Spoonflower & Rainbows

Do you know when you hear about something, about how wonderful it is,  and you just want to try it out for yourself?  Spoonflower (the American “you upload a design and we’ll print it on fabric for you”) was one of those things for me.  I had seen tea towels made of photos, tote bags and cushions made from paintings and quilts made with children’s school work. But I never got around to ordering anything of my own, until about a month ago.

I took the plunge. Uploaded a design, ordered the fabric and waited with baited breath for the parcel to arrive in the mail.   The fabric came and I was disappointed with the colours.  Not as bright as the original painting, and not happy with the effort I put in to crop the image properly.

But looking at it now,  all two American lineny yards of it – I can see potential.  Maybe some cushions for the games room?  Maybe a quilt?  Who knows.  Maybe some new library bags.

The colours aren’t too bad,  and I could fussy cut all the rectangles again.

Worth it?  Yes.  Would I do it again in a hurry? No, only unless I have something extra, extra special in mind.

“Rainbows” by Paigey  – Kindy




God’s Faithfulness

Something I cam across via Tim Challies.

“It’s not always explainable.  A baby dying is not good.

But I know that if it would bring God more glory, she would still be here……

God has always revealed his faithfulness to us.”  The Harms.

Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!