Thursday, December 30, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
I'm really glad I read a post today. She shared how she has had difficult Christmas's and this year was another one. I have not really had a season like we are having right now and I really don't want to decorate for Christmas this year. I don't want to participate in the partying. We foreclosed on our house of 15 years and will have to be moving out. I am closing my photography business after 24 years and looking for a new job. My brother-in-law is dying of cancer and we just lost a friend of many years suddenly this past week. I do not have a bad attitude. I am grateful and hopeful but I just want to celebrate the fact that Christ was born and because of that I have hope. Gifts, decorating and parties just don't fit in this year. She helped me feel better that some years it is ok for it to be different, quiet.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Hope you are taking time to enjoy the Fall colors while they last!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
It's been a year this past week since my husband had his open heart surgery. He is doing good. Diabetes is not better so I assume the heart is not improving but he is still here and has had some work but still hasn’t been able to find a job. My business is holding it’s own but I can’t support us. We are still in our house (that is really crazy) but I am thankful.
It has definitely been a long year. One filled with hopes, then disappointment, fear, and anxious moments but God is always there to remind us:
He has everything under control.
His ways are not our ways
He is ALWAYS faithful
He will never leave us
He is our provider
He is our comforter
Several months ago when I was in one of my desperate moods He reminded me that
He Loves ME
He is never in a hurry
His timing is perfect
I need to trust Him and let go
This has been a year of growth for our family. We are strong and I am thankful. He has provided for all my daughters needs and they are growing into faithful women I am so proud of.
Has it been easy?
As for my marriage.
We will be married 29 years this March.
Our vows have truly been tested in the last several years and I know the true meaning behind the commitment we made all those years ago.
To love each other for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
Hah! No but it is rewarding to know you can count on each other and know that we have each other no matter what we are facing. It feels good to look back and see how we have honored that committment we made so many years ago when we were young and hopeful.
Looking back through the times when we weren't so happy with each other or just to distracted with life we neglected each other. I am so thankful we remembered our commitment to each other and God and stuck it out.
It's rewarding to look back and see (as my Mom used to say) it all comes out in the wash!
Sometimes life gets real tough but we have a big God who loves us and has our back. I'm still trusting that He has a wonderful plan for the rest of our lives and "This too shall pass".
to love those around you even when they are not being lovable
stick with it.
you are not in control and you are nothing without God.
We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength!
Have a wonderful week!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Look at this edging! It gives me goose bumps!
I can not wait to start something with this great quilt.
Can you just see the projects going around in my head? I think it's going to explode!
Aren't these ornaments great! I may just sell them on my Etsy store.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I was blog hopping last night an came up on this tutorial and had to give it a try.
Had some old sweaters in the basement waiting for me to loose weight. They have been waiting a lllooonnnggg time so I decided to give them a new life!
I have a craft show this Tuesday at one of our local colleges. I have been making things for the students for their dorms.
School colors are green and yellow. How about this banner and swag?
My Mom was a professional seamstress and had a lot of buttons. I really don't do anything with all of them so I decided to make hair clips the girls might like.
I have also been using up my scrapbook papers making small things the students can put on a bulletin board in their dorms or use as book marks.
And then another venture is fabric assemblage. I'm new at this so I'm just going with the flow here. The 1st one isn't done yet.
Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle
I never thought I'd say I liked the sewing machine but my daughters machine is easy to use and has lots of fun stitches. For now, I'll keep playing while the creative juices are flowing!