Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011


I know I haven't blogged or posted for a long time....truth is....I couldn't TOP what I wrote below about the "The Wind.... Being Still". Since that post God has ""been moving"" in big gentle giant steps! I am amazed once again how He works...... We have made the decision to downsize and MOVE to a smaller house and smaller yard and in the next town south in a real neighborhood!! We have always lived in the country and always worked really hard at taking care of all that we had. From fifty acres to 3 acres to a third of an acre!!! But we are SOOO ready for LESS to take care of. We have prayed, looked and prayed more.....and have purchased a smaller house on a corner in a neighborhood where I even know the neighbors!!! It is closer to the church, the grocery store and to the Doctors!! Forgot to mention that Dick will be closer to his playground at the airport too!! Another "project" always excites me....although I hope this one is smaller in nature. I will have a large room for my studio.....YAY!!!! ..... and for the kids when they visit.....they want some funky lockers with real locks for their stuff....I have agreed and they will have their very own spot in Mimi's new house!!! I have always heard that saying that "LESS IS MORE".....and I am loving the sound of it!!! It will free me up to just "BE" and have more time with people and with my passion of ART and SEWING. Hopefully some teaching will take place there too!! ....maybe! GREENPECKS will remain open physically here at the shop in Round Top until the house sells and then business will be from the next house....which will be announced later. It is antique weeks, now thru Oct 2, here in Round Top, with many people in the fields during the favorite buying venue of the year. So we have been pulling things from the attics in the house and garage and selling and even giving away!!! IT FEELS SOOO GOOD!!!! "The Apothecary", on the square in Round Top purchased THE ROUND TOP COLLECTION inventory and has moved it "up" town, one block away where it soo deserves to be .....! I read the post below with the "quilt" and can see that He, GOD, heard my heart's desire....again!!!! Now, back to humming praises and packing more stuff to sell or give away!!! Blessings and Thanks on this day!!! Will return soon!!!


Emelie said...

A decision to set oneself free of stuff and doing with stuff. qauite a change. I don't think I would find it easy yet, but I do think of all that you just said in such a way that makes my heart race a bit.

So funny your word verification is, Rester

Say It In Color said...

Thanks Emelie!!! I find funny and appropriate words in the verification at times too!!!! Almost a spiritual message!!! I fought downsizing for a year, never imagining I could leave this big ole house that has been my heart and soul, but wow, God really changed my heart, I think as a result of a hard working year and a really growing business that I could no longer handle and it all kept me from my passion! When we had scarey fires around here, the thing I boxed up to get out the door in an emergency was....My expensive art supplies!!!!....not even other important stuff!! That told me something too! The drought here has made the yard a nightmare and it has been hard too....hoping for a wetter Spring.... in many ways!!! Hugs to you, and I'll keep doing this for sure!!!

Mary said...

Sherry, don't you just love how God works...he was preparing you long before you made the decision.

Praying all that goes with moving to a new place goes well.


Patrina's Pencil said...


I UNDERSTAND where God has you right now...shelter in His arms. Oh I am so JOYFUL with you. God has magnificent plans for you.

I wait with expectancy for your posts - to see and hear what God is rearranging and filling and pouring out - through His vessel in you.

You bring excitement to my own mindful purpose to 'GO' and do likewise.

I heard the Lord's voice in Jan to give EVERYTHING away! I was looking forward to moving into my 'next' season. In one huge sweep the church's thrift shop came and loaded it all. Furniture and all. It was such a defining moment! I have NEVER regretted any of it. IT WAS SUCH A FREEING MOMENT!

I never assumed that God would then - allow me to stay in this empty house for now 8 mo - waiting His move into the 'next'.

At times,it has been a spiritual war against my flesh - but God has strengthened my spirit and my heart - in this empty house - so that I will be strong enough to not be destroyed by His next assignment.

And now - He has shown the LIGHT at the end of the tunnel. God is moving again. Pray with me, will you for my smooth transition in the appointed assignment that He is yet to reveal - For now, He simply says, GO! GO, and I will be with thee - wherever I send you!

God works everything for good to them that LOVE the LORD. This was exactly what He had in mind when He whispered to let go of everything that tethers me to this world.

He needed to empty my hands to fill my heart with MORE of HIM.

I so applaud you for hearing His voice. He says, "My sheep hear my voice." The Lord has spoken! You have heard - as have I - and we have faithfully - expectantly set out faces - like flint - towards His BEST for our NEXT!

Oh I am in fervent prayer for your house to sell and for everything to settle - in God's perfect timing.

God is good ALL the time! Is He not?

Colorful blessing sent your way TODAY!

Patrina <")>><

PS - this is so long - I guess I should turn this comment into a post - on my blog HAHA :) I just wanted to encourage you here.If I do write a post - can I add a link to your post here?

Maybe someone else - here - needs to be encouraged too. To God be the GLORY!.

Say It In Color said...

Patrina....You may absolutely say or use anything or link it....my heart is very excited thru this process....the Lord has shown me soo many things through watching people.... I got to share with a young woman in my shop this week, encouraging her in her spiritual walk as an artist and in her classes in college....I said..."The Lord opens "ridiculous doors!".....what I meant was He makes what we think is impossible....Possible!!! she doesn't have much money to share with her talents the way she wants right now, but OH MY....she has a full spirit in the Lord....and He will use her in a mighty way!!! It was soo exciting to get to encourage her to keep going!!!! That is what I hope to do more of!!!! Present POSSIBILTY thru JESUS!!! Why would anyone want to follow any other ?! Love you and would sure love to meet you some day!!! May He pour his annointing blessings on you and cover you in His incredible LOVE!!...and thanks for so much encouragement!!!

rachel awes said...

abundant in spare
wide open in still
eternity held in a child's palm
congratulations to you
as you walk into this
lessness beauty!

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