Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Thursday Pearls

"The fact is, if we are not content with what we have, we will never be content with what we think we want.  They key to joyous living is to embrace the will of God and to receive with gratitude the gifts He chooses to give us in each season of life."
~ Nancy Leigh De Moss
"But godliness with contentment is great gain."
~ 1 Timothy 6:6

A blessed Thursday to you, sweet friends...and a warm welcome to my new followers - such a delight to have you join me on this journey!
With love in Christ,
~ I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.  Psalm 16:8 ~

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday Pearls

"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
~ Thomas Moore
"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
~ Colossians 3:17
Thursday blessings to you, sweet friends! 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

In His Word...

"...They seek me daily, and delight to know my ways..." 
~ Isaiah 58:2
~ And the Lord shall guide thee continually... Isaiah 58:11 ~ 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

January Musings...

 I have just returned from a good refreshing walk...
During the summer months I find walking anywhere exhausting and we have been experiencing so much humidity lately which makes walking virtually impossible. 
However, today is much cooler, so Beth and I put Caleb in his pram and took him and the dogs to a nearby park for half an hour or so.
I cherish these quieter days at home...
My dad will be arriving on Sunday for a month long visit!  Oh, how excited we are...  Words cannot express how eager we are to be reunited!  Thus...I will purpose to be at home more while he is here so that we can enjoy some precious family time during his holiday. 
January has been a busy month for us thus began with my 21st birthday which we celebrated by going out to supper as a family.  Three of my dear friends joined us which made the occasion extra special!  It was such a memorable birthday... 
A week later Beth and I left on camp...  I was privileged to be a counsellor at youth camp again this year, and this time Beth came along as a camper.  We had a wonderful few days learning more about our Saviour - what a blessing to be able to play a small part in the lives of girls younger than myself...
After camp I thought it would quieten down somewhat, but it just seemed to just get busier!   
Thus, I can't say I have managed to keep up with sewing fact, I can feel the withdrawal symptoms setting in... {{winks}}
Here are a couple items I made for a client sometime ago...they are a little more modern than I am used to making, but oh my, they were fun!
Snuggle Bunnies...
Bunny Rattles...
A few more Snuggle Bunnies...
 I have done very little leisure sewing over the past few months, so I am hoping to set aside time for that in the next little while.  Back in September I participated in a teacup exchange...  Well, my sweet partner in Australia sent out my teacup at around the same time as everyone else, but for some reason it got delayed along the way...  I was so excited to receive it two weeks ago - I think Peta was beginning to wonder if it would ever reach me! 
Oh my...what a sweet package she put together for me!  I was so touched by her kindness...  Not only did she choose the most beautiful teacup to bless me with, but she included delicious lemongrass, lime and ginger tea, a pretty handmade pin booklet as well as a selection of Tilda quilting fabric...  I simply cannot wait to put them to good use!  {{Smiles}} 

My teacup package went to a sweet young lady in New Zealand.  This is what I sent her... 
I believe putting together packages for sweet friends to be one of the most enjoyable things a person could do! 
And now for a few photographs of the family taken on the day of my birthday...

Just look at how this precious boy has grown!  Caleb is now 21 months and continues to fill our lives with joy and laughter...
Caleb and Sofia (6) have recently become the best of buddies.  They love playing together which is so sweet to see!

 Caleb is talking ever so beautifully...he is fascinated by anything that has an engine and particularly obsessed with trains.  It is incredible how innate his boyish nature is despite having six older sisters!  {{smiles}}
Rebekah and Sofia...
Beth and Gabrielle... 
What a special picture...Mom with her eldest and youngest child...

 We finally had a photograph taken of us all together!  We are just missing Dad in this picture so I think we need to schedule a photoshoot for while he is home...  {{Smiles}}
And now for a few pictures to make you smile...

 Aren't these so precious?
Thank you for visiting today, sweet is always such a delight to have you!

I hope to stop by again soon with pictures of the beautiful tea cups my mom and dad gifted me with for my birthday...

Love and blessings in Christ,

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Quiet Moments...

 "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but those that bring simple pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
 ~ L.M. Montgomery