Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Family History And Projects

Well Hello!
My dear blogging friends who are still with me!
Yes, it has been awhile, but you know that is ok.
Sometimes to have to let one thing go so you can
enjoy something else.
Thanks for staying with me. . 
I think about my blog all the time
It is just not at the top of my 
"to do list".

 Lately it has been Family that has been on my list
of "to do".

Not only my children and grandchildren,
but I have been doing Family History.
Oh, what fun it is to find pictures, stories
of my ancestors.  
I love it!

 My Throw of Many Colors
 I have done a little sewing and crocheting
I just love my Throw (Afghan) of Many Colors.
It was so fun to make. I just took scraps of yarn and
away I went creating free style as I call it.
No pattern . . .just what I felt like doing at the time.

No it is not St. Patrick's Day

But, I have also been sewing.
Here are the pillow cases I made for my 
daughter, Emily.  Her Birthday is St. Patrick's Day
so of course Momma makes something 
with Shamrocks and the color green.

So there you have it.
I am busy busy.  Now Spring is here I will
be even more busy.  Between my Granddaughter's
Softball games, I have my little postage stamp 
back yard to get all ready. . 
Thanks goodness for a Grandson who is
willing to help me.
Yeah for Grandkids!!!

I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather
Spring.



Friday, April 13, 2018

Finding Balance and Joy In Life


I am busy!
My poor little blog is suffering because I 
can't seem to find the time to enjoy posting on my blog.
I think of my followers all the time.  Thank you for 
sticking with me.  Anyway I hope some of you are 
still following.


I have found that one of the hardest things for me is to
find balance in my life.
My last post was on putting our families first.
Well, sometimes family can not always come first.
And that is ok.
I believe finding balance  and enjoying life is the
secret to happiness.  Not always am I able to
accomplish everything I set out to do,
but I do my best and some how my best
is good enough.  
An important part of balance is happiness.
Happiness in being busy, and enjoying what you
are doing.


I have been blessed with many talents.
I love to crochet, sew and do about anything
to keep my hands busy and create.

But again I can get out of balance spending too much
time crocheting. . . .(LOL)


Each day as I try to keep my life in balance.
I begin my morning, with prayer and I ask the 
Lord that I can accomplish the things that are
most important for that day.
The Lord is amazing, and He helps me to
Balance my list of "to do's" with the important
having my attention.  Some times I am
surprised at what he thinks is more important.

The trick to life is balancing all of our responsibilites
and being happy and cheerful while doing it.

Have a wonderful day with Balance!





Friday, February 23, 2018

Families Come First

With all the things that are happening in recent weeks, I believe we need to stop.... take a good look at our society and the values we are embracing and the values we should be embracing.

We are blaming the ills of society on things. . when will be take notice that the ills of the our society is we have lost the values that mean the most.  To foster a caring, kind society it all begins at home.

Family. . .Children. . .Parents. . . Grandparents. . . and extended family and friends.  We all need to pay attention to what is most important.  Spend more time at home! 






Karie


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hello ~ Hello

Well hello my friends,
I really am still here.
It just seems the time got away from me. . 
Or maybe I was stuck in time!



Any hoo. . It is January. . 
And I really missed you. I visited many
blogs, but I just wasn't in the mood to show you
the same things I show all the time.
You have seen my decorations.
I don't change much from year to year.
Just starting to do less and less changing.
I like my home how it is. . .!


During the Christmas holidays I did decorate.  Very little though.
I figure what goes up must come down.
So I kept it simple.

One thing or I should say four things I am proud of
that I did during my absence from blogging
I made four Christmas quilts for my 4 children and their spouses


A Labor of Love.
I would do it a thousands times again. . 
My kids were so thrilled with the quilts.
And I was thrilled I did them.
Boy, oh boy did it take a lot of time.
I should have started months ago, but
my usual style is to think of some grand
thing at the last minute.  
I started the Christmas quilts at the end of October.
I was still binding one on the 23 of December.
But, like I said I would do it again and again.
In fact I may do quilts for all the holidays.

Well, I hope your new year is going well.
I am doing well,  and I look forward to 
2018

Please do come back!




Karie Is Partying at these darling blogs



Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 
To my dear blogging friends.
May you be surrounded with 
Those you love.


Karie

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vintage Christmas

Well, things have not gone as planned.
I am sure that happens to others also.


I have hoped for a slower more calm December.
I wanted to enjoy the feeling and spirit of
the season. . .But
Sometimes I wish for the Christmas of 
my past. . .


Maybe that is why I like old vintage images
of Christmas's past. . .


I don't remember being so stressed and busy even
as a young wife and mother.
Christmas and life in general was a little
slower and low keyed.


I honestly don't know when it kicked into high gear.


But there is one thing I do know,


I am going to slow down a little. . 

After I get all my projects done!










Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gathering ~ November ~ Blessings

Well, just look who come in on the scene!
Our very own


I like this month. . . it is a reflective month for me.
Filled with many good memories.
It is the Gateway to the Christmas Holidays
and it is a time I count my blessings
One by One.


November  can still be adorned in the beauties of
Autumn, but oh it can change in just a few hours.
And it can be the beginning of
The Winter Season.


I linger as long as I can with the pretty decorations of Autumn
in my home.  I love the Christmas Season, but oh how I love
November, and the cozy feeling of home.


No changing to Christmas decorations for me,
Not until Thanksgiving is over, and then let
it all begin.  But for now I will enjoy
and savor the
Beautiful serene month of
N O V E M B E R


When all the crops are gathered in.
When the fields, orchards 
and gardens are put to rest. . . 


The Harvest is complete.
Our homes, our family, and our friends
are all very blessed. 


N O V E M B E R
the month of 
GATHERING 
We will all GATHER together to
Celebrate how BLESSED we are.

I love 
November!