Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rag Quilt

I found a wonderful tutorial on the most adorable rag quilt. It will be my next adventure. I love the simpleness of it as well as the fact that you do not have to add large backing, which is the hardest part for me when quilting, as it is hard to baste on a basic sewing machine.


The world would have you believe that you are in charge of your life and all that you acquire through it. Its YOUR effort, YOUR hard work, YOUR decisions and the things you choose to do or not do that will make you a success. How will you know your a success? Well of course you will have money and many of the best possessions. You will have prestige and be well known among many.

The Word says...... do not worry about what you will eat or drink or ware.....The Lord will provide! It is also very clear that if you do not work you will not eat. To sum it all up, we as believers should work and do our very best to provide what we can, but when times of hardship come along you need to trust that He will provide your basic needs. When you are in specific need, He knows and will work through others to provide for you.

This summer has been a testament to His provision for us. Through the troubles, we have been truly blessed. We have had groceries delivered to our home when Robs business partners would not pay us...when customers did not pay us. Within two months we were owed 8,000 and not one penny did we receive. The Lord saw Robs honesty and his hard work and He sent many to fill in the gap with groceries, I went an entire month without having to purchase food. That was a lean month, but we didn't starve.

His provision is such a comfort. We will have grown out of our car when this little one arrives, and had planned on buying a fourth seat to put in our suburban, as we do not want a car payment and our vehicle is still in great condition. The seat was $800 and we have been trying to save up for it, but do to the above circumstances had not gotten far on that. So what happens?
The Lord placed before us the same exact seat (make, model, color) as our suburban at 1/3 the price. The family who has it will allow us to pay on it as He provides.

We have stepped out in faith with regard to our children and giving Him sovereignty over our fertility, that if we will obey Him and have faith, even when it doesn't look right to us, He will provide!

And, He does!! I am one of the richest people I know. There may not be much money and no named brand shoes; but I have peace, a house full of little precious people, a loving hard working husband, a Father who loves me and a Savior that stood in my place!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pregnancy Stats

Its time for pregnancy stats again. You can see the first two here and here.

  • Date: August 24 2008
  • 24.1 weeks gestation
  • weight: 180, still no weight gain this month, but remember I started off a bit higher than I should have been. Life these past three months has just not leant itself to weight gain. Busy! Busy!
  • Pulse: 97
  • Blood Pressure: 117/83
  • Fundal height: 24.......right on time.
  • FHR: 155

All is well and going along nicely. I havent had much discomfort, ahhh but yes....discomfort belongs to the last three months. Baby is moving and seems very healthy! I still am leaning towards a girl. I guess we'll know for sure in about 111 days!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Theres a...... man around the house!

But I'm afraid that those riveting red eyes and that golden tan arent getting him anywhere with these ladies. After all this has been an all girls club for the past two years.

The head mistress, made it very clear to him that he was not wanted, they fought for a few minutes, she won and he went off into the corner. Poor guy! He went from being man of the house having plenty of lady friends to being all alone in his new home.

I'm sure after a few days they will warm up to him....I hope so....I was hoping for baby chicks!

In the Moonlight

"Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.
Jeremiah 29:5

Pregnancy/Life induced insomnia sent me out into the moonlight last night. I transplanted all the seedlings from the peat pots in to larger cells so that they can continue on growing and getting ready for the garden.

The sound of crickets and the cool breeze were so relaxing! All the broccoli seedlings and a few cabbage are resting happily in their new homes, though there is still much more to finish today.

I pray you all have a blessed week!

Friday, August 15, 2008


The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11

We had a beautiful day....the weather was a lovely 80 degrees and the soil was wet from last nights rain. We took advantage of this pleasantness and worked in the garden, preparing it for the seedlings that are growing stronger each day.

Ava sinking her little chunky hands into the damp soil next to me as we pull out the weeds and grass. Smiling up at me as we worked side by side.

I am blessed!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

This and That

So what else is a pizza cutter good for? Cutting up food for a bunch of little ones! Its quick and Simple!
I have not taken many pictures lately and I surely have not posted pics of Ava like I did of Eve. So in honor of my goofy girl, here are a few. The top one she was laying on my tummy feeling the baby kick her noggin. See how she sucks her arm? I have never seen a child do this before. She started it the day after we stopped nursing, she was 15 months when we stopped.
I could not decide which picture to post they are all so adorable, so I picked many LOL!

I am SOOOOOOOO excited about this next picture. I have wanted/needed a serger for over a year now and I FINALLY have one. It will make sewing clothing so much faster and the finished product will be so much nicer. I sewed up a cover for it the other day and it took me about 5 minutes to sew it, it was great! Thanks to Robyn, whos need for a new wardrobe for her girls made it possible! I will soon be adding clothing back to the website, so stay tuned!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sweet Childhood

107 degrees to an adult is dreadful. To a child its an opportunity to fill a bucket with water and enjoy it with a friend. I looked outside my window and saw the heads of Elijah and Eve bobbing around. What a glorious life I've been given!
Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29