Sunday, September 30, 2007
Our church has three elders, two of which are very sick right now (they are the two who do the teaching). The church is going through a bit of testing right now. We continue to pray, especially for the elders, Jim, Kyle and Mark.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
That got me to thinking about the things people love. While we probably use "love" a little too freely I thought it'd be interesting to see what comments I get about what you love.
I love turtle sundaes from Culvers(which I will eat again someday!), beautiful fabric, scrapbooking paper, books, birds and taking pictures of them from the window, good music, etc. Then I love my husband, my daughter, my parents, my sisters, my friends.
I love God, but I'd like to know what that looks like because it's sometimes hard for me to know what it means to love Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I did it!! I will admit it was stressful and I wasn't elated afterwards and I only broke one needle when it hit the presser foot. Oh and I didn't even shed a tear, but I thought about it. But the zipper is in and it actually looks pretty good. I'm sure that's due, in part, to the thread matching the fabric well enough that you can't see it too well. ; ) So now Amy informs me that I've done it once I can do it many more times. We'll see...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Here's a quote from The Fallacy Detective:
"One of the most important lessons in the book of Proverbs is that we should work hard to use our minds to understand things. This means we'll need to make our minds do some stretches! And if there is only one thing you learn from this book, we want to inspire you to exercise your mind--and not let it get fat and flabby."
My mind seems to be mush some days. I'm hoping the book will help tone it. (It's a book we're using for school this year.) And I really think the zipper will help stretch my mind!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Today I'm thankful for forgiveness.
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:8, 9
"Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23, 24
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
The day didn't end without another little bag being sewn. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
My neck is better, not completely, but I'm not in constant pain. I think I'll go to the chiropractor every week for a few weeks to keep it in line. The internal arnica pills didn't really help it, but they did help my wrist which is also hurting, another sign of too much computer use. : ( Not really sure how I'm going to fix that problem, although I have been careful to watch my time.
Today I cut out fabric for another tote-size bag and another backpack style for Amy. Tomorrow I hope to start sewing. I do need to get some more heavy weight interfacing before I can get too far. Sometimes I'd like the fabric store to be next door, but that would probably be too much of a temptation. ; )
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
I took this picture on a flower on our deck. I hope you can see the water pooled on the petals.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I have two buttons to go on the latest bag. I'm not sure how much I like it, but I know I'm glad it's almost done. DD wants me to make her a vintage dress next, so that may be a good departure from bags for a while.
Monday, September 3, 2007
After we got home I worked more on the next bag. It's coming along. I'm still thinking through how to place the handles and buttons. I think the polka dot pockets are a cute surprise on the inside.
I'm still praying for buyers for all my stuff. I've been praying for God's blessing on my shop. I think I'll make sure to include asking to know His will in the whole thing.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
I think we'll go back one more time tomorrow while the sale is still going on to get a few more things. But I will restrain myself. Meanwhile, I'm praying that God will bless me by having these items sell. Be watching the shop.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Since this was on my mind I thought I'd ask dd a few questions. Actually, I didn't give it much forethought, the questions just "popped" in my head. So I asked her if she thought we had too many rules for her. This surprised her because it was so far away from normal questions that she never expected such a question. But she did say she didn't think we had too many. Then I asked her if she thought my dh and I loved her and had a good relationship with her. She said yes without hesitation. I had one more and told her I wouldn't ask anymore right then. The last question was "is there anything we can do to improve?" She did have one item that I'll not share out of respect for us all. ; )
I was happy to have had that conversation with her and hope to have more in the future to keep communication open.