Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
This quilt was made by my sister, Trudy for my birthday. She sent it to her daughter, Michelle. When we were on vacation, Michelle gave it to me. I love it !!! It is like getting a (((HUG))) from her !
Here it is again...Just had to share it with you. I love handmade gifts.
.....and since Thanksgiving is just around the corner this is one of my favorite verses on thankfulness:
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I have to admit, I don't always do so good in the area of being thankful for everything.
I do know, it is God's will for me to be thankful for everything. I have to work on this, I think we all do. We are busy here, and yes, surgery is right around the corner. I am nervous. Not sure when I will check in.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
It is wonderful to have friendships
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
1. What is your favorite main dish to eat or to cook?
2. What was your favorite pet, anytime in your life?
3. Do you have any unreasonable fears?
4. What do you love most about your spouse?
5. Are you more of a leader or a follower?
Usually a leader.
6. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
7. Is there a hobby or skill you'd like to learn but have never done it,
8. What is your decorating style?
Electic, shabby, comfort..love white painted furniture,
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This is what my desk looks like these days.
Many pumpkins need painting.There are two fall breadcloths that were sewn when my sister Lisa, was here. There is a book there, that I am slowly
plugging away at filling in the blanks.
sorry for this underlining, I don't know how that happened...I will blame it on blogger!
Well at least to me.
A little closer.
I counted up this morning.
Within 1/2 hour radius of my home
16 THRIFT SHOPS
I bought this little pine dresser
off of Craig's list.
My intention was to paint it
WHITE, of course.
It is in such good shape,
I just don't know.
I LOVE, love, love
WHITE PAINTED FURNITURE
if you have a treasure that you are selling,
cheap and it would break your heart IF you heard it was
painted white, don't even tell me.
I make NO PROMISES.
Just a bit of Autumn from my home
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I read this and just had to share it with you. It sure spoke to me.
He Giveth More Grace
Annie Flint Johnson
He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials he multiplies peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
Monday, October 4, 2010
It was "Sliver"..not splinter.....I know they are the same. You see, when I saw the little riddle, I was at the bank. It was written on a dry erase board. I couldn't figure it out, so asked.
The lady told me, "sliver". I was surprised, as I had not heard that word for years. That is what we called them when I was growing up...So Cindee...EMAIL me with your address and I will mail you off your little notebook ! Hope you enjoyed this.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Go ahead TRY AGAIN.....
Okay....MANY many many of you are soooooo close...but if you look down, I said, THE ONE THAT EXACTLY that I was given....and no one has met that criteria... I have given you a clue....somewhat.....and you are WELCOME to guess again...think about it....most of you are so so close...first one with the EXACT WORD, I was given wins...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
This is my daughter, Missy's recipe.
YES...it is a repost....it is that time of the year
You know you saw this recipe somewhere...
so here ya go :
DINNER IN A PUMPKIN
1 med. size pumpkin, topped and cleaned out
1 onion chopped and sautéed w/ground beef1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
3 Cups Cooked rice (white or brown)
1 can mushrooms or 1 c. fresh mushrooms (optional)
2 can cream of mushroom soup
Salt and pepper to taste (I also add pumpkin pie spice)
Combine ingredients and put in pumpkin.
Put top on pumpkin.
Place pumpkin on cookie sheet in oven preheated to 375 degrees.
Bake for 1 ½ to 2 hours. (you can tell it is done with pumpkin scrapes easily out of the pumpkin)
Serve dinner in pumpkin.
Scrape pumpkin out and serve on top of rice mixture with brown sugar.
Do not open pumpkin while baking or
it will expand and top will not fit on pumpkin again
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
1 Timothy 2:1-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
***I debated on approving the comments. I did not want this to seem like I was calling attention to myself. The reason I approved them is there are many of us in this situation and ideas were given that I thought were beneficial for all to see. Thank you for your kind words and your forgiveness.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This is so easy to make--
so easy to personalize with embellishment or colors.
* Dryer vent hose (white plastic)
* Glue Gun
* acrylic paint
* sponge brush
* leaves etc...
Cut the dryer vent hose---easy to figure out
bend to a circle...where the ends will meet.
(kids shouldn't help with this part)
hot glue the ends together.
Let the glue dry
Paint with sponge brush.
For the STEM
I used a brown piece of paper bag
crumbled and folded.
The year I made these...
I made dozens....and gave them away
Cheap and truly easy !!!
Think some cute
"cottagey look" would be easy to achieve...
maybe a pale pink paint....glitter.....
oh my....what you could do
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I am thankful that more and more Doctors are "getting it"...some maybe just "baby steps". I won't take the meds he mentions because of all the side effects. I have had trouble with meds and being super sensitive to them. It is nice having a doctor go public, for those of us who have been made to feel "less than human" or have been somewhat traumatized by the "unkind words" of a "knowing" physician.
Friday, September 17, 2010
This week a blog friend, wrote and told me she had fibromyalgia. Normally, I would just feel so bad for that person(s) and try to encourage them. This time, I started crying while looking at my laptop. I was thinking, "Please Lord, not another one". I know the battle it is. It is not a death sentence, but it is a up-hill struggle ALMOST everyday. I try not to dwell on it, or even blog on it. Today I will only because, there will be people with "Chronic diseases" come in your life. Be gentle with them....it is a lonely walk. Why, because...truly in my case, "The spirit is willing but the flesh is oh so weak". I say "no" to most things. I do everything in spurts. I can walk into a store and browse for minutes compared to what I used to do...I most often will leave my husband to wait in line or finish as I just need to get to the car, I hurt so bad. My sleep is horrible...most people with fibro have this symptom.
I get asked most often about meds. Well, it seems like everything has it's side effects, right now the side effects seem to make everything worse. I tend to "bite the bullet". I can't get tough, or "man up"...and let me tell you IF anyone I know had this just for a few hours, they would finally "get it". I am not bitter--that passed long ago. I just miss the "old me". I think those I love, miss the old Deby. So today, I write a bit more about this struggle, just in case you or someone you know gets stricken with this. I know it could be WORSE. I CLING to:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
I share this quote from Rochelle's Learning to Trust Blog:
“In [Fibromyalgia], there is a generalized disturbance of how pain is processed. As the central nervous system becomes more sensitized, pain becomes more intense in response to any given stimulus, and this pain does not diminish as quickly as it does in a healthy individual. Eventually, the pain remains long after the stimulus or cause has ended. The FM patient feels amplified pain, and also may experience sensations of pain in response to normally nonpainful stimuli such as noise, touch, and light. The cognitive dysfunction that may also accompany FM can massively disrupt the patient’s lifestyle. You keep losing things, and you begin to think that one of them is your mind. The world has become a game where the rules change daily, and nobody tells you what they are. You can easily become overwhelmed.”
~ From the Foreword, Mari Skelly, Women Living with Fibromyalgia, ©2002
Yes,it could be worse. There are some that read my blog, that have "worse". This is not for them. It is for my friend who was just diagnosed and for me, sometimes I just need to be a bit real.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
........I want to enjoy Autumn first though...
I have been giving some thought on starting a shopping list.
Looking for some little things....
no FaLaLaLaLa...yet for me.
but before you know it,
my TREE will be up...and the Carols will be playing.
Truth is, I start the Christmas Carols pretty early.
Do any of you?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
My niece, Jenna took this. This is my little girl, Chloe. Jenna took many pictures for me (not fond of the camera these days).....yes...she took some **Before** pictures for me. Now if you have been reading my blog, you didn't really think I would show, the OTHERS, did you ?
For right now this is the best I can do. Chloe doesn't really care to pose for pictures, her ears seem to always go back for some reason...maybe someday I can show more BUT not right now...I am sure MANY of you understand.
yes, I am growing out my hair color, it is time
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I am going to have to do something I don't really want to do. I am removing my "Followers" widget on my blog. I am sorry if this offends anyone. There are some followers on my blog, that I don't want any link back to their blogs. I don't approve AT ALL, and even wonder why they would come here ? I can tell by their blogs that we are not all like-minded on anything ? I hope you will all understand, the other option would to go private, invitation only. Just thought you should know..
and btw...the previous picture and this one is from AUTUMN a couple of years ago. I haven't taken current pictures yet. I just like these ! I have not decorated yet this year. My husband will get the box out of storage soon. He has been working so much....it will happen. I just love this time of year.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tomorrow at my JoAnne's, McCall's patterns are going on SALE for $1.99 each.
They do this with the other brands as well, from time to time.
When I get there, often there are not enough catalogs to browse through.
Soooo...I have started to go on-line ahead of time and browse the catalog on my computer instead of trying to make decisions at the store. Here is the link to McCall's just in case there is something you might be needing. Grab your pen and a piece of paper to write down the numbers and Voila', just take them in a pick them up......My problem is, I sometimes FORGET where I put "that paper" ???? ..... anyone else do that ?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
When you have something chronic, you can have some pretty low days and weeks. You realize you just aren't the old you. Reality is not easy at times.
I read this recently. I hope maybe it will encourage you as it did me.
"Consider your life. You may not be as skilled as some people. You may not have the gifts and talents you desire. You may not even believe you have what it takes to accomplish much in God's work, yet God doesn't judge you based on your abilities. After all, He gave you the abilities you have. He also gives success and blessing as He sees fit. Shift your focus from results and value faithfulness. Commit to being faithful to obeying God no matter what the results may be." ~~Paul Chappell
Just wanting to be found FAITHFUL,
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
These are a free download you can get from
The Angel Company
(click to enlarge)
When I colored them I used mainly COPIC markers
You can use Sharpies or also the BIC markers.
You CANNOT use watercolor types, your ink
from your printer will bleed....and it will be a mess.
I used my ink jet printer.
These are some of the prints I have done. I print them on cardstock and just relax and color. I think it is a relaxing thing to do. I plan to turn mine into cards.