Thursday, April 22, 2010

Your Sign

I've been meaning to share this photo with you!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Growth takes time or bloom where you are planted

So it has been a long time since I have posted anything. For a while (the month of March) I did a technology fast. My goal was to have more time with the Lord, and to address some of the areas of my life I have been avoiding.....I think about posting, I plan to post, I mentally rehearse my posts---but alas. Unfortunately, I am in an unusual place now---and since I feel I can only post when I am happy, upbeat and excited about life...well, I have not been feeling those things consistently, so....

Today, however, I am in a good place. It is still an in-between place---planting, watering, being rained upon, reaping, and then the darn pruning! I am learning to wait patiently for the Lord to lead me, guide me, and nurture me. I do a lot of nurturing of others---and I need someone to help me nurture ME. Sure, I do it, and it would be nice if there were someone regularly tending to my needs and, my weeds.

The children and I worked in the yard today--we planted several things geraniums, tomato plants, jasmine among them, and watered. We had a lovely time.

Now comes the waiting. Because growth takes time.

And so it is with me---I am needing some things in my life to change, yet I feel they will not. Is it pruning time? Or weeding time? Lord how do I know?

My mother always would tell me when we moved, "Em, bloom where you are planted." And so, I try.....

Growing and/or blooming,

Friday, April 16, 2010

2 More Dresses

Well, it appears that my side is indeed crunker!! lol!  I feel like I'm on a roll.  Must keep it going.  I made this between all the rest of things I do every single day!  Hope you're good!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 13

Dear Emilie,

It looks like it's been a while since you've been around.  I do hope that things are going well for you and your family over there on your side.  I'm still in the clearing out/purging stage of this move.  I've been able to let go of a lot, thankfully.  As I sort through all my clutter, giving away the usable and throwing away what isn't usable, I'm also thinking about my personal, emotional and interpersonal clutter. The poem I read/shared earlier today is playing over and over in my head.  I'm releasing....making some choices about my life. :D

Well, I've decided.  As I sit here in my creative space (which also dubs as the classroom, library, collection room) that I'm going to pull out the fabric I kept and said I'd make things from and MAKE some things.  My first ideas are to make a few sun dresses for my pretty girl.  Since she is the eldest, she usually gets the first batch of "hand me overs" which are then past on to sweetie-pie.  She is also the one who gets the brand spanking new items.  Well, I've been wanting to make her some things for awhile.  I normally wait until I'm at my mothers and we both sew together (it's such a nice thing!).  But I don't want to wait for another trip, especially now with the move.

I'm also thinking about making some bags.  Not that I need any more bags, but I've been wanting to make some as gifts.  We'll see.  Oh, I can make myself some reusable bags for shopping.  I purchased a set of handmade produce bags last week.  They're really nice and would be easy to make myself.  Hmmm.  I'm getting some more ideas here! :D

Of course I need to think about something to make for The Boy as he'll be sure to ask me why I'm not making him something.  He's still at the stage where he WANTS me to make him something, so I'd better take advantage of this time and not miss out!  What do you think?

Hopefully by the end of the day I'll have ad least one item finished.  And if so, I'll update this note with a photo or two (or 3 or 4--you know me!)! :D

We've been busy the past few weeks.  Yesterday I spent most of the day in the kitchen--cooking mainly and cleaning, sorting, purging.  Got the pantry looking lovely.  Organized my table cloths and napkins so we can get to them quickly and easily.  I even want to do some embroidery on my cloth napkins.  See, I just have too many crafting interests! lol

I'm very interested to hear all about your daughter's sewing classes.  She should be designing and putting things together on her own now, huh?  Or am I imagining too much passage of time here?  Another question is what have you been up to, craft-wise?

Wishing you time and space to create!


Well, here is what I made today.  Between cooking and encouraging the children to straighten up their rooms, and answer their questions.  I was hoping to have completed two.  But one isn't bad!