Come Follow Me!

Come Follow Me!
Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Follow the Yellow Brick Road! "My painting (and crafting) leads me to places I haven't seen (or been) before!" Sark. One of my favorite new places...Etsy Austin!

Followers

~The Hand of the Artist~

~The Hand of the Artist~
"Where the Spirit does not work with the Hand, there is no Art" Leonardo de Vinci

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! If you are HERE, then Welcome...if you are not HERE...

THEN WHERE ARE YOU?????

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Redeemed by D.S.ign!

"Something New From Something Old! That is my motto!"

My name is Patricia Davis-Striegler, hence D.S.! I also dwell in the awesome land of Dripping Springs, TX, hence, another DS!

Well, I know this is going to sound a little corny, but...here goes!
I have been blessed with a vision…(it's true) I can see things that have been tossed, trashed, thought useless by many, transformed into something beautiful, useful, unique, one-of-a-kind treasures! (I can see the end product in my mind's eye!!Wow!!)
I pray these born-again items will bring a touch of the Redeemed to your life!

I love working with old, rusted discarded tin and aluminum, old wood fencing and barn wood, old rusted barbed wire, old vintage jewelry and beads, old plates, etc., just about anything that has been labeled “useless“, “no good“, “junk“ or “trash”!

I am also 'into' mixed-media (acrylics) interpretations of Scripture in folk art, repose, and mosaics, and clay. Also, acrylics painted on different and unusual surfaces and altered anything (books, journals, etc).

I will be adding more and more items as I am beginning a new artistic venture at Etsy.com! A great place to find one-of-a-kind handmade items! Please come by and check out my shop and please feel free to purchase anything you see! LOL!.

My shop is located at redeemedbydsign.etsy.com

Please come back often and check out my site for new items and information.

And remember, “Nothing is “just junk” in the hands of a creator.”
"Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.”
---Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

JNK Friday & Info About Buda Store

THE 1898 STORE

Good Afternoon, Everybody!
Welcome to JNK Friday!

Friday is the day we go shopping for junk, rust, anything to use in our artistic endeavors, or just something that catches our eyes or hearts! I love Rust! I think I have said that before! LOL! Well, last Friday I wrote about a shop in Buda...couldn't remember the actual name, but the Lady that owns it calls it an "Antique Museum"! And, WOW! is it! They have stuff from local (and maybe not all local) businesses from who knows how far back! I went back this past Saturday and took some pictures: The name of the shop is called 1898! that should give you a hint!


Here are some of the pics I took!


Right inside the door-look up at the wash-tubs!
Looks like a double tub! That would make it easier to wash & rinse!



Ok, here are some of the things I was talking about last week that you assemblagers might be intereseted in!

Lots of old pictures, post cards,
very old journals, business books, etc...even old scrapbooks!

Boxes of papers and old books!




And just for fun- lots of signs!



Well, I'm gone for the day! Gotta get my "JNK" ON!
And then I have a birthday party to go to!
Been working on some new things to put into my shop today, several garden garlands made of tin cans, some will be for your covered porch, meaning "out of the weather" and some will be for outdoors in the garden or flower bed areas, fences & gates! Whatever you want to use them for! I hope you like them! Hope to post by Monday!

God Bless!
Going JNK'ing!
Patricia

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Making A New Image For Facebook and New Site



OK! It Worked! So go and FAN ME! on Facebook at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Redeemed-By-DSign/101424819422

Make me a friend, if you want! I'd love to be your friend!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000030523468


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I am trying to see how this turns out...we'll see! I am also making me a new website at Wordpress, where I will also place my blog, until then this is where you will find me!!

Here goes nothing! If it fails, I will delete this post!
God Bless,
Patricia

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I think it worked!

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Posts In "Survival Instinct" Section!



Hi, Again! Wanted to let you all know there is more info in the Survival Instinct Section of Redeemed By DSign!

There is a new Subject called "Sustainable Living" where we talk about Going Green and Living Green!

New Today:
Links to Building a Straw Bale Home! Going Green Beginner's Guide Etsy Organic and Going Green Team info! Check it out and let's talk about it! Patricia, Redeemed

Getting My Rust!!!




Well, Good Afternoon, Everyone!
Welcome to
JNK FRIDAY- Getting Our Junk On!

Last night on Facebook, I was saying I needed to get some Rust! Yes, I do mean Rust! I love working with rusty, old stuff! I really do! Last Saturday I was in Buda with a friend and went into this really cool Antique Store on the corner of 967 and Main. I can't remember the name of it, but the owner calls it an Antique 'Museum'! I really could be one! It is really fabulous. I am going to be there again tomorrow, so I will get more info and post more about what I found in there!



What I was looking for that day was some rusty old keys. She had three and wanted $3.50 each! I didn't want to spend quite that much for them, so I passed. Decided to do all of my shoppong for supplies at ETSY! Save on gas, etc., since I have to leave Drippin' to get to any antique or junk stores! A little shipping, but if the price is right...hey, I don't have to get out in this Texas heat! And I just love looking at new shops at ETSY!



And I found some wonderful "RUSTY" shops!
The first one I found some keys, but she has already sold them, so I am going to have to keep looking:

www.VintageMarketPlace.etsy.com

She also has a Blog:

http://mittensathome.blogspot.com/

The second one was her favorite and that is how I found it was:

www.OldGreyMarePrimitive.etsy.com


She also has a Blog:

oldgreymareprimitive.blogspot.com

Go and check them out! And have fun RUSTING!!!

The JNK Lady,
Patricia,
Redeemed

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You "Love" Me, You Really "Love" Me!!


(My Family)

I just got through reading a post on our
Etsy Austin Blog by Camille Jackson, "You Like Me, You Really Like Me!", then I had an "event", got a little bit side-tracked for awhile, and then I read this post by Margaret Finnegan on her blog, Finnegan Begin Again, the link to the article can be found in my previous blogpost!


Quote From "Finnegan Begin Again" (Words of wisdom from the English writer Jane Austen)


"Is not general incivility the very essence of love?"


Here she is talking about siblings, brothers and sisters who spend so much time together that they show "too much love"...



(quote)and "can't help but show affection by name calling, minor shoving, and purposeful irritation.
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I am feeling soo loved lately! Even though I haven't spent a whole lot of time with some people, I am definitely feeling loved!
And before you all take this for what I don't really mean, I do understand what a sibling goes through and what she was actually talking about! I am a sibling of 5--the oldest of 3 sisters and 2 brothers! Believe me I get it! All we did was fight and call each other names, trick each other, want to get away from each other, but let anyone say or do anything against just one of us....look out!!! To this day we are a very close family! We all get along wonderfully and stay in touch all the time, do favors for each other, travel together, visit all the time, help each other out, have 'myspace' to share pictures and such and now 'facebook' ... not sure if they are all on that are not yet, but 'myspace', yes. We lost our parents 7 years ago just 9 days apart (just out of the blue) and then they nearly lost me to spinal meningitis 2 weeks later (exhaustion from being the oldest and getting everything done - lowered my immune system and all) so we have really become closer than before! Is that possible!


So, if all of this means you love me, then hallelujah, praise the Lord, come on and let's get it on!!!


God Bless each and everyone of My Friends! and Loved Ones!


(and don't forget to check out the blog link I am talking about and read what she had to say about siblings, love, Jane Austen, and her children and then check out the rest of her blog, it's great!)



(quote) "And as their general incivility proves, they are just so full of LOVE for each other. They are just so full of LOVE for everyone."

Finnegan Begin Again: Wise Women Friday: Jane Austen

Finnegan Begin Again: Wise Women Friday: Jane Austen

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Facebook Info and Other Addy Info:

Hi, All! Just Posting my Facebook, and other info:

Facebook Fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Redeemed-By-DSign/101424819422

My Facebook Friend Page as I am calling it! PLEASE feel free to be my friend, whether we have met in person or not "yet"! For we will get to know each other real soon! I promise! An I do NOT break my promises! God Bless! "Everybody is a friend once you get to know them and let them in!"

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000030523468


God Bless,
Patricia,
Redeemed

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just a Little Undone!



Hi, Folks! Got that song in my head, "AGAIN"! Feels like that has been my theme song for the last few months! Not sure what I'm doing today! I'm a little undone with what to do with my Facebook Acct. Created one for my Business--Redeemed By DSign, but still have the other one for jesusonthemainlinenow....most of my online and personal friends are there. Not sure whether to keep it or transfer all friends to this new one redeemed... and delete the jesus...one...can't decide! Well, I don't have to do it right now! Anywho, I am still having some computer problems, but I sure hope to get them all resolved this week! The computer that my brother-in-law worked on, did not have Office Suite or even Works and my documents that I downloaded were not compatible with Wordpad....I don't get it. so my Pastor is working on that for me...some other stuff, but I sure hope it is all worked out soon! I don't think I can take too much more of all of this craziness before I'm not just a "little undone" but totally "crazy"!!!!!


Working on getting my info to Beth at etsyaustin and need to go there next... I hope to see all of my friends here soon!
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers! I hope to get all of this "stuff", (was even sick), behind me and get back to the b
usiness of "creating" (crafting something from nothing) and "declaring" (writing & speaking about Our Lord who renews and repurposes us from nothing to something in Him!)
I Love Jesus and I Love all of YOU!!!
God Bless You all In Jesus Name!
Patricia Davis-Striegler
RedeemedByDSign.etsy.com


~Or "Is it the Beginning!"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hopefully, I Am Back!

Hello, Folks!
Well, I think I am back online! My sister, Pam, gave me another computer, so I am putting all my "stuff" into it right now! I hope this one lasts a little longer than the other one. I feel like all I ever say here is, "I am internet-less!"
Well, at least this time I had my Palm phone! At least I could keep up with the posts, etc, on my sites. It wouldn't let me do a whole lot on them though! Couldn't post or heart anyone, or blog or leave messages at some of them! So I did what I could, but I guess that wasn't enough, since it seems i lost my one follower! Where are you Judy???? I really didn't think you would leave me??? LOL! Oh, well, I guess I am not exciting or interesting enough!!!
Like I said, I 'HAD MY PALM!'
That is a whole other story now!! Last week, Thursday to be exact, I left with my brother, Louis and his wife, Gloria, for Bryan, TX and then on to Port Neches for 2 graduations, one at A&M and the other at Lamar University! Well, Friday we, of course, were running late, but we had to make a pit stop, just before getting to my sisters in Port Neches, and I left my purse in the bathroom????? I never do that, but this time I did! When we got to my sister's house about 15 minutes later, I realized I had left it at the Jack in the Box, so she called them and they found it and put it in the safe until we got there. When I picked it up on our way to Lamar U. I checked my purse and my palm phone and all my money were gone! That just felt ughhhhhhhhhhhh! I think I just went into shock! After the ceremony, my Brothers, Louis and Kenneth and their wives, Gloria and Brenda, went there to talk to the manager for me....they drove back to Bryan and I stayed at Pam's in Port Neches until the morning, when we went to the grad at A&M.....the manager looked at the surveilance video and said he would look further into it when he had time.....haven't heard anything yet???
Life!!!! Gotta love it!!!
The rest of the trip was great! The graduations went well! Great visit with my family! Came home with another computer. So I am trying to get it set up, like I said before...I will post more later!
That's my story!
God Bless,
Patricia
Redeemed By D.S.ign

Monday, May 18, 2009

From Somewhere Over the Moon!

Hi, My Dear Friends! (Br)
It sure is quiet over here! No pictures, no sayings to add, it's so quiet in this internet-less place I'm in, I can't even hear myself think! (Just Kidding)
Here is something I read a while back that will give you an idea of where I am....(Br)
"There is a place I travel when I want to roam, and nobody knows it but me. (Br)
The roads don't go there and the signs stay home, and nobody knows it but me. (Br)
It's far, far away and way, way afar, it's over the moon and sea, and wherever you're going, that's wherever you are, and nobody knows it but me."(Br)
OK! (Br)
I'll be back as soon as I can! But until then......(Br)
SSSHHHH............(br)
Don't tell anyone where I am....(Br)
It's a secret! (Br)
xxooxx (Br)
Patricia Davis-Striegler (Br)
RedeemedByDSign.etsy.com (Br)
redeemedbydsign.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bare With Me - I Am Internet-less!

Hi, Everybody?
I don't know who all keeps up with me, (please sign up if you do to 'follow me' so I will know), but I've been a little out of whack since Easter!
I've been having some pretty bad back problems lately...almost feels like I'm breaking in half...needless to say, it kinda slows the crazy old woman down!
Yes, sometimes situations make me feel a little bit crazy, hopefully people around me think its in a 'semi-ok' way! and not a totally 'looney-bin' way!
What has been adding to this 'situation' is my internet is down!
Actually I don't even have a 'remote' idea how or what happened to it' Went to town and left it with my granddaughter. It was fine, came back a couple of hours later, tried to get online, and up pops a screen saying "You have no remote access server without it we cannot connect to your computer"!
So, my son tried tofix it, to no avail. Seems I need a windows set-up cd, which I don't have. I'll have to get it from my sister (wher the computer came from).
So until then, please bare with me!
I am posting & e-mailing through my palm phone!
So, no pics, or new videos or tutorials at this time. A little to hard for me to do, if it is even possible.
So God Bless
Until........
Trish
Patricia Davis-Striegler
ReedeemedByDSign

Monday, April 20, 2009

Papier Mache Baby Gifts







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Hi! Everyone!

I am soo excited! I have finally come to a place in all of my computer re-vamping...that I can say "Whew"! OK, I know I am not totally finished, but I've at least come to a "stopping point", or should I say "pausing point"...



I am fixing to e-mail Beth and let her know that I am not on our blog list (on our Etsy Austin Blog). I am happy with it now!



I am also posting below the pictures of the Baby Shower Gifts I made for my niece, B.J.! And that is a whole other story! As you can see below, they were for a "girl"! Two doctors told her unmistakeably that she was having a "girl"! Well, what to her surprise, when out popped a "BOY!" She did not even have one piece of clothing for a boy! The room was done totally in "Tinkerbell!" Needless to say, it all has to be changed! they are keeping it all for the next little one, who they hope will be a "girl"!



For all of those who are even remotely interested in my doings and going...I am going to be posting my To-Do-Lists just on the blog, so please continue to follow me! You will just have to click on the link and you can see all of them on the right side of the Blog!



Here are my Pics of The Baby Gift!


They are Paper Mache! Something from Nothing, isn't that my motto! Well, I really do that, folks! The other is a peg hanger that is painted to match the Butterfly, Flower, and Heart! They are painted and decoupaged with tinkerbell!
(The paste I use and which I prefer to use, is a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part flour. the oldest recipe I know of. I tried to use elmers and water...yuck! Hated it! This is what I have always used, and it works great!) (ok if there are typos, I am having a horrible day typing, LOL!--I will check later)







The Finished Products!



Material for the project.


Step 1 - Patterns!


Cut out patterns in cardboard and tape together...


Cover the entire strcture with strips of newsprint dipped in paste...


Let completely dry and paint and decoupage...


Finished Product!


Finished Product!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Working on Prototypes for New Products This Week!


Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible. God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.

"But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand" Isa. 64:8 *************************************************


I added a Green area and Trashion...now to add a couple of tutorials


Recycling is what I do! I will be adding more as it comes my way!

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Open For Business!

NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!

I almost forgot! I ordered my new business cards and they are in! I will be posting a pic of it on the right in a sec! When I finish working on my new floor cloth designs, I hope to use one of them as my new logo. but until then, this was the only pic I could find that even comes close to expressing what I do!
I was hoping to get them before the meeting!


This is the day that the Lord hath made! I will be glad and rejoice in it! Praise the Lord!


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I sure hope I get to go to the April 14 meeting! Girls, I really have not joined and "disappeared"! I am always around and checking in! Staying on top of all that is goping on in Austin! Please, just bare with me for a little! God Bless You Etsy Austin!

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Here's my List of To-Do's for April 9-14, 2009!

I will only post my 3 top ones and if you are interested in reading what I am up to, you will have to actually go to my list at The Blog (this is for my RSS feeds)
RedeemedByD. S.ign.Blogspot.com My To-Do's List:
  • Finish re-working my blog page!almost done!Still a little more to do here!
  • #1-Work on Prototypes for new Product Lines this week!
  • Meet the Etsy Austin Team as soon as possible! April 14, 200-I sure hope I get to go! Hope to be able to show some of my new stuff???
  • # 2-Priority-Re-decorate my Sunday School room for Spring/Summer-1/2 Done!
  • oops, that was 4, sorry
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Praise the Lord, and God Bless!
Patricia, Redeemed

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A New Day Is Dawning!



Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible. God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.

"But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand" Isa. 64:8

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Good Afternoon Everyone!

I have just about finished re-vamping my blog pages! Still have a few things I want to do and add...like a Sustainable or Green area and a Trashion Spot! Recycling is what I do! So as soon as I figure exactly what I want there, I will add it!

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SXSW EVENT:
The Etsy Team had a wonderful showing at the SXSW event, here in Austin, TX... don't know the exact results, but will soon! Our next meeting is April 14, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at Fiddler's Hearth! I am going to do my best to be at this one! So many things have slowed my meeting all these awesome women, but I think I am am just about done with all them or at least I have done a good showing!

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One of the hindrances I had was I did not drive. That is a long story, but I will make it very short here! Seven years ago I had Spinal Meningitis and was in a coma for over a week. The Lord brought me through this illness by the prayers of soo many people across the world! By His grace, I came out of this horrible illness without any real side effects. One was I had forgotten a few things, and another was I was having some anxiety attacks and some claustrophobia, other than that all was well! Thank god, because it could have been a lot worse! Anyway, I did not drive for a good while. Just in the last year, I have felt like I can drive again! I renewed my license and am ready, just need to practice a little before I do and I will be ready to rock and roll with all of you wonderful ladies of the Etsy Austin Team!!! Look out, Austin! Here she comes!!! LOL!!!

Anyway, that was not the whole story, but that's for another post or time! Gonna leave it at that for right now!! God is good!!! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!

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OK, my List of To-Do's is taking a real cut here! I will only post my 3 top ones and if you are interested in reading what I am up to, you will have to actually go to my list at The Blog (this is for my RSS feeds) RedeemedByD. S.ign.Blogspot.com

My To-Do's
List:
  • Finish re-working my blog page!almost done!
  • #1-Priority-Get all of my computer stuff finished so I can go back to my painting and crafting
  • Meet the Etsy Austin Team as soon as possible! april 14, 2009
  • # 2-Priority-Re-design my Sunday School room for Spring/Summer
  • oops, that was 4, sorry
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Praise the Lord, and God Bless!
Patricia,
Redeemed

Friday, March 20, 2009

"The Stars At Night Are BIG and BRIGHT, Deep in the Heart of Texas!" (EtsyAustin, SXSW, The ExTerminators)


Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible. God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.

"But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand" Isa. 64:8

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Oh, my goodness! It's so bright tonight! The stars are all shining here in Austin! The brightest star out tonight is The Etsy Austin Team! at SXSW!


The Etsy Austin Team is sooo razzamatazz! X 10...(definition: fantastical, awesometastical X 100, fabulous, sensational!) (Mariah's Dictionary).

Last week-end and this week-end, SoCo has and is being razzamatazzed! by the Etsy Austin Team! Their Booth, in front of Hill Country Weavers is drawing lots of Austin attention! The Handmade theme is what is happening here!
There are 23 Etsy Artisans showing at this booth! The eclecticness of the wares should bring a mix of just about every type of shopper to this booth! From soap made from goat's milk to a herd of stuffed animals, jewelry of all kinds, beautiful silk scarves and little tutus for the young ones! So much more to be found here! Check it out! Go down to South Congress to Hill Country Weavers!! You will see a big banner that says, ETSY AUSTIN! and some really wonderful crafters and artists.
Oh, by the way, there is also a demo on spinning wool going on tonight!! How cool is that!
Razzamatazzical!!!!

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Another star that is shining bright tonight is my son, Kevin Striegler! He is an extra in the new indie film, The ExTerminators, which opened last night at The Paramount Theater! You may have seen Kevin in a commercial for ABC Pest and Lawn w/ his boss and owner Mr. Jenkins. Kevin is a supervisor at ABC. ABC was used in the movie as the company the three women worked at and the cover for their actual business, exterminating husbands! Well, I hope they didn't cut his parts!

Check out the Blog Review here:

Blogged at: http://community2.myfoxaustin.com/

AUSTIN is the REAL star of EXTERMINATORS

I attended the premiere of Exterminators last night at the Paramount Theater.

The film stars Heather Graham, Jennifer Coolidge and austin's own Amber Heard, among others.

IMDB's description of the film is this: Three women who meet in an anger-management class decide to form a traditional business with very untraditional methods.

Basically, after an accidental "extermination," the gals decide help other ladies "exterminate" bad men from their lives.

The accidental extermination involves an abusive hubby played by local musician Charlie Robison(whose song "Barlight" is used in the film). I didn't know he was an actor. He was decent.

I was actually impressed with most of the acting in the film. And, I gotta be honest with you, I thought this movie was going to suck. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I found my self laughing out loud a few times.

Favorite line? As Jennifer and Amber's characters walk into the Herb Bar(located on Mary just off of Congress) a woman exits and Jennifer says, "I think she douched with patchouli."

I was also pleasantly surprised by how much of Austin is featured in the film. The ladies work at ABC Pest and Lawn. They hang at Nastys(which in the movie is located off the alley where Lucky Lounge and Fado have a back entrance). Halcyon on 4th is prominently featured in one scene. Shiner beer signs are everywhere. The gals sip on Fireman's 4 and Lone Star. Gotta love that. Heather and Matthew Settle's characters dine at Boticelli's on South Congress and in one scene, the Continental Club's sign is clearly visible. OH, and the movie gets rolling with a scene shot at Scarborough's(which I believe I blogged about last year while they were shooting said scene) and concludes with a scene shot at the Texan Motel on Burnett.

So, anyway, I can't call this flick a MUST SEE at the theater. But it's definitely worth a rental.

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Two Bright Shining Stars to Check Out this week-end!!! Have Fun!!! Hope to see you there!

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OK, my List of To-Do's is taking a real cut here! I will only post my 3 top ones and if you are interested in reading what I am up to, you will have to actually go to my list at The Blog (this is for my RSS feeds) RedeemedByD. S.ign.Blogspot.com


My To-Do's List:
  • Finish re-working my blog page!
  • Get all of my computer stuff finished so I can go back to my painting and crafting
  • Meet the Etsy Austin Team as soon as possible!
  • Re-design my Sunday School room for Spring/Summer
  • oops, that was 4, sorry

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God Bless,
Patricia Davis-Striegler,
Redeemed

Friday, March 6, 2009











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Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you
can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible.
God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness
that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.

"But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand" Isa. 64:8

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News here at the Blog: I am going to be changing things up a bit here! The Daily Bread Archives will now be My Online Tutorials and Videos--at least that is what I am looking at. I may change even that! Not sure. I will be experimenting around here!

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Sharing the Pieces of My Life!

--My To Do Lists--

  • make a "MAINLINE STORE" --cafe press or zazzle
  • put "In Jesus Name" painting and bumper stickers on "THE MAINLINE STORE"
  • work on Sunday School Lesson
  • work on my blog / update
  • study raw felting and wet felting-add needle felting to this***in the process--never done***
  • work on Research article about Music in bible
  • call carpet & tile shops for info about scraps of linoleum for rugs 2x3 and larger
  • find simple designs & shapes in color books for rugs
  • post paper mache pics and tutorial
  • post Mongolian Felting on Etsy Ning Blog!
Really not much to add new, but I did get a lot of the old done! Now to finish the above!

Staying on top of things in my life and sharing it with you!

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God Bless,

Sis. Patricia Davis-Striegler,

Patricia ~ RedeemedByDSign at Etsy

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sharing the Pieces of My Life - Today's To-Do List!

UPDATE FOR FEB 14, 2009

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"But now, O LORD, thou art our father;

we are the clay, and thou our potter;

and we all are the work of thy hand."

Isaiah 64:8

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Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you
can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible.
God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness
that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.

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Sharing the Pieces of My Life!

--My To Do Lists--

Today & This Week: UPDATED FOR FEB. 14 W/ RED STARS FOR THINGS DONE!

  • post tutorial on paper mache wall containers for baby's room/post pics
  • post Devotional for dieters to THE MAINLINE**done**
  • make a "MAINLINE STORE" --cafe press or zazzle
  • put "In Jesus Name" painting and bumper stickers on "THE MAINLINE STORE"
  • work on Sunday School Lesson***done***
  • post a new category for Women's Group at MAINLINE - Powerful Messages By Women!
  • begin a series on "Destiny" beginning with Bro. Miller's message and Bro. Gary's message***done***
  • work on my blog / update ***done***
  • study raw felting and wet felting-add needle felting to this***in the process--never done***
  • helping with our fundraiser for new church building
  • moving my Sunday School stuff from old church to the new church's classroom! Yea!/still in the process
  • Our First Sunday in New Church!!! March 1, 2009
  • planning our March 1 dinner after church with Sis. Miller and ladies!***1/2done***
  • New to list here and below: Send E-mail to all about Mainline Move & MSN ***done***
  • Post on all my items at Etsy Store - RedeemedByDSign -teametsyaustin***done***
  • Work on Research article about Music in bible
  • Update both blogs***done***
  • finish TeamEtsyAustin Roster
  • Call carpet & tile shops for info about scraps of linoleum for rugs 2x3 and larger
  • find simple designs & shapes in color books for rugs
  • post paper mache pics and tutorial
  • post Mongolian Felting on Etsy Ning Blog!
  • defrag computer ***done***


Well, that's what I have to do the nest few days! Hope I get it all done!

Staying on top of things in my life and sharing it with you!

God Bless,

Sis. Patricia Davis-Striegler,

Patricia,

RedeemedByDSign at Etsy

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Redeemed

By D.S.ign

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"But now, O LORD, thou art our father;

we are the clay, and thou our potter;

and we all are the work of thy hand."

Isaiah 64:8

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Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you
can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible.
God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness
that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.

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Sharing the Pieces of My Life!

--My To Do Lists--

Today & This Week:

It's time to make a new list but I don't have the time right now! I am on my way to Llano and I won't be back until Monday! I have those 3 baby showers to go to and one to do with my sister! So I will post as soon and as often as I can while I am there and when I get home!

  • post Hearts to Etsy***done***
  • post on EtsyYahoo - ask about Ning site - post link***done***
  • find Tinkerbell pics and print for baby shower***done***
  • work on baby shower gifts--paint rack***done***
  • begin work on paper mache wall containers for baby's room***designs, forms***done***began paper mache part today***done***
  • post Devotional for dieters to THE MAINLINE
  • check for new members***done***
  • check for new member notices***done***
  • make a "MAINLINE STORE" --cafe press or zazzle
  • put "In Jesus Name" painting and bumper stickers on "THE MAINLINE STORE"
  • work on Ladies Meeting Talk for Feb. 3***done***
  • print baby shower game***I am doing that right now, almost forgot***
  • work on Sunday School Lesson***done***
  • post a new category for Women's Group at MAINLINE - Powerful Messages By Women!
  • begin a series on "Destiny" beginning with Bro. Miller's message and Bro. Gary's message***got it together need to post***
  • work on my blog so I can RSS it to my websites!***done***
  • find etsy shop with the rabbit fur, I forget its name***yea!done***
  • study raw felting and wet felting***in the process--never done***
  • helping with our fundraiser for new church building***working***
  • moving my Sunday School stuff from old church to the new church's classroom! Yea!***some of it is done***
  • Going to Llano for 3 Baby Showers! Yes that's what I said! 2 Feb. 7, and 1 Feb 8!!***Leave in the morning***
  • Our First Sunday in New Church!!! March 1, 2009
  • planning our March 1 dinner after church with Sis. Miller and ladies!***1/2done***


Well, that's what I got done this week! I will update the lists and the unfinished tasks will be posted on the next days list! WEll, as soon as I can I will! Like I said it is time for a new list!

Staying on top of things in my life and sharing it with you!

God Bless,

Sis. Patricia Davis-Striegler,

Patricia,

Redeemed at Etsy

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sharing the Pieces of My Life - My To Do Lists!

Redeemed

By D.S.ign

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"But now, O LORD, thou art our father;

we are the clay, and thou our potter;

and we all are the work of thy hand."

Isaiah 64:8

~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~

Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you
can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible.
God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness
that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.

~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~

Sharing the Pieces of My Life!

--My To Do Lists--

Today & This Week:

  • post Hearts to Etsy***done***
  • post on EtsyYahoo - ask about Ning site - post link***done***
  • find Tinkerbell pics and print for baby shower***done***
  • work on baby shower gifts--paint rack***1/2done***
  • begin work on paper mache wall containers for baby's room***designs, forms***done***began paper mache part today***
  • post Devotional for dieters to THE MAINLINE
  • check for new members***done***
  • check for new member notices***done***more to be done
  • make a "MAINLINE STORE" --cafe press or zazzle
  • put "In Jesus Name" painting and bumper stickers on "THE MAINLINE STORE"
  • work on Ladies Meeting Talk for Feb. 3
  • print baby shower game
  • work on Sunday School Lesson***done***
  • post a new category for Women's Group at MAINLINE - Powerful Messages By Women!
  • begin a series on "Destiny" beginning with Bro. Miller's message and Bro. Gary's message***got it together need to post***
  • work on my blog so I can RSS it to my websites!***done***
  • find etsy shop with the rabbit fur, I forget its name***yea!done***
  • study raw felting and wet felting***in the process--never done***
  • helping with our fundraiser for new church building
  • moving my Sunday School stuff from old church to the new church's classroom! Yea!
  • Going to Llano for 3 Baby Showers! Yes that's what I said! 2 Feb. 7, and 1 Feb 8!!
  • Our First Sunday in New Church!!! March 1, 2009
  • planning our March 1 dinner after church with Sis. Miller and ladies!***1/2done***


Well, that's what I got done this week! I will update the lists and the unfinished tasks will be posted on the next days list!

Staying on top of things in my life and sharing it with you!

God Bless,

Sis. Patricia Davis-Striegler,

Patricia,

Redeemed at Etsy

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sharing the Pieces of My Life -- My To Do Lists!

Redeemed

By D.S.ign


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"But now, O LORD, thou art our father;

we are the clay, and thou our potter;

and we all are the work of thy hand."

Isaiah 64:8

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SAVING THE BROKEN PIECES

At the Royal Palace of Tehran in Iran, you can see one of the most
beautiful mosaic works in the world. The ceilings and walls flash like
diamonds with multifaceted reflections.

Originally, when the palace was designed, the architect specified huge
sheets of mirrors on the walls. When the first shipment arrived from Paris,
they found to their horror that the mirrors were shattered. The contractor
threw them in the trash and brought the sad news to the architect.

Amazingly, the architect ordered all of the broken pieces collected, then
smashed them into tiny pieces and glued them to the walls to become a
mosaic of silvery, shimmering, mirrored bits of glass.

Broken to become beautiful! It's possible to turn your scars into stars.
It's possible to be better because of the brokenness. It is extremely rare
to find in the great museums of the world objects of antiquity that are
unbroken. Indeed, some of the most precious pieces in the world are only
fragments that remain a hallowed reminder of a glorious past.

Never underestimate God's power to repair and restore.

By Robert Schuller


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Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you
can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible.
God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness
that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.


~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~


Sharing the Pieces of My Life!

--My To Do Lists--


Today & This Week:

  • post Hearts to Etsy
  • post on EtsyYahoo - ask about Ning site - post link
  • find Tinkerbell pics and print for baby shower
  • work on baby shower gifts--paint rack
  • begin work on paper mache wall containers for baby's room
  • post Devotional for dieters to THE MAINLINE
  • check for new members
  • check for new member notices
  • make a "MAINLINE STORE" --cafe press or zazzle
  • put "In Jesus Name" painting and bumper stickers on "THE MAINLINE STORE"
  • work on Ladies Meeting Talk for Feb. 3
  • print baby shower game
  • work on Sunday School Lesson
  • post a new category for Women's Group at MAINLINE - Powerful Messages By Women!
  • begin a series on "Destiny" beginning with Bro. Miller's message and Bro. Gary's message
  • work on my blog so I can RSS it to my websites!
  • find etsy shop with the rabbit fur, I forget its name
  • study raw felting and wet felting
  • helping with our fundraiser for new church building
  • moving my Sunday School stuff from old church to the new church's classroom! Yea!
  • Going to Llano for 3 Baby Showers! Yes that's what I said! 2 Feb. 7, and 1 Feb 8!!
  • Our First Sunday in New Church!!!
  • planning our March 1 dinner after church with Sis. Miller and ladies!


Well, that's all for now. I will probably not get it all done this week, but the lists will be updated and the unfinished tasks will be posted on the next days list!


Staying on top of things in my life and sharing it with you!


God Bless,

Sis. Patricia Davis-Striegler,

Patricia,

Redeemed at Etsy

Craft Tip of the Day

SIMPLE Crafts for Children, Sunday School, or YOU!!!

Videos are here! I think it was just my other computer! No flashdrive there! So, that means they never left! LOL!
~FOR CHILDREN~
From: www.simplekidscrafts.com (youtube)
How To Put Together A Crafting Box For Your Child.

~FOR ADULTS~
From:www.WOWzzy.com
Easy Screen Stenciling:

THE SURVIVAL INSTINCT

A Lifestyle of Learning!
I am in a perpetual state of learning right now…I am like a dry sponge soaking up all the information I can find. I don’t profess to have arrived, but I am seeking and searching and learning… Life is fragile right now… The economy could get better or it could get worse. Some say let’s be prepared for the worst… I say, “Let’s prepare so that no matter what happens it will be better…life will be better, more fulfilling, enriched, and just plain fun…!" Enjoy the feel of dirt in your hands, the taste of fresh vegetables you grew on your own little spot of earth. Take hold of and cherish the moments of time spent learning how to bake and how to use herbs and any handcrafted items that are useful in everyday living or earning a living!! Share the knowledge you have gleaned with your daughters and sons! Learn…Learn…Learn…Teach…Teach…Teach… Learn to be truly self-sufficient ( or at least to some degree)… It just really feels good to know that if all else fails, you can take care of you and your family… Just that knowledge, alone, is “happiness immeasurable!” I will be posting information below and updating video tutorials as often as I can! All information will have the authors and links to their web pages for more information on each subject discussed!

~SUSTAINABLE LIVING~*Information & How-To's*~

Etsy Organic Team Promotes Organic Goods Organic tag identifies organic products from sellers committed to promoting sustainability.
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/etsy-promotes-organic-goods.html
How to Go Green: The Basics Great Info here for the beginner who wants to learn all they can about going "green"! http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/green-index/green-basics-guides.html

GREEN BUILDING DESIGN: "BUILDING WITH AWARENESS" by Ted Owens: http://www.buildingwithawareness.com/Movies2.html I found a great site with great information and a DVD on Straw Bale Construction, etc!
Reviews:

Jerry Hutton alternative energies expert Director of the Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels Training Center at Hocking College "Ted Owens, in his "Building with Awareness" DVD, has taken the process of "Green Building Design" to the next level in both the construction and operations of the home. I highly recommend these construction techniques for anyone interested in implementing truly sustainable designs."

And another:

"I spent last weekend watching the Building with Awareness DVD. As soon as I was finished. I watched it again! This extremely informative and beautiful video, as far as I know, is the first of its kind. At least, the first green building video I have been able to find with the building process laid out step by step in a simple and very visual format. I'm ecstatic to have found Syncronos Design!" —C. N. Nevada


So, check out the site and let us know what you think! More Sustainable Info to come! I am playing with the idea of posting all of my Sustainable and Survival Instinct Articles on a new blog just for Green&Sustainable Living...don't know yet...if I could archive them here on different pages, that would be great. If anyone know how let me know. I know, there are no comments here. Just e-mail me at: redeemedbydsign_blog@yahoo.com
See ya later!
Patricia, Redeemed

The below info is still in construction! Coming Soon!
~THAT 'OLD TYME' WAY!~
Coming Soon!
~LIVING OFF THE LAND~
Coming Soon!
~THE HANDMADE REVOLUTION~
Coming soon!
RAW FELTING:::MATERIALS FOR RAW FIBER FELTING & SPINNING
This video (below)is what got me interested -big time- in Raw Material Harvesting and making products from it! This is one of the most amazing videos I have ever watched! Just Amazing!
GREAT BLOG AND SERIES ON PLUCKING RAW FIBER OFF BUNNIES! See Yarn2Spin's blog on angora Rabbits for lesson series on Harvesting Rabbit Fur: "What Does It Take to Pluck a Rabbit?"Pt 1-4