Friday, July 29, 2011

Words to Live By

Prayer is such a powerful tool.

We pray to communicate with God our Heavenly Father. I have a lovely little book called "For the Family" by Sylvia Gunter. She shares Steps to Powerful Prayer.

1. Worship God -
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise" Psa 100:4

2. Be Still -
"Be still and know that I am God" Psa 46:10

3. Confess -
"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord the Lord will not hear me." Psa 66:18
"But if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

4. Submit -
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time." 1 Pet 5:6

5. Believe -
"Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him." Heb. 11:6

6. Do battle in spiritual warfare -
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of the this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly realms." Eph 6:12

7. Listen to the Holy Spirit -
"no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him - but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit." 1 Cor 2:9-10

8. Ask God what He wants you to pray about. -
"I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask Me for anything in My name, and I will do it." John 14:13-14

9. Join together in agreement with other believers -
"If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in My name, there am I with them. Matt 18:19-20

10. Persist until the answer comes! -
"Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find, keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you." Matt 7:7

11. Praise the Lord that He has heard -
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of Him." 1 John 5:14-15

12. Act on what God has revealed to you -
"Do whatever He tell you" John 2:5
"If you abide in me and My words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will and it shall be done unto you in My name." John 15:7

I hope these verses are an encouragement to you. Remember that God's promises are unlimited, but God's fulfilling it may depend on our abiding in truth (2 Cor. 10:6)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vintage sheets

Recently I posted on my Quilting blog about an amazing package I received in the mail. I won a giveaway of vintage sheets from Sewn with Grace. Here is the box that arrived at my door.

and this is what was inside the box.

I was so thrilled to win these vintage sheets because it is getting harder and harder to find any kind of vintage linens in my area.

So on Friday I ventured out to the Good Will and do you know what I found??

Two beautiful twin size sheets in perfect condition!!! They don't even look like they were used! Then I stopped in at the Hospice Thrift store on the way home and grabbed up these -

two sets of pillowcases............

What a day.

What a collection!!!!

I sure have been in Vintage sheet heaven :-)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

White on white

My sweet hubby sent me these beautiful flowers for our anniversary. I could not resist dressing the table for an elegant tea in honor of our 38th year together.

Thank you to all who are nice enough to leave a comment letting me know you have enjoyed your visit here. I hope you come back again.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Metamorphosis Monday

A couple of years ago my BFF from up North came down to spend a week with me. We had a lot of fun shopping, eating, talking, crafting, etc..... you get the picture. Anyway, one thing I asked my friend to do for me was to help me recover a chair.

Now I am not into re-upholstery, but this was a special chair. It belonged to my hubby's Aunt, and I believe it was originally belonged to hubby's grandmother. We got this chair when dh's aunt moved into assisted living, where she was not able to take all of her furniture.

I wish I had taken a picture of the chair before we started this fabric removal. It appears to have been covered once before.

But you can see the basic bones of this chair. We discovered that the seat of the chair had straw for the stuffing. I decided to leave the straw inside, and just recover it with batting.

My sweet friend worked and worked on that chair. She really knew how to take the old upholstery off and use the fabric as a pattern for the replacement. A guy that works next door to my dh gave me the roll of fabric. His neighbor had put several rolls of upholstery fabric in the trash. He knew that I sewed and quilted, so he salvaged them for me. Yeah!

My friend actually brought that massive staple gun with her from the North! I'm so glad that she had the tools.

And now, this is how the chair turned out.............

Isn't it great? I really love this chair. I think the fabric really compliments this type of chair. I have enough fabric left over to make pillows for my couch.

So the chair has been handed down, recycled, the fabric was salvaged and a very special friend re-did the upholstery.

Nice history!

Today I am joining Susan for Metamorphosis Monday.