Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sewing with Healing Thoughts of Love








Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls




Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit





Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.




Rabindranath Tagore's words from 1910 and his call for peace and freedom for his beloved India resonate in my heart and my own fervent belief in our need to call out for equality and freedom and a better life for all people in our own countries, nations and our much bigger world.




We must simply and complicatedly open our hearts to one another with love for all of man and animal kind and with the deepest of true sentient caring, compassion, and most of all, mercy.

We must direct our minds and our hearts through the energies of this love and compassion to envision, create, and bring forth into reality a new and better world.

The true world of sacred communion and all encompassing community that in our hearts, minds, and souls we all dream of within our deepest dreams within a dream that we call reality.




We strive to reach across uncertainties to our own basic truths and desires for a happy, healthy cohesive family, country, nation, and most of all world.

And that my dear friends is not always easy to do. This is the hardest lesson, learning and truth. And one that all of us, our countries,  nations and our entire world is and must learn to do to survived our many hardships and challenges.






And for me it's always starts with hope, faith, and charity--and always, always begins with love for family.   






And we all  have really good days filled with really good fun while still working towards our individual goals and desires with an immediate goal of being as happy and healthy and productive in living our days and weeks and months, and lives as we can.






And we have really challenging days, weeks, months or even years when things get harder and more challenging.

But our family is hanging in there,  celebrating the really good days of optimism and strength and inner faith that hope prevails and goodness and light lift us up over and over and over to keep up the good fight for health, healing and hope.






New fundraiser has just started this month but still shows 2019 amount ending 8 months ago and no longer in the actual account. But we are so blessed by all donations past, present and going into the future. Thank you so very much!

Bless all of you who contributed. It helped her so much and meant more than you could ever imagine.













2020




Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting--"from my heart and with my hands."



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Free Sewing, Quilting and Crafting Patterns, Tutorials and Links

My constantly updated free tutorials, ideas,  inspiration, and free links to my sewing,  quilting, crafting and collecting memories along the journey of my ever changing life! 

Click on my links and enjoy my world of blogging from 2020 back to 2006!

Making Face Masks: 
What Works Best + CDC Mask Tutorials!





Mask Maker, Mask Maker, Make Me a Mask





 















Making Fidget Quilts, Aprons, Pillows, Bags for Alzheimer's Patients: Free Tutorials and Ideas 2018  







 

   

How to Make a Quillow (and fold it back into a pillow!)







Quilt, Craft, and Gift for All of the Winter Holidays!


Free Snowman (and Christmas) Quilt, Craft, and Gift for All of the Winter Holidays! 


Free Snowman//Christmas Quilt Patterns


 




  Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns





Wonky Stars, Hearts, Letters, Houses, Crosses, Asterisks, People, Flowers, Churn dashes and More!


Wonky, Liberated, Improvisational-Liberated Quilting and Letters

 


 A wonky square ..cross or plus...is this easy!  



Basics for Making a Cross, Plus, or "Arithmetic" Quilt






Free Bag Tutorials: Wallets, Purses, Cases, Boxes, and Handbag Patterns 

 



  Free Apron Patterns including Nursing Cover-ups, Men's Barbeque Aprons, etc.

 



 

 

  Making Alaskan Kuspuks  

 



Making Adult Bibs 

 




Making Face Masks and Face Coverings













  

What Type of Quilter Are You?


 


 


My Own Free Projects, Tutorials and Links!


Free Miniature Quilt Patterns


*String Quilting: Primers and Patterns


*Make a Magic 'Burrito' Pillowcase


*Making an Adult Bib


*Making a Heart Shaped Pillow


*String Pieced Prayer Pocket Pillow


*Make a Sewing Machine Pad With Pockets


Japanese Knot Bag Tutorial


*How to Make a Simple Petal Bag


*Liberated Rose:Free Piecing Tutorial


*Make a Scrappy Potholder


*Making a Coffee Press Wrap


*How To Make a Heart Potholder


*Make a Re-useable Shopping Bag: Pocket Pouched!


*Quilted Book or Journal Cover


*How To Make A Kuspuk


*Make a Wrist Pincushion


*Freezer Paper Photo Transfer


*How To Make A Fabric Postcard


*Blue Star Banner


*Fabric Shopping Bags Tutorial 


Free Bag Tutorials: Wallets, Purses, Cases, Boxes, and Handbag Patterns


 Free Apron Patterns of All Kinds


 Free Valentine, Hearts, and Love Patterns of All Kinds






    Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.