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 ~


Saturday, September 27, 2014

September smiles ..... Beauty takes time.

For what ever it is worth I am going to go through the process
 of what it takes for me to create a home that makes me happy. 


I head to the basement and pull up my tote(s) of Fall things.

Then I begin to arrange and rearrange.

It may seem effortless
 to just show you one picture of the finished space
Lets talk REALITY here..... 

It may take days or weeks to put the space together....

It is a process of 


walking away.....

Coming home and walking by....

Sleeping on it....

Asking my girls what they think of the space...

Life is not fancy here....

But I want it to feel special.

This picture is Take #1

It is pretty but it doesn't make my heart sing.

Not loving the clock on the plate so much.

I start to ask, ok what do I love about the space?

I love the little pumpkins on the plate.

What seems to be to much? 

Though I always love a candle by the front door.... 
I have two in this space.

I love the wire pumpkin but it seems to be too much here.
You can  see through it but it still seems too big and too much.

You never know unless you try it.
So let the rearranging begin.

I know I am dating myself here....

The Yankee candle shade and plate are old.
But I love bittersweet.... So I'm keeping it :) 

I think this candle works better in this space.

Now that I have moved the candle.....
 I need something for the basket plates
Feeling like I want a little more orange to tie in the orange table runner.

I just happen to have an orange sweater....
Picked it up last year for a project that never happened

Perfect project for a rainy day....

And I know the plans I have for you:)

Hello Sweater Pumpkin :)

Looking yummy....

but still don't have a good feeling for the two similar shapes of the 
gum ball machine and the Yankee candle lamp.

Little Putka Pods  come down off the picnic basket.

Love in a bowl. 

I like the texture of the sticks and the little pumpkins together.

I like something that smells good to welcome me
when I don't have a candle burning.

The wind up clock from my husbands 
childhood has been moved up.

Feeling a little too much shine.... 
need  to take something shiny away.

The wind up clock has been moved back down.

Did I tell you it is a process of rearranging :)

Still not feeling the two tall skinny shapes and
because you never know unless you try it .... 

I replaced one tall skinny shape with another.

Yes I really did think the pineapple might be kind of fun.

Because I like the unexpected to show up now and then. 

It was a NO.

This is how it stands.......  
Until the end of Fall or until
I get another creative light flash in my brain :)

Then again Real Mini Pumpkins in the house
 could change everything.

Welcome Home!

I love the homemade touch.... Fall Quilt I made

I love Creativity.....Sweater turned Pumpkin

I love Memorabilia..  Old Clock

I love White Plates:)

I'll take a picnic any season.

I love Sticks!

I love Layers of YUM!

Hope your house has a smile in it this season :)

A special welcome to all of you who are visiting from the Quilting Gallery.

Hope you will follow along by way of email. 


Thursday, September 18, 2014



Put the soup on!

Get the sweaters out!

Spice the cider!

Time to 
Decorate with Pumpkins!

Welcome Fall

Hard to believe it is really here.

As you can see

I've been getting the fall decorating fever!

If you want to catch the fever too you can check out 

It is a delightful time of year!



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Breath of Life.... Fill me with

Strengthen me to know that trusting in You will always be worth it.

"Without Faith
it is impossible to please God."

Hebrews 11:6

No matter what today looks like,  remind me that 
you are planting seeds that will bloom when the time is right.

"May you overflow with Hope 
through the power of the Holy Spirit"

Romans 15:13

Some days are filled with sunshine, 
other days I  think I will not survive the storm.
Help me to find the calm in the storm.
I need to Remember.....

 can ever separate me 
from the Love of God.

Romans 8:38

Love is always on your mind.

I belong to You.

You are my Lord and Savior.

I am your child.

You will never stop loving me.

Your plan is always bigger. 

"It is for the Glory of God."

John 11:4

Jesus Loves me this I know. 



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