A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dinner and quilting at Rose's--ADDED more at the end

This is my sweet friend, Rose.
She is teaching me the basics of crazy quilting.
She arranged this get together without big planning.
She had the time, could we come over for lessons and dinner?
My answer, "YES"
She is so talented and patient.

Step by step...oh this is fun. I hand sewed it, which I loved.
Rose has such a gentle, kind way she radiates her love of the Lord.
She is an example to me.

Do you notice the China ?
She uses it EVERYDAY
I think that fact alone affected me so much.
Life is short
or....... Whatever you are *saving*

A collage she made from cards and this and that
hanging in her bathroom. I love it.
This was the best time that I have had since we have moved here.
I felt like I was in a Grace Livingston Hill book.
My husband and her beloved husband talked for hours, they *clicked* too.
Ladies, this was more of a last minute type invitation,
we had leftovers, her house was not immaculate,time flew
the sweetness of her home and her
hospitality and sweet heart
were an example to me.
I have much to learn as a 50 something lady.
We were there over 6 hours
It seemed like minutes.
I came home with a quilt block done(another post)
I came home with scraps for another
then last night at church she found some more fabric scraps that she thought I would like.
I am so thankful
Rose, an example of a Proverbs 31 woman.
I have much to learn
Praying the Lord will provide a Rose for you too.
You will be blessed.
Today I read a great post by Mrs. Julie Fink
I feel it really goes with mine
and would love for you to take a minute and go read it.
I would have to say that indeed, Rose is a very WISE woman
btw...giveaway is just down a couple posts.
Today is the last day..I will pick names later.


Pam--in Jerusalem said...

What a blessing!! Rose looks like the sweetest lady, I can understand why you had such a good time. What a great lesson (for me) on hospitality too. An impromptu meeting with leftovers and an imperfect house equaled a wonderful evening. It really is the fellowship that counts, isn't it?!
I can't wait to see your crazy quilt block!

Mimi said...

what a beautiful friend Rose
she knows just how to make you feel at home and welcomed...you are fortunate to have a friend like her...


What a joy filled time. One for our heart to hold on to and bring out the memory when needed.

I totally agree with her about the china. I am so glad that you and your husband had a good time. connie

Marqueta said...

Dear Deby,

How fun! I love the shelves loaded with crafty goodies! The sign of a happy heart, I think!

Good luck, and thank you for sharing Rose with us.



La Tea Dah said...

What a lovely and beautiful friend! She reminds me of my mother --- who also had that china and made creative artwork (like Rose did) for her bathroom!

Enjoy a wonderful day!


gayle said...

Hi Deby,
thanks so much for this sweet recollection of your time with Rose. She is a true example of *goodness*. And an encouragement to cheerfully and generously give and to share what the Lord has given. Thank you for sharing with US!

Sharon said...

I really enjoyed this post Deby! :D Rose sounds like a sweet lady and I love her collage idea and using her china everyday. I think we could all use some lessons from Rose.

Proverbs 31 said...

How blessed you are to have such a sweet friend & a quilter too !!! I love her old country roses china & I do use my wedgewood every single day ~ i agree totally with your sentiments!!! Have a great day
Marie x

Nancy M. said...

What a sweet and beautiful testimony.
I have visited your kind blog some time ago. I have enjoyed your visit with Rose. I like the idea of using your China! good idea!
thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day! I enjoyed Mrs. Fink's article too - how many times I find myself so familiar with God's Word, but not doing what it says.

Linda said...

I love this post Deby. I have just such a day planned for later in the week - at my Mom's house.
I am going to start my second quilt.
She too is a patient, wise, loving teacher. She is my example of a Godly woman. I am so blessed.
I'm so glad you had such a lovely day. Sounds like there will be more to come!

Susan B said...

Thank you for sharing the post about Rose. (I love her name, my Grandmother's middle name was Rose~she was very special to me.) She sounds like a very special lady, and friend. I'm glad that you and your husband had a lovely time. I think her way is the true definition of hospitality. Share your life and your heart. I'm in my 50's too, and still have alot to learn about hospitality. She has beautiful china, and I like her card collage. Very creative. Thanks again!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful day to have such a learning time. Not only with the quilting, but great hospitality as well. It's rare for people to invite us into their homes these days, and a special treat when we are the guest. I love that they had your dear husband in, too!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Deby! What a lovely post and how delightful an afternoon you must have had! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Have a blessed week!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a *lovely* day!--I'm so glad for you. (o:

Paula said...

Dear Deby,
What a lovely post! I am so glad you and your husband had such a lovely time with Miss Rose. She sounds like a very sweet and Godly woman. I love her pretty china and that she uses it daily. We do the same thing and enjoy it so much! Enjoying your quilting!
Blessings, Paula

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

What a wonderful time you enjoyed with this dear lady! And I'm sure she enjoyed the pleasure of your company too.

Anonymous said...

Dear Deby,

I remember when you shared about Rose before ~ I think you are so blessed to have such a wonderful Proverbs 31 woman in your life! I so enjoyed your visit with her too!

Sweet blessings to you,


Abounding Treasures said...

Six hours went by like minutes!

A sign of a time enjoyed by all ~ thanks for giving us a little peek and sharing your dear friend Rose.

I could learn a lot from her and her relaxed way of inviting into her home and heart and having leftovers, with no apologies, and using her good China everyday rather than saving it for a special occasion!

After all, just breathing is special and spending times with those you love, are special occasions EVERYDAY!

Blessings ...

HOPE said...

I love your quote...Time is short..use your china! I have always tried to set a pretty table..just for the enjoyment! Not to impress anyone...my husband has always liked the time I take to present something with my heart.

Your friend Rose is a shining example..as are you Deby! You have such a wonderful desire to be what God's wants you to be and in your search..he has placed this precious lady in your midst!

So glad you enjoyed the visit..the blessing and now onto making quilts!

God bless ...

lady jane said...

Rose is the sweetest, most adorable lady. What a pleasure and blessing for you (and your husband) to spend time with Rose and her beloved. Such a treat.


Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

A....she looks like such a sweet lady.Her house has such a warm feeling to it.

Cathy said...

What a sweet friend, Deby. Her home is so warm and cozy looking. I'm glad you two had such a wonderful night of fellowship.

Michelle said...

What wonderful fun! She seems such a sweet person!

Pam said...

What a nice time! Love her collage. That gave me an idea for my bathroom!

Mishel said...

What a sweet blessing! I've always wanted to learn to quilt. And I *love* that she uses her china every day! : )

Sharon said...

What a wonderful lady! You are so blessed to have such a great friend. I want to be just like her when I am older. It looks like such a fun time!

Hugs, Sharon