Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"I set my Rainbow in the cloud..

"and it shall be a token or sign of a covenant or solemn pledge between Me and the earth. Genesis 9:13.  

I always think of rainbows as God's promise to us to never send another flood.  But it also reminds me that God is faithful and He keeps ALL His promises. The fact that I even wanted to make this mug rug for my neighbor is a testament to God's work in my life. Since the day we moved into our house 11 years ago she made our lives very difficult.  I really struggled with hating her (just being real here..)   My husband would continually tell me I needed to forgive her.  I knew that, but it was hard....  I slowly began praying for her.  It wasn't until our dog died 4 years ago that something began to change.  We are now friends. That is a miracle.    
Well, my neighbor had to put her dog down a few weeks ago. I know how painful that is. I really wanted to do something to bless her and to remember her dog Omar.  So I came up with this Rainbow Bridge Mug Rug.  
I used this tutorial to print the Rainbow Bridge poem onto the backing fabric.   It took a couple of tries to finally get it but I think it turned out great.  I also want to say thanks to my fellow mug rug friend Stephanie at Spontaneousthreads, who really helped me with those curves!



Cecily said...

THis is so beautiful and the story strikes a cord with me. It turned out beautifully.

BTW, I am giving a quilt away on my blog if you'd like to check it out. Have a beautiful weekend!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

This is gorgeous - I'm a rainbow addict!

I would love if you joined us for this week's TOO Cute Tuesday.

Lorena said...

It´s so lovely! I love rainbows 2!!

Jaime said...

What a beautiful thing to do!! I'd love for you to link up!

Lisa said...

wow just beautiful.I love rainbows so facinated by these mug rugs thinking i need to make one.
and what a beautiful thing you did.
coming across from quilt story

Deanna said...

It's beautiful. Your neighbor is blessed to have you as a friend. = )

~The Bargain Babe said...

How sweet of you to do this for your neighbor. I love the rainbow too, it is really cute!

(Stopping by from the Quilt Story link up!)

Kathleen said...

You are all so sweet. Thank you for your comments! I got a very nice note from my neighbor today expressing her appreciation so I am glad she was blessed. Have an awesome day!

diane said...

this is so cute. I just joined a rainbow fabric swap, so I might use you as inspiration.

Jordan McCollum said...

That's so cute, but I love the story behind it even more. TFS!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Just beautiful, Kathleen! Thank you so much for linking up!

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful gift! Blessings to you, too ... :) Pat

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