Monday, November 24, 2014

A Few More Days Left for the Giveaway!

I just want to remind everyone there are still a few more days left for the giveaway of a $25 gift certificate from Family Christian Bookstore in my previous post here. You have up to three chances to win, so give it a shot.

What have I been up to? Making Christmas gifts for my children is what! LOL After I finished quilting the Day and Night quilt for our DS and DIL's last year's Christmas gift, and preparing the backing for the disappearing nine patch quilt, I started working on Christmas gifts for this year. I believe I will start on them for next year at the beginning of the year. Hahaha!! We will see. I can't tell you what I'm working on exactly, because my daughter reads my blog, and I don't want her to know. :D 

In the previous paragraph, I mentioned the D9P quilt I am working on. I told you about it and posted a picture of the top in an earlier post. Well, I logged in to my Facebook page Saturday was a week ago, and her daughter's post was the first thing I saw. It was a picture of the four children with their mother (the lady the quilt is for) and her post stated that her mom had suddenly passed away the day before! Talking about shock! I was so upset and broken hearted!! I love that lady like a second mother and all of the kids are my friends. We would do anything for each other. Just because we had not communicated except on FB for years, doesn't mean we are not close. At the funeral home, it was just like time had not passed except we all are a little older. The mother and I were getting to know each other again and catching up with the lost years. She had not been sick either! The Lord said it was time, and just took her home. My heart hurts for the family. I know what they are going through. I have lost my mother, my step-mother and my MIL. It is a hurt that can not be healed except through Jesus. I just hate that I did not get her quilt finished in time for her to use it. But, I will get it quilted after Christmas and give it to one of the girls and let them enjoy it. She would have wanted that. Sometimes FB can be a hassle and can cause problems for some, it has been great for me since I have found many of my childhood friends and we communicate again and learn about each other's children, grandchildren, deaths in the family, and so on. It has been a blessing for me. I have made many new friends whom I will never meet on this earth. 

DH and I have also found us a church home. We actually joined a few weeks ago, and love it! The pastor and the church family are great and so welcoming to us and anyone else who comes. I am grateful that God has put them in our lives. We have searched for a long time to find just the right place that we both enjoy going to, and get fed the Word of God, but this church is it. So, I've joined the choir which means I have practice on Sunday afternoons. I try my best to attend Sunday morning, practice and Sunday evening. Plus I go on Wednesday night. I am so hungry and have missed attending church that I crave being there and being around God's people. That takes up some of my formerly free time, therefore, I haven't posted much.

I haven't had a lot to talk about either. Not a lot goes on with DH and me. We don't work anymore, so we stay at home a lot. I have also been going to physical therapy for my hips for several weeks. It has helped, but tonight they are hurting me. I sure hope that when therapy is over it doesn't just start all over again. I really need to exercise more and keep it up. Maybe that would help. Who know? 

Well, I guess I have said enough for now. I pray all is well with everyone. I have also been so busy that I haven't been reading a lot of other blogs and commenting either. Please forgive me. I will get back to it soon. Have a blessed week of Thanksgiving, and enjoy your family time. 

In Christ,