Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
My daughter Mandy asked me to make a set for a gift for her friend so I got busy.
This was a few weeks ago and I am just now showing you.
I am just a beginner but I love making them.
I have a Brother embroidery machine and I am learning how to use it.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
This quilt she is working on is gorgeous!
I yelled so Granny would hear me when I came in but she was concentrating on that sewing machine.
Finally she stopped the sewing machine and realized that I was there.
Granny always says she needs to stop sewing and "fellowship".
Now Granny always reads every word of the cards she receives. It means a lot to her when she gets a card from someone. It makes her day. This card was really special. It had a picture of Glendas grandson covered up with a "Granny quilt" while reading a book. So sweet! Granny loved it! Thank you so much!
It wasn't long after that, that Granny was back at it.
I told her that she looked tired and needed to rest but she says she can rest on Sunday! I wish I had her energy!!!
I am sure that this quilt is already finished. She probably finished it that day I visited last week so this quilt is for sale if anyone is interested.
THIS QUILT IS SOLD TO CATHY
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thank you Vicki and Ms. Essie for passing this to me.
Isn't it gorgeous? It is cedar and walnut and you ought to hear it.
It made my hubby smile. Thank you Eddie.
A Still Small Voice?
I have been decluttering some things and ran across this sweet card.
I don't know where it came from. It was brand new and not signed but I noticed that on the back of it there was a cd and I noticed the words......Fear Not.
The music is beautiful but just look at the name of the songs:
- The Lord Is My Shepherd
- Fear thou Not
- Cast Thy Burden
- It Shall Not Come Nigh Thee
- Blessed Are The Meek
- I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
- My Strength Is Made Perfect
- Poor and Needy Seek Water
- I, John
- God Is Our Refuge
- If God be for us
- Comforted of God
- Peace I Leave with You
- I have loved thee
- Not in Despair
- For I Reckon
- Who Shall separate us?
- Therefore will I Deliver
- Be Not Afraid
A Still Small Voice?I went to Granny's one day and she told me that there was something on the table for me.
I went in there and found this from my cousin Nancy with a sweet note.
It is the most peaceful piano music. I received this on a day when tears filled my eyes many times. It helped me so much.
It is called "My Saviours Love".
The title tells it all.
A Still Small Voice?
Today I was at the grocery store. I never look at the books while there but right out in the aisle was this book. It just jumped out at me. I have only read a little bit but so far it has helped me more than you will ever know. I have not shown the whole title because it will tell my story and I don't want to do that publicly at this time. There probably will come that time but this is not it. I have shared with several of you what I am going through if you have emailed. I needed your prayers and strength. It is amazing how many cards and emails that I have received from you all. And of course, all of my blogging friends, my husband, my children and son in laws, my Mom, my Dad, my mother in law, my sisters and of course Granny. I can't say thank you enough for all of the prayers. But I have to tell you that there are 3 special people that have walked through this fire with me and for me. I don't know what I would do without them. They have went the extra mile. You know who you are. I could not do this alone. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. My journey in this trial is not over but is quiet right now. I have been weak, but I know HE is strong. Please continue to pray for my family.
A Still Small Voice?
I am amazed.
I will be posting about Granny tomorrow. I know you all miss her!!!
There is another Still Small Voice.
Listen.......Can you hear HIS Still Small Voice?
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Outside my window........... it is dark. I don't like the time change right now, do you? When it warms up, I will probably love having more day to work in the garden but for now, I don't like it. I went to Granny's yesterday and she asked me why they just don't leave it alone. I agree.
I am thinking.........how much fun it was to wake up at 5 A.M. this morning and go to the Waffle House with my sweet honey.
I am thankful.........for the freedom we have.
I am wearing.........Brown Jogging Suit
I am remembering..........when I could sleep a whole night without waking.
I am going..........to work.
I am currently reading.........emails!!!!
I am hoping............for a peaceful day.
On my mind...........The story of Lazarus and the rich man. (Luke 16:19-31)
Noticing that...........I need to keep my focus.
I am creating...........another baby quilt. My sweet honey asked me to make one for a customer who has had a baby. I took that as a great compliment from him.
Pondering these words............We have victory In Jesus! (words from my friend Julie-we have never met in "real life" but are such great friends. She encourages me everyday.)
From The kitchen.............Taco Soup
Around the house.............Needs a little TLC.
One of my favorite things............being spontaneous.
I am wishing.............for us to get our hunting cabin livable!!
I am praying for...........good choices.
From my picture journal...............This is where we found our youngest grand when we went to visit him the other day!! So sweet!
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Sunday, March 14, 2010
They were working so hard to build a snowman.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
On of the sad part of all of this, is Pam never married so outside of calling my other sister or myself, she goes home to an empty house to deal with all of this alone. I couldn't have imagined getting my cancer diagnosis and not having my husband to go home to.
AmyW said: I'd like to nominate Krista. She found out right before Christmas that she has breast cancer. She is currently recovering from a double mastectomy and starts chemo this Tuesday. She is the mother of three kids (the same ages as mine), the wife of our youth minister, and a special education teacher (we teach at the same school).
A couple of years ago, she watched a very close friend of hers die of brain cancer. Krista was such a prayer warrior for the young mother. Unfortunately, she passed away and left behind a two year old daughter. Then about a year later, her own mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. Krista brought her mother home to live with her. Within a year or so, her mom was gone. Throughout her diagnosis, she has been in good spirits and is constantly blessing others. She is fighting cancer with every ounce of her being while holding on tight to God's daily provisions. She and her family are so precious to us. We've served alongside of them on mission trips and we've watched our kids grow up together. I want her to live to see her great-grandchildren! She and I have made a secret goal that she will be well enough to return to New Orleans on this summer's youth mission trip. (It's a secret because her husband would freak out if he knew she was planning to return to New Orleans so soon after her last chemo treatment) Her blog address is www.kristas-journey.blogspot.com
I love this gal to pieces!!
As my family is dealing with a trial, reading these comments and having the goal to bless someone has helped me more than you will ever know. The Lord just knows what to do at the right time. Amazing. Thank you to everyone who left comments. I would love to send a card of encouragement to all of the ones who didn't win. Please send me their addresses if you would like for me to do this. It would be my honor. Now for the winners, please know that there is not a time limit on sending these gifts. It may take me a while to find the perfect gift for your loved one. I will let you know when I have it ready to send. I will also need their names and addresses. Thank you for letting me do this. You all have blessed my heart.
Lord Jesus, I pray for each and everyone of these people. I pray for the ones who nominated someone and I pray for the nominees. I also pray for my family. You already know all of our stories. I pray for peace and strength to get us all through. I pray for health. I pray for miracles. I thank you for letting me see others who are hurting and dealing with things that I don't know anything about. Thank you Lord for all my blogging friends. I just praise you and thank you for all your blessings and even all of the trials. Jesus, please help us all to reach up for the next rung on the ladder. Help us to keep on going even when we don't feel like it. Please give us a home in heaven when you are through with us. Amen.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The last picture that I showed of the Love Shack was when it was snowing and before the deck was finished. Here is the final picture. The Love Shack is officially for sale now! Isn't it just a doll house?
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Monday, March 8, 2010
Look at these potholders Mom made. If you would like to see the tutorial that she followed you can visit And Sew On! Go to her sidebar and you will see the tutorial. Don't you just love the fabric that Mom used?
Can you believe all this was in that bag? Look at all the fat quarters. Even that roll is fat quarters!
Oh Look at this! Moda Natures Notebook charm squares!
When we went to our quilt store I bought some fat quarters to match it.
I am just dreaming about what I will do with this.
This is an apron panel. Isn't it cute? It is reversible. Mom made one of these for Midlife Mom and I think Mom took my hint!!!! I can't wait to make it.
But this gift right here got me right in the heart!
The very first page in this binder is a comment from my friend Julie which includes a prayer for me. I just love the way my Mom thinks. Is this special or what?? What a sweet thing to open my book to.This is the second page in my book. This Too Shall Pass. My mom gave me this a long time ago and oh how I have used this poem in my trials. And it is true.....This Too Shall Pass.
My Sweet Mom saw this project for needlework and she included it in the binder with all of the instructions. When I saw it I told her it reminded me of us.....Me & Mom! She said she thought the same thing. This is another project that she printed out for my book. I can't wait to try to make this. This is our next big project. This is a tutorial for a Postage Stamp Quilt by Heidi that we are following. Well, Mom is already doing it but I am behind. I am planning on catching up though. I am excited about this project.
This is some fabric that my Mom gave me. It looks like leather but its not. She made the cutest purse with it. If you would look like to see the purse please visit Moms Blog!
Thank you Mom!
You always know just what to do!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Once in a while she likes to get a hamburger but not very often.
Oh I love this scrappy one too!
For Sale: Granny Quilt
Granny made this one for a lady that sits with her at church.
Isn't that sweet?
This quilt is for sale also.
I truly believe with all my heart that this message was just for me.