Thursday, May 30, 2013

Oh WOW!!!! I Am So Blessed!!!

Good morning! I just want to tell you that I am so blessed. Yesterday was my birthday. I turned the fifty-five years old. I am five years older than my mother was when she died. I am the same age my MIL was when she died. So, yes, I am blessed. But, that is not the only reason that I am blessed. I thank God for allowing me to live this long. I have never been able to imagine myself at this age. No, I am not in shape and need to be. Yes, I have many health problems, but I do NOT want to let them rule my life anymore. I have done that for several years now, but I refuse to any longer. I want to get healthier. I have a grandson who I want to see grow up. I have two children who I want to see grow old. I have a SIL and DIL who I want to see grow old with my children. I have a wonderful husband who I want to grow old with, too. I woke up yesterday morning singing that song "This is the day that the Lord has made..." and "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow....". I haven't gotten up singing in a long time. I believe God was speaking to me about being thankful and counting my blessings. He didn't have to wake me up yesterday, but He did. My purpose on this earth is not over. I want to make a difference in this life. I only have one to live, and I want it to be purposeful. Not, just rolling along through life and not doing something to make an impact on other people's lives, to make someone happy, to bless them is some way, to lead someone to Christ.

 I had lost my motivation and purpose since I had to come out of work before I ever expected to. I just felt like I had no purpose in life anymore and had no reason to get up in the morning. This morning, I do. sI need to do whatever I can to lift someone up, and most importantly, to lift up Jesus. I know this is a quilting blog, but what a platform where I can put in a good word for Him, and maybe lift someone's spirits. Don't ask me what happened. I couldn't tell you. I just know that when I woke up yesterday, my spirit felt different. My heart felt different. My attitude felt different. I am so thankful for what God has done for me. Little ole' me. Never in my lifetime did I ever dream that I would be writing a blog and people would actually read it!!!

Another reason that I feel so blessed this morning, is on my Timeline on Facebook, I had over 100 Happy Birthday wishes. That doesn't count the ones that I got from the people on the three sewing/quilting groups that I belong to on there. Who wouldn't feel blessed by that? I had a few people post floral pictures, birthday cake pictures, etc. wishing me happy birthday. Blessed? YES I AM!!! Maybe, just maybe I can make a positive impact on someone and be a blessing in Jesus' name. Not to pat myself on the back or give myself credit, but give God the glory. HE is good!!

There are so many people who are sick, have sick loved ones, those who have lost loved ones in death, injured in accidents, people who have lost their homes in tornadoes, fires, floods, lost jobs; so many different ways. I get so sad at times when I see so many prayer requests. I get overwhelmed at people's hurts. When others hurt, I do, too. God gave me a heart for others. My heart breaks for the pain so many are suffering. I wish I could do something for everyone in pain. But, I can! So, can you! WE CAN PRAY! One of my high school friends was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Two different types. My heart is breaking  for her and she has been on my mind so strongly lately. I haven't seen her in many years, but we are friends on facebook. Another close friend of mine lost her son to cancer on March 10, 2012. The day our son was married. My heart still breaks for her. She was so strong during this time and still is. She was such a blessing to me. We grew up together from first grade, and I haven't seen her in many years, but I still love her as a sister.

Okay, I guess I have shared my heart enough this morning. It is just pouring out of me this morning, and I had to share. I want you to know that I may not know you in person, but you mean so much to me. Your hurts and blessings mean something to me. When you hurt, I hurt. When you are blessed, I feel it, too. May God richly bless you in everything that you do. Bless someone with something you make during your creative time. So many of you do that already, but let us all work harder to do something to make someone's day better.

Don't forget the Say it in Flowers Blog Hop that is going on this week. Today's schedule is below. A special friend of mine is at Life, Quilts, and A Cat Too. Check her blog out! She is a very creative lady!

May 30th

Hugs and love to you!!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Say It With Flowers Blog Hop

It starts today!!!!! Check out the following schedule and go see what beautiful projects they have created!

Here is the schedule for the Hop:
May 27th

May 28th

May 29th

May 30th

May 31st

June 3rd

June 4th

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guess What I've Been Making?

Good morning, my friends and family! How are you all doing in blog land today? I am doing well. I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday, so of course, I am doing good. :-D It is a beautiful day outside here in Alabama, and it is supposed to be beautiful for several days. Yeah!!!! It has rained so much since the first of the year, we need several days in a row of sunshine. I thank God for the rain, but the sunshine does get me in a better mood. What about you? Do you tend to get down when you have several days of cloudy, rainy weather? I know I do, and DH does, too. Let us move on. 

I have not been making any quilts lately. I have been making pillows. Like the following three.
Fishing pillow for a client

Front of yoyo pillow

Back of yoyo pillow

Double Nine Patch pillow

There are all made for the same client. I sure hope she loves them when I get them to her. I have enjoyed doing them, but I'm definitely ready to make some quilts to share with you all. 

I have started a donation quilt for Bama Belles using strips, but I'm sewing them onto phone book pages. They are not as large as the pillow back above. I sewed them onto ten inch squares of sheeting. I am ready to get that quilt done. 

Today, my plans are to put the pillow forms I purchased for two of the above pillows in them and sew all seams together. I also have some jewelry orders to take care of, too. :D Before I start another project, I will be cleaning out and up my sewing room. It is in such a mess. I can't believe I have allowed it to be in such a mess. LOL I also plan to put in my step-mom's curio cabinet, now mine, in there to help with storage issues. At least I think it will. I need more moving room in there. I don't have a lot, anyway, but it is better than having my machine on the kitchen table and having no where to store fabric. 

Well, I guess this post is long enough for now. Take care everyone. Continue to pray for those affected by the recent tornadoes and Texas and Oklahoma. My husband and I actually lived in Granbury, Texas for almost two years. So, that brings back memories and makes me sad to know sixty-one people lost their lives there. 

Be crafty,

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


My heart is broken for what has happened in Oklahoma. It brings back memories about April 27, 2011 here in Alabama when our home state was hit so hard with tornadoes.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Blog Hops are Coming!

New Blog Hops are on the way!!! Keep alert and watch out for them! I am going to list a few that are coming!
Sew we quiltSay it with flowers is the next one coming! I love flowers, so I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with using flowers.

Sew we quilt This is the Tammy Blog Hop. You can see the dates on the picture. 

Last but not least,
Sew we quiltThis one involves participants to make a stamp using their own design and country/county/town whichever you want and how much a stamp costs on it. 

For more information on each of these blog hops, you can go to

As for me, I've been making a couple more pillows for the same client. I've made a double nine patch using leftover fabric from her quilt I made. The next one will have yo yos all over it. Twenty-five to be exact. I will use pretty buttons and beads on the yoyos to decorate them. :D I think she will really like them.

Here at my house this morning, we have pouring rain coming down and it has all night long. Thunder, lightning, too. We have satellite Internet and satellite TV, so they both go off and on when we have weather like this.

I wish you all a blessed day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to wish the best grandson anyone could ask for a Happy birthday!!! I also want to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day! I will be spending a quiet day at home with hubby and the puppies. Love your mothers while you can. I miss mine terribly!!!

God Bless you all!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wow! I am Behind!!!

It has been a few days since I've blogged, but you know what? I haven't had a lot to say. LOL I have several projects that I'm working on, so I guess I will tell you about them this morning. I pray you all are well and using your time wising by making something beautiful! I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon at an ear, nose and throat doctor, because I have had a ringing in my left ear for six to seven months. It is constantly there; sometimes louder than others, sometimes the sound is different than it is other times. It is the same ear that two years ago, I had a hearing test done and they found significant hearing loss. :( I don't want to lose my hearing, but something is definitely going on. I need to find out what it is. Keep me in your prayers, please.

Now to the present projects. I am still working/designing the fishing pillow cover, but I think I have it figured out what I will do! Yea!! I have two patchwork pillows I will be working on this week, also. I have started some strip blocks, too that will be a donation quilt when finished. I was going to upload a couple of pictures, but the computer would not cooperate. LOL Maybe Wednesday I can get them up.

Well, I want to congratulate our DIL for her success in obtaining her college degrees. She will graduation from Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University tomorrow morning! Congratulations, April!! We are very proud of her accomplishments. She has a BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Auburn as of tomorrow. We are praying for great success in her career. We love you, April!

Hope you have a blessed day and I will chat with you later.