Sunday, February 27, 2011

Odds and Ends

Sorry I haven't blogged any the past few days!  Here are some "Odds and Ends."

I played my violin this morning in church.  (I haven't played in a couple of months...I had to get some things on it fixed.)  I didn't realize how much I missed it!  Here are the words to the song I played...

Beulah Land

I'm kind of homesick for a country
To which I've never been before.
No sad goodbyes will there be spoken
for time won't matter anymore.

Beulah Land, I'm longing for you
and some day on thee I'll stand.
There my home shall be eternal.
Beulah Land -- Sweet Beulah Land

It is such a beautiful old song...a great reminder that this earth is not our home...we're just passing through! 

Also, here is a project I had been working on...

My first "needle work/stitchery" project!  I stitched it with my great-grandmother's thread.

(Sorry this picture is dark.)

Psalm 128
 "Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.  For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.  Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.  Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.  The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.  Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel."

Adoption Progress...
Please check out my family's adoption blog to see how the Lord is working in wondrous ways!

  I'll end with this...

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
(John 16:33)

As we start a new week, let us live victoriously!  We have a reason to be joyful!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yearning for my February!

Lately, it seems we have had some unusually warm weather.  It doesn't seem like February!  (One day it hit 71 degrees...though today has been cooler.)  The warmer weather has made me yearn for my garden, but I will have to patiently wait a little longer to start planting.  ("But the fruit of the Spirit is...patience..."-Galatians 5:22)  There is nothing like the smell of fresh tilled dirt, little tomato plants, and clean, country air...I can't wait to be out in it!  (Someone needs to come up with an air freshener called "Garden Fresh" or something!)  :)  I, also, enjoy the work, knowing that (Lord willing) I'll have a good harvest and everything will be worthwhile.  (Plus, you know what you are getting when it comes straight from your own garden!)  Can you tell I like to till the earth? 

Well, I better go, before my craving for a ripe tomato sandwhich gets the best of me!  (I could use the verse from above, here, also!  "But the fruit of the Spirit is...self-control..."-Galatians 5:22-23)  :)

Many blessings,


P.S. Here's a gardening book I enjoy, "The Backyard Homestead" by Carleen Madigan.  (You can find it on Vision Forum's website:


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Grandma quilts have love in every stitch.  ~Author Unknown

We were cleaning out the basement today...making room for the "upstairs" stuff to come downstairs.  (The boys we're adopting will sleep upstairs in our bonus room.  Follow us at:  As we cleaned, we found some "treasures" from days gone by...including an unfinished blanket that my great-grandmother "MaMaw Ruth" had started!  Below are pictures...

About 1/3 unfinished, but isn't it beautiful? 

It still had the needle and yarn
where she left it...

Such detail...gorgeous!

$0.97 for a skein of yarn?  I like that!
Just looking at the beauty of it, the details, and thinking about the hours of patient needle work makes us appreciate it even more!  It is indeed a treasure.  I also think about the legacy of faith she and my great-grandfather left for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  "A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children..." (Proverbs 13:22)  We were blessed to have called them our own!

Before I close I have a few more "treasures" or old keepsakes to show...

We found my Momma's long, lost "Nannette Lyla"...
her beloved, childhood Cabbage Patch doll!

A beautiful mirror from a great-uncle!

This book was copyrighted in 1922!  Neat!

That's it for now! 

Until next time...remaining in Him!


Monday, February 21, 2011

For starters...

Hello!  Welcome to my new blog!  (Some day I would like to have a website, but this is going to be it for now!)  On here, I will post my sewing, farming, gardening, and "everything else" adventures with a Christian perspective.  I have a heart for the "old paths" and the simple ways of life.  Check out my "About Me!" page for more info!    

Talk soon!  Many blessings!