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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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Friday, October 7, 2016

A little pumpkin YUM YUM.


If there ever was a pumpkin heaven..... I'd want to go there!

Just can't get enough PUMPKINS.



I'm trying to savor each season but
Life is still clicking along lickity-split here.  

I spent many days of summer with my little pumpkin peeps.
They bring JOY to my days.


so THANKFUL to be present in their lives weekly.



We had many chats... her in the tree me in my lawn chair...


talking about favorite things and playing Would You Rather... 



 This little bug in a rug is now 8 mos. and crawling. 


Outside is our favorite place to be.






We have created memories ... pretended we were pioneer women.
making do with what we have. 


 We didn't plan to do this we just did it !
Now fire baked and ready to eat !  
 Finding out an oven is a blessing : ) 
It would have been so much easier to bake it.



Life at home .... is where I want to be. 


Here and there I've cozied up the nest taking trash .....


..... turning it into TREASURE !


I've wished I had a barn.... 


I've thought about the past 


Lived in the present.... 


 Not knowing really where to start,
  I decided one day to just take the first step 
to make this flea market treasure into something.....
this has been patiently waiting for sometime in my sewing room.
Years upon Years actually.

Each day I'm learning that in life...
one step leads to the next, be patient, take it step by step.
Hurrying only leads to worrying.  It all works out in the end.
Everything is falling into place.


Once I got the front figured out
 the back of a thrifted shirt became the perfect back.
In one day it all came together beautifully
because it was the right time!! 
I love Adding JOY to the world in little ways.
When it all comes together.... you can't believe how
Homemade makes me giddy with excitement !!


Life seems to go round and round but much stays the same. 

If you want life to be different you have to do things differently.


I have been wanting
 to make this little wall hanging for a long time.
I don't know why it took me so long ....
 just could never find the time.
but last month I decided to do life a little differently.
I made time.... 

And it finally happened!!!
A little happy birthday present to me! 

Pattern " Be Thankful"  Pam Puyleart
Backdoor Quilt series 

It is not a fancy life but it is a good life 
And for that I am THANKFUL !!

Hope your fall days are filled with pumpkins !!

Janita










4 comments :

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures and your entire post. You are an amazing decorator!
Jeanine

Leanne said...

I love your pumpkins Janita, can you help me find ones like that when we visit. Your post was so lovely. I'm glad you are making your house cosy and you are filling your days with joy and love from your grandchildren. I can't wait to meet them, xxx

Christine Barnsley said...

Lots of lovely makes and bakes Janita! So glad you have had plenty of fun-filled days with your grandchildren! Christine x

Vickie said...

Hey there Girlfriend ! Me too, been taking time.....I don't decorate like you (I'm not talented like that) but with my G-babies. Love your pictures and your thoughts ! God bless ! Happy birthday !

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