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Volume 467 August 28, 2015
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Threads Of Time
The Lord is ready and willing to listen. When you pray, just speak to Him as you do a good friend. He will answer you. He is faithful and your faith will increase as you seek Him.
If the scripture is hard to understand in the King James version (above), try reading it in the New Living Translation version Here Put the chapter you'd like to view in the search and it will take you to it. Need prayer? Contact Jackie
2 Corinthians 12
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
 
Dear Lord, Help us to see our trials as your way of strengthening us. Help us to not give in to the temptation to give into worry and stress when we are met with a challange. Show us that it is an opportunity for us to grow through and build our faith as we turn to you. We choose to rely on you in times of trouble and expectantly wait for you to strenthen us and give us wisdom to handle all situations. Thank you for your loving care. In Jesus name, Amen
 

1) Double-Duty Stitching:  If you test each design before stitching it on your actual project, like me, you’ll have lots of practice pieces left over.  First, if you stitch a design on an item of clothing, why not use your sample piece to create a matching tote, book cover, or other accessory?  Tres chic!  Or, you can collect your samples together and create a nice quilt for yourself or for charity.  Make your samples work for you!

2) Fabric Firmament:  I’m amazed at how many quilters have never heard of starching their fabrics!  My best advice is to keep this fabulously inexpensive helper in your sewing room at all times.  It can help remove pesky set-in wrinkles, add body to a limp fabric and even stabilize a raw edge.  Sizing is not the same thing!  Make sure you give starch a fair trial.  You’ll be glad you did! Note: Be sure to deal with any residue it might leave in your bobbin/needle area.

 
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The designs below will be available soon. Check out other great designs by the same designer by clicking the images.
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Login Instructions: Go HERE, and type in your email address. Click the image below "Exclusive Samples" heading.  On the next page, click the different months to download designs. . To view each digitizer's page, click the images or their names below. Check back often, new samples are added weekly!
We have fun activities that you can enjoy in the MOC. Login HERE, click the link under Sensational Samples, then find the references to Mystery Design and Challenge Question.
The four designs below are available this month.
Search & Find Design
Challenge Question Design
Search & Find Design
Mystery Design

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ENTER THE DRAWING
We want to see your projects! Send us good quality photos and get entered into drawing for 60-100 designs from Silver Threads Golden Needles. We have a new drawing once a month. You can enter multiple projects during the month to increase your chances of winning! INSTRUCTIONS to enter the drawing are below this week's entry images.
INSTRUCTIONS
Send your entry to support@oregonpatchworks.com with the following:
1. Your name and email.
2. The digitizer of the designs you used on your project.
3. The collection the designs came from.
4. A paragraph about your experiences doing your project.
5. The STGN pack of designs you want if you are chosen as the monthly winner. You can see the packs from HERE.
 
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED CUSTOMER PROJECT
Designs by Embroidery Connection
 

I have attached a photo of some of the coat hangers I have made for gifts. The stitched out beautifully and are lovely! They are from the set Classic Hangers 1.Veronica

This simple alphabet is by Adorable Embroidery Designs . Each week, we will put three new letters up on Adorable Embroidery Designs website for you to download. Go to their section and look around while you are there!