Welcome to 12 Things God wants you to Remember!
This all started because I wanted to come up with some patterns to practice my embroidery stitches.
While thinking about it one day, I was staring at my bulletin board and noticed a magnet that I have had for years. It lists"10 things God wants you to remember".
It had always encouraged me and suddenly I felt that was the perfect thing to meditate on while I was practicing stitches! So I started sketching away.
Well, I couldn't just do this alone, so I invited all my blogland friends to join me and "12 things" was born.
If you're just joining us, don't feel like you have to catch up, just hop in where we are, download the patterns and you can do the earlier months later when you have the chance.
I would love to see your work if you are joinging us! Post on your blog or flickr and leave me a link in the comments so I can come by and say hi!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [ moscraps at gmail dot com ] and I will do my best to help you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and participate, I'm really looking forward to getting to know you!
In His Grace and Peace,
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What you'll need to get started:
-A copy of the pattern of the month (see below)
-Transfer pen/pencil or carbon paper & stylus
-Some type of fabric to stitch on (I'm using a 6" square of muslin, but you can use any fabric or even recycle a pillow case or piece of clothing)
-Embroidery Hoop (I'm using a 4" hoop)
-Embroidery Floss (It comes in six strands, I usually use 3 strands but sometimes on smaller, more detailed lines I only use two)
Here is what the sampler will look like when we're finished (I think...heh-heh).
-Adobe does strange things to patterns sometimes so you may need to adjust the pattern size when you print it out Just decrease or enlarge it on your scanner/printer or at the copy shop.
-Transfer the pattern to the fabric of your choice, making sure to center it on a larger square of fabric that will fit in the hoop. (I use carbon paper and a stylus to trace the design to my fabric. You can also use a transfer pencil like in this tutorial.)
-I am using a small 4" hoop and a about a 6" square of muslin (both available at most craft stores) to give myself plenty of room. My plan is to sew the squares all together when I'm finished so I'll cut the squares down to 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 to allow for the seam before I sew.
(I have to tell you I'm not sure that's right so this may change. I need to call my mom. heh-heh)
-And here are the patterns! I made one with the reminder and one blank so that you can make other things with the pattern, adding your own verse or quotes.
January 2011- "I will guide you"
January Song - "You tell me so" by JJ Heller
"The LORD will always guide you; He will satisfy your soul in drought." -Isaiah 58:11
February 2011- "I am for you"
February Song - "You Are For Me" by Kari Jobe
(the actual song starts at 48 seconds in if you want to skip the intro. The song is * a. ma. zing.*)
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11
March -"I Believe In You"
March Song "God Believes in You"
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8
April 2012- " I forgive you"
April Song - "East to West" by Casting Crowns
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." -1 John 1:9
May 2012- "I will heal you."
May Song - "Healing Rain" by Michael W. Smith
"He carried in His own body on the cross the sins we committed. He did this so that we might live in righteousness, having nothing to do with sin. By His wounds you were healed." -1 Peter 2:24
June 2012- "I will provide for you."
June Song - "How He Love Us" by John Mark Mcmillan
"...And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.." -Philippians 4:19
July 2012- "I will deliver you."
July Song - "Free" by Ginny Owens
"We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free!"
August 2012- "I will give you rest"
August Song - "I will give you rest" by Big Daddy Weave
September 2012- "I will answer you."
September Song - "Create in Me a Clean Heart" by Keith Green
"Then when you call, the LORD will answer.
‘Yes, I am here,’ He will quickly reply."
-Isaiah 58:9 (NLT)
October 2012- "I will strengthen you"
October Song - "No Fight Left" by JJ Heller
"So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with My Righteous Right Hand."
November 2012- "I will be with you."
November 2012 Free Pattern Download
November post with photos and tips
November Song - "Hands" by J J Heller
“And remember that I am always with you
until the end of time.”
December 2012- "I will bless you."
December 2012 Free Pattern Download
December post with photos and tips
For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
with favor You will surround him as with a shield. -Psalm 5:12
"People everywhere will Remember and will turn to the Lord. All the families of the nations will worship Him" -Psalm 22:27