Repurposed some material

HELLO! Fellow Quilters!

Jackie here checking in to say, "I still droll seeing your projects!"

Recently, I embarked on a new project just briefly and used the beautiful material I have for a back drop!

What do you think?


I love it! The Yellow, Orange, and Purple plaid! 

I'm going to teach English online PART TIME! I need a said income to support our 4 kids' talents in sports and instruments! Our family lives on donations and while we are blessed, we are not able to pay all the bills let alone the kids getting out and doing things!


So I want to make money to pay for their extra curricular activities! If I am able, I will also pay for the shortage in our funds needed for serving in Central America!

Are you wanting to support our mission work in Central America? CLICK HERE and Bless you!

Are you interested in teaching English as side income? CLICK HERE and Message me

Thanks again for extending Grace to me! I do miss quilting but motherhood is so important right now.

*hugs*
Jackie

Focus on priorities. Sewing is my heart

Still here, well not here, but definitely on social media.

My focus is family, health, and ministry.

I'm mostly on Facebook but also on Instagram.

Find my health posts...
https://www.facebook.com/HealthyWitnessPage

https://www.instagram.com/healthywitness/




*hugs,
Jackie

What will 2017 bring?

Hello Quilting World! 

It's Jackie and I have been exploring other worlds in my life based on Seasons! You are always going to be there and I will return full time, I am eager and cannot wait. Right now I am full in on the World of Motherhood & Ministry. Yes, I was in Quilting Ministry but God has me full on our Nonprofit in Guatemala AND Wellness Ministry with others worldwide online. I am so passionate in supporting and guiding others in their wellness and health, to most that means weight loss.

Last week I opened a bin that I thought was School supplies (I homeschool 4 kids now), and it was NOT school supplies, it was FABRIC!!! I got emotional, the happy kind. It was such a feel good. I will be back as soon as I can. I drooled over the FABRIC I wont through countless giveaways. The people, companies, and blogs that gave away Fat Quarters, Scraps, and such were SO SWEET and I was honored to WIN! I have never taken it for granted and WILL make something someday!

Love you all and I am slowly coming back through following Quilters on Facebook and Instagram. I get my Fabric Envy and Quilt porn there. (That's a joke, please laugh).

It's my passion to design fabric and quilt patterns and be published. It is something I have had in my heart since my first quilt. Using my graphic design background and love for beautiful quilts that are fun to make. Feeling the completion is empowering (and addicting). But I know right now, family and faith are first since I can a tad OCD on Quilting and make it too priority.

Thanks for stopping by and reading this "thinking out loud" post as I am eager to SEE what 2017 will bring me in the area of quilting! Eager to show my kids this awesome fun craft!

Balancing it all the best I can,
Jackie Sue


PS: Offering free unconditional wellness living support, message me for free consultation.

Quilting is more than sewing...

Feb 10, 2016

Quilting is more than sewing because we are not only stitching pieces of fabric, but we stitch parts of our lives, the memories, together for years to come.

I had made a quilt for my sister's family to celebrate their two adorable cats that were not pets, but family members, years ago. I was able to enter the quilt and win in addition to entering it into the Blogger's Quilt Festival May 2010 .

See I am a cat person that chose a life of travel and didn't have one myself. So I had a blast looking up cat quilt ideas, deciphering patterns after patterns, and finally came up with my own pattern for not only the block but for the whole quilt. Using donated fabric from a Quilting Guild out of Texas and only buying very few yards myself, I was able to use similar colors to represent the two precious family members.

Today, I just got the news of a dear furry family member that has passed on from this planet. I just cried and cried as I read the message and the only comfort I had was remembering the quilt I made for the family of this sweet girl cat named "Daisy" (and Duke).
Daisy overlooking from the 2nd floor loft area. Loyal, Love-able.

Daisy was devoted to her family. Maybe thinking she was part dog or something, tee heehee. I am a "Cat Person", but Daisy and I never connected/cuddled. She was loyal to her family and home, period. I respected that ;)

She also had a life long friend, playmate cat named Duke. I believe they were together close to 15 years. He has passed on before Daisy, but also lived the longest BEST LIFE EVER! Both of them were just the most amazing furry family members ever. 
Duke
Daisy's friend
So if you don't mind, I ask that you send some love and prayers for the Ferguson Family today and future days as they grieve the passing of a family member. I hope the quilt reminds them of the good times and makes them smile!


Do you like cats and quilts too? See my post on Cat Quilt Ideas here.

*hugs*
Jackie

New Layout :)

HELLO Quilters!

I cannot tell you how much I miss you! I recently was asked to tell about myself and I said I'm a quilter and will some day design quilts to be published/sold, and my passion is to design fabric lines!

Then I thought about it, I have not quilted in years! Motherhood has been full time in addition to running a non-profit mission in Guatemala, virtual schooling my four blessings, and managing a health/fitness ministry that really has had me BUSY!

Lost and kept off 90 pounds - STILL EAT CHOCOLATE
(No pills, No surgery, just knowledge and lifestyle changes!)
Since the recent conversation about QUILTING with others (who do health/fitness coaching too), I am excited to come back here and see many of you still posting/quilting/chatting! I get teary eyed! You are family and quilting was the first thing that lowered my BP during my pregnancies before I discovered DARK Chocolate does the same.

Happy Quilting to you all and I hope to set up my space soon to join you all again. Until then I will share my links with these new friends of mine.


*hugs*
Jackie

I love to PIN Quilt Ideas....

Do you PINTEREST?
If so, comment with your Pinterest link(s)!! I'd love to see them while I'm not able to sew right now. (no dedicated room/space, so everything is tucked away till next summer 2015).

I got an account to document my Quilt inspirations and then my Health Passion took over my Pinterest account, but I did keep a few Quilt boards.

Here is my IDEA BOARD:

http://www.pinterest.com/HealthyWitness/quilting-ideas-out-there/


I hope you have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to returning to sewing and quilting soon! Lif'es seasons have me busy with my health and schooling our four kids while we travel and serve our Creator daily! I know Sewing will always be there for me! :-) and so will my Chocolate! 

*hugs*
Jackie

I miss sewing LIFE!

Hello All,

I really miss you all. I miss the online giveaways, swaps, guilds, and show and tells!!!! As a wife of a full time missionary and mom to four MKs in central America with no family around to help, it's been a tad challenging! I love where I am in life and admit, I MISS Quilting!!!

 On my personal Facebook, I see 24 Blocks in my newsfeed and I Drool! https://www.facebook.com/24Blocks

Keep up with you all do and I'll be back as time allows! Can you imagine my UFOs?

Keep in touch and show and tell!

*hugs*
Jackie
HELLO Quilting World! Wow it's been TOO long!

I had baby #4 and life is just really challenging with 4 small ones in a foreign country. But I will say, I have the best husband in helping me figure out running the house with the kids, helping them with their school and more (groceries, preparing the food, cooking, dishes, laundry.. you know the drill!)

I miss you all so much and will never 'leave' the quilting community! I have a goal to design quilts and fabric and more! SO just hand in there with me while I am in this season of mommy-hood! :-) A role i love and do not take for granted!

I just got a Pinterest Account, so if any of you are there, let me know to follow you there. I am really out of the loop! My friend gave me a stack of Quilting magazines I cannot wait to go through. My machine is in it's case missing me too. I do not have a dedicated place in the house for sewing.. yet!

My first machine is now in the hands of a Guatemalan. She asked if she could work to pay for a sewing machine. It just came easy even though I was attached to it in various ways, and I told her to take my first machine. It's a Singer from about 1983. A heavy one! LOL. My heart feels good that she really wanted and needed a machine for personal use as well as a way to make some money when there isn't any work. May she be blessed with it!

Ok I can't have a post without a photo...
me with flowers I bought at the local market
one dozen for $1.20 (no typo) :)
 

*hugs*
Mrs. Jackie Sue

Just saw this...

Copyright 2011 WFI Lifestyle Fabrics

I didn't know Ty Pennington was designing fabric!?
http://typenningtonfabrics.com/

A friend of mine just gave me a huge stack of Quilting magazines she was parting with and one had him on the front. It was a surprise but then I guess not. Very interesting! I know some day i want to, but i'm not in the right season right now. I love how my back ground in graphic design will soon someday help me in my hobby and post sahm life. But that is abotu 20 years away! LOL Until then, I am full time mom and quilter hobbyist! I am amazed at my stash now and most through donations and online giveaway wins!!!! AMEN!

I miss you all very much and will post things as I can. As soon as Blogger makes it easier to post, I'll post more but to login and sit to post take too long. Unless there is a simple way and I dont know yet.

Hope you are all well, I know I even had to unsuncribe from some Quilting email because i just found myself deleting because I have little time to read or even skim!

*hugs*
Jackie