Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving...

Isn't this post card adorable?  And as I was reading 'Eating Well' magazine,  I was glad to see a story in it written by Rick Brag.  I had read an article by him a while back and loved it.  And there was a   picture of him with his Mom that I think is  precious! He is a gifted writer and author. I am going to  look on Amazon for   a book by him.  When someone writes in a way that can make me laugh and cry.....what a gift!  Hoping you have a blessed and fun Thanksgiving!

Unto thee ,O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks; for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. Psalms 75:1

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

My cat...

This pattern was sooo difficult at first but it just goes to show (myself) what can be accomplished if I don't give up. (& this time I hung on to the very end)  Just typing those two little words....'give up'  actually gives me a sense of relief....thats  how messed up my thinking must be,  haha.

I have been having health problems the last year or so that leave me with very little energy.      Anyway,  I'm at last.. posting and you would never believe that I never had a cat or that my husband was an avowed cat hater....because a certain grey tabby has found a loving home with us and is such a joy to me.

Good things about  yesterday;

being reminded God knows our thoughts...& loves us.
getting a get well note off to someone who is on our mind & hearts
finding a crafter whose  quilting is affordable and lovely...
reading an Amish mystery, 'Hearse and Buggy' by Laura Bradford....nice reading
finding some small gifts for my secret sister..
enjoying a craft 'mall'  walk through...
holding our cat and giving her a new toy....mundane perhaps, but fun...=)
enjoying an old movie with hubby at the end of the day, after our Bible reading.
cozy QVC polar fleece sheets....a must for winter... we love! them

Monday, October 05, 2015

How special is a wedding!

We loved everything about our friends' wedding Saturday.  It was the most special wedding of its kind I've ever been to.  It was perfect in every way.  The bride designed much of this and look how special it is.  Her theme was a Western/Fall theme.  

This cupcake table was charming and the cupcakes were sooo delicious!  A wedding to remember with a smile...for years to come.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

There is nothing in this world that gives peace like trusting in the LORD.  I will eternally be grateful that  in 1977 an evangelist came to our church and I repented of my sins, turned from what I 'thought' and accepted God's word for the truth it is...and...accepted the Son of God..... Jesus, as my own Saviour. No one can do that for you but you. =)  'whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved'. Romans chapter 10, verse 13.  How I love this chapter of God's word!  It led me to Christ.

Going on the 2nd week now...I'm captive to a head-cold which I really hope each day will be the last of it!  The flowers are so gorgeous but I spend all of the day indoors, because of allergies and bug bites etc.  I love my coleus and bright light cosmos and deep red cosmos.  I'll try to post a picture of that.  My head cold has robbed me of any energy but I sure can read.....and love that.

I am enjoying Susan Whitig Albert's  'Cottage Tales' very much right now. And also....a Penny Parker mystery 'The Wishing Well' on my Kindle. And carried over from my Sunday reading....The Missionary story....of Nate Saint.  'On a Wing and a Prayer'.  Nate is a Missionary pilot  in the jungles of Ecuador, in the 1950's  I think.  It's a good thing to have 'balance' in my reading.  I strive for least I'm beginning too.

Friday, September 11, 2015

I have always loved this bit of old-fashioned beauty.  A time when women savored the last roses of the season perhaps.  Nowadays....I can't really get any of my roses to bloom much at all.  I guess I am an African Violet person.  They bloom profusely all  year long for me.  Just to remind myself of that makes me feel contented.

'Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest.....Home-keeping hearts are happiest.....Henry W. Longfellow.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Grandma Moses

 At a recent stop at our antique mall....I gave  myself a gift of this Grandma Moses book by Otto Kallir. I have always--always admired Grandma Moses! She didn't begin painting until age 76, after having 10 kids!  She painted more than 25 pictures after turning 100 years old.  I wouldn't have that kind of gumption no matter what.

 Years ago we bought these two of her prints I came across and had to have.  Our neighbor made the frames and I was in 7th to speak!  This one hung above my little oak desk for years.

This print hangs above my husband's desk now.  I have two other coffee table books about Grandma Moses and I never get tired of them =).  What richness we may glean from those gone before us...$10. well spent!   Also....I am reading a Penny Parker novel on my Kindle and Mildred Wirt wrote it I think.  She was a ghost writer for Nancy Drew...and she knew how to keep a story moving along...I'm enjoying it.

Proverbs 4:4  'He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words and  keep my commandments, and live'.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Happy Birthday Friend!

Isn't this the cutest little cake you ever saw?  Every year for my friend's Birthday,  we have a tea party with lots of good things to eat.  Sort of a Winnie the  Special!  I was thinking that Poo was a pig....and we were like two little pigs at a party, now I recall Poo was a bear!  That sounds better than two little pigs  So goes the fun and it was such fun!  We  had a most remarkable day,  a day to remember for sure.

Remember the poem?  'Grow old with me, the best is yet to be!'  The Lady Grey tea in Teavana cups was so cheery.   Even though....I should have had little sandwiches and didn't.  Next time I will! you see the candle flame?  One candle for a Birthday wish.  Now we're going back in time =)

My hubby had given our friends 2 large garbage bags of 'windfall' apples to take to their son's pigs.  They (the friends...not the pigs)  happened to look outside and were so surprised to see four deer....tearing apart the bags and eating....eating....eating!  Can you imagine?