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A casual blog highlighting my life with kids, grandkids and kitties...Also an avenue to show some items from my etsy shops.


**Please note..The other half of my life is dovoted to helping feral and free roaming cats in Walnut and the surrounding areas. You can learn more and follow our activites there at Walnut Iowa's Feral Cat Program! **







Friday, January 9, 2009

More on the New Year


Just sharing a pic of Kaden on Christmas Morning with his quilt I made! The name of the quilt in the pattern book was "Lighthouses"..appropriate for today's comments! :)

So I think Im doing ok with the goals I set for myself for the new year. Yesterday I excercised. Not a lot, but I did some, so that is a step in the right direction. I also made a plan for my day and stuck to the plan. I made a list and I checked off things as I went. That felt really good.

Its the weekend, and Im kind of trying to relax with Larry, but there is always so much to do so its hard for my mind to relax. I dont have a plan for the weekend, other than to try to relax and to spend time with Larry and family. Tomorrow we will go in to church. That will be refreshing, as its been weeks since we've been there.

I found this excerpt from Max Lucado's book. It refers to lighthouses and 'lists". I thought you might like it too. Jeff, its kind of nautical, so you might appreciate it too...or hate it haha!

I dont get the black eyed- pea thing, but maybe those of you in the south do...

Laws of the Lighthouse
by Max Lucado

The first of the year is known for three things: black-eyed peas, bowl games, and lists. Some don't eat black-eyed peas. Others hate football. But everybody likes lists.

The Bible certainly has its share of lists. Moses brought one down from the mountain.

There are lists of the gifts of the Spirit. Lists of good fruit and bad. Lists of salutations and greetings. Even the disciples' boat got into the action as it listed in the stormy Sea of Galilee. (If you smiled at that, then I've got a list of puns you'd enjoy.)

But the greatest day of lists is still New Year's Day. And the number one list is the list I call the Laws of the Lighthouse.

The Laws of the Lighthouse contain more than good ideas, personal preferences, and honest opinions. They are God-given, time-tested truths that define the way you should navigate your life. Observe them and enjoy secure passage. Ignore them and crash against the ragged rocks of reality.

Smart move. The wise captain shifts the direction of his craft according to the signal of the lighthouse. A wise person does the same.

Herewith, then, are the lights I look for and the signals I heed:

-- Love God more than you fear hell.
-- Once a week, let a child take you on a walk.
-- Make major decisions in a cemetery.
-- When no one is watching, live as if someone is.
-- Succeed at home first.
-- Don't spend tomorrow's money today.
-- Pray twice as much as you fret.
-- Listen twice as much as you speak.
-- Only harbor a grudge when God does.
-- Never outgrow your love of sunsets.
-- Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.
-- 'Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
-- God has forgiven you; you'd be wise to do the same.
-- When you can't trace God's hand, trust his heart.
-- Toot your own horn and the notes will be flat.
-- Don't feel guilty for God's goodness.
-- The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.
-- Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.
-- Live your liturgy.

To sum it all up:
Approach life like a voyage on a schooner. Enjoy the view. Explore the vessel. Make friends with the captain. Fish a little. And then get off when you get home.


In the Eye of the StormFrom
In the Eye of the Storm
© (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006) Max Lucado




Quilting Tip of the Day

I think with the new year here, it would be nice to talk alittle about care and storage of your quilts. I found an article in Am Patchwork and Quilting from October 1995 by Beverly Blessing of DesMoines...for the next few days I will be sharing some of this article with you.

  • Fiber facts: Fibers contained in most quilts are of natural origin, mostly plant (cotton or linen). These fibers are easily deteriorated by acids and are suseptable to contact with cardboard or unfinished wood such as shelves, trunks or frames, which turn acidic with age. Natural fibers from animal (wood and silk) are highly protein which are deteriorated by humidity and alkalis. Any cleaning method that involves abrasion when wet, such as machine washing will cause felting of the wood and should be avoided.
Next time: Factors that damage quilts.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Where Have I Been???


This is MOSES my wandering Cat....
Caught in the shadows of Cheryl's shop...escaping the cold and waiting for the opportunity to sneak into the warm room, I got this pic.

He appears to be a neutered male, with no claws in the front.
Very Friendly,
Where did he come from?


Geez, how time flies when you are having fun! Just a quick note today to let you all know that I have NOT dropped off the face of the earth. I have had the wonderful company of my sister from Las Vegas, visiting since last Saturday. I dropped her off at the airport yesterday at noon and ended up staying at Lauren's until this afternoon. So, I have had no computer contact!

My mind is reeling with ideas of projects, so I am trying to process several into solidity....Solidity? Is that a word? Anyway, I have a notebook out and I'm attempting to put some plans on paper for a new Etsy shop, thanks for the motivation Kris!... Remember I said I wanted to get rid of some of my fabric stash? This could just be the solution! More on that later!

Quilt Tip of the Day!

Instead of using a pin to mark where to stop stitching your binding on a quilt top, try using 1/4" quilter's tape. You can even get colors! Happy Quilting!

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