New Blog!

I've got this!

Here I go again, creating a blog to document thoughts and progress as I travel through this year.

Relearning all the new things I can do with WordPress is fun as well.

I’m not sure what I’ll share and how I’ll do it, but here I am starting again.

What have I been doing?

A lot of knitting and spring cleaning and trying to be more diligant on my bible studies. . . man, it’s such a balancing act.

I have done, been doing commission works as well, including this quickie embroidery add on to this center piece.  This is by Karen Davison, a true newbie to quilting and she is making this for her grand-daughter.  I’m so impressed by her willingness to jump right into those challenging techniques of quilting.  She is taking my beginner classes now, but she has learned a lot by just stopping into the shop asking a few questions at  a time.  And all I did was add the name and date 🙂  This is about 36″ x 42″.

And one of our largest local guilds had their annual quilt show a few weeks ago.  I didn’t take a lot of pictures (camera was dying), but here’s a few to enjoy.  The Smokey Mountain Guild, based in Knoxville, TN has over 200 members and host a show every year.

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He Has Risen!

Matthew 28:6 NIV He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Rejoice in knowing our Savior lives and has risen for me and you.  What a blessed day this is to remember the importance of this event.

I’m trying to re-energize my blog this week…new layout, new “about me”, just renew.  I’ve been working through how I wish to use my blog.  And I have several blogs – – – it’s hard to combine them all into one because they represent different parts of my life, at the same time it’s hard to keep up with 3! 🙂

So, let’s try simple with one post at a time. 

Happy Easter!

Grateful Thoughts

Happy New Year’s!

It’s funny every year I read and listen to folks mention how bad the previous year has been and how they hope and wish for a better new year.   I wish they find that peace and happiness they are looking for and deserve this year.  Everyone deserves happiness and peace.

Every year is hard, difficult and sad – – yet, there is always positive and so many blessings to be thankful for.  It seems sometime we focus more on the bad because of the emotional impact it has.  But I think if we list all the good, the bad seems to disappear – or at least minimize.

I think, if we start the year off with a mindset of gratefulness, when trouble does happen we can adapt to it a little easier.

I’m grateful for:

  • My husband and his journey home.
  • My kids and their challenges and successes in their lives.
  • My furry friends.
  • My new relationships with friends.
  • My old relationships with friends that continue to grow.
  • My paycheck, food on the table, roof over my head, electricity and the internet.

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