Sunday, August 2, 2015

SUNDAY SELECTIONS

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

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A man That hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend That sticketh closer than a brother.(Proverbs 18:24)

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

PATTERNS!

How can we resist when they’re on sale lol!

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I’m sure sure what draws me to plaids lately, perhaps they take me back to my childhood of plaid dresses & black paten leather shoes lol!

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the lady at the fabric shop said it’d make a cute man’s shirt lol! that’s not where I was going with this lol! I’ve been brave enough to wear plaid before 

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I think I’ll go with this same dress pattern,  a simple sleeveless pullover shift dress, there are there other patterns waiting for me to come get them when they go on  sale next week lol!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JUST A RAINY DAY

I love rainy days!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

BACK ON LINE!

 

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goodness! it’s been way too long! upon moving our new cable company sent someone out who didn’t fully know how to hook up my internet, so round & round we go with them telling me I’m on line & me telling then not finally my son-n-law to the rescue! he got my laptop up & running, then he got my desktop up & running 

there’s much to tell & much to show , so I’ve got to get to blogging!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

CATCHING UP ON SOME READING

ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM

It’s been a  while since I’ve been able to sit  really absorb a good book but for the last two weeks  sitting in doctor offices here & there I’ve been able to finish a whole book!

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I purchased this book on the clearance table at Barns N Noble & found it to be a wonderful read & also discovered it is a part of  a series, so I’ve got to be on the look out for the others now lol!

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Hailed as “the reigning queen of women’s fiction” (The Sacramento Bee), Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and the promise of fresh starts. Now Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view.
Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it’s springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don’t always see eye-to-eye—and at times he seems far removed—yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys.
Annie Newton arrives in town to orchestrate her grandparents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration. While Annie is excited for the festivities, she’s struggling to move on from her broken engagement, and her grandparents themselves seem to be having trouble getting along. Worse, Annie is forced to see Oliver Sutton, with whom she grew up and who has always mercilessly teased her. But the best parties end with a surprise, and Annie is in for the biggest one of all.
High-powered businesswoman Mary Smith, another Rose Harbor Inn guest, has achieved incredible success in her field, yet serious illness has led her to face her sole, lingering regret. Almost nineteen years ago, she ended her relationship with her true love, George Hudson, and now she’s returned to Cedar Cove to make amends.
Compassion and joy await Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures. Rose Harbor in Bloom is Debbie Macomber at her heartwarming best.

I am linking this book up  with


Alphabeth Soup Reading Challenge 2105

http://www.escapewithdollycas.com/challenges-2/2015-alphabet-soup-reading-challenge/

Women Author Reading Challenge 2015

http://www.peekabook.it/2014/12/2015-women-challenge.html

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MORE CANNING ADVENTURES & OTHER ADVENTUES

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next up are those wild blackberries, I got 9 jars of blackberry yumminess from the blackberries I picked the other day, so lets recap peaches, peach jam, blackberry jam! a pretty good start for the first of the Summer!

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now to deal with those blueberries!

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we ventured out & tried a new to us  German pastry & coffee shop

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more on my cooking blog  http://cookingathometogether.blogspot.com/2015/07/german-pastries.html

the morning sunrise was beautiful, I’ll be glad when I have a camera that will take pictures true to size, but it’s still all good!

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the geese's came calling this morning, so Joe & me did a few selfies with them lol!

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there hasn’t been any sewing adventures since  the pattern review Wardrobe Challenge, I never sewed so much so fast in all my life lol! but this picture is stirring up the seamstress in me! lol!

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so what adventures have you had lately?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BLACKERRIES & BLUEBERRIES OH MY!

 

well we started off last week with taking the little ones to pick peaches  then it was off to our favorite spot to pick wild blackberries, it was hot, briers everywhere, the chance of snakes but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do for those blackberries lol!

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now the little ones kinda understood why we went blackberry pickin without them  but ohhh when we got told on for pickin blueberries! lol! good news is the blueberries will keep producing over the next month so I ‘m pretty sure  we can redeem ourselves lol!

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2 gal. didn't look like that much when they put them into bags but it kinda did when we were pickin um, this is where they’d say extra hands would have been nice lol! now to put up all those blackberries & blueberries!