Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Gifts, Blessings, and Creative Energies


Sharing my love, blessings, and creative projects that have kept me busy for the past few weeks as we all prepare for the creative energies of Spring, Easter, Passover, and other energies of rebirth and renewal.

For me, it is my community and creative giving and the use of my art quilts, donation quilts and most of all my prayers flags that energize me almost as much as my own blessings of creative and healing energies. With these I show the light and the giving of my own love and sharing with others..no matter what the medium or the message.


I've been sewing, quilting, and crafting up a storm......until I can't find a certain piece of backing fabric, or a binding piece that would just be perfect!  And then, my sewing nook is tossed upside down and inside out and cleaned and reorganized in the midst of chaos ..

Spring cleaning has begun!...in the very midst of creating a challenge quilt for the Mid-Valley Quilt Guild (due next week!), prayer flags and one of my Fabric + Paper cards for a dear friend's birthday,  joining another community quilting group and sewing like a manic for hours on Saturday and then again at home, as I add three more donation quilts to my to do list and pile of fabric, art quilts, prayer flags and other projects!

I turned my bits and pieces of progress into a collage..a very busy collage...shown below...to share my creative and invigorating energies as I create renewal and rebirth in my own life.  For that is the lesson and the spiritual teaching of this season. We are all blessed, all renewed, and all begin again..no matter what our spiritual practice or belief system.



I rev up my passion and my dedication for creating quilts for donation and share my deep love of giving to others, creating even the simplest of spirited prayer flags for a friend and her son who was working at OSU when he was so tragically hit by the elderly man who ran right through the flashing light and permanently damaged a young man in his thirties for life.




 My card filled with love and the tiny prayer flags that can be carried back and forth from their home to his care home with prayers and blessings from my heart and my hands.

It is in the giving of ourselves, our heart, and our love and caring of others that we best honor this holy season of so many belief systems around the world.


As I share the energies of my own "Peace and Prayer Arch" from my backyard in Salem (shalom, which means peace) may we all spread peace, prayers, and love beyond the mere confines of our own busy lives into the the universe and hearts of others!


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Post Note:
Send those creative and healing energies from all of your hearts to the Middle East, the birth place and genesis of all three major religions of the world..Jewish, Muslin, and Christian..countries that continue to be anything but at peace right now.

Pray and send energies of peace as the war mongers continue to battle and create negative energies of constant retaliation and the seeking of Old Testament energies..may we all understand see the healing energies of love in the new and renewed. 


Sharing My Own Easter Links:

 Praying for a Miracle and Blessings: Updated 2015

Updates on my husband, my brother, my sister-in-law, and my BF's son


http://www.with-heart-and-hands.com/2014/04/spring-into-easter-and-passover-and.html

Free Easter and Passover: Quilt Patterns, Tutorials, Links  

Sharing my own free tutorials, patterns, and tutorials as well as those of others





Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey from Alaska to Oregon with thousands of free Quilting, Sewing, and Crafting Patterns and Tutorials. Help change the world, one little quilt, art quilt, and prayer flag at a time!

6 comments:

  1. Michele, you are such a blessing to me. Thank you.

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  2. I too feel the same about this time of year...and agree, you are a light and a blessing my dear friend...

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  3. Michele, you are such a gentle and sweet soul. I love reading your posts which always inspire me to keep giving, keep loving and to keep creating. Hugs my friend.

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  4. Anonymous7:50 AM

    You are such an inspiration to me... every time I read your blog, I want to get going on prayer flags and donation quilts... but then I get caught up in every day life. I AM going to make a prayer flag for Kelly! I am... I really am. I am in tears as I read about him. I lost my youngest son who was almost 25, and I have one son left, age 36... and when I think of what could possibly (at any time!) happen to him, I just cry... this world is so cruel it seems to me... and you have so many losses and things in your life that you must continue to deal with.. and yet you keep going and keep giving! what an inspiration you are... thank you so much for sharing your life. Marilyn (Central Oregon)
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  5. What an inspiration you are Michelle. I love your peace & prayer arch.
    I'll be lighting a candle tomorrow remembering you, your family & fired in my prayers. God bless!

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  6. This is one of the highly informatics and attractive blogs that has not only educated also informed me in a very effective manner. There are very few blog like this one I have read.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.