Thursday, November 27, 2014


I am wishing you a very 
Blessed and Peaceful Thanksgiving.

The Lord has commanded us to be Thankful in all things.
No matter my circumstance in life I will be Thankful.
That is a hard thing for me.. . to be Thankful during difficult times.
But I am going to try to be more Thankful. . . In All Things.
I want to begin by being kind, speaking kind words and giving encouragement.
I want to be thoughtful. . . remembering that everyone 
carries their own burdens.  
I will give much thanks to God.  To Jesus Christ. . .
He and only He can make the pathway bright.
Those problems may arise, He is the way and the light.
I will Thank Him. . . multiple times during my day.
 when I rest at night, I will pour my heart out to Him
for His bounteous Love and Forgiveness.
He makes it possible for all things to fall into place

Happy Thanksgiving

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They are not my pictures.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Momma's Sewing Machine

I have the sewing machine finished.
It took me quite awhile.  Each process had to dry
And then waiting in between.
This is how it looked before.
I am ashamed I let it get this bad.
But thank goodness the wood was not damaged.
After sanding and more sanding.  It looked good.
I did not paint it.
I didn't want to lose the integrity of the piece.
The wood is gorgeous.  
It is very vintage. . .67 years old.
No paint on this beauty.  
She is stained. . and rubbed and sealed.
This beautiful sewing machine has been used and loved.
I sewed on it for many years.
It still had the "dings" of little boys banging their toy trucks.
And my little girl marking it with her baby buggy.
Isn't that what makes something this precious so loved?
It has memories, and it was loved and used.
Can you see why I could never paint her?
She is beautiful
I am so pleased and happy with the way she turned out.
My mother would be so happy with how it looks now.
Just look at that gorgeous wood.  
I am telling you I fell in love with the feel, the look, everything about it.
I have to tell you I am not finished with the seat.
I have misplaced (lost) my staple gun. . .!
So the covering is not stapled down. . .yet.
Another thing I think my mother would be pleased with 
Is the seat cover. . .I like it and I think she would too.
I was so afraid the top of the sewing machine would not be ok,
It did have some water damage. . (shame on me).
But as I sanded and rubbed. . I could see it was going to be beautiful.
So there you have it. . 
My Momma's Beautiful Singer Sewing Machine.
It is a precious treasure to me.
My Dad bought it for her when I was born.
And she sewed many beautiful things on it.
I still have some of the beautiful little coats and dresses 
And doll clothes she made me.
My Momma died when I was 7 years old.
So anything that belonged to her I treasure.
I didn't even want to sand it at first. . I just knew it
Still had her hand prints on it.
She wants me to enjoy it. .. and cherish it.
I feel like it is a gift from her to me.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hello my friends.  
I have been so busy this last week.
I don't have anything to show you right now.
In a few more days I will.
This project has been a S.L.O.W. process.
My Mother's Singer Sewing Machine. 
I am so excited to show it to you.
But, I am not quite finished with it.
I can tell you it is beautiful.
I am do happy with how it has turned out.
So just be patient with me.
These types of things take a long time to complete.
I will be back in a short time to 
Reveal the finished project.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My Thankful Heart

Well, hello my friends,
I hope you are happy and doing well today.
I have given myself a challenge to be more 
I have always thought I was a thankful person.
I do recognize the Source of my many blessings.
But, I believe I can search a little deeper into my heart.
And I will find I have much more than I had realized.
So. . . with that I decided this month of November
Was a good time for me to search deeper.
Oh, but I won't stop at the end of November.
This will be my daily quest. . .. Thankfulness.
I want to share with you the thoughts I have had in the last few days of my journey.
My Faith.
I am so thankful for my Faith in a Living God.
I have a firm testimony of His Infinite love for me.
I am thankful beyond words for the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Without Him in my life. . .I don't know how I could function.
It is through my Faith in Him that I am at peace.
He calms my troubled soul, He divinely rescues me.
I am thankful for Seasons
Not only the natural seasons of the earth.
But, I am thankful for the seasons of my life.

I am thankful to embrace the season of my life at this time.
I am thankful to enjoy the good days, and the days
That are difficult.  All days are part of my life journey.
And I am thankful for it all.
I am thankful for my Roots.
I am so thankful for my heritage.

I am thankful for the heritage of Grandmothers. . . for the women in my life
Who were nurturers and therefore passed the gift of nurturing to me.
I am Thankful for the gentleness and kind nature of these Grandmothers.
For they passed that gentleness and kindness to me.
My life was richly blessed because of them now I am blessing my family
And hopefully passing these gifts to the next generation.
I am thankful for those who have loved me.
My parents, who were young when they had me.
I only had both my parents for 7 years of my life.
My mother died, when she was 25 years old.  I was 7.
All my life I have grieved for her.  But as I search my soul
I have realized those 7 years was enough for me to know  I was loved.
With all my heart, I know someday in the eternities I will have both parents.
We will be a complete Family.
My Grandparents were the solid foundation of my life.
They were the ones that wiped my tears, and calmed my fears.
Especially my Grandma Dot.  It was her that taught me how to cope.
How to love, and how to be Thankful.
My Dad was my pillar of strength.  He showed pure fatherly love to me.
He was and always will be my Hero.
Through these wonderful people I have learned the value of
Family. . . Family Togetherness, and Love.
I am seeing my life through my Spiritual eyes.
And I am Thankful.
Please be sure to come back and see and read of
The things I am thankful for.
Have a wonderful day. . .and I hope you will search your soul
And see the world through different eyes.
So that you may be more Thankful.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

What? It is November?

Oh My Goodness!
It is November 1, 2014
Did we not just celebrate the 4th of July?
Oh, Good Grief. . .No!
It was Halloween we just celebrated.
Oh, dear, oh dear!
Where oh where does the time go?
Well, I spent Halloween day and night in be with a 
Oh, yes, one of the massive most painful kind.
So when I awoke this morning. . .I feel like 
I have missed more than a day.
I feel like I have missed the last 6 months.
None the less. . .Time Marches On
I will get myself put together and greet 
Properly, . . . . .. another day!
Until then I think I will stay in my jammies,
The wind is howling and a storm is coming.
Possibly snow in the valleys.

Oh, dear, Oh, dear. . Am I ready for this?
Hope you are having a warm comfy November 1st.
Be sure to come back.
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