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!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Oh My!!! One week ..... LESS!! .... left!!! I am behind, but catching up and anticipating the grandchildren coming to Mimi's and Grand Dads!!!! YAY!!!! I was doing good until my computer and scanner wanted to take several long naps today!! I am trying to finish a little book I made for my grand kids to go with a special ornament I bought them at "The Mustard Seed" in LaGrange!! What a cute shop!!! I went there three times in one day! Anyway, I'll show you the booklet and ornament when and IF I get it done! Pray for my machines .... they are only four years old, which according to MAC and PC people....that is old! I am 65 yrs old and I still work!!! So I will show you the Christmas card we made for this year. (I painted it and Dick wrote & mailed them!) He had the hard part! The verse was different.... but I JUST HAD TO PUT IT. I have several people in my life that have had medical hardships this year ... one precious friend in particular has been very sick and a mystery to the doctors. Her nick name is "Ampie" .... so if you are in prayer mode please pray for her to be comforted from her severe pain and to begin to heal. She is young and was very vibrant. Worked very hard to have a home along with her husband and has been a good mother to two girls. She is loved. The other reason I put it on my Christmas card was I thought the one part fit God's CARE for His OWN Son after He was born, guiding and protecting them as they went their way. It was such a huge and monumental event that only God really knew how special that the time had become fulfilled ..... what so many had been anticipating and waiting for .... and His birth was the beginning of showing us how very much He loves us and knows that we need Him. That He, Jesus, would be the only answer to any ailment or purpose in life ... even beyond death. So He came here to let us get to know Him, experience His love in a human way ..... a love like no other could show us. So Ampie , this is for you ..... I love you too! ....here it is ...."He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." Psalms 91:4 In Spanish it is this...."Con tus plumas te cubrira; y debajo de sus alas estaras seguro; escudo y adarga es su verdad." Salmos 91. verso 4. Blessings to you all during this special time of reflection of how God has provided for us THE ANSWER .... not found in anything else. MERRY CHRISTMAS..

Friday, December 2, 2011


We have been definitely busy downsizing and fixing our next spot, so I haven't blogged much! But while going through things a few things have come back across my heart lately that made me think about how kids forgive one another..... better than we do!!! When you are hurt by someone, do you RUNAWAY? Do you HIDE? Maybe you PUSH ON ....which feels right ..... but do you (speaking to myself) FORGIVE? When I am hurt by someone I do runaway and I hide to protect myself and I push on .... but usually I can't get past the fact that I love that person who hurt me or disappointed me and it doesn't go away. SO I am learning and wanting to FORGIVE THEM, SO I CAN CONTINUE TO LOVE THEM .... either closely or at a slight distance. BUT I CAN LOVE THEM IN SPITE OF HURT .... I CAN and I DO. It also made me remember how the children played when they were all here last year.....they had the greatest of times and couldn't wait to be together..... then they would get selfish and fight or get mad or hurt at the other...... but usually five minutes later they were back to normal having a great time. That is what I want to learn ..... to get over myself and get over hurts!!! And to learn not to hurt others!! I am trying ..... it is "THANK GOODNESS" not a trait of God .... to runaway, to hide, to just push on, to pout and hold a grudge or guard the hurt in His heart feeding on it..... I have much still to learn at the age of 65!!! Praise God, I can still learn and He can still be patient with me. And thank goodness He loves me and He loves them equally! Who was hurt more? Jesus in His being rejected and dying in humiliation on the cross or all of my past hurts in the past? Then look how His Father lifted Him to such a glorious place because of His love for His Son and for us! I think for sure I can get over my hurts and forgive ..... He did. Honestly, each person who has ever hurt me is a person I can't get over because I LOVE them...... so I forgive them!!! ALL! And I HOPE they will forgive me. I am working on it with His help!! Blessings to you all!