Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday's Strength. Book Dating. Pressing On!

Hello There! 
I hope you all have a wonderful 2019!  There will be some changes here that I hope will bless you!  I'm also hoping they will help me "work smarter, not harder!"  Take good care and Happy New Year!

Monday's Strength.
Like I said in my last post, let us go forth into 2019 with the LORD's joy, confidence, faith, trust and hope!  Perhaps if we remember this Word, we will be better equipped to do just that!

Book Dating

The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV
Though I fell behind in The Story, I'm still enjoying reading it!

Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God's Gifts of Work and Rest
Doing Busy Better by Glynnis Whitwer was at first a disappointment, but I'm so glad I stuck with it!  There are those books that take a bit to capture our hearts and minds.  

She's In a Better Place (The Fairlawn Series Book 3) by [Hunt, Angela]
As for audio books, I've enjoyed listening to Angela Hunt's Fairlawn Series!  I'm on the fourth and final book, She's in a Better Place

Six Day Hero, the Hb

Next up will be:  Six Day Hero, the Hb by Tamara Stein.  

I've fallen off my reading wagon and am eager to enjoy the ride again.  

Pressing On!
I press on toward the goal...Philippians 3:14a
Here are my weekly goals for this week!
1.  Finish these two Christmas Pillows! 

2.  Finish two matching machine embroidered mug rugs. I have so much to share!  I've gotten hooked on machine embroidery!  
3.  Finish one crocheted dishcloth.
4.  Make progress on an afghan for a special lady.  

Instead of a prayer shawl, I'm making her an afghan.  She and her three young daughters lost their husband/father three years ago to brain cancer.  She is now fighting breast cancer.  I'm hoping this afghan will be large enough for her and her daughters to snuggle under.  

That's it, folks!  It's nice to end the year with plans for a great future!

Monday's Link Ups

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching Sunday. A Few Finishes. Sunday Stats.

Saturday's Song.
Events late in 2017 led me to practice surrendering my will to God's with trust and hope in 2018.  It's been a journey of growing faith, personal victory, stronger faith, joy, peace, surrender, steadfast faith, perseverance, building of character, strength - so many blessings from one mere trial!  Additionally, unbeknowest to me, God worked through 2018 to strenghthen me for 2019 as my dad, who has been both mother and father to me, has sudden, new health issues.  
Regardless of the challenges that 2019 may bring, let us choose to go forth with the LORD's joy, confidence, faith, trust and hope into 2019.  
God's Word stands true and steadfast!  

Let's remember:

Slow Stitching Sunday
For the foreseeable feature, I'm planning on working on my Grandmother's Flower Garden.  It's about halfway put together.  Maybe this will be the year it graduates from pieces to a flimsy! 

Here is my dinosaur that was gifted to my grandson....his daddy had fun trying to work out this brainteaser pull-apart ball!  It goes from this
to this!

(The pattern was found in this book.)

Here's a few more dishcloths that were given out this Christmas! 

Sunday Stats
Even though I lost track of stats when I became ill, I'm still linking up to the Stash Report at Quilt, Paint, Create just to say, "Hello there!"  I'll start keeping track of fiber used with the New Year!


Happy New Year, My Dears!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Saturday's Song.

Saturday's Songs
Hello Everyone in "Bloglandia"!  I hope you all are doing well and enjoying our wonderful month of so many celebrations!  
I am slowly returning to normal after a fall season of health ups and downs.  New meds, new routines and rest have been so helpful!  As my siblings and I begin to care for my ailing father, posts will be less frequent than before, but still infused with love, faith and, of course, crafty news!  I so appreciate your patience!

Here is our Saturday's Song!  Enjoy!

This song is such a beautiful, gentle declaration of our Lord's faithfulness and our victory in Him!

Slow Stitching
Last time I mentioned I was working on this little dinosaur.  It's a fun pattern, but definitely harder on my hands.  
Here's what he looked like a few days ago.    

I'm also working on an Amigurumi Winnie the Pooh for another grandchild.
Here's our poor fragmented Pooh Bear. 
Not to worry, he'll soon be put together!
I kept up with the #yarnhoardersdishclothchallengeHere are some of the dishcloths I created.    

They have been packaged up and given to friends in and out of the various weekly groups I join.  
I plan to continue this tradition as it seems to bring such joy to the recipients and myself!  
Stash Report
I've decided to pause on my stash report until January as I've lost track of it when I was sick.  In 2019 I plan to only track what I use and am setting a tentative goal of sewing up 100 yards of fabric and 200 ounces of yarn.  Between afghans that are almost finished, the dishcloths and sewing projects, I'm hopeful to meet that goal!  

Take good care everyone!