Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Times of difficulty help us to develop trust and perseverance as we learn to live in the knowledge that our strength comes from God.
"Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8
From the prayer journal of Wanda Jakelsky
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thanks so much to Stephanie at "ourpieceofquiet" for the perfect ornament! Gee ~ I wonder how she knew I liked squirrels!!
Thanks also to Julie at "appilyeverafter" for organizing the swap ~ it was fun to get a surprise in the mail! I'll be mailing my secret ornament off to someone special this week!
Monday, November 24, 2008
My children didn't seem to appreciate the benefits of Vicks as much as I did. "The fumes make my eyes burn!" "That stuff stinks!" "I don't like how that feels on me!" "Stop rubbing, it tickles too much!"
They don't know what they were missing! I think I'll go get that little blue (now plastic) jar and take a sniff ~ I'd rub some on but I don't think the disposable diapers would work the same as those old cloth ones my mom used!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I love old kitchen utensils and cookie cutters and Purinton pottery...especially the apple and pear pattern. I also love one another!
More cookie cutters, a sweet little raggedy gal and one of my Susan Branch books share a spot in my dining room hutch with more Purinton, a yummy smelling candle, a tiny copper teapot and a rusty mini sad iron.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
My memories today go back 100 posts. I was "surfing the net" and happened upon the wonderful Land of Blog. It's been a lovely adventure ever since. There are so many places to visit, so much to learn and so many friends to meet ~ all over the world! I've been spiritually challenged and creatively inspired. My heart's been touched in so many ways. Who would have thought that could happen while sitting alone at my laptop. What a pleasure it's been to get to know new friends while keeping old friends and family up to date and entertained by my babbling! What a pleasure it will be to send a bit of me to someone who visits my blog.
So here's the giveaway ~ one winner takes all! A raggedy doll who needs a home, a snowman candlelight and a framed, prim welcome. The rag doll is about 24 inches tall, the candlelight and snowman are tucked into an evergreen filled sleigh and the hand stitched welcome is in a 5x7 wood frame.
Make a comment here and get a chance at this sweet gathering of goodies. Post about it on your blog and get a second chance. Please comment by midnight EST on November 25th. I'll be drawing a winner on November 26th ~ the day before Thanksgiving.
Have a blessed day!
Friday, November 14, 2008
I found these little skillets at Target a couple years ago, so for the past two years I've sold "bacon & eggs" in skillets. Everyone loves them.
Lacey, victorian bears
Here's a peek at some of the other things I made for the show.
Teddy bears on homespun candy canes
Gingerbread basket & fabric covered boxes ~ I love making these & I love how they turned out ~ if they don't sell I won't be too sad!!
More prim, homespun goodies ~ whatever is left, I plan to giveaway as gifts ~ maybe even a gift or two to me!
Speaking of giveaways ~ the next post will be my 100th!
Stop back and see what my giveaway(s) will be!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I love babysitting ~ what gramma doesn't! It's such fun to cuddle with them without having to share them with anyone...and it's fun to teach them new things and it's especially fun to dress them in things that their parents may not love!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"Thank you for your courage, thank you for your sacrifice, and thank you for standing up when your nation needed you most." George W. Bush 11/11/2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Lie Detector was a great game ~ the pictures of the suspects were so funny! It was another Christmas gift and it was a hit! Here's some info about it.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
As soon as we arrived we saw our favorite little red-head! We live about 45 minutes away from them - just enough time to make it a bit difficult to visit as often as we'd like to. I love seeing how much Elijah's learned in between our visits. He's such a smart boy!!
Unlike Joe and Johanna the rest of us had never been to Red Brick Station. Here's Katie studying the menu.....what to have??
She decided on Fish n' Chips ~ the portions are HUGE!! There were leftovers!
Mark and Bill's Dad enjoyed sharing a beer sampler...
Elijah enjoyed a little snooze....
Charlotte enjoyed the sun-shiney day...
We all enjoyed each other's company.
It was a beautiful day!
Some of us got Starbucks after we visited a couple stores.
Then we said our good-byes to Joe, Johanna & Elijah ~ we decided this had been a nice way to spend an afternoon ~ and we'd have to do it again when Kevin and Jacqi could join us too.
Off we go into the sunset after a very lovely day!