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..


Emelie said...

Beautiful work and meaningful things to read here today. Had an uplifing visit.

Patrina's Pencil said...

I love this painted card. beautifully bright with color and light. I love the feathers extended towards the family of God. Joseph and Mary and their protected chosen unborn son.

Is Ampie resting underneath His feather?? Praying for her tonight.I pray the healing balm of the Holy Spirit rests upon her and brings about peace in her body mind and soul.

I share the cries of David with her... in Psalm 25:16-21

Turn to me and have mercy,
for I am alone and in deep distress.
My problems go from bad to worse.
Oh, save me from them all!
Feel my pain and see my trouble.
Forgive all my sins.
See how many enemies I have
and how viciously they hate me!
Protect me! Rescue my life from them!
Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge.
May integrity and honesty protect me,
for I put my hope in you.

Hope you new old house is coming along as you hoped. such a great feeling to downsize, isn't it? I haven't regretted any of it.

Praying for you
remembering you with fondness

Patrina <")>><

Lynnk2 said...

Lovely and so nice to see the real reason of Christmas.! Thankyou.

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