I am really looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with our parents in a couple of days. We are so thankful they are coming and look forward to a wonderful time with them. Along with doing the shopping and cleaning the past few days I fit in a little sewing out of necessity for my son. He took a slide on our floors on Sunday and ripped a fairly large size hole in the knee of his pants!
I had this cute construction truck fabric that was just perfect for covering up the hole.
Just a little cutting, ironing and sewing solved the problem (at least until the next slide!)
There is so much to be thankful for in our lives and I love that we get to set aside this time of year just to focus on thankfulness. I am so thankful for God's grace and His provision of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. I am thankful for my family and friends, home, food and clothing. God has richly blessed us in every way.
I pray you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!
I have been preparing all year for this Saturday's craft sale at our local high school. I have been sewing oodles and oodles of baby items!! A few months back I also published this! With more product than space at my table I turned my thoughts to sewing an apron to store money (hopefully) or tissues if I don't sell anything!!! Just kidding, of course!!!
Sorting through my fabric stash I gathered these items. . .
I envisioned an apron with 3-pockets that tied at the waist. As I began assembling it, I was struck with how these fabrics were meant to be together. What surprised me the most was how they were purchased at different times and for different projects I had in mind. Isn't that how God works in our lives? We set out to do something and then we go down side-roads, encounter exits and on-ramps and perhaps the worst . . . roadblocks or even road construction (can we say character development?) But, God is so faithful to turn those things around for good, for he has good plans for us, a future and a hope. He has an incredible way of taken our broken lives and making something beautiful out of them. It feels sort of messy and out of control as we are in the midst of it. But, He is faithful to complete the good work which he started in us, if we stay yoked to Jesus.
Just like these scraps of fabric that had no purpose until I pulled them out and put them together to create something useful. The apron reminds of chocolate and pink icing. Wouldn't it be cute in a pastry or ice-cream shoppe? What fun!!!!
I'd love to see you at the craft sale!! Last year I walked away so inspired by the wonderful things people created (and a few treasures to take home!) But, reading all of your blogs/websites does the same thing for me. God bless!!
I've been on a mission to clean out my oven this week. I knew the residue left over from a leaking cheesecake pan wouldn't magically come off on the self-clean mode so I sprayed it down and waited and waited. After wiping it out over and over I was rewarded with a shinier oven. Whew! What a job that was. I hope to avoid any more spills so I won't have to repeat this task for a long time! Well, one can hope can't she?
Making lemon poppyseed muffins seemed just the thing to make me and my oven sing again.
Yes, it certainly felt better pulling them out of my clean oven. And my turkey will probably thank me in a couple of weeks, too!!
Our youngest turned "5" this past week. He picked out the police theme to celebrate his birthday. He has been talking about his birthday to anyone and everyone that will listen for what seemed like over a month! He had to wait SO LONG for this special day. And it finally came! He savored every minute of it!
This was my first attempt at piping a cake. I found a picture on the internet that I used as a model. Boy, did it take some time and some muscle! My arm wasn't used to working that hard! But, it was worth it to see his reaction to it!