Saturday, January 21, 2017

{ January 21st }




As I've shared with y'all before, I don't sleep well so it wasn't unusual for me to wake up and glance at the clock.  What was an "it's not odd, it's God" thing was that the clock showed 1:21 and I had to smile!  Because.....
today is my birthday! 

So, I crawled out of  bed with "old age" on my mind and started doing a bit of research in my Bible about that topic!

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And, yes.....
being a chunky monkey with a double chin started early in life!


So, I'm off to celebrate a milestone birthday!

HOPE everybody has a wonderful weekend!



Friday, January 20, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #63 }




It's all about the sky today.....








Thanks, sweet Friends, for joining in our Friday link-up!

HOPE you have a wonderful weekend.








Thursday, January 19, 2017

{ Keeping Busy }

As most of you know, we have four grand-kiddos.  Because of privacy reasons, I'm not allowed to share their pictures on my blog, but suffice it to say they are ADORABLE!!! When the first two boys were born, I spent quite a bit of time making things for them.  They both got white crocheted blankets and hand-made stuffed animals.  They each got a little owlie pillow and several crocheted hats. For a few years, we thought that those two boys would be our only grand kiddos, but God had a different plan.  Our daughter and son-in-law felt the call to adopt and to make a long story short, our kids spent 5 weeks in Uganda finalizing the adoption of our granddaughter.  Not long after they returned home from Africa in January 2013, they again felt God calling them to adopt and our fourth grandson was born in July of that year. 

So.....
with getting two more grandchildren in such a short amount of time, Nannie got behind in equaling out the things I'd made for older boys and I'm just now getting caught up.  I thought I'd share with y'all what I recently made for our girl and "baby" boy.

As with the other three, I made the baby a little owlie pillow.  His was a western theme.


  The backs of each of the owls for all four grands were made from an old flannel shirt that belonged to my Daddy and the feet and beaks from a leather jacket I bought for Pappy when we were dating.


And, here's Katy Kitty that I made for our sweet grand girl.....

(the pattern for Katy Kitty can be found here)

I've had this pattern for a couple of years and even had the cat cut out (I don't think the pattern cost that much when I first purchased it)  but just couldn't bring myself to make it because of having to embroider the face, something I'm not good at so it intimidated me.  Did you notice that part of her little skirt is owlie fabric?  I just couldn't resist and she had to have my "signature", right?

Now I'm caught up and ready for more grand kiddos.  Well, a Nannie can dream, can't she?


What has your hand been finding to do lately?




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

{ Wednesday's Word - Wait }

wait
verb
  1. 1.
     stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens
    synonyms:hold on, hold back, bide one's time, mark time, stand by, sit tight, hold one's horses 
  2. 2.
     used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen
  3.                "I can't wait until tomorrow".

  4. noun
  1. 1. 
    a period of waiting



   Many times in the last couple of weeks the word "wait" has shown up in devotionals and books I've read so I know God is speaking to me about the situation we're currently in. I took some time yesterday to do a bit of Bible study on waiting and here are some of the scriptures I found.....


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"God blesses those who wait - 
faithful people do not rush ahead of Him to solve their own problems but instead rely on His power and goodness".
~~~Commentary on Isaiah 30:18,  NLT Study Bible~~~


HOPE  these verses from the precious word of God will help anybody reading this who might be going through a transition in your own life.  Let's try to remember that the Lord is in the waiting, too, not just in the outcome.


Monday, January 16, 2017

{ Wake up..... }

I have a little clock radio on the nightstand beside the bed and sometimes I'll turn it on if I'm in the bedroom putting up laundry.  When turning it off, it's difficult sometimes to get the little slide button on "off" instead of "auto" or the alarm will be set for who knows what time!  

I heard music Saturday morning and traced it to the radio and this song was playing.  



 I think God was reminding me of this.....

Ain't God good?
Oh, Yes He is!!!

HOPE everybody has a Marvelous Monday!



Sunday, January 15, 2017

{ SONday Scriptures }

I asked a precious friend of mine for some encouragement about something and I wanted to share with y'all the scriptures she gave me to reflect on.  HOPE they might be a help to some of you all, too.

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HOPE everybody has an awesomely blessed SONday!



Friday, January 13, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #62 }



Happy Friday the 13th, Y'all!

Can you believe that January is already half gone?
At this rate, I'll be posting Christmas pics again before you know it.

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Are you like me and some weeks it seems you've got nothing much to share?  This week it might be picture overload.  I couldn't quit snapping pictures of all the birdies at the feeders in the snow!  And, I love how the "falling snow" makes the pictures look.




























 Last  Sunday morning it was 7 degrees here in beautiful Strawberry Plains.
Yesterday, it was 67 and I actually had to turn a ceiling fan on it got so warm in the house.
That's just part of the beauty of living in East Tennessee!

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!