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Blessed by everyday blessings

these are a few of my favorite things

~smiling faces~

~hugs and kisses from grandchildren
and hearing the name Nanny from far away places~

~mostly old sometimes new~

~quilts with love stitched through and through

~Babies and butterflys and all things created~

~To know you are loved makes life sweet with grace traces ~























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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

January.... the Journey of Life

Wow.....    The month of January has gotten away from me.


The Christmas scenes have been winterized. 
The sunny days of January have been few and far between.
I have a really hard time with dreary days so I still have
 twinkling lights on and  Christmas trees up.
In my defense one of my trees is all decorated with snow things. 
In January it is referred to as my Winter tree!

Just a couple more weeks and I will have had enough of Winter
and will be ready to put it all away again.


I feel sort of like my dog.... Really if I'm cozy and happy
who cares if my house still looks like Christmas in January. 



I don't have a new word for the year.
I tried it for 2 years and both times forgot what my word was 
half way through the year.  Heaven help me. 
 I should try again. 
Maybe I need to make some sort of sign
 to help me remember.
Maybe this year I would do better. 
It takes me a while to catch on.


I had hoped to do a little sewing everyday in 2016. 
It hasn't happened.

I am always such a work in progress. 

Perhaps this is why....

There have been a few changes in my life this month.
I have a New part time job,
and
a New Granddaughter! 


Vivian Ruth. 
Born Jan 25.
7 lbs 7 oz. 

She is perfect!



I don't have a lot to show for the month....

I have put the binding on a couple of charity quilts

fixed a few meals,
done some laundry,
had some snuggle time.

It is enough.

This might be one of those years where I don't get a lot done 
except the most important things.



Winter hugs, 
Janita














Saturday, January 2, 2016

Christmas.... Celebrating the Savior


It seems to come and go so quickly.





I Love Homemade touches for Christmas.
The little blue quilt is my something new for Christmas.
You can Read about it here
I made the sweater candle cover a few years ago.


Bethlehem... made with my girls long ago. 


Dreaming of snow......











"Mary did you know?" favorite song of the season.

Always love to hear the story again...
Children's pageants.... favorite activity of the season. 


Especially when grandchildren are involved. 


Joseph and Mary (my little Emerson) 





Big enough for 
Hanging ornaments from the Christmas story.
And so excited to help.


My family is growing..... so the
Dining room has been turned into a cozy room while 
we ate our Christmas Eve Nachos in the living room. 
My favorite spot this season....  Remember 
IDHTBPTBB... It Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Beautiful.


Believe in Jesus .... No other name can save you. 





Still gathering thoughts .
Just can't put it all back in the box quite yet. 



Merry Christmas! 



May you find comfort and Joy 
everyday in the Savior's love. 

Happy New Year
From my house... 
 Where the lights will be twinkling for 
a few more days...
to yours!

Janita

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