Monday, March 16, 2015

Babies Everywhere!!!!

Well I guess is that time in life when everyone around you has kids.  I'm not going to lie I'm having a hard time remembering the new baby names, as it seems we learn a new one every other day!  With new babies come new baby quilts! Take a look at a couple of the tops I have put together recently.

Until Next Time......

dan


baby Emmet has this baseball quilt coming! SHH he doesnt know
Kylie has her pony quilt ready for the longarm machine!

A variation of my published MOD SQUARE REVOLUTION for baby Judah!


great job quilting mom!


old man river backing!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Birthday GIRL!! Quilted CARD

So, yesterday was my beautiful wife Rachel's 29th birthday (her first 29th bday) and we took a trip up to MaryMoor Park to see the Cirque du Soleil show KURIOS that's currently in town. All I can say is WOW, Mind = Blown! People are amazing! If you get a chance def go check it out!! Afterwards we headed over to kirkland to grab a bite to eat at one of our fav Mexican places (CACTUS). Overall it was a beautiful day in the Pacific NW and I was happy to spend some quality time with my lady on her special day. On a side note I also posted some pics of the handmade quilt Card I put together for Rach! ENJOY!

Until Next time.............

dan

KURIOS Cirq Show @ MaryMoor Park
Instead of buying a card I quilted Rach a unique one!
Close up of the top



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Shout Out To GENERATION Q!!!


Just wanted to send a shout out and thank you to Generation Q magazine for selecting the Candy Stripe quilt to be a part of their Jan/Feb Issue that is out in stores now!!! It has been such a blessing to work with Jake and the team getting everything ready for their newest issue. Nothing like making new friends and memories that last a lifetime. Hope you all enjoy the quilt and if you haven't got their issues before go check them out! It's a great quilting resource. Happy New Year!!!


Until Next Time......

dan







Friday, April 18, 2014

NICARAGUA: Fundraising (year 3 and counting)

NICARAGUA MISSIONS TRIP

Well its that time of year again where I am preparing for my missions trip to Nicaragua and wanted to share my support letter with all of my friends and family. Thank you so much for taking the time to take a look at this opportunity to bless myself and in turn many others as I prepare to lead our Shorewood Foursquare team on the 2014 Nicaragua trip. See below for my letter and some pictures from previous years! 

FYI if you want an easy way to donate I have created a Paypal button on the right side of the blog. It is completely safe and secure through Paypal encryption and you don't need a Paypal account do donate. Once on the Paypal link put your donation amount and click the link in lower left to continue without Paypal account!! Thank you all so much for your prayers and support! I couldn't do this without you!!

Love you all! 

dan

PS Below is my donation letter....

NICARAGUA: TAKE 3 JULY 1-11, 2014

        First off, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has contributed to my past missions adventures. Whether it be through prayer or donating funds, I honestly couldn't do it without you and your eagerness to bless me and in turn so many others during through this outreach. From the bottom of my heart thank you!
        With that said, it is time for me to start thinking about this year's missions trip. This will be my third trip to Nicaragua in as many years and I am as excited as ever. As in years past, I will be donating my time on this mission in the construction field. I am looking forward to leading this year's construction team in continuation and possibly finishing some of last year' projects. Over the past couple years we have been working on building a new church in Niquinohomo, which is a small town south of Masaya, Nicaragua. The current pastor has been running her operations from her house and has run out of space for her congregation. The funds raised for our construction team have been used for materials and local labor to work with us hand in hand in constructing a new building that will shine the light of God in an area desperately in need of positive reinforcement.  
        I will be co-leading a group from our new church in Seattle on this year's trip and am looking forward to see how we can develop together through this adventure. Even with a small congregation we were able to inspire 13 others to join us on this year's trip. So exciting!! Our members will be donating their time to all of the different ministries the trip offers including the construction team, medical team, bible distribution and children's ministry. I can't wait to see how God can change their lives as I know He will as they all have a heart to spread the Word. Please be sure to pray for all of us as we will need it more than you know!
        Words can't describe the changes I have seen in my own life by saying yes to this opportunity. These Nicaragua missions have become a staple in my spiritual life and I would encourage everyone who reads this to contemplate donating your time if you ever get the chance. Being a part of something that is bigger than us is what we are all called to as Christians. By offering time and money to others, I have been blessed beyond belief in what I have learned and experienced.
        All that said, I have to raise about $2000 to cover expenses for this year's trip and I am asking if you will take the opportunity to bless God in giving to furthering his kingdom. I know that not everyone has the time to spare as we all have family needs and life's difficulties can hit hard, but you don't have to be present to be a part of the trip! If you are able to spare a couple bucks I can guarantee you will be blessing others in ways that can alter their life and well being. If you can't offer a donation please give us a shout out during prayer time and think of us during our travels.
If you are able to donate even a small amount you can make checks payable to Daniel Sekerak or Shorewood Foursquare with my name in the memo. I also have a paypal donation through my blog link!! Easy Safe and Much Faster!!


Mail can be sent to

7767 14th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106         

Thank you in advance! It means the world to me!
If you want more details about our journey including pictures from previous years check out our 
facebook page 

https://www.facebook.com/SWD4Nica2014
or
go to my blog where I will be journaling throughout our trip and accepting donations through Paypal at

PICS FROM PREVIOUS TRIPS!




































Saturday, March 22, 2014

THE DESIGN WALL

Well I finally go sick and tired of having to crawl around on the floor rearranging/designing patterns. I guess my old age is creeping up on me! Yikes! I got the bug the other day to move the furniture around in my office (at least the 10th time since we moved to Seattle) and make room for a design wall. 

Let me set the mood for you. Sometimes I get a little weird if I don't have anything to do, so I make things to do. I need a good project every once in awhile to let my mind rest and what better to accomplish that feet than a trip to THE HOME DEPOT. I stopped in and bought some sheets of foam insulation and a couple rolls of adhesive Velcro. Next stop was Joann of course where I bought some cheap cotton fabric to wrap around the insulation before I hung it up on the wall. The meaning of the fabric was two fold 1. A nice solid gray color gives you a great neutral to contrast your designs and 2. No way was I going to hang bright pink panels up in my office/mancave! 

Process

1. Find a blank wall.



2. Cut rigid insulation panels to desired size


3. Cut fabric to size of each panel and wrap around rigid insulation boards. I used duct tape to adhere to the back sides tightly and then used a staple gun to further secure fabric and tape to board.



4. Measure desired wall area for panels to fit evenly in center and at height where you can easily hang any projects. Then apply double sided Velcro pieces to back of each panel and hang em up!



5. Admire your blank canvas for a couple minutes and then actually put unfinished projects up so you see them everyday and maybe finish them.



ENJOY!
Until next time gang......

dan

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE IN SEATTLE: PART 3 THE FINAL ACT

PART 3: THE FINAL ACT

DECEMBER 29th
Three little monkeys jumping on a bed in Aberdeen WA on our weekend trip along the Pacific Coast !

It may be the beach, but its still cold in Pacific NW !

Julia just playing on the driftwood !

Of course we had to visit Jacob in Forks ! #teamJACOB

Julia and Jacobs first kiss !

Bella looks awfully familiar !


This huge tree was on the the La Push beaches !

Proof that wear wolves exist!! Jacob was running on the beach sand !
Still can't believe how big this tree was !

Took a ferry ride back to the city from the Olympic Peninsula !

JANUARY 1st
Decided to go for a little hike on New Years Day !

So many wonderful signs to follow !

We finally made it to the top of Rattlesnake ! What a view EH ?

Julia and I been chillin at the Holiday INN !

 JANUARY 2nd
OH CANADA !
Had a rainy day, but Vancouver really is beautiful !

 JANUARY 3rd
Last, but not least we made it to the NEEDLE !
Ready for the ride up to the top !

What a day and way to end an amazing Christmas Break ! Hope you had a blast Juice !
 Well all good things come to an end as they say, but this 3 week adventure was so amazing ! We tried our best to show Julia what Seattle and the Pacific NW has to offer. I think we did a pretty good job ! Stay tuned for more adventures with all the visits that I am sure to come ! After all summer is just around the corner!! Until next time gang........

dan