Flower Power

Welcome 🙂

Every year my Church holds a Flower festival at the end of June, the ladies who arrange the flowers are very talented and always make the Church look beautiful. This year the group of ladies who make banners for the Church (i.e. me and my super team) have been invited to join in and make an arrangement too. We were very pleased to be asked and especially so when the reaction to us making a display of fabric flowers was met with enthusiasm.

So a talented member of our group is keeping us in order (I understand that’s called ‘co-ordinating’ !) and we’re all getting busy making flowers – very exciting.

The theme this year is ‘Reaching Out’ and is highlighting what the various groups in Church do for the community we serve.

Our humble group has chosen this Bible verse to explain what we’re about and that we try to sow seeds of faith using visual art, as well as making the Church building look welcoming for everyone.

‘Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms’                                              1 Peter 4 v10

Everyone’s been working away making flowers and here are a few that I’m working on.

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We’ve still got a long way to go but it feels exciting 🙂

Until next time,

Chris x

A Bit of Everything

Welcome 🙂

I have to admit to not doing what I said I was going to on the WiP front! I had decided to get on with my EPP quilt – so close to being finished – but it hasn’t happened yet.

Instead I’ve managed to talk myself into another task for the wedding which has taken me a long, long way away from my comfort zone – flower arranging! Fortunately for me a talented and generous lady has been wonderful in guiding me through the mysteries involved in this new to me skill, I’m just skimming the surface with this creative craft and it’s like a whole new world opening up before me 🙂

On the sewing front I’ve appliquéd the flowers onto the cushion front and I’m feeling much happier with it. That may be because I’ve just got used to the colours now or it could be because the flowers have softened it all up a bit – probably a bit of both 😉

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I now need to turn it into a cushion cover so it can join my Daisy Chain quilt and my Daisy Basket quilt in my bedroom.

I’ve also made myself a little brooch,

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And keeping with the flower theme my church had its annual flower festival last week so here a a couple of photos to show you some of the beautiful arrangements.

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Years ago I drafted  Black work embroidery patterns for those windows and even made a couple up – goodness knows where they went!

Until next time,

Chris x

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