"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:5-6

Ours is a story of what God can do with two silly teens, starting off with no clue;

And baby thrown in, just for good measure. We didn’t know that God would increase our treasure

With four added on in rapid succession, filling our lives with joy and hard lessons.

We’ve had our share of valleys and hills, of times of abundance, and unpaid bills.

We once thought success would bring us bliss; we’ve learned that loss does a better job of this,

As we lean on our Savior, Who always delivers, regardless of the size of our quiver.

Although we’re grateful for the times of ease, the hard times are useful for learning to please

Our Heavenly Father, learning to walk in His Truth, of which we often talk.

May the Lord help us humbly and faithfully serve, staying mindful that the next generation observes.

Prop up your feet and grab a cup of coffee or tea while I open up

The book of my life, without further ado, and narrate the musings of my heart to you.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Stole a Sewing Moment

My parents' recent visit was so wonderful. I miss them terribly. Naturally, as time goes on and we all get older, it becomes harder and harder to say goodbye to them. I started crying about their departure several days before they actually got onto the road. I was so emotionally exhausted after they left early in the morning over a week ago that I went back to bed for a couple of hours.

Yep. I'm a sap.

I've wanted to post highlights of their visit; but I've had so much going on lately, that I haven't had much blogging time. I do, however, want to share the ONE sewing project I've completed. It's been quite a while since I spent time producing anything in my sewing room. What a special treat it was to have my mom sit in there with me as I made a little something for her to take home with her.

Mom was struck by the selections in Amy Butler's Style Stitches, and she chose this checkbook cover. The hardest part of making it is cutting out the pieces and applying the fusible interfacing (only because I hate doing it). From there, it's smooth sailing, which is a nice change from the painstaking agony of assembling the clutch I made from this book last year.

Mom really liked this decor fabric, which in retrospect, was too heavy for some of the stabilizer listed in the instructions. If I use decor fabric again, I'll forego the Peltex.

Mom was just tickled with her checkbook cover. Daddy even liked it! I love sharing things with them. They are so incredibly generous to us, and they joyfully and enthusiastically receive whatever small token we share with them.

I'm in need of a spring bag for myself, and I've been brainstorming. Hopefully I'll have something good to post in the very near future. I'm so behind on the many posts that I've wanted to write. So many ideas; not nearly enough time...

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful! Really nice work - and your mom is sure to get a lot of use & enjoyment from it!