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

Monday, August 31, 2009

have you ever ?

Have you ever needed to cling to this verse?
I know I have in the past....
and I am in the PRESENT...
and surely will have to in the future.
Isn't it a wonderful thing, to have the
to cling to?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Lamp

I am doing better...stitches came out..
pain, over all is less...
I appreciate your prayers, and encouragement and emails...
You are a lovely group of bloggers and friends!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

this genre

Something light hearted........I know you all aren't living in my computer.
...but sometimes, when I am homebound, it feels like it.
What is wonderful about this genre is that, you can have comraderie
with those you have never met in person. You can feel their love and prayers
and EVEN if we never meet, this side of Heaven, I think I will know many of
you when we meet in Heaven one day. Isn't that GREAT !!!!
I appreciate you...your prayers , your love and your comments.
I have not done much blogging--a bit of percocet *brain fog* and pain melt downs
I hope to start visiting your blogs ASAP and get back to commenting--I know Blogging
is a TWO way street....just a little loopy here now and then etc....

Sunday, August 23, 2009

.."I said"

I said:
"I am tired of this recliner already"
the WORD says:
1 Thessalonians 5:16
Rejoice evermore.
I said:
"These days are long
What if this doesn't heal
I feel useless"
The WORD says:
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
I said:
"Enough Lord,
fibro, pain shots in the back and hip
now surgery"....
The WORD says:
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I am SURE, that you too, have
"I saids"
or maybe even I thought , or I whined
and maybe
no one knew what they were--
the Lord did, the Lord does
and boy does HIS perfect WORD
have a perfect answer....
I need to memorize these 3--

Saturday, August 22, 2009

This little piggy stayed home

This little piggy went to the market...this little piggy stayed HOME
and yes...that is me staying home these days
ahhhh.....my piggies don't look this cute...
I did go to the doctor today
and got to look at my boo-boo
It's healing--the pain is less
Life is challenging...
Your prayers are upholding me...
My sister and kiddos and my husband
are helping soooo much.
now...if you don't like yuckkkkky stuff...
RIGHT here
Go leave your comment
before you see my foot

4 days after surgery
swollen and sore...but
trusting the Lord it is healing
The doctor says it is....
Maybe you don't think these
are appropriate pictures for blogging...
yeah..you might be right..
but have camera, will shoot.
I, like you are always trying to come up
with new blog posts....
'nuff said

Friday, August 21, 2009

my kitchen is PINK

My sister, Lisa, painted my dish cupboard
It was a BIG job!!
Thank you LISA
The kitchen is officially PINK
thank you to my beloved !!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer towel-Free pattern

Isn't this cute?
You can get this pattern FREE
at Bird Brain Designs
click here
I am posting ahead...
at this moment I just don't want to take a break
from blogging..due to surgery...
now...that said..
not sure how the pain will be...
SO I am planning ahead a bit...just in case...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

a view from my recliner

This is set up next to my recliner...
I call it my Vignette
My husband laughs at that word.
I wanted LOVELY things to look at.
I only own 3 of these...
but they have meaning for me....
I am trying to have things to help
keep my mood up as I recouperate.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

grandma's quilts

Thank you...thank you...thank you...
I truly felt your prayers...
You blog friends are the best !!!!
This surgery was even more necessary than thought.
I had wonderful care...there...
and now at home with my husband and soon other
family......yes...I am in quite a bit of pain...
but know it will pass, eventually...
Praising the Lord for pain killers !!!
(btw--I got some posts ready to go before surgery)
This quilt was made by my grandmother

such beautiful detail and handwork.
These were ALSO in the box from my cousin Cheryle
I love this....
The shells come from the Jersey coast...
Again...thank you Cheryle

Monday, August 17, 2009

Surgery Went Great!

This is actually Deby's daugther posting for her. I spoke to my Mom and Dad and they say that the surgery went great. She is doing really well and on the road to recovery. They did say that the Dr's told them that it is a good thing she elected to have the surgery as the tear in her tendon would not have healed on it's own. Thank you for all the prayers and I am sure my Mom will be back on here in no time!

Love you Mom! (thought I would sneak in a picture of you and Dad with the boys :) )

A blessing from my Cousin

Through the internet, I have been able to
connect with a cousin of mine on the east coast.
Her name is Cheryle.
It has been SHEER JOY to get
to know her.
To find so many family similiarities,
to catch up on WAAAAY to many years.
A time ago...
I received a huge box from Cheryle.
They are things that were my grandmothers
They are priceless to me
A page from my grandmother's autograph book.
Click to see a larger view.
My grandmother was a Christian
This book is from the early 1920's
Another page
My grandmothers old Bible
She even made a new cover for it.
It is WORN out
A newer Bible of hers....her small Bible
the autograph book...and a picture of my grandmother.
I am looking forward to the reunion in Heaven.
I know you read my blog...
This means more to me than you will EVER known.
Love to you and your mom for doing this.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

thoughts before surgery

This is my hearts desire---yet
I feel a bit stressed today...
and trying to rest in the Lord, HIS WORD
and depend on the prayers of HIS people.
Still, I get in the flesh...
This scripture came to mind...
SO I put it on this calling card...for me
maybe even someone out there
"YOU" ?

Friday, August 14, 2009


So....in the top foot do you see
the words peroneus ?
That is what is being repaired
7:00 showtime
I have gone a rented one of these
so I can put my knee on it...
Supposed to be much easier than crutches
Then a wheel chair...
NOOOOOOO....not this one...
I couldn't resist the picture...wow
I could do some POWER
yard sale-ing in that..
Just dropped off the prescription for
yesssireee....Monday morning....
of course prayer is always
always, always

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Clever ideas

I have googled--have searched
and found all these
To inspire you--
or me
To think outside of the box
Maybe to make a few things yourself
or maybe
Just enjoy these pictures
Such cute and clever ideas
You can find so many ideas
when you look
~~~Hope you have enjoyed the pictures~~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

no--NoT *just a Chair*

Can you see this chair ????
What you can't see ...
is the blessing connected with it.
I will be having surgery. Knowing that I have
been trying to imagine how I can get up, down
and do things for myself, *one foot *--
I must admit I have gone into *FrEt-LaNd*
I hate to call it worry, okay...I will....worry !!!
I have been watching Craig's list. Well Lo !!! and
Behold...this almost NEW chair was offered for:
The original paper work and price came with it.
It is a lift recliner !!!!....I practiced, it will take me
to a standing position !!! I am so thankful for the way
the Lord is providing. I am thankful that my sister, Susie
and her husband *just happened* to be here so my husband
could use her van to go get it.....no coincidences with the Lord
are there ?????
The colors go well in my house, it looks like a piece of furniture
it is sturdy and boy was it originally expensive...
Sometimes I get myself into a whirl...of worry..when...I *know better*
God is in control...HE provided...I am in awe....
btw..the picture is of the person's listing, not my house

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

yo yo's for fall

Good morning!!
Continuing with a Fall theme..
a favorite...easy project I just love them !!
I made these..yes..you can do them with just a cut
circle, but what I like about these yo-yo makers
is they are consistent in size...
they are cheap...
and take just a few minutes to master them.
ALSO IF you google "yo-yo's " you can see all
the neat things you can do with them.
I might make mine into another garland
or a table topper or doily type thing

Here is the link--
they have lots of ideas there too.
Just trying to make my time in recliner land
productive a bit....

Monday, August 10, 2009

my Rag Swag-first time I made one

Trying to feel like I am *doing something*
whilst living in recliner land, I made this
RAG-Swag (garland) last week.
I tore fabric into 2 inch strips...then cut those strips
into 6 in pieces....easy...doesn't have to be exact
I added in some ribbon and rick rack
Not hard...you can make it any length
I tied those 6 inch pieces on some
thin rope I picked up...I even made ther rope
stronger by making it 3 strands strong.
Mine is in FALL colors...if I don't do things ahead
of a season sometimes they don't get done.
Summer will be winding down soon.
ALSO...if you google Rag swags or rag garlands
there are quite a few images out there.
Some even tie on little toys, miniature cooking utensils
There is no wrong way....
Think my next one might be SHABBY--pinks
or more FALL but tied on a hanger shaped in a circle.
Give it a try...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A plaque in my home

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Friday, August 7, 2009

so he said

Am I in the garden...or in the yard..or anything
right now ???....no...still in the recliner...and it looks
like this is going to be a bit of a process....
I am NOW awaiting the approval for surgery--
per doctor's orders today.
He said, Mrs.____ if you were my mother, I would
recommend surgery at this point. He is young and
is VERY kind and frank... I kind of like that.
I am not too happy as it looks like I have weeks ahead
of me.....recliner'ing....and trying not to feel sorry for myself
.....""IT could be WORSE, I know that""
--I am accomplishing some crafty projects here and there
but oh ...I miss yard sales, and thrift shops and mainly
CHURCH !!!!!.....
Just venting a bit here today..."This too shall pass"
and I just want the Lord to teach me what HE alone
can teach . So....I will just take this as from Him and
know that even something like this is part of HIS plan for me...
for you, it might be something different...we ALL have something,
don't we ?
Trying not to have a pity party here....ahhhh...but the flesh wants
to here and there....so...that is it..just being a bit real....

Thursday, August 6, 2009


My sister, Lisa and her 5 delightful
children are here.
This is her youngest...
Nehemiah sure does love his Uncle.
We aren't their grandparents
have sort of stepped a bit into
that role....they don't have any grandparents
I do believe, whether family or not
the Lord provides others to come into
your life where you take on roles....or *they* take on roles.
I have a few *mothers*, sort of at church.
My husband has our neighbor, Larry that he treats
like a father......
I am so so thankful for all that my sister is
doing for me....tomorrow I see the foot doctor.
I am hoping that he will explain a bit more to me,
I am not very *patient*

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Picture these

This *new to us* house has more wall space
and I was in need of pictures...etc...
So....my husband let me buy this picture
not expensive by the world's standards, but I just
didn't love it !
Took it back
I love this one:
This one says
"Amazing Grace on the hymnal"

The one under THESE WORDS
I love how it is framed
Framed beautifully
BUT cannot read who the artist is?
Does anyone one KNOW?
IF you find out...
Please tell me...
prove it:
and a GIFT will be sent your way
The two under this:
Another shot
These are the ones
I don't know who the painter is
It has a Bible verse on the brass plate
original frame
2 more to go *somewhere*?

Are these just sweet?
At first I thought I would repaint the frames
I am re-thinking that
just not sure???
I am thankful thought very LITTLE money
was spent and I think they will fit in just perfect.
We are still under remodeling
fixing up--call it whatever....
but the house is slowly changing.
I am thankful for those who have helped,
especially my husband !!!
Another Christian painting.
I hope my home will reflect the love of God
we have in our hearts.