Monday, March 29, 2010

Oodles of Cute

This has been goin' around for quite a while, but just in case you haven't seen it yet or even if you have and would just like another peek.....

Now how precious is that?!?!?
Almost too cute to bear, huh?

Hope y'all are having an exceptionally blessed week!
I love ya's,


Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Hearts...

I still have so many more finished objects that I haven't shared yet! That, of course, means more pattern links for ya! Tonight I'm gonna show you the rest of the heart stuff I made in this one post. I know Valentine's Day is way over, but love is never out of season, right? So without further ado, I present you.....

Heart Bookmark

Pattern by Ginny found here.

My slightly modified version of Suzetta's February Heart Bag.

This was such an easy pattern to follow! Actually, I really like all of Suzetta's patterns. She really does write them in a very straight-forward and easy to understand manner.
My only modifications to the actual pattern were omitting the heart pocket & I didn't make mine quite as tall.
You can find the pattern here.

I made this ornament at the same time, using the same pattern. It's just one of the hearts from the drawstrings & stopping the string short and making a loop with it.

Finally, I made this heart garland. Every heart is different, lol. The original garland is a mix of Suzetta's heart pattern here & Cindy from Skip to My Lou's Crochet Heart Garland found here along with my own modifications to make the humps a little more round and the point a little pointier.

I have it hung up on the window in my bedroom; I couldn't bring myself to take it down after Valentine's Day. After all, like I said earlier, love is never out of season, right?

So that's it for my heart craze...for now anyway, though I still see various patterns of heart-themed items and have to remind myself that there are other things I need to be making right now, lol. Right now in particular I'm trying to get a few things worked up to list on an Etsy shop I'm hoping to open. Wish me luck!

I love ya's,


"And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague" (Mark 5:34)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Testimony

Hey guys! I hope y'all are happy & healthy.
Life is great on my end. Amazing how life's rough roads can bring one closer to God! It's funny, I was in a place where I thought I was close to Him, then life happened. Because I truly believe that once you get married it is supposed to be a life-long commitment, regardless of the reasons, I felt such a tremendous amount of guilt when I left Wayne that I gave into my guilt & depression and withdrew from God, my church & my church friends/family. There would be nights that I would cry & beg God to draw me back to Him. I knew that is where I needed to be, but I had been my own worst judge & jury and had sentenced myself to the prison of my own mind and depression and I had thrown away the key. I didn't realize that so much then and outwardly I was doing my best to go on with life. Running. Looking for acceptance from sources that could only provide more desperation for more....What? Who? Where? Something, someone, somewhere....but never finding what I truly needed. Inside and at night I was still begging God. I wanted to be in His protective, peace-filled arms, but didn't know how to get back. Then in the 7th month from my separation from Wayne things started happening. Visible blessings were starting to fall on me, doors started opening, I would see or read something that would draw my thoughts to Him. Little things were happening that made big differences in my life. I started feeling that pull that I had been begging God for. An unquenchable thirst...I NEEDED the Living Water. I felt moved to take a sabbatical of focus on renewing my relationship with the Lord & I don't remember the last time I felt so full inside! I truly mean that...I seriously don't remember! It has been years for sure. He answered my prayers. He has blessed me so abundantly that it is mind-blowing. I have started going back to my church home & was welcomed back with such open, loving arms! The trials of my life have made me closer to the Lord than I have ever been! He has renewed my heart & mind....and is continually doing so.

May God bless YOU more abundantly than you can imagine!
Hugs, Health & Happiness