Monday, March 18, 2019

Boards and Banners

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, here I am again and as I was putting my pictures away in our new home I ran across some snaps I thought I'd share with you. So this is a little different kind of post with lots of pictures. Here goes.

I have always been pretty involved in my church and when it was announced someone was needed to help with the bulletin boards at Harris Creek Baptist Church outside of Waco, Texas, I knew that was me! I have always love paper crafts and loved to draw  and learned to do calligraphy many years ago so I became the Bulletin Board Lady starting in 1993. We had two large bulletin boards - one at the front of the church and one at the back. This was a long time ago and I went to town. I was always popping in to the teachers supply shop to buy background papers, letters, stencils and most importantly - construction paper. Most of the boards I made were layered pieces of construction paper.
So gaze your little peepers on some of the bulletin boards I made. Most of the snaps are not very focused so I will apologize right now! ;)

 The picture you see here is all layered construction paper and was stapled down in layers. I was so very creative and added a real faux garland of flowers!

 This was one of my favorites and it's really blurry. I used markers to draw on the construction paper.
 The angel was 3D! I was so clever and used a little Styrofoam ball covered in fabric and real feathery wings for the angel. Her gown was gold lame' fabric with stiffening gook! Remember this was the early 1990s!

Here I used my markers and made an ornate sheet music.

 I still remember drawing this one. I drew a little silly for everyone in our choir. That's supposed to be me, second one from the left. I can't remember why I drew that little lamb!

I'm sorry if you were bored and if you've stayed with me...thank you.

 Now on to the banners. We had moved to Galveston at this time and during the early 2000s the pastor of our small church asked me if I would considered making banners for our church. Well, here we go again!! I'm pretty creative and love to sew so "Yes"!
 I knew you could order premade banners, silk printed and very nice but our little church couldn't afford to do that so I went to town! I did order their catalogs to get some ideas.
 I kept the road pretty hot from Galveston to Southern Imports in Houston buying satins and silks, sequins and colored fabrics for the banners. The dove had a red sparkly for his eye.
On this banner the symbols were hand painted and Jesus and the cross were fabrics ironed down with interfacing.
This one was really pretty and very sparkly. The crown had batting behind it and I sewed on sparklies!
 This one was all hand painted.
 Fabric cut out and ironed down. As I look at this, the grapes are pretty funky looking! Oh well.
 I remember getting this idea from a Christmas card I had received.
Oops, very blurry, but this was very pretty. Lots of shiny fabrics and sequins and bordered with fringe. 

Well, there you have a very different post and it was fun for me to reminisce about some of the things I used to love to do for Jesus and I hope you enjoyed it.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

The Heart of Worship

When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that's of worth
That will bless your heart
I'll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You're looking into my heart
I'm coming back to the heart of worship
And it's all about you,
It's all about you, Jesus
I'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made it
When it's all about you,
It's all about you, Jesus
King of endless worth
No one could express
How much you deserve
Though I'm weak and poor
All I have is yours
Every single breath
I'll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You're looking… 
~ by Michael W. Smith