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Sunday

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Monday’s Motivation

struggle - identity

This was really thought provoking to me.  Think about it……..   how many times are we so consumed with something it literally TAKES OVER!!  It takes over our thoughts, attitude, actions …….  and it can happen in a flash!

It’s possible to struggle without letting it overtake us.  Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but it is possible.

What are some things you do to keep yourself from being consumed by your struggles? 

The biggest thing I probably do is listen to music.  I have “positive encouraging” Christian music on 24/7.  It’s always in the background and helps keep me grounded and focused.

Prayer and reading scripture is a big one for me to.  I read this verse last night and it really goes along with the topic ~ Psalms 118:5 says ~ I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a broad place.  Perfect!  A broad place – somewhere with space where I don’t fell so trapped by my circumstances.

What about you?  I’d love to hear from you.



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Tuesday

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Exploding Pineapple Block Pillow ~ Free Pattern

We had a fun class yesterday in the studio!  We were making pillows using a single “Exploding Pineapple Block” with a border.  They turned out so cute!

Have you ever made anything using the “Exploding Pineapple Block”?  They are so fun.  No points to worry about.  Quick and simple.

My Pillow

My Pillow

Student ~ Sonja's pillow

Student ~ Sonja’s pillow

Here’s a gallery of pillow tops in various different stages from the students in class.

I’ve linked a PDF of the pillow pattern HERE if you’d like to make one yourself.

Mary brought a couple quilts she’s made using the block.

Sashed Blocks

Sashed Blocks

 

The dark final round on this block creates the dark purple secondary block.

The dark final round on this block creates the dark purple secondary block.

Karin Hellaby created the block and has a couple books using the Exploding Pineapple blocks.  Here’s a link to a demo she did on how to piece the block ~ Sew Simple Pineapples – you tube.

Hope you give it a try!



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Sunday

July 2013







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Monday’s Motivation

quality of your thoughs

Our thought and what we dwell/meditate on can make all the difference in our lives.

I truly believe we can train our brain to be more positive and productive.  It takes discipline and determination but like all other habits, the more you do something the more natural it becomes.

Watch what you allow in – rotten music or TV, a negative person ……… this all has an affect on the quality of your thoughts.  Purposefully choose uplifting music, literature, friends…….It really does make a difference.

Have a GREAT week full of quality thought!



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Sunday

July 2013







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Monday’s Motivation

I really love this quote ~

leave people  better

This is the kind of person I want to be and the kind of friends I would like to have.  Have you ever been blessed with a friend like this?  I have been blessed with a Mom like this.  She’s such a good example of each of the qualities spoken about above.  She inspires me to be a better person.  Who inspires you?

Have a great week!



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri