My Attitude Has Stunk Lately!!!!

I have to remind my self of Philippians 4:7 often.
My attitude has really stunk lately.  I cannot feel the peace that passes all understanding when my attitude stinks . All I feel is a lot of unrest.
 Some words really spoke to my heart as I was reading scriptures today.
Matthew 22:37
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.
Colossians 3:1-3,5 
(Speaking to those who have been baptized into Christ)
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Set you mind on the things above, not on things that are on earth.
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
v 5 So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth…
Romans 12:2-3
Do not be conformed to this present world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself that you ought to think; but to think with sober discernment as God has given to each a measure of faith.
Why has my attitude stunk lately?
Selfishness
Self-centered ambition
Thinking more highly of my self than I ought.
Not loving God more than myself.
Not loving God with all my heart, soul and mind.
Not seeking the things above where Christ is seated with God.
Not setting my mind above but setting it on the things of this earth.
Being conformed to this world. 
Not renewing my mind with the Word of God.
What do I need to do about this stinking attitude?
Love the Lord God with all my heart, mind and soul.
Seek thing above.
Stop being selfish.
Stop being self centered.
Think more highly of others.
Love God more than myself.
Do not be conformed to this world.
Set my mind on things above and stay in the Word and Prayer.
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Tutorial: How to Make a Shabby Chic Junk Gypsy Style Machine Emboridered Wedding Banner

Personalized Wedding Banner
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Matthew 19:4-6

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
 Pick the material for your project. 
My niece picked these four colors and they worked well together. 
We decided to use this size twine for the connecting material. 
You may use ribbon or fabric. 
I chose to embroidery two or three letters at a time. 
Actually, only one stitches at a time but it saves on 
hooping material and time.
I like to stitch the outline and then measure to 
see what size I need to cut the material.
1. I decided the pattern I would use. 
2.  I cut all of the banner material and
tagged each with the letter to be stitched.
There were ten letters in this banner. 
Five for Emily and five for Blake. 
Since I am a visual person,  I organize 
the banners this way so I do not make any mistakes.
I used a stiff interfacing on the banner triangles. 
It gives them a very nice firmness.

 Trim close to stitching trying not to cut stitches.
I cut the twine 24″ long and folded it in half.
  Measure the banner in half at the top. 
This one happened to be 2 1/2″.
Just be sure to measure in case yours is a different size.
 I used scotch tape to hold the twine down for stitching.
 Put the center of the 24″ twine on the  middle mark.
 Hold the twine in the middle and stretch it to the right 
and tape outside the stitching area.
 Stretch the twine to the left and tape outside the stitching area.
Lay the first material of the triangle on the triangle shape.
 Return the hoop to the embroidery machine and stitch.
 I used Heat n Bond Lite to keep the letter material from fraying.
Follow manufacturer directions.
 Peel the backing paper off.
 Place the letter material on top of the banner triangle.
Return hoop to the machine and stitch.
Remove the hoop from the machine.
 Trim close to the stitching without clipping.
 I like to use a Sticky Lint Roller to get all the 
loose clippings off of the banner triangle.
Tape a piece of matching material  on the back of the banner triangle. 
  I top stitched the banner triangle in a coordinating thread and at the
same time it stitches the back piece of material on the banner piece.
You may do it anyway you want.
Be sure to keep your tying string out of the stitching area.
The banner triangle is ready to be removed from the embroidery hoop 

unless you are embroidering more than one letter in a hooping.
This picture is to show the contrasting color top stitch.
I prefer to spend time stitching and then trim all at once.
So, I stitch a lot of triangles and then I trim.
Be very mindful of the string for tying when you trim the triangles.
Pull the top layer back and trim the bottom layer. 
Do the same with the top layer.
Trim all sides of the triangle.
The triangles are ready to tie together to make the banner.
I used Planet Appliques Reversible Banner Pattern.
However, I altered it a little. I chose to use pinking shears to 
trim the triangles  to give it a Shabby Chic-Junk Gypsy look.
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What I Have Been Up to in the Month of January 2013

The first three weeks of January I was sick for two weeks and my husband was sick for a week.
Now it is the first week of February and my husband is sick again. Ugh!!!!
The most important thing I did was an online Bible Study. The bible study was Soul Detox and it is http://www.youversion.com
In the mean time I have been listing some Vintage things to sell.
 I was having serious withdrawals from sewing so 
I cleaned up my sewing room and 
started my machine to humming for two days.
 Then I remembered that I was going through all the 
Vintage things I have in my house and 
deciding that it is time to move them on out.
So, now you know what I have been up to in January 2013.

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We skipped Christmas at home this year and took a 10 day trip to Hawaii.
What a wonderful idea this was. We were enjoying 75 degree days while a lot of the country was covered with snow.
The islands of Hawaii were full of Christmas Cheer. It seemed strange to see the Christmas decorations in such a lush tropical location.
People greeted us with Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou everywhere we went. 
My tongue does not work well with the Hawaiian pronunciation. 

Hawaii has so many different cultures. It is so interesting. Hardly anyone you talk to is a native Hawaiian.
I am sure you will be hearing a lot more about Hawaii as I only have about 1600 pictures.
I will you the best for the coming new year.
2013—Can you believe it?
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
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