Monday, September 18, 2017

Chapter One Of A Wife's Secret to Happiness - Encouragement

First let me say it has been a very long time sense I have used my blog. But, hey if I can write to you and encourage you through my old blog I'll give it a go. (please forgive me some of the information on here is out dated I will do my best to update it soon)



I know some of you were unable to make it on Sept. 14 to pick up your book. That is O.K.
There is still time to get a book and study guide and just start. That's right friends sometimes we have to just start. We start and let God lead. 

Hang in here with me.....
God would have us do our best at anything we do but when it comes to bible study I have learned over the years no matter how tired I am or how much I feel like "I can't possibly do one more thing." God will speak to you through the pages of his word and someone in a class.
I have been in bible study classes before where I thought "What could I possibly learn from this!" Then a few days later and sometimes not that long BAM it hits you like a ton of bricks and the Lord is speaking directly to you through the bible verse you are studying, the book you are using, or someone in class says something and you think "God is speaking to me through them" 
Yes, yes and yes sweet sister I have had it happen to me!

That is why I'm writing this today to you. I don't want you to miss out on the refreshment you can get from studying God's word with your fellow sisters in Christ. 

Our next Bible Study Class will be September 21, 2017 try to arrive between 5:30-6:00pm
(if you can't get there by then get there when you can, but we will start as soon as we can)
We are meeting at the Chipley Hellfighters Clubhouse: 884 Usery Road, Chipley
Be ready to discuss Chapter One in the book as well as study guide material.
Our verse for this week is:



Here is the video I promised. (please disregard all the um's I did this in one take) 



If you are coming to my blog and have no idea what I am talking about here are some basics.

The Bible Study we are using is by: Jen Weaver
You can buy the bible study book: Here , Here , Here , Here
Her Video Promo:







You can find my husband Darren and myself on Facebook: Here
You can find my Personal/Ministry Instagram: Here
You can find my Crafty Instagam: Here

You can find our F.A.I.T.H. Riders Chapter Page on Facebook: Here
F.A.I.T.H. Riders National Website: Here
Our Churches website: Here

Again let me say, this is Not: a "motorcycle ministry thing", a "Baptist, Assembly, Methodist" thing or affiliated with any church.

This Is: Ladies who want to study God's word (the Bible) to find out how God would direct us to be the best Wives we can be in a marriage between two imperfect people. 


I hope you have a great week my sweet sister!



Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Skirt Finished

Hi friends!

I did tell you on my last post that I was sewing up a skirt for myself. I have been on vacation and am now back and have finished my skirt.

So first I'm going to tell you a little about the pattern. I got this FREE skirt pattern from craftsy

There is a link on the designers web site. http://so-sew-easy.com/


You can search her website for: Flouncy Bouncy Skirt
On the tutorial page there is the link to the craftsy pattern. 

 

This is a PDF pattern you can print and tape together yourself. It has multiple sizes.


I used a knit. And I need to add here that I bought the material at a big box store for 2 bucks a yard. So let me also say you get what you pay for. That being said I have not sewn garments very much so I did not want a lot of money in this skirt just in case it didn't work out. 

 


I do like the skirt and the fit is pretty good for me so I will buy some better quality fabric and make this skirt again. 



I hope this helps some of you who are considering garment sewing to step out and try something new.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew







Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Finish and what I'm working on

I finished a baby quilt over the weekend.
I thought I was going to have to throw it in the trash. It was in the shape of a retangle but I decided to spiral quilt it to just give visual interest. 


See all the wrinkles? Actually they were more like peaks. Ugh.....no amount of pulling would make it lay flat. I was about to throw it in the trash. I just threw it in the washer and hoped for the best.


Here it is after the wash. Just a few ripples on the boarder. The mother sent me a message to tell me she was in love with it. 

So now to what I'm working on.

Finally decided to cut out a skirt.



I used knit for this skirt. I will post more about the skirt when I finish it.
I did get half of it done.


The next picture is of my design wall. No designs just some of what I have worked on over the summer while I haven't been posting over here. 


I hope you have a great end to the summer and a wonderful week.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle
a.k.a Mrs. Sew & Sew









Sunday, August 16, 2015

Verse for Sunday

Well....
Today I don't have a verse for you as such but a line from a song.
Today the church that I attend's choir along with 4 other church choirs will blend together to preform in concert to end the summer.
It's called: Celebration of Praise 
There is a song we will sing called: Victor's Crown
And in that song there is a line that is written: Hallelujah  Jesus You have over come the world

This ran through my head so much this week until I had to put that in my journal. 


I hope you have a great week and find a song to sing.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Verse For Sunday








I hope you have a great week.

Hugs and best stitches to you,










a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Friday, July 31, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A New Sewing Adventure

I know, I know I normally talk about quilting or some sort of patchwork on here but......

I started sewing garments...well one so far. I made myself a skirt.



This is the pattern that I choose.
It is made by the pattern company NewLook and is # A6288 U.S. sizes: 8-20
I bought this at a big box store for you guessed it $2.97 I figured when I bought it if I never used it I would not be out that much money.

Now I wear a size 12 in store bought clothes. That being said using stretchy fabric I cut this skirt out at a size 18.

The skirt I made is just like the one the model is wearing. It is almost the same as the popular "Maxi Skirts" that you have seen in stores and online. 

You might notice that the pattern says just 4 knits. That is what I choose to use. Now I know what you are thinking for your first garment you choose KNIT! 
I did but......not without doing much research. I found a video on you tube that explained how to sew with knits.

It is from Vanessa from Crafty Gemini you can click the link to see her blog but I found her on You Tube.
Here is the first video of her's I watched to find out all about knits.