Monday, 29 August 2022

My Craft Journey Continues

I have been working for some time on seven wreaths, one for each of the Church windows.  I have finally finished them, filling each one with love and prayer.











I had so much fun making them, each one different from the next.  I painted each a label and then choose a verse from the bible which gave it so much meaning.  Writing the verse on the back  so that everyone is aware of the thought process of it in the making.  There are lots of local elements included in the making, such as wool which I hand dyed and Harris Tweed.  Made with love.

I have also spend some time making soap, which is something that I enjoy.  I love adding the scents and getting just the right smell.  This batch was a simple lavender that I added some dried lavender too.  It added to the visual look of the soap as well as the smell.







I will close for now and thank you for your visit, your uplifting comments and your love.  We did wonder about our decision to remain here on this amazing Island but we are surrounded by so much beauty it would be impossible to leave.  I continue to do well, although tire very easily.  I have to allow double the time to do something these days but I am thankful.  Take care.

See you soon.




34 comments:

  1. You have been busy! I bet the soaos smell wonderful and the wreaths will look great in the church windows. Take care.

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  2. Such a lot of lovely crafty things done, I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. What beautiful wreaths for your church. So glad you are still enjoying your island life and doing so much crafting. I read recently about man being made in the image of God and how this is reflected in our desire to make things and the pleasure the process and final article gives us, just like God is the creator and was pleased with his creation. I think your wreaths are a great example of that.

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  4. Thank you, my dear friend, for sharing your amazing and beautiful creations with us. I was so very happy to see your name on my reading list, as I check everyday to see if you have posted! Hugs and love from far away in distance, but very near in heart.

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  5. Your wreathes are absolutely beautiful and will look lovely in church. The soap looks wonderful too, such a lovely gift.

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  6. What lovely wreaths...you have such creativity, the windows will be beautiful. And homemade soap...something I've always wanted to try...thank you for the inspiration! What a beautiful rainbow...they always touch my heart.

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  7. Those pretty wreaths are works of art and made with love and creativity.
    You asked which island the book Call the Nurse was about. She writes in the beginning of the book that it's a very small island and has chosen to give it a fictional name to preserve privacy.
    I hope you are having as good a week as possible. Blessings, GM

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  8. Your wreaths will look very beautiful in the church, made witth such care and love.

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  9. The wreaths are so pretty! I’m sure the congregation will be pleased to enjoy them at Christmas.

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  10. Your wreaths all look beautiful.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    All the best Jan

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  11. I am always amazed at your lovely crafts, Lorainne. The wreaths are so pretty and I'm sure they will add a lovely touch to your church's windows. Lavender is a favorite scent for me, so your soaps sure do look great! The rainbow is certainly a beautiful sight to behold.

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  12. What a beautiful rainbow.

    Your wreaths are wonderful...so creative. They are made all the more meaningful by the use of local products and your selection of Scripture.

    Making soap with lavender must be so relaxing.

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  13. You wreaths are wonderful and all the more special as you put so much love into them. Take Care, x

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  14. You sure have been busy. Lavender is my favourite scent, followed closely by grapefruit. The wreaths are perfect.

    God bless.

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  15. Your wreaths are lovely! I can just dream of how wonderful your home must smell after the lavender soap making! I do love the scent of lavender! You do live in a slip of paradise. Continued prayers.

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  16. Hello my dear Lorraine. It is good to see another post from you. Your wreaths will be a precious gift to the church, reminding everyone of special times to celebrate and the love that is shared by all.
    Lavender is my favorite scent, sometimes with vanilla added to it. In fact, I have a lavender/vanilla candle burning right now.
    I'm so glad that you and Gerard are so happy on your little island. It sounds as if you have a wonderful support system in your friends there. I wish I could be there to help you too, but know that you are ALWAYS in my thoughts and especially my prayers. I feel as though we've been friends for a very long while.
    Take care my dear friend.
    Blessings and love,
    Betsy

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  17. The rainbow looks lovely. We had pink clouds this evening at sunset time. I was out watering plants and the air wasn't the best to breathe in. Some fire from southern Oregon and possible closer vegation fire recently as well. The wreaths are lovely and so go to write scripture verses for people to read with rememberance of Jesus' birth we celebrate at Christmas. Continued prayers for you on the lovely Isle of Lewis you enjoy living one. Thankful you have friends who help you and Gerard. God bless, my crafty, sweet friend! I did ship the prayer shawl to friends in Pennsylvania and they enjoy it! Hugs! Becky

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  18. What a gorgeous project you have created lovely lady. I bet the church will be all the more beautiful when they are displayed there. A real legacy of love. Gentle hugs for you all. xx

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  19. Those wreathes are absolutely beautiful and I can smell the soap from here (almost!).
    Many hugs for you.
    xx

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  20. The wreaths that you've made will look beautiful in the windows of the church with each one different and so lovingly made. The naturally scented soaps will be appreciated too. I send my love and I will remember you in my prayers. You live in a beautiful place. May you enjoy being there.


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  21. The wreaths and the other things are so pretty ! You are really gifted ! It's wonderful that you have this hobby, I know people who sit there and don't know what to do with themselves ! I am happy to hear that you are OK for the moment, hope it will last ! I keep myself busy with my blog, I want to make a book out of it so that my grandson knows what a crazy grandma he had, and not only hear his dad say that I was an awful mother (lol) As long as you can stay on your island stay, nothing is better then a place you love. I am really happy in my apartment and it's good so, because Rick only "lived" 6 month here with me and he was already sick. So I don't have too many memories of him here !

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  22. Those wreaths are beautiful! I had to buy goat's milk soap recently, as I haven't had crafting time. Love the packaging idea too.

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  23. Wonderful to find a new post from you, Lorraine, and thanks for sharing the results if your creative talents. The wreaths are wonderful and there is nothing like hand made soap, which I have bought and use. Seeing a rainbow is supposed to bring good luck and so good for you to capture it in your lovely home.

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  24. You have been busy! The wreaths are beautiful. You have put so much love and thought into every single one. X

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  25. Dear Lorraine, you have created some beautiful wreaths for your church. I love the thought you put into them, with prayer and Bible verses. Your soap looks lovely and I can imagine how fragrant the lavender is. I admire your attitude about carrying on with crafting even though you tire more easily. May God give you daily strength and grace.

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  26. Oh your wreaths are beautiful. I am sure they will be lovely on the chuch windows. I am so glad that you continue to make beautiful items. Best wishes.

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  27. Your wreaths are so beautiful and poignant.made with love and imagination.Loving the soap too.So glad to hear you are doing well but not over doing it.Take care.Hugs xx

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  28. Such beautiful work! Love and prayers x

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  29. Lovely wreaths. Blessings to you.

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  30. The wreaths are wonderful and I guess good to have something to focus on mentally and physically.

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  31. You have been busy! I am amazed at all you are accomplishing. Love the lavender soaps, too.

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  32. Your wreaths are beautiful and I love your soaps. I've used soap for decades.

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  33. You are making such lovely crafts! What a blessing to make those wreaths for the church windows, each of them are unique. God bless you!

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