Friday, July 22, 2011

Simple Blessings

I am so blessed!

And as I have been trying to save
money for our trip to Anaheim,
I have not been spending any money
that did not need to be spent.

And God is constantly reminding me 
that HE loves me!

I LOVE fresh flowers.
And sometimes, I like to buy a few.

No fresh flowers have been purchased lately,
and yet my new neighbor surprised me with 
these gorgeous Hydrangeas from her garden!

They smell beautiful and are so gorgeous !

I have been working hard to sew
out of totally enormous and 
totally embarrassing fabric stash.

I have only been purchasing things when I have 
nothing that can even remotely be substituted.

But today, in the mail,
I received a package from a sewing friend
and inside was this GORGEOUS fabric! 

I have never seen such a beautiful print!

Thank you so much Hettie Lynn!
You blessed me so much today!

I am doing my dead-level-best to stay 
away from Starbucks.
That place can eat up the bucks and add
calories with terrifying ease.
And I prefer Peet's Coffee anyway!

So, I have been making my own iced coffee!


You know I love Mary Engelbreit, right?

Well, when I was working 
at the furniture store,
while waiting for Ahnalin,
I ordered these cannisters.

This was at least 6 years ago!

I was saving them for when we were 
finally in our own house.

I had forgotten about them!
But I found them when we were
going through some boxes in our garage!!!!!

Aren't they wonderful? 
I am CRAZY IN LOVE with them!!

I also found this.

I had hooked this rug while waiting
for Ahnalin too.

I never bound the edges,
but other than that, 
it was finished. 

So, I finished the binding 
and now Ahnalin has a new rug to match her room!

And look what bloomed 
in my teeny tiny garden spot this morning.

So bright and happy!

Every good perfect gift is from above, 
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
 who does not change like shifting shadows. 

James 1:17


And don't forget to enter

the giveaway for the book here.

So, how have you been blessed this week?

Happy Sewing!


Stephanie said...

I can help you with that stash. Well except for the little I have too much fabric too problem.

Bunny said...

That fabric is Gorgeous!!! What a sweetie Hettie Lynn is! I know what you mean about Starbucks. One day I figured out how much a broke friend spent a year on her fancy coffee and nearly had to pick her up off the floor! I always add things up so I can see what the annual expense is. That helps give the big picture and can make it a lot easier to say no to something.

Debby said...

You are being blessed. Love the fabric. I do't know about that coffee....I will have to try it. Love the canisters and the rug......and what a nice surprise to find them.
It is hard to not spend money but I am getting so used to it. Gas and food and that's about it for me esp. in the summer when I am not working.

Naomi said...

I love it all!!! What beautiful snippets of how God has been blessing you lately! The canisters are really pretty and I especially love the sign behind them!! Oh I am glad that I was not born before tea!!

Great to see you back on my blog btw!!

love Naomi

ShirleyC said...

What a nice package! I know you love that!
I have the same Canister set my DH bought me a few years ago. It sits on top of my little china cabinet - just for show with some of my other ME stuff!

Anonymous said...

Lovie, we are so proud of you and for always having such a beautiful spirit of gratitude. We love you so much.

Anonymous said...

How did you order the Mary Engelbreit canisters?? Love them :)