Thursday, October 30, 2014

It is Finished!!! I Am So Excited!!!!

Hi y'all! I am popping in to do a new post for a change. LOL I hope you all have signed up for my giveaway of the book from Family Christian Bookstore called Wellness for the Glory of God. It ends tomorrow, so make sure you have gotten all of your chances to win. I will email the winner on Saturday once the giveaway is over. I also will have another review and giveaway coming up soon, so keep a watch!

What I am so excited about is the Day and Night quilt that I have been working on for over a year and was supposed to be a Christmas 2013 gift for our DS and DIL was taken out of the dryer just a few minutes ago. You just don't know how happy this woman is. I am so ready to be over this quilt. It just about kicked my booty. It is king sized, so since I don't have a quilting machine, and I don't have a large table to place it on when quilting it, it was a struggle. I finished it, so I am doing my happy dance all over the house. :D

Here it is: be kind, it isn't perfect by no means.




I also made my first Phoebe purse this past week. Here is a picture of it. I just used interfacing on this one, but I plan to make more and use fusible fleece/batting to give it more structure. I also want to make it a little larger than this one. I just used fabric I had in my stash to make it. The brown/teal floral is duck canvas fabric from Hobby Lobby. I've had it awhile.



Other than having physical therapy on my hips this week and next, I've not been feeling great. I feel better today, so I am getting much more done. Continue to keep me in your prayers.  

Have a blessed day!!
Teresa
Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wellness to the Glory of God Book Review and Giveaway

***I received this book from Family Christian Bookstore at no cost to me for my honest review.



Wellness for the Glory of God : Living Well After 40 With Joy and Contentment in all of Life was written by John Dunlop, MD. This book is such an inspirational read, that I tended to dwell on different sections, so it has taken me a little time to get through it. But, I want to encourage you to read this very well written book, because it helps us to learn how to depend upon God and His guidance in all the areas of our lives.

Dr. Dunlop discusses what wellness really means: “wellness is the blessed state of experiencing all spheres of life functioning in harmony with God's ordained purpose.” Then he breaks down the term “wellness” into different areas of our life and how God intends for us to be well. He breaks it down into 1. physical wellness 2. mental wellness 3. social wellness 4. financial wellness 5. spiritual wellness and last 6. emotional wellness. In this book, Dunlop, who is a geriatrician (one who treats older adults), shares with us stories of different patients who are going through the various steps of wellness he discusses. He uses them as examples to help his readers better understand each concept.

One thing I really liked about this book, is he uses scriptures to back up his discussion. He also includes at the end a list of the scriptures he used and what page they are on. The use of scriptures made this book more meaningful to me, because I depend on the Word to help me grow as a Christian.

As one who is over forty, this book shows me the steps I need to take to stay well in all areas of my life. He shows examples of his patients, scriptural examples to back up what he talks about and his knowledge of each area as a physician. When one thinks of being well, he or she may only consider physical wellness. I know I tend to do that myself. But, being well means so much more and covers so many more areas of our lives. How well are you? Do you know what wellness in the areas I listed above means? If not, you need to get this book from Family Christian Bookstore and read it.

I am sponsoring a giveaway for this book!! Make sure you comment here and go through the requirements in the Giveaway Tools section and maybe you will win a copy! Thank you for stopping to read my review of this greatly informative book.  You can find this book at Family Christian Bookstore online at http://www.familychristian.com/catalog/product/view/id/273669/

Teresa

Family Christian Bookstore Blogger
#FCBlogger


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Magnolia Market Review by Judy Christie


.Magnolia Market
Photo from BookLook Bloggers.com


It has been a year since her life changed dramatically. A year since her husband suddenly died. She thought her situation was about to improve when the final steps were taken in her purchase of the classy boutique where she worked. A place she had brought back from ruin. A business that she had put her heart and soul into and loved. But, events happened suddenly that changed Avery Broussard's life forever.  

She is expecting someone else when this tall, dark, and handsome man walks in and immediately grabs her attention. She is unaware of why he is there or who he is until he says he is there to do repairs on the shop. She has no clue what is going on, but wants him gone before the guest she is expecting arrives. This mystery man becomes more and more important in Avery's life as it turns upside down when her mother-in-law, Evangeline arrives and tells her that she is selling the store to someone else. Avery is devastated when she discovers all that the almighty Broussards have planned for her. 

After accidentally running into a store building with her SUV called, Magnolia Market, she discovers exactly how much her life can change in a heartbeat even more than it already has. This event along with learning she has lost the boutique opens doors for Avery that she never dreamed were there. She is given new hope and challenges that enables her to create a new life. Avery's faith is tested and tried, but God prevails in what He wants for her. Her only family consists of her father who is a missionary and lets her know he is praying for her daily. That conversation leads Avery to open her Bible to Jeremiah 29:11. Two words stand out to her hope and future. These two words helps Avery survive during the next adventures she faces. Such an inspiring message!

Read this book to find out what all happens to Avery, and how God brings about blessings from trials and struggles, and how Avery discovers the plans God has to bring hope and a future for her. Avery shows what determination and hard work can bring into her life. She and T.J. work together to build a new futures. There are laughs, hard times, struggles of all kinds in this story. Neither of the main characters find themselves where they ever thought they would be at this time in their lives. 

Experience a great storyline creative writing, and interesting characters. Each character develops the story line and supports the main characters well. I really enjoyed this book and it was an inspiring story to me. I believe it will encourage any reader by showing that just because life has its struggles and hardships, that if we lean on God, He will make a way to bring happiness and new life.


Magnolia Market by Judy Christie is a book I received from BookLook Bloggers to review for them. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was hooked at the beginning! If you love romantic stories, family feuds, business adventures, helping others, etc., you will like this book. This book contains all of the above and more. I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more by Judy Christie.

I was sent this book free to review for BookLook Bloggers. I received no other compensation for review. This review shares my thought and opinions of the book.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Update

Here is the update on the disappearing nine patch quilt I've been working on. The top is now a flimsy (finished), but I've got to make the backing and then quilt it. I'm working on getting the Day and Night quilt quilted more. I'm afraid it is going to take me awhile to get it done. I'm getting a little discouraged at this point. Sort of wishing I had started the quilted differently, but I've done too much to do something different now. Oh well. LOL I took the top to show the person for whom I'm making the quilt and she liked it! She loves frogs, so as you can see, I have two embroidered on the top. I will put an appliqued frog on the back of the quilt. She collects frogs and these two types she does not have. I hope it turns out as well as I have in mind it will. Keep a look out for the final results on this one and the Day and Night one. I believe that I will stop making large quilts for awhile unless if someone wants me to make them one, they are willing to pay enough for me to send it out to be quilted by someone else. It is just too much for me to do now. I believe I will stick to lap sized and baby quilts for awhile. I want to make me a Christmas quilt. I've had fabric for almost a year and haven't touched it. One day!







Have a blessed day, my friends. I'm sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. It is just one thing I've put aside for a little bit. I will be writing the review of an awesome book I read from BookLook Bloggers today or tomorrow. It is a really good read!

Hugs,
Teresa

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rush Hour Blog Hop

Check out the new blog hop coming on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Just Let Me Quilt is the cheerleader for the hop.


Studio E has some really amazing fabric called Rush Hour that got a lot of us so excited.
These are just a few of the fabrics in the line...
Red, White, and Black will be stopping traffic!

These bloggers are rushing around right now to get ready to show off what they've made.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Never Ever Give Up Book Review

Never Ever Give Up: The Inspiring Story of Jessie and Her JoyJars
by: Erik Rees with Jenna Glatzer

Never Ever Give Up tells the true story of a little girl who is diagnosed with a brain tumor. The doctors do not give her parents much hope, due to the location and type of tumor she has. They are devastated, but the family decides to do everything in their power to get Jessie help. This book shares the ups and downs, heartaches, the happy times all while doing everything possible to save Jessie. Instead of giving up and wallowing in their sorrow, the family, especially Jessie, decides to do what they can to encourage other children with cancer. This is where the JoyJars enter the story.

The book also gives details of Jessie's treatments, how she handles the effects, the emotions of the father, Erik Rees, all the while trying to stay strong for Jessie. One finds out while reading how Jessie's siblings and other family members cope with her illness. The JoyJars become a mission for the family and helps them cope with Jessie's diagnosis while helping others.

Erik Rees did an excellent job of keeping the reader's attention and wanting to find out what happens with Jessie. The family's faith is strong and even though it is tested, God gives them the strength they need. This is shown throughout the story. The author shares this story from his heart and guides the reader from one event to the next.

I really liked this book. I have a passion for children with cancer, so I was drawn to this book. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is an easy read, but one that keeps the reader interested. Please, get this book and discover how God helps a family deal with the worst time they could imagine.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Book Review on the Way!!

I am presently reading a new book that I received from BookLook and will be posting a review for the book soon. Make sure you keep a lookout for it! It is a great book and one you will want to read for yourselves. So stay tuned!

Also, I posted a link to Family Christian bookstore Labor Day sale on the right sidebar of my blog. Make sure you check it out. Christmas will be here before we know it, so you might want to start getting gifts while they are on sale!

On the sewing/quilting front, I started the disappearing nine patch quilt on Monday and have made great strides in my opinion. I think this will be a gorgeous quilt! I sure hope it is as pretty as I think it is going to be.  Here is a peek of one of the nine patch blocks.
Isn't the fabric lovely!!!


I pray you all have a blessed day!
Be creative and a blessing to someone else.
Teresa