Sunday, October 23, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness-- a knitted wrap for a Warrior Princess

Fate whispers to the warrior...
                "you cannot withstand the storm..."
                              and the warrior whispers back 
                                          " I am... the storm."

 October is
Breast Cancer Awareness

in my own humble little way,
I am dedicating my latest knitted wrap
to raising awareness 
for women everywhere...

every woman who is diagnosed
with breast cancer
becomes a warrior...

this knitted wrap,
the most exquisite and detailed 
that I have ever made...
is truly fit for a 
Warrior Princess..

 one end of my knitted wrap
is accented with a pale pink ribbon-
a symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness.
the pink ribbon 
is embellished with an exquisite
  garland made from
hundreds of seed beads, sequins, tiny glass leaves,
and my own embroidery accents.

unlike anything that I have ever made

the wrap is knitted
with my own combination 
of super soft acrylic yarns...
the beaded and embellished ribbon
separates a slight color distinction
in the design...
one end is knitted in a muted pink 
combination of yarns
while the remainder of the wrap
is knitted in muted tan colors 
accented with soft pink

a tiny muslin tag,
hand painted... 
bears the symbol of the
warrior princess...
so tiny that one would
hardly notice...
but she knows that it is there...

the entire wrap
is accented with beaded leaves,
vines, and flowers...

 over 50 tiny handmade leaves,
and over 40 flowers
are hand sewn
along a beautiful trailing vine...

every stitch
is filled with prayers...

 every leaf and flower
is accented with seed beads,
glass beads, and 
vintage accent pieces...

 and on one leaf,
another tiny beaded symbol for our
warrior princess...

beautiful blooms 
 are scattered
 along the trailing vine...

 every bloom
is beautiful and unique~
as is every warrior princess...

the charitable proceeds
from the sale of this knitted wrap
will be donated to
a women's ministry
that provides hope and support
to warrior princess's
who battle all types of cancer.
they have been kind to our family...

my "Warrior Princess"
knitted wrap...
can be found in my 
ETSY shop

I am humbled to love and admire
a beautiful and very special
warrior princess 
in our family...

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kindness Quilt Project -- an exciting FIRST UPDATE!!

"Because, that's what Kindness is...
       It's not doing something for someone because they can't...
                   It's doing something for someone because you can...."
                                                                             Andrew Iskander

Only 3 months into this amazing project,
 and already the response has been incredible! 
To date, there are 94 quilt block donations
(from all over the world!!)
and a gorgeous assortment of laces
and notions.

Every donation has been photographed 
and I am so excited
to share them with you here
in this first update
to the 
(you can read about the project here)

the first 3 photos in this set 
are the amazing creations of
Bridget Baker
who shared her amazing talents
all the way from
Great Britain...

this beautiful quilt block was anonymously
donated by a 
kind and generous soul...

these lovely crochet squares
were sent from England
and were created by Jayne Purchase...

this next group of 7 stunning quilt squares
were lovingly created by 
Marlynne Snare
from Missouri...

you can find Marlynne
and her amazing talents 
at her blog--

these beautiful, soft, and colorful 
knitted squares
are from Jousie
in California...

stunningly beautiful and so so soft...
these crochet squares are lovely donations from
Suzanne Elkin,

these next 3 photos share
the amazing creations of the talented
Jo Butler
and come from the state of

5 lovely embellished quilt blocks..
you can find Jo and her creations at her blog

this beautifully embellished quilt square 
has traveled all the way
from Australia 
to become part of this project....
 created by my friend 
Deb Uhrig...
Deb created the first Kindness Quilt
as a gift for one of her friends who was in need
of some special kindness.
I was pleased to have participated in Deb's
 unique and special project...
 and from there, 
our Kindness Quilt group was formed on 
You can read more about our group
and you can find sweet Deb on Instagram
under the name
"Raspberry Treats- Deb"... 

Lovely fabric and beautiful embellishments...
these next 2 quilt square donations are from
Elaine Kewin,
Elaine also donated 
an assortment of lovely notions
for the project...

you can find Elaine 
and her beautiful creations 
at her website

these next 5 photos
share the donations from a dear and precious friend
here at home...

created by my friend
Janet Yost...
this assortment of knitted and crochet squares
are lovely editions to this project...

Jan also donated an incredible
assortment of laces and ribbons that will be used
to further embellish the quilt...

These unique and beautiful knitted
squares were donated by
Loretta Alcorn,

another stunning addition to the project...
this beautiful quilt piece
was donated by 
Lorraine Williams
from Australia...

and.... from Australia,
created by Eva McMahon,
a stunning collection of 41 quilt squares...

beautiful and simple..
evidence that even the most simple designs
are stunning additions to this project...

some of these lovely quilt squares
will receive embellishments
from the donated laces and notions
that have been
gifted to this project...

from this lovely collection,
I hope you will realize that if you have even the most
basic talents in knitting, crochet, or sewing...
your gift will be treasured beyond words for this project...
do you paint?
I would love to have some donations
from those of you who might add painted
designs to a quilt square...

and if you have no skills at these crafts....
please send notions for embellishment of the project.
Any gift will be so appreciated...

the project will run until next August,
and I will publish updates as the donations arrive...
every donation will be photographed and shared here
on my blog and also on my
"2 Bags Full " Instagram page...
(I will begin posting on my IG page this week...)

From the bottom of my heart,
please accept my heartfelt thank you to everyone
who has donated to this amazing project...
in my next update,
I hope to share some photos of the quilt
 in beginning stages of becoming
if you have any questions regarding
this project,
you may email me..