Southern Bell Quilting Clubs

"Old Time Music Style"
Keeping Heritage Alive through Quilting 

Quilting may have been part of the past, but it is quickly making a big come back. Competition is great and these talented sewers gather from all over the world for some of the biggest shows of the year. 

When I was a teenager there was a quilting or "Sewing Circle" at our church. Ladies would gather once a week to work on quilts for missionaries. I would watch, but never attempted to work on the quilt. So I never learned. 

Even though I am not a grandmother, I’d like to share with you a little bit of the Southern Belle Grandmothers Clubs of America handiwork, along with my first attempt at quilting. 

Take a look at the beautiful artwork on each piece and see if you could select a winner. You may also enjoy viewing the Basic Quilting for Beginners and International Quilters Conventions videos.   

National Quilting Day is always celebrated the third Saturday in March. 

 

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Christian Adult Coloring Books


Psalm Stained Glass Coloring Book price
Coloring is no longer something that we need to stop doing in grade school.  As a matter of fact, coloring is now acceptable for any age.  That was good news to me since I’ve never stopped coloring in the first place. 

Did you know that out of the top ten books for adults on Amazon, five of them were coloring books?  Why are they so popular?  Besides the fact that they connect us to our inner child and to the art world, there are scientific studies that show how coloring can be very therapeutic. 

There’s a new trend that is backed by statistics showing that adult coloring books aid to a healthy mind and body. The physical act of coloring actually calms the fear center in your brain allowing you to relax. 

Studies proved that coloring helps dementia and Alzheimer patients stay engaged with those around them. It can lower blood pressure, ward off depression, calms or relieves stress and trains the brain to stay focused. 

Color the Names of God: An Adult Coloring Book for Your Soul
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Color the Names of God
Research has also shown that adults who use coloring therapy on a regular basis reduce symptoms of treatment in cancer patients. 

Learning all this information had me searching for coloring books online and in the local stores.  Finally I found some in the Christian market that I thought were worth sharing.
 
You will enjoy coloring the designs with scripture blessings on each page.  Perforated pages for easy removal and sharing.  When finished use them in scrap books, unique gift tags, bookmarkers, creating your own cards or frame them for your own pleasure.
 
Select from over 200 coloring books when you click on any of the links. Type "Adult Coloring Books" in the search box.




Color the Psalms: An Adult Coloring Book for Your Soul
Psalm Coloring Book Price
 
Psalms Stained Glass Coloring Book  -     By: Jessica Mazurkiewicz
Psalms Stained Glass Coloring Book price


Color the Names of God: An Adult Coloring Book for Your Soul  -     By: Dugan Terry
Color the Names of God price
 

Color the Promises of God: An Adult Coloring Book for Your Soul  -     By: Lori Siebert
Coloring the Promises of God price

 
Inspiring Words: 30 Verses from the Bible You Can Color   -
Inspiring Words Coloring Book price
 
Patchwork of the Heart - Adult Coloring Book: Color Quilting Patterns and Scenes of Amish Life  -
Patchwork of the Heart price
 
 
Beloved Scriptures Coloring Book for Adults   -
Beloved Scripture Coloring Book price
 
Bible Blessings & Promises, Coloring Book for Adults   -
Bible Blessings & Promises price
 
Coloring Cards
Be Still and Know That I Am God, Coloring Book For Adults
 

Coloring Cards - Colorful Blessings

Colorful Blessings Coloring Cards Price

Thomas Kinkade Adult Coloring Book

Quality Coloring Pencils & Supplies
 


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DIY Tinsel Confetti Christmas Wreath

After Christmas sales have always been the best time to shop for decorations.  With pre-planning in the year end budget, you can get some really good bargains, especially on high ticketed items.

The week after Christmas I have been able to get lights, wreaths, ornaments, ribbon, wrapping paper, candles, a pre-lit tree and home d├ęcor from 50% - 90% off depending on the item.
Some stores begin their after holiday sales on Christmas Eve, such as Big Lots or Dollar Tree.  If you wait until after the holiday you won’t be able to find anything Christmas, so it’s best to catch the deal if you can. This worked out great with the lights this year, especially since one of the rescue cats chewed through the wires. We paid around .78 cents for a set of 100 lights. (See it here.)
I was able to get in on more discounts and made this quick DIY wreath display for a middle wall between doors that simply lacked color.  If I had bought all the items at regular price it would have been around $20.00. 

Here are the items I bought:

9” cloth candy cane sparkle ribbon (1/2 inch) at Big Lots $1.00

3 Confetti wire 10” wreaths at Dollar Tree $1.50

3 Mini gold ribbon bells at Dollar Tree $1.50

Mini gold ornament balls at Dollar General (15 for $1.00)

Wooden Peg Mug Rack at Walmart $2.00

Total cost: $7.00

It didn’t actually cost that much because I only used 9 of the 15 mini ornaments and not all of the ribbon.  So I figure it cost between $6.25 - $6.50 for the wall display, and only took about 10 minutes to make.

Tools for the Craft

Hot glue gun and glue sticks
White twist ties

Hammer and one nail


Instructions

How simple is this quick task?  It gave loads of color to the hallway!

Step 1 - Use the twist tie to fasten the ribbon to the wire wreath. You can use a touch of hot glue on the back to secure it, but the twist tie really works.

Step 2 – Hot glue the bells with the bow to the top part of the wreath.

Step 3 – Hot glue 3 mini ornament gold balls on the wreath.

Step 4 – Hang it anywhere!  Display wreaths on pegs.

Hang it horizontally or vertically depending on the space you have. Cup rack can be used for other items and moved easily after the holidays.
The red wreaths can be used for Valentine’s Day or any party by using other decorative items instead of the bells and ornament balls. 
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This one is from "scratch" and in 2014 it won a first place blue ribbon in the county fair.  It smells wonderful too ...
Hope you enjoyed another Favored Craft of mine!
 
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Welcome to Favored Crafts & DIY Tasks

DIY Hobnail Milk Glass Vase
Doing crafts in my classroom has kept my creative juices flowing for years. However, this website isn’t about projects for kids (although they may enjoy them) but is mainly for adults.  Presented is a small collection of some of the crafts I have done for my home, family, friends or for gifts.

Throughout the year I work on several larger projects, but find new interests in coming up with things to enter into the county fair each year.  The crafts aren’t too difficult nor do they cost that much to make like this DIY Hobnail Milk Glass vase. 

DIY crafts are challenges that I like to undertake; some turn out marvelous and some not so great. The main thing is to create something fantastic by trying new things with materials I haven’t used.

With some DIY tasks I may have a short video or introduce products that I have recently purchased.  Have fun and let me know how they turn out for you!

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