Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Busy Beaver

I have been a busy beaver getting out my polka dots and rick rack out. Can't show pictures yet until she gets it. It is on its way across the ocean. I sure hope she likes what I did...
I now have my SSCS ready to mail on Friday. I am a couple days late mailing but it is all ready to go and I can't make it to post office by time I get off work they are closed. So I will be in line Friday morning to get that mailed off and it also has a long travel over the ocean to a far away place. I have had fun doing these swaps.

Check out my side bar. I have added a BOM that just started if you like applique.

I hope everyone has a wonderful happy thanksgiving.


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Where does the time go. I have to tell you my exciting news. I went to a knitting group last night and had the most wonderful time. Thank you to all the girls for making me feel so welcome:) It was great:)

I have been busy getting my polka dots and rick rack swap ready to mail. Peeks later:) I am also working on my SSCS and I have to get that ready to go next week. Then Dec 1st is my Doll Swap quilt and wait till you see all these goodies that are going to special places:) Can't show until they receive them but once they do. I can post. I am having so much fun. I am knitting and loving it and my confidence is picking up so all I want to do is knit. I think that my quilting just needs a break. Once I get my swaps off I will be knitting and can't wait. I have posted a little snowman wall hanging that I made about 10 years ago and I still love him cause I see how far I have come:)

Here is a little something from me to you:)

A man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father...When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed. The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit. "I guess you were expecting me”, he said. “No, who are you?” Said the father.

The minister told him his name and then remarked, 'I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up.' 'Oh yeah, the chair,' said the bedridden man. 'Would you mind closing the door?' Puzzled, the minister shut the door. 'I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,' said the man. 'But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head.' I abandoned any attempt at prayer,' the old man continued,' until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me, 'Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus.'

Here is what I suggest:

'Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair. It's not spooky because he promised, 'I will be with you always'. 'Then just speak to him in the same way you're doing with me right now.' 'So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I'm careful though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.'

The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned to the church. Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her daddy had died that afternoon. Did he die in peace?' he asked. Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him.

But there was something strange about his death. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed. What do you make of that?'

The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said, 'I wish we could all go like that.'

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.

I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean.*

I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden.*

I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU...

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Happy moments, praise God.

Difficult moments, seek God.

Quiet moments, worship God.

Painful moments, trust God.

Every moment, thank God.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Veteran's Day

We need to take a moment and remember everyone that has fought for peace for our country. Here is taking a moment to remember everyone. Saying a prayer for them all and their families.

No pictures to post. I have been working on getting my swaps that I have signed up for and need to get out. Can't show until they receive them and my camera is on the fitz.

I am stuck and maybe someone can unstick me. When I receive a comment I have it set up for an e-mail to alert me. It isn't working. I have gone into my settings and have my e-mail in there but any suggestions would help so much.

Have a great day:)

"To be happy; don't do whatever you like...Like whatever you do:)


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day


I'm back...Needed a little time to get back on track. I thought I would post this flag I made a while ago. It was hanging on my door all summer and needed a good wash. I did what anyone would do and gave it a good soaking in preparation of election day today. Please vote:)

I will end with this quote and Sophie not wanting to get out of bed yesterday she was tucked in all nice and warm:)

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself..."