I am so excited because I have been keeping my eye out for black furniture for my new room. Everything I had looked at just didn't match what I was looking for in my room. After taking the kids to school this morning I drove by a junky garage sale but this caught my eye. It isn't a very good picture but you get the idea. I just had to have it! It is heavy iron, full size and real sturdy. The headboard stands very tall. The coolest part was that my daughter was able to get it for ...drumroll...$20.00! We can't even go to McDonalds for $20.00! I am sooo glad I waited till I found just what I wanted! When I get it all set up I will update a picture. What do you all think?
Sunday, March 23, 2008
There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him.
An angel heard his plea and appeared to him. "Sorry, but you can't take your wealth with you."
The man begged the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules. The man continued to pray that his wealth could follow him.
The angel reappeared and informed the man that God had decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathered his largest suitcase and filled it with pure gold bars and placed it beside his bed.
on afterward, he died and showed up at the gates of heaven to greet St. Peter.
St. Peter, seeing the suitcase, said, "Hold on, you can't bring that in here!"
The man explained to St. Peter that he had permission and asked him to verify his story with the Lord.
Sure enough, St. Peter checked it out, came back and said, "You're right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I'm supposed to check its contents before letting it through."
St. Peter opened the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaimed, "You brought pavement?"
Brighter, hence the honor.
But me, I'm not giving up. I'm sticking around to see what God will do.
I'm waiting for God to make things right. I'm counting on God to listen to me.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The Pine Tree Crosses
Last April on a Sunday we took one of our "nowhere" drives, my husband was quietly driving a back road. I was occupied in the front passenger seat watching the scenery.
I noticed out of the corner of my eye that my husband was straining to look out my window. This startled me, since his eyes should be on the road in front of him. I asked him what he was looking at out the windows, and he quietly replied, "Nothing." His eyes went back to
the road in front of him.
After a few minutes, I looked over at my husband and noticed a tear running down his cheek. I asked him what was wrong. This time he told me, "I was just thinking about Pop and a story he had once told me." Of course, because it had to do with his Pop I wanted to know the
story, so I asked him to share it with me.
He said, "When I was about 8 years old, Pop and I were out fishing and that's when he told me that the Pine trees know when it is Easter."
I had no idea what he meant by that, so I pressed him for more information.
He continued on... "The Pine trees start their new growth in the weeks before Easter -- if you look at the tops of the Pine trees two weeks before, you will see the yellow shoots. As the days get closer to Easter Sunday, the tallest shoot will branch off and form a cross. By the
time Easter Sunday comes around, you will see that most of the Pine trees will have small yellow crosses on all of the tallest shoots."
I turned to look out the window and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a week before Easter, and you could see all of the trees with the tall yellow shoots stretching to Heaven.
The tallest ones shone in the sunlight like rows of tiny golden crosses.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Here is my newest Ebay listing Sophia. I love how she turned out. I am partial to browns so I loved this material when I found it. Hope she finds a home soon but I wouldn't mind if she didn't...I really will have a hard time letting her go. Thanks for visiting!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Paula has this awesome basket set up for auction on Ebay. It will look awesome all year around! Paula also has a couple new patterns almost finished. I will post them here when she is ready. We also will be coming up with new recipes and maybe even a free pattern here soon. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Paula took part in a TDIPT Easter Swap and this was her surprise box from Joyce of Ragpatch. Her work is amazing! She seemed to know exactly what Paula loved. All of her gifts were perfect! Joyce's Ebay ID is ragpatch1. Check out her designs on TDIPT Mercantile or TDIPT Ebay.I will post Paula's Easter swap to Joyce as soon as I know she received it. TDIPT swaps are absolutely the best!
I listed "Little Harry" on Ebay last night. Paula has some new pieces in the works and I will be putting on some pictures as soon as she finishes them.
For some reason, it just doesn't feel like Easter to me this year.The world of primitive folk art creating can tend to be awkward at times. We always have to be way ahead of our holidays. Then when they finally get here sometimes all the excitement is worn out. We make Valentines in December and Easter in February and next will be Americana and finally my favorite in July,Christmas! I love that part. If it was up to me I would celebrate Christmas all year long. I once knew a lady that had a Christmas room all year around. It was so beautiful. She even had white carpet and beautiful red curtains. The carpet resembled snow. Needless to say her children were grown. Wouldn't it be awesome for her grandkids to visit?
I am off to try to get some sewing done today. Thanks for visiting us today!
Tammie (Make Me a Memory)