterns

Stitch Guide by Clementine Patterns

Look for them in the shop on September 1st!





1 August 2012

Kindness Embroidery by Clementine Patterns

This month’s free embroidery pattern from Clementine Patterns features several delightful graphics for Kindness. Download the PDF pattern for free and embroider your own version! (For personal use only. This PDF pattern download is available for free through August 10th.) UPDATE: Now available here!

“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; against such things there is no law.”

—Galatians 5:22-23

Kindness Embroidery by Clementine Patterns

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11 July 2012

My sister is an artist. Her artwork is beautiful, wholesome, and truly delightful. Each piece tells a story, a story of adventure, joy, faithfulness, discovery, friendship, work, love, childhood, etc.

Last week, I had the great pleasure of setting up her online portfolio

And now you can easily enjoy a closer look at her illustrations and sketchbook!

It has been such a blessing to watch her cultivate this gift, and develop an amazing God-given talent… but the best part is how she seeks to honor the Lord through the work of her hands.

You can visit her online portfolio at BreezyTulip.com!





21 June 2012

Last week we had the delightful pleasure of meeting our friends’ most recent blessing, Lavinia May!

Lavinia May

Lavinia May

Lavinia May

Edmund

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward.”
—Psalm 127:3





22 May 2012

I had just dropped off to sleep when I felt the ship bump as if scraping the side of a tree.

I sat up straight in bed, trying to make out what had happened. It seemed completely silent for a minute or two. The engines were cut off. The corridors were quiet until one began to hear doors open and voices speaking. The first voice I heard was a woman asking the steward what had happened. He replied calmly, “Everything will be all right.”

Sinking of the Titanic

Those were the words of Miss Helen R. Østby, survivor, recalling the night when the Titanic had struck an iceberg which would lead to the ship’s sinking and the death of 1,500+ passengers and crew.

I can only imagine what it would have been like – just over one hundred years ago – to be on the grand, arrogantly acclaimed “unsinkable” Titanic.

The anticipation leading up to her maiden voyage, the excitement of all those boarding such an extravagant vessel, the luxury and grandeur of her various decks and the first class dining hall.

With this being the 100th year anniversary of Titanic’s sinking, we have been studying her passengers, the events surrounding her maiden and fatal voyage, and those who survived. The event becomes more and more real with each new fact learned and each new story read.

I am left speechless by the heroism of the men who gave their lives so that women and children could live. Not a single act of chivalry, heroism, or sacrifice was performed by accident. With great intention the men placed the women and children on lifeboats as the Titanic took on water.

The sinking was tragic because of the many lives lost at sea. But with gratefulness we can look back and give thanks for those who were spared and lived to tell the stories of manhood, womanhood, humility, servanthood, and especially sacrifice.

“For I know that the Lord is great,
and that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all deeps.
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,
Who makes lightnings for the rain
and brings forth the wind from His storehouses.”

—Psalm 135:5-7