Friday, October 11, 2013

Free stitchery, pattern testers, and mango icecream!

More than anything else I design, I gain enormous delight from sketching and stitching Scriptures from God's Word.
That's why I've regularly been sharing them. He blesses me with fingers and a mind to create, and to Him I must give all the glory! Without God's answer to my prayers for a small piece of His creativity in my life, I wouldn't be making anything. 

The Scripture stitchery this month is one that resonated in my soul.
I hope you'll stitch it for yourself, or for a friend. xx

...Exalt His Name!...

I've used simply back stitch, lazy daisy, and satin stitches...

Be blessed!

Meet my pattern testers!
As you know, I am an Australian, but across the ditch from me is a little country rather close to the hearts of many Aussies - kind of like a little sister that you love, but you also have some decent rivalry happening too, especially in cricket and rugby! I'm talking about New Zealand.

I've especially grown rather fond of a New Zealand mother and daughter stitching duo, Karen and Hannah Vince. They have followed my blog for a number of years now, and there's a heart connection between us as we all love Jesus, Christian music, and they homeschool just like Blossom and I did!

When I sketched up this new Scripture stitchery design I emailed and asked if one of them might like to be a pattern tester for me, and they both put their hands up! 
I *love* how they have made the design so personal to their styles. They blessed me. xx

So, from Miss Hannah, this beautiful wall hanging (displayed with the assistance of her technical advisor Baa)...

...and from mum Karen, again with Baa's photographic direction, a sweet cushion!

How will you stitch yours?

Here is the recipe for 2 minute mango ice-cream I told you about yesterday!
I made it again for dessert last night, and it never fails...

 You need:

3 to 4 cups of frozen mango pieces
a couple of heaped tablespoons of good vanilla bean yoghurt (we use the five:am brand)
2 teaspoons of honey
a food processor with S blade (the metal blade shaped like an S)

Place all the mango pieces in the bowl of the food processor and whizz it up for about 20-30 seconds.
Add the yoghurt and honey.
Whizz for another 30 seconds and it should be ice-cream consistency.
Scoop into cones.

 If you have leftovers, just pop it in the freezer. When you want to finish it off put the bowl in your fridge for an hour, and it will be perfect for ice-cream cones again. But do you really think you might have leftovers???

NOTE: don't make it in a blender unless you like mango custard. The blade in the blender is much smaller so you process for much longer which heats the mango and instead of staying 'frozen' it melts.
A food processor makes this very quickly and maintains the ice-cream consistency.

Original recipe taken from Jamie Oliver's "Save With Jamie" televison series.

I'm going to try making blueberry ice-cream the same way today. Will let you know how it turns out.
Have a brilliantly happy weekend,



Tammy said...

Thank you Jenny for yet another gorgeous stichery gift.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I love your designs.

Audrey said...

Jenny, thank you for being bold about your faith and sharing it with your readers. Your designs are a blessing.

CalamityJr said...

Thank you! This is absolutely beautiful and so meaningful.

ladycobblestones said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern. Maybe a pillow. Or maybe a Bible cover. The kind with handles to carry to church.
Smiles to you.

By Neymes said...


Anonymous said...

Darn, no food processor in this house. That looks yummy. Hope you enjoy the race! Love the new scripture frame, thanks so much!

margaret said...

Jenny your Christian bible verses are so uplifting, it is good to see how others have applied them too, thankyou, off to download now.

barcord said...

What a beautiful design Jenny. You definitely use your God given gifts to honour Him. Thank you for sharing with us.

nalaha3 said...

Love Hannah's wall hanging... It looks really "HAPPY" - great work! ... you did good too Mrs V ;-) Good on you Jenny for using your talents to bless others, I know these lovely ladies got a buzz out of this project.

Susan said...

I cant wait for Mangoes to be in the shops...I'll give this a try for sure. thanks for the "jesus" pattern too - I think a bible cover is a lovely idea..

Marit Johanne said...

The Scripture stitchery is beautiful! It reminds me that I still have my Promises and borders quilt to finish. You don't have any extra hours in the day to give away? :D There is so much I want to do. Right now I am in a knitting mood, but hope to get into some stitching and sewing again soon too. Thank you for all the beautiful paterns you make, I wish I could make them all :)

elitruj said...

Gracias por compartir este hermoso bordado que Exalta y Engrandece el Nombre del Señor
Que Dios Te Bendiga

Nelly said...

Hallo Jenny,
dein Blog ist einfach toll!!!
Vielen Dank für die schönen FREE-
Gott segne dich!