Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Craft Exchange-2012

Yippee!  I can, finally, tell you about my latest craftiness!  My little package has made it's way to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota!  But wait...I am getting ahead of myself.  :)

This was my second time participating in the Craft Exchange.  (Here is my post from last November.)  I was excited to join the fun, again!  I was paired up with Mrs. Alyssa ( all the way from Minnesota!  I had a hard time deciding what to I just glued a little, beaded a little, and sewed a little.  :)  My package included: rosette hair pins, bead-balls, and a tangerine-scented rice pack with a baggie to match.

Click here to see pictures of how I wear my bead-balls (you'll have to scroll down)...

This smells so good!!!

Acts 20:35b is very true when it says, "...and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."

I am so glad you liked your gift, Mrs. Alyssa!  It was a pleasure making it for you!

Many blessings,

handmade gift exchange

Linking up with...
Made By You Monday ~ I Should Be Mopping the Floor ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Tip Junkie-(Tip Me Tuesday)

*I may or may not agree with all the views expressed in these blogs...I am just linking to the craft linky parties.*

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

An Anniversary...

I wanted to wish, publicly, my dear Daddy and Momma a happy 20th wedding anniversary, tomorrow!  Twenty years of marital bliss and I have been around for 17 of it.  :)

My Daddy and Momma are such godly examples and I am proud to claim them.  Their dedication to the Lord and their striving to follow His teachings is so admirable.  They have taught me so many things and led by example in so many areas.  Their Christ-centered instruction and counter-cultural convictions are a blessing in this dark world!  I am thankful for their godly wisdom which I, hopefully, will use in my own marriage, in the future.  I know that they would be the first to admit that marriage is not always easy...but I can hear Daddy, as he preaches on the family, "If I am under the headship of the Lord Jesus and I put her needs before my needs and she puts my needs before her's heaven on earth!"  :)  Can you tell I love my Daddy and Momma?  Happy Anniversary!  I love you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Everyday Blessings


That is my reaction, tonight!  It has been a wonderful day.  We spent the day as a family and just did some special things.  We simply enjoyed being together.  Tonight, we all went outside and did some odd-jobs around the house.  I know, years from now, I will cherish these days.  (Well, I do, now!)  I love the enveloping coolness of the evening after a warm day, the fresh scent of the earth as we pull weeds or plant flowers, the trickling of the hose as we water the garden, the sheer beauty of creation as it comes to the day's close, and the joy of just being together as a family.  "Ahhhhhh!"  I love days like this!  Life's special moments...such a blessing.  The Lord always knows what we need!

Garden Views

Leah's Blueberries

Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings!

Remaining in Him,

Friday, June 1, 2012

May Happenings

It's been almost a month since I last posted, "I'm a Homeschool Graduate!"  (It is still hard for me to believe that I have graduated!)  :)

My past few weeks have been filled with Birds Nest Necklaces, bead-balls, gardening, mini apple pies, the homeschool conference, sewing, reading, fresh lettuce and onions from our garden, spending time with family, and a little bit of everything in between.

Here are some pics:

Some Birds Nest charms I was in the process of making and bagging up...

A bead-ball...I have been experimenting with different colors.

Mini apple pies!  Oh-so-good!

My rosebush a few weeks ago...

My latest sewing project...a child's elephant toy.

This one is so cute!

I love the big floppy ears...

I think these little elephants would make great gifts...they are so precious!  I look forward to making them for my little brothers (in some boyish colors)!  :)

Wow, it's hard to believe!  Hope you have had a blessed one!

Until next time...