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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My fingers hurt... It's all good though...

     I am off this week, so my desire is to catch up on blogging. I hope to have some final fall decor pictures to post AFTER Thanksgiving. I have some Christmas items that I got on a road trip with Woolie Granny. She had the "experience" of watching me spend my tutoring earnings that I had saved up at the first place we stopped. In 15 minutes. Well, all but $1.50. But some awesome prims made by the daughter of my parents' pastor. Money well blown. No Benadryl was taken. Yup. 

     Phew! I have been doing some sewing. St. Nick's, pennies, snowmen...  I get up (Dogs wake me up.) at 5:40 am on the dot. Trust me I know. I am daily sending a mental message to my dogs, " IT'S 5:40!!!!"  I have to do it through ESP so as not to wake Steve WHO IS STILL SLEEPING!

     But waking early has its advantages. It allows me to do 2 things to calm my mind and spirit before starting the day: devotions and stitching. Oh, and drink coffee. Mustn't forget that!!! ;)

     I have been able to put some Christmas goodies on my Etsy. I did make this Santa and a smaller version. But Steve wanted me to keep them as "prototypes". That is such an encouragement when your husband likes a prim. I must be getting more successful in turning him to the "prim side". I will try to put some St. Nick's on my Etsy, but that big one did my hands in. 

     My sore hands give me such an appreciation for all of you artisans out there. The time, love, and effort that you put into your work is so evident! I understand why it is called "handiwork". It makes you reflect on how awesome our God is. God, in His omnipotence and supreme intelligence, put such love and detail and creativity into each minutiae of His creations. And we are HIS workmanship! How humbling and what a blessing that is. 

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." --- Ephesians 2:10

Blessings, dear friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I am truly thankful for the blessings of your friendships!

Love and hugs,


  1. Morning, love the goodies you have been sewing, sweet prim Santa.....Wishing you a warm ,wonderful Thanksgiving, Hugs Francine.

  2. That is just a darling St. Nick!! Good idea to keep him as a prototype. The first of anything is always the most difficult, isn't it! Sorry you have sore fingers, but the final product is sure nice!

  3. Oh wow! You are one crafty gal! I think you've been keeping your sewing a secret for too long as those are ADORABLE!! Love the tree a lot.
    Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

  4. Love it all but especially LOVE the santa. You have been busy! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Aww cute Santa...
    Happy thanksgiving dear xxx

  6. What beautiful creations. Love my wonderful tree. Girl that Santa is darling and those Joy stockings love!!!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgviing to you and your family.
    Woolie Love


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