" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Finished baby quilt for Victoria Grace

The baby quilt was finished just in time for this morning's gifting.  I was on information desk duty at Church, so I got to give it to Cheryl.  This will be her first grandbaby, and it's a girl, to be named "Victoria Grace".   I've already 'heard' someone in the family referring to the baby as 'Tori', and I just love that name !
 Anyway, the quilt finished up around 40 inches square.  These triangles were in one of the boxes of scraps that Jodie Ann sent me this Winter to keep my mind distracted from hubby's illness.  She's an angel of a friend.  And the purple fabric on the back was from a big 2 yard piece that was in another box from her.
The white background fabric is from Connecting Threads.  I used the Pellon 80/20 cotton/poly batting that I bought on a 30 yard roll from Walmart.

My backs are all starting to look the same as I piece stripes down the center to make fabric wide enough.  Still, I prefer that look to just using one fabric.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Still waiting....

Yes, I'm still waiting to get positive word that I've been hired, but I'm not unproductive in the meantime.
 Yesterday, I pushed all the furniture back against the walls and set up  my small quilting frame in the living room to baste a baby quilt.  This one was made from triangles that I found among the many scraps that Jodie Ann sent to me a couple of months ago.
I'd really like to get it quilted today, so I need to not be a lump on a log and get myself moving right away.  I need to set up an additional table in my sewing room to make it easier to manage the quilt, although it's not big.

Also yesterday, I managed to get the front yard mowed.  It's quite a job to keep up with all of the mowing on this acre and a third, by myself.  I generally do the front about twice before I have done the back.  The back is a bit hilly and scraggly, so it can be let go longer.  But I need to do it soon.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Antsy

That's me.  I'm antsy, I'm restless, I'm walking the floor, trying to find something to keep me busy and pass the time until..................

my JOB OFFER at Walmart, at 1:30 p.m.

If/when I get this position, I will surely know that my old life has come to a crossroads, and a new path  is unfolding in front of me.  I haven't been truly, gainfully employed since my daughter was born 39 years ago.

Don't wish me luck........I don't believe in it.  I only ask for God's guidance and direction.........along with strength and endurance for the task set before me !   HOURS of steady work, someone else's time schedule, ........ can I do this?????????????

YES I CAN !




Friday, April 14, 2017

Tilling Time

My brother, John, came over this afternoon and tilled my garden for me with his big tiller.  I just had him do about 3/4 of it, since the other quarter doesn't grow things well.

I hoped to do a row of tomatoes, and a row of cucumbers.  Now, I'm considering also putting in about 4 hills of yellow, crook-neck squash plants also.

Kelley took the kids on a trip today and got some really good photos.  They are just finishing up their Spring Break.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hubby's Memorial

Today was a difficult day that ended well.  My church graciously held a memorial there for my husband, James, as it has been 4 weeks today since he passed away.

We waited for the school where my daughter teaches, and the ones where her kids attend,  to go on Spring Break, so that they could travel here across the states.  Kelley came with the two boys.

Lots of family and friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ came out to send James off with love, laughter, and tears.  We rejoice in his new Heavenly address as we miss his humble spirit and loving ways.

His ashes have now been scattered here, around our little acre-and-a-third homeplace, just as he requested so many times.  He's at peace and happy, as am I, though I'm terribly lonely without him.

It was a beautiful service, and I was just so humbled by all the love that was poured out to us today.

Blessings are pouring out also in SO MANY ways, as I went on my first job interview on Friday........the first in 39 years, that is !  If I get it, I'm looking at hard work, long hours, and new experiences, but I trust that God will not bring me to it unless He means to bring me through it !

So, hopefully, I will have news to share very soon.  Lots of changes taking place around here !

SPECIAL NOTE:  Three of my best friends from Oklahoma drove out together all the way to middle Tennessee to be here for me.   Jodie Ann, my bestest friend, was here in  spirit while recovering from a very serious illness.  I love them all like sisters !