Well I am almost done with the next big Texan…I will post pictures tomorrow. The boys came back home..so they hung their new posters in their media room….I don’t care for any of them..but I have to let them choose what they like…right? Good thing I don’t spend any time in there…LOL. UGH!
We still have so much to accomplish before the house is done…it seems endless ..it’s so many little things now and waiting for my furniture to arrive. Rob was sick today so nothing got done. He needs a day of rest I guess? But this week is a short week for him because of the holiday..he only has to work 2.5 days so he will be able to get some more work done this week.
I am thinking for Thanksgiving we will have hamburgers and pasta salad. Those are what Carl requested for his birthday dinner and I let time slip away from me on friday and we ended up ordering pizza…..so….we can eat that for Thanksgiving…right?
Well this ends my day…..just some random crumbs…Blessings,
Hi everyone…well as you can maybe tell I am having a hard time finding the perfect theme for my website. LOL It changes frequently. I like the idea of this one it is called “Morning coffee” I know some of you read my crumbs early in the morning. But I am very girly I love pink…swirls and flowers….but i am just not finding exactly what I want for free…so I may eventually make ( pay to have one made more like) a custom one…who knows.
Anyway My favorite Pastor didn’t preach this morning. Pastor Tommy is my favorite…not that I think Pastor Steve (our senior Pastor) is a bad preacher..I just think† I follow Tommy better or something….he speaks my language…he shoots it straight..lots of facts and points. So today sermon was about troubled times, we are guaranteed troubled times and that we will be judged. What do you want God to say about us “Well done, good and faithful servant”…right?
While staying after and having the youth group load food baskets into people’s cars….I was asked to step out and talk to a hurting mother. I won’t go into details about anything of course. I didn’t know anyone involved..but for some reason they were directed to me. I am thankful to do God’s work anytime. Honestly. I will be consumed with this family until they call me for help …I want to be there for her. I would just ask all of you to please pray for this family they have been stuck by a horrible tragedy. I will help and support them through it….but I also need God’s strength, wisdom and help.
However, It makes me re-think what I am doing in my own life.
Am I supposed to be quitting to continue my quilting career. Am I supposed to be pursuing my career in Women’s studies/Social work? Why…How? Am I making the right choices? Rob skipped church this morning..I was half-tempted not to go myself this morning in all honesty. Then I had to wake up Jeri…she didn’t want to go. It would have been nice to stay in bed a bit longer stay in my Pj’s ….then going through the service I thought..I could have stayed home (Sorry Pastor S…no disrespect at all )† † but then it happened..this divine meeting. That is why I was supposed to get to church this morning.
But I came home and talked with Rob. I don’t want to be living in tragedy everyday…I don’t think I am wired for it. I can’t read documents about children being raped, abused and women being beaten. I think, the worst thing for me is to get used or conditioned to this type of world/human pain. I think, I would lose a part of me that has so much empathy for the human race. A part of me would die. I have lived 10 lives…honestly. I could identify with this woman. I prayed over her but I had this spirit of doubt…I felt like she didn’t believe in prayer…..but I also think she is so twisted inside out now that it is hard for her to believe anything. SO I want to be a “Good and faithful Servant” and be a light for her. I am getting all the info she needs to contact help.
So not to turn this into a ME, ME, ME situation…but I think is this a sign? Was I supposed to go to school to get enough information and connections to lead people where they need to be? Am I supposed to be the one actually helping them to heal?† I have been so focused on one gift…quilting. I love quilting. I love helping people in need. I love “thinking” that I had a hand in making someone’s life better. Does that stem from wanting to do God’s work…or does that stem from the unworthiness that I HAVE to† make a purpose for myself?
UGH! This fork in the road. Rob says “Well you are sleeping now” Don’t think you made a bad choice…you are on the right track. I am sleeping more in the last two weeks than I have all year….LOL I slept 8 hours last night. So I am just going to keep with my choice of quitting school. School served it’s purpose …right? I just have a feeling I am supposed to be doing some other work. It will slowly but surely reveal itself.
I hope you all have a GODLY day. PLease pray for me and this family.† I truly appreciate it
I always have a bit of quiet time on Sunday mornings. That is nice. I am always up early….Saturday evening usually everyone else in my family is up late so they sleep in a bit. Some of the boys have been known to get dressed in the car on the way to church and brush their hair in the restroom once we get there..nice right? Thankfully we go to a church that is a “come as you are” church. However, I dress up every Sunday because i think I need to be my best for Jesus…maybe that is just a respect thing…When my kids get older they should as well.I am letting them use their own free agency now…but some of them do dress nice.
Anyway here is another snipit of my studio
I used to make “story” boards for my LQS ..when I worked there. I would take lines of fabric and basically make a big scrap book page ..the board would feature patterns that I thought would look good with that line of fabric. I made them on foam poster boards. This was my favorite all time board. So I asked if I could have it after we took it down. Now it is my make shift tack board. It has my business license, a few momentos from this year. The flowers I bought at the Craft warehouse earlier this year † ….The black thread holder…I was given two of them. Someone dropped them off at the quilt shop last year and nobody wanted them so I took them. Cole spray painted them block for me….the other one is full ..this one is waiting patiently. LOL But I actually found out this year who dropped them off at the shop. It was someone I go to church with…and I recognized one in her studio.† You also get a snipet of one of set of my Amy Butler Curtains…Oh how I love them…they just add that bit of Sparkle to me room.
I also have pictures of a quilt to post. Lori sent me this quilt for LAQ> When I opened the box I was a bit surprised. I have quilted for Lori before …and I have seen many pictures of quilts she has completed. None of them looked like this one. Typically Lori likes lots of color …and very intricate piecing. This is only two shades of color and simple squares? She also usually likes heavier quilting. I was stumped as to how to quilt it..honestly ..I had it hanging for days studying….waiting for it to come to me. so after a few emails…I called her. I wanted to get a feel for who it is for..what they are looking for ect. So after we talked I kind of had an idea….simple lines. I had an idea of a dogwood branch with the dog wood flowers…so I was formulating the plan.
Virgina had come this week and noticed that this was authentic Indigo fabric right away..LOL. I would have never known accept Lori told me….Then Sabrina and Sally were here on Friday and noticed the same thing…apparently I am out of the loop on that…But the girls were not fond my my dogwood flower and branch idea.† I think they were appalled that I would consider that…they said it needs to stay simple. They suggested the Baptist Fans. I mulled that over and called Lori…again. LOL See I have a problem most of the time with thinking simple. A simple all over type of design is hard for me to come up with on my own…I think sometimes I do to much……so I am trying to get in the mid set that sometimes simple is good.
I have to say I am pleased with the results. After all this is going to an architect. Someone who likes simple, clean lines. The fans have enough circular design to soften the lines a bit and add interest …they don’t take away from the quilt. Perfect compliment to the piecer. Thanks Lori for being so patient with me..LOL.
Well it technically is a “Saturday evening Post” …However, Normal Rockwell….we are not. LOL
Not that I wouldn’t love that idealistic kind of life…it just isn’t. I can accept that…maybe.
Well today I was catching up on my Dr. Phil episodes….and one of the episodes was the new marriage crisis series. Rob came in when the ladies in the show had to do role reversals with their mean husbands. Well my DH doesn’t miss a beat as says..I am calling Dr. Phil and I am going to ask on the show so everyone can see how YOU really TREAT me.† I had visions in my head of them taping our new bedroom with the Amy Butler covered headboard….LOL….as if that is a real problem..come on. LOL ..I guess it would be if he lost an appendage..but we will cross that bridge when we come to it. ha! I told him ..we need to go on the show so everyone can see how HE treats me! Locking me in my studio day in and day out..without rest….HA!† Well all in all I know we are blessed because seeing the crisis in these marriages ..makes me all the more grateful for my own marriage. We did have our crisis’ in the beginning especially. We have been together over 9 years now. The first 5 years of our marriage were difficult….beyond difficult. SO many times I didn’t think we would make it. But here we are …we aren’t perfect…but we are working and managing and I would say happy. Life is good right now. Isn’t it funny? I know many couples go through those rough times….I have been divorced and that is not easy either…but I have to say that I am thankful for all my experiences.
My Aunt got married 11-11-11 in Hawaii. She called today and told me about everything….What a blessing. She had a perfect wedding, it is her first wedding and she waited a long time to get there. I am so happy for her.
I have another aunt getting married in a few weeks. It must be the season? Marriage is the most difficult relationship we will ever have…right? It came so easily for me to love my children..even the ones i didn’t actually give birth to….it was such a natural thing for me…for the most part. Now that we are in the teenage years..that is a bit difficult…I think it is so difficult because i love them so much …on top of not wanting to let them go sometimes..you just want them to make sound choices..LOL and their brains are cloudy with hormones. but we will get through it.
Today I quilted majority of the day..Rob went to the dump, cardboard recycling, painted trim and doors ..The 3 boys are at their Dads. Carl and Jeri went ice skating with Trina..Clarissa had a play date at her friends house. Rob and I had about 2 hours by ourselves..pretty amazing.† That rarely happens. But always welcome.
Well I feel confident in what I have accomplished today…and being it is 9:30 pm..I think I will go up stairs and read a book…watch some TV….and rest. Tomorrow I am working on another big Texan….for LaLa Lori.