Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stitching, Kneading, and Gathering....

Morning yall!

Hadn't touched my bible study since our Tuesday night meeting. This morning, I awakened at 4:44 and jumped into it headfirst. lol Kinda weird huh? Four days after, at 4:44, I'm studying Eve, and then Lydia-- finishing it all. It was so good I didn't want to stop once I started. lol
Thankfully we have 10 more days til our next meeting. Days to soak it all in; re-read, study, and ponder. I tell ya; as I studied Eve; it felt like a course in marriage enrichment! And Lydia?... well; she's my purple sisterchick- I love her!

What does a sewing machine have to do with all that? Nothin! lol
Nothing other than it explains what I've been doing for the last two days.
In the works are 3 raggedy annies, 1 snow angel, 2 folk angels, a cat and a pumpkin. :D
All the body parts are stitched, and most of them turned. ........It's time to stuff!

Yesterday, was my day at the nursing home.
Honestly, it was a rough visit. My dearest friend there; was having a very.... very bad day. (Please remember her in your prayers.)

Afterwards; I stopped at the antique shoppe. I've looked for a little chalkboard for our kitchen; and yesterday found an antique slate. As you can see; tonight we're having tater tot casserole!

Oh.... and hot rolls! I think I'll not only make a few hot rolls for tonight's supper and Sunday's stew, but maybe another pan of cinnamon rolls too. (Good thing Myguy mowed my walkin trail last night... ya know why rolls are called ahem..."rolls" don't you?) !!!!!!!

I wasn't able to share a Thankful Thursday post here this week because I'm having to take turns sharing our internet with our shop since our router went caput. So quickly, I'm adding a couple random blessings:
I'm thankful

for God's grace... a word I seem to learn a little more about every single day.
I'm also thankful for His "PROVIDENCE." (DIVINE guidance, or care.) -- something I'm seeing with a wider opened eyes as well as heart. I'm seeing Him show me over and over that He's here.... He cares..... and is in control. (Isn't that right Char?!!!) ;)

If there's any time left at thee end of the day today, I hope to go gathering.
The newest Mary Jane's Farm magazine has an article on page 68 about searching for wild things, and making wreaths, and home decor using naturals you find out of doors. Bird nests, pine cones, seed pods, nuts, and twigs.

On my walk last night, I saw wildflowers that are drying in the pasture, mosses in the woods and some muscadine vine crawling up a tree. I may have to load my new apple basket, pruning shears and a 5 gallon bucket on the four wheeler to carry it all home. Especially for all the muscadine vine. Camera will be around my neck! -- Dontchya love naturals, botanicals and wild things? Deena if you're reading this, I want you to know I still have the two seed pods you sent me up on my mantle!

Happy gathering,
and have a wonderful weekend!
Holykisses xoxo


Rebecca said...

Well, the sewing machine COULD fit the Bible Study. Lydia, I believe, was a seller of purple fabric....
I'll have to look at M.J.'s Magazine the next time I'm at Borders. I enjoy seeing decorations made of natural materials!

Grammyof13 said...

Sounds like you are a nature lover. Stay healthy, and walk as often as you can. At this point in my life, I rely on what I can see from a distance. There is a lesson in that statement, don't you think? Often we rely on what we remember of our God of yesterday, instead of seeing Him afresh each day. Good post, keep up the good work. I'll be back.

Blissitydoodah said...

Man how do you fit all that in one day? I can't keep up with you!
Love the slate...praying for your friend (hard I know)...

Blissitydoodah said...

I have a little cousin named Lydia.

From the Heart said...

Good to hear from you again. You have been a busy lady.

Not having the internet is hard to do without. Hope you get yours fixed soon.
Luv u, AE

Denise said...

Love and prayers to you sis.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I LOVE your old sewing machine, does it still work pretty good? Great post with lots of eye candy, I just love your hutch too!

Sunnyside Up said...

God carves our paths, authors each stroke, and weaves our courses into others' lives...divine providence! SO beyond blessed that HE weaved the courses our lives together so beautifully!

I CANT WAIT to see all the wonderful things you are creating~ finished! You are so very tallented Lea...and I love your sewing machine!

I just was looking at the MJ Farms mag at my local bookstore..never saw it before and I thought to myself....hmmm...this looks like a mag Lea would love! Little did I know...:) you have to go a- gathering a make one of the wreaths for your door for Thanksgiving! (Pictures please!)

Would you share your hotrolllll recipe with us? I think I can smell them rising over my computer! Yummmmmm!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

For in HIM I live and move and have my being! Acts 17:28


My lesson for today is to look up Lydia and read about her...dont really know much about who she is!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Lea, you are one busy lady, how do you do all of this, where is that fountain of youth. I do enjoy my nature walks and will check out mary Jane's ideas.
Much love,

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you this evening...
Looking forward to the new week!
I feel so behind but I am hoping to catch up quickly!
I think my mom may stop by for a visit on the way home to Va...
I will be praying for your friend ♥

Yolanda said...

You always place a smile on my face when I stop in for a rest.


LisaShaw said...

Hey sister, I've not been by in a while but have prayed for you as you come to my heart and I'm glad to see you are living life fully sis! Awesome that you are doing your bible studies. Love all the photos and love you!