Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Faith & Blessings

Since December, I have been serving on a special committee at our church trying something brand new...
A chance to celebrate the artists in our congregation and do a bit of fundraising as well.

Friday night is an Art Gala & Show ~ to see the many works of art
along with a silent auction that includes donated works of art.
I'll be exhibiting my needlework and our oldest son will be exhibiting his paintings, sketches and sculpture.
These are my donations:

Faith ~ based on a design by Country Rustic Primitives
and stitched by me.
The pillow is completely stitched by hand
and features linen rickrack and antique shell buttons.
Bidding begins at $20. (valued at $49)

"Blessings Abound" table runner ~ an original design by Winding Vine Designs.
It features a base of an antique Army blanket and
letters from an antique Victorian era wool paisley piano shawl.
It is completely hand stitched.
Bidding begins at $30. (valued at $70)
When the Art Show is over and the auction winners are heading home,
we will convert the space for Day 2.
On Saturday we will be hosting opportunities to create art yourself with Make and Take workshops in the morning, a box lunch and Sip & Paint in the afternoon.
I'll be teaching little wool applique mug rugs.
It will be a lot of work, but I am truly looking forward to celebrating our faith and our blessings through art in all forms!
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
 neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 
 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~Romans 8: 35-39

Blessings, Patti


WoolenSails said...

I love your piece and i Love this idea.
I have been thinking it would be nice to get our church ladies together to do crafts and maybe charity quilts, so I will have to see if I can find some others who can help with ideas.


Simple Pleasure said...

Your idea is wonderful and should be a great success. I continue to be in awe of all that you accomplish...and with a full-time job outside of your home.
Wishing you continued blessings and happy stitching,

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That sounds like a truly wonderful endeavor! I hope that you reap what you have sown :)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your blessings design is beautiful

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Such a great idea for a fundraiser! Please keep us posted on how the whole thing turns out. Your designs are wonderful.