Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ALL EIGHT IN THE SAME SPOT!

with grand kids growing by leaps & bounds & the older ones being teenagers  hanging with friends, now theirs boyfriends lol! it’s a blessing to have them all together in one spot, this past weekend we all met up at the Zoo, a longer trip for us seeing we live the farthest but soooo worth it!

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all eight grand kids, all the kids, son-n-laws all together!

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then we took them all  to celebrate Heather’s (our youngest) birthday

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it was  full day indeed! by the time Terry & I got back home it was time to go to bed but can’t wait to go it all again!

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notice the boyfriend in the shot? lol!

Monday, March 31, 2014

CHERRY DECISIONS

It started out what seemed to be a simple search for some blue fabric with cherries on it

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normally Hancock's will carry fabrics  to match up to the new patterns, not so this time! my search frenzy lead me to & fro to every fabric shop within an hours drive lol!then online I went, as I’ve even had  a few send me links to online fabric shops, I’m sure as soon as I make a cherry dress the blue will magically appear lol! meanwhile I’ve  found a few delicious colors

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http://www.beverlys.com/gourmet-grocer-cotton-fabric-ivory.html?utm_source=gourmet-grocer-cotton-fabric-ivory&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

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http://www.beverlys.com/fruits-and-vegetables-cotton-fabric-my-cherry-black.html?utm_source=fruits-and-vegetables-cotton-fabric-my-cherry-black&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

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http://www.beverlys.com/fruits-and-vegetables-my-cherry-cotton-fabric-white.html?utm_source=fruits-and-vegetables-my-cherry-cotton-fabric-white&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

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http://www.beverlys.com/charlevoix-cherries-cotton-fabric-sand.html?utm_source=charlevoix-cherries-cotton-fabric-sand&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

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http://www.equilter.com/product/186124/fresh-picked-sour-cherries-+-polka-dots-azure

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ebay

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http://www.beverlys.com/robert-kaufman-fruit-basket-cherries-onyx.html?utm_source=robert-kaufman-fruit-basket-cherries-onyx&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

decisions! decisions! can you have too many cherry dresses? lol!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SUNDAY SELECTIONS/COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Refrain

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

Refrain

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

Refrain

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Refrain


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fMjgS4vu4o&feature=player_embedded&list=PLA7750A61DC29673D

Monday, March 24, 2014

SINCE I SAW YOU LAST

(UPDATE FOR ALL BLOGS)

Do you know that ole saying, when it rains it pours? seems like it’s been raining a lot “LIFE” that is, Feb, it was one thing after another with the computer, sewing, uploading pictures anything to do with sewing , you name it  & it went ka pootie lol! then we have March, we had to admit my dad into the hospital & into ICU he went, he is home now but still have a ways to go to being completely well, him & mom are staying at my sisters until he gets back to his ole self again momndad

as far as sewing goes, I am working getting all those post uploaded late as they may be, I am walking away from doing anymore  new challenges till we get mom & dad back home

the wrap dress for the Miss Bossy challenge won by a mudslide with 22 votes to 5 on the others

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so I’m finishing that up in-between life's happenings, speaking of happenings, as many of you know I have other blogs & I often ask what you'd like to see more of & encourage you to put your two cents worth in, I guess no one has 2c to put an opinion in but that’s ok I love all my little “peekers” I know they're out there they’re just not making their presence known lol!

blogging may be  a little slow right now but I’ll never be in it for the popularity, I do it because I enjoy it & if life  gets in the way that's ok, blogging is like having company, when someone knocks on the door aren’t we glad to see them? offer them a cool drink? sit on the porch? etc? do we cry if nobody comes the next day? noooo do  we worry that no one will ever come again? noooo, we go about our routine & embrace the next visit because we know all is well!

 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

SUNDAY SELECTIONS

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I’LL GO WHERE YOU WANT ME TO GO

It may not be on the mountains high, or over the stormy se

It may not be at the battles front my Lord will have need of me

But if by a still small voice he calls to paths that I do not know

I’ll answer Lord with my hand in thine I’ll go where you want me to go

(CHORUS)

I’ll go where you want me to go

Dear Lord o’er mountain or plain or sea

I’ll say what you want me to say

Dear Lord I’ll be what you want me to be

do you ever come across older songs & wonder how they go, this song along with two other verses was written by Carrie E.Rounsefell I, copyrighted in 1894 Carrie grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she married bookkeeper William Rounsefell. She was known as a singing evangelist throughout New England and New York, where she toured with a small autoharp

This well known missionary and consecration hymn was adopted by a class of over a hundred missionary nurses at the Battle Creek (Michigan) Sanitarium as their class hymn. Every Sunday afternoon they would gather for a social meeting and always sing [it]…In this class were students from nearly every State of the Union, from Australia, South Africa, South America, Bulgaria, Armenia, and nearly all the European countries. At the close of the course they agreed that after they had parted and gone to their different fields, they would sing this hymn every Sunday as they had done during their happy class-days.

I did  a little more research & found the tune on you tube

 are you willing to go where he wants you to go? say what he wants you to say? be what he wants you to be? there's lots of good messages in the older songs, take the time to go through your song books & see what you find , goggle a song & do some research on it, find out the History, you’ll find there’s more to a song than just singing it!

 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I FINALLY GOT ONE!

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Do you love aprons? I dare say for years I’ve been drooling over the apron blogy magazine every time I went to the book store, flipping through the pages  awing at all the pretty aprons, then snap back into reality when the price came into clear range of all my drooling lol! then it happened! last night  we were in Barns_N-Nobel's & there I was ,flipping through the pages , putting it back, go back, flip through the pages, put it back, then he said if you want it  get it!  my heart stopped for just a few seconds  then I smile & say this isn’t a five dollar magazine & slowly turned it over exposing the price, once again I hear it  if you want it get it! was I dreaming? I didn’t stand  there long enough to find out as I hurried to the cash register lol!

oh course  my eyes  are like radar they always seem to zero in on the red right off!

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I’ve already pondered the thought  as to what will happen when the e next issue  comes out & here’s the logic lol! when you compare the price of one retail apron pattern where you may get 3-4 styles, yea yea I know you can catch patterns on sale but work with me here people lol! anyways the price of one retail pattern to nearly 150 pages of beautiful aprons with detailed pictures & step by step how to make them, welll you do the math!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SPRING TIME IS ZINNIA TIME!

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We  have had our share of crazy weather but it looks like Spring will break through, I absolutely love zinnias but before I know it, time slips away & I’ve missed the planting season but not this year “if I can help it” lol! they make any place beautiful no matter where they’re planted

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they attract hummingbirds & butterflies

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they are beautiful as simple arrangements

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such a bright cheery flower!

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but I must admit I may tend to favor the red ones!

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Zinnias come in many colors as well as different varieties

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I  just favor the mum like varieties even though I like to grown them all, how about you? do you like to grow zinnias? do you favor one verity or color over another?