More babies......

These are more of my "babies". They are such wonderful companions and they remind me every day what unconditional love is. Thank you Lord for these wonderful creatures in my life and for the love they give me and the lessons they teach me.

Do you have any "babies" that you are thankful for? Do they teach you how to be a better person? I find myself wanting to be more like them everyday - kind, gentle, thoughtful, helpful, caring, attentive and calm. What a great world this would be if everyone could be more like this huh?

John 1:16

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Cool, isn't it, to know that we have received blessings and all we had to do was accept Christ as our Savior. Do you realize how special you are in the eyes of Jesus?

I pray that you will find and receive all the wonderful blessings that God has in store for you. I pray that those blessings will be abundant and overflowing in your life. Amen.

Fabric Stash

Yep, that's my title for today's post. I would like for my fabric "stash" to look organized and "pretty" like the picture but in reality, it's a mish-mash of old dressers full of fabric and old bookcases full of fabric and piles of fabric in and on boxes and, well you get the idea.

There is just not enough time to fully organize all the wonderful fabrics I have and still have time to quilt. There also seems to be no way to contain my enjoyment in buying new fabric. I told my friend once that I wouldn't buy any more fabric until I used up at least half of what I had. Well, she hasn't seen my workroom in a while and I don't think she would understand.

I think maybe it's a form of addiction....

My "Babies"

These are two of my cats (I have four). They are very helpful when it comes to getting things done on the computer or in the kitchen or just about anywhere around the house. They want to help and always comfort me and calm me and just love me, unconditionally.

That's the way I try to be with people, helpful and comforting and always trying to get them to smile. I want to help spread joy in the world, there is enough of the opposite and life is too short to be unhappy all the time. Focus on the positive things, the blessings, in your life. That's what I try to do, just like my pets (maybe I'm part cat!).

What a nice weekend. Went to visit friends up north (Wisconsin Rapids) that I haven't seen in over a year. Really good to see them all. Makes me want to visit more often. It's just such a long drive - almost three hours one way - and we went up and back in one day so it was exhausting. Some times it seems that I get "caught up" in my own "stuff" and I forget what's important - other people. Visits like this remind me that it's not about what you do, it's more about who you do it with or who you do it for that matters.


Sometimes we just need to stop for a minute and look at the beauty right in front of us. "Stop and smell the roses" Think about the beauty that is given to us in a single rose - that one small flower can give such joy and fragrance. We need to learn to look at the blessings in the small things and stop looking for the big miraculous things. Appreciate the small things in every day, every one is a blessing. Add them up!