Summer Tee- shirt Dress.

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Today’s project is a tee-shirt dress.  I tried to self draft this dress, however, it never really came out like I truly wanted.  So I went looking for the actual pattern.  I found McCall’s 6886.
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I chose a spandex material that I purchased through Amazon.com. I wasn’t sure If I was going to attempt a swim suit with the material– I still may use it for a swim suit.

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I also used my cover stitch machine to finish the neck, arms and hem. I love how it came out.
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I plan on making more tee-shirt dresses this summer. It was super easy to put together and nice to just throw on to run around on the weekends.

Mountain Move!

This is only a Mountain– Tell it to move! It’ll move.

Another day, another fight
It always feels like an uphill climb
Another step, another mile
The story of your life

It’s harder than you ever thought
And it costs you everything you’ve got
When you’re back against the wall
And you feel like giving up

This is only a mountain
You don’t have to find your way around it
Tell it to move, it’ll move
Tell it to fall, it’ll fall
This is only a moment
You don’t have to let your fear control it
Tell it to move, it’ll move
Tell it to fall, it’ll fall

You’ve gotta find a second wind
It’s not as high as you think it is
Don’t give up and don’t you quit
You gotta climb if you wanna win, yeah

And I know it looks big
And I know you feel small
But just a little bit of faith can change it all, change it all

This is only a mountain
You don’t have to find your way around it
Tell it to move, it’ll move
Tell it to fall, it’ll fall
This is only a moment
You don’t have to let your fear control it
Tell it to move, it’ll move
Tell it to fall, it’ll fall

Ask like you believe it
Trust like you can see it
Take your fear and say
There’s nothing in your way, no
Even when it looks big
Even when you feel small
Just a little bit of faith can change it all

This is only a mountain
You don’t have to find your way around it
Tell it to move, it’ll move
Tell it to fall, it’ll fall
This is only a moment
You don’t have to let your fear control it
Tell it to move, it’ll move
Tell it to fall, it’ll fall

It’s only a mountain
Just a little bit of faith can change it all

I’ve been meditating on this song for about a week now… and yet again.. I have seen the Hand of God move in my life!
I know that I know, that I know… There is a God, and he knows my name. And this God cares about me. I whisper my hearts desire and stand back and watch the mountain move. Just a little bit of faith can change it all.

No matter the outcome… God has shown me, yet again, that I am known and cared about.

All praises to God Most High– The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I stand in awe of the Power of the Most High.
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Lime Top

Photo on 4-20-14 at 3.05 PMSame pattern, two different looks. I made the blue dress last week. I made some adjustments to the pattern, then sewed up the lime top within one hour!  I like this pattern.  If I make this one again, I will not put so much material around the neck.  It has a choking feeling with heavy materials.  So I may use a lightweight material for the next go around.

Underneath the top, I am wearing a corset that I brought from the thrift store for $3.99!  Couldn’t believe my luck!  I get to do waist training!

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Let them Go

Read this from T.D Jakes and it seems to come at a perfect time:

 

There are people who can walk away from you.

And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walkaway from you: let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person intostaying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming tosee you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk.Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The bible said that, they came out from usthat it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would havecontinued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you.And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.

Let them go.

And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person it justmeans that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you don’t keeptrying to raise the dead.. You’ve got to know when it’s dead.

You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell yousomething.. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift, Ibelieve in good-bye.. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’mfaithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me.And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belongto you and was never intended for your life, then you need to……

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains …….

LET IT GO!!!

If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and see your worth……

LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you.

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge…..

LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction… ..

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents

LET IT GO!!!

If you! u have a bad attitude…. …

LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better……

LET IT GO!!!

If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to takeyou to a new level in Him………

LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a brokenrelationship. ….

LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even tryto help themselves.. ….

LET IT GO!!!

If you’re feeling depressed and stressed …………

LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are soused to handling yourselfand God is saying ‘take your hands off of it,’then you need to……

LET IT GO!!!

‘The Battle is the Lord’s!’

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Soylent Experiment

Do we really have to eat?

Yes, eating is enjoyable and I guess that the chewing of food brings some comfort. But do we really need to eat food to live?  For the last 2 weeks– off and on, I’ve been doing an experiment of sorts. It’s my Soylent Experiment.  I’ve made my own batch of the wonderful mixture and started 3 day blocks of only Soylent intake.  Did I die? Did I feel like I wanted to die?  NO-NO-NO on the contrary, I feel revived! I did 3 rounds of 3 days each and lost a good 10 lbs! all of this WITHOUT “feeling” hungry.  I still got on my treadmill to do a few miles each week, without any lost in energy levels.  Why did I do it?

Because I could…. I wanted to see if it was possible to survive on a Soylent only existance with no detriment to my health–mentally, emotionally, or physically.

People at work asks about it… hubby is not trying it!  Wouldn’t it be great if we are no longer controlled by out stomachs– What would life be without our god being our stomach?
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Words of comfort…..words bring peace

OH what difference a day makes…

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It truly is good to speak my mind.. Even if the outcome is the same, expression is the key to release.

I am the master of my own destiny….. I have yet to be a person that does not use the voice that God has given me to express myself and bring to light to a dark situation.

Today is truly a more emotionally productive day.  I may not get what I want, but at least my voice was heard.  God is good.

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