October 23, 2008

The Crossroad The Crosswalk!

This morning got to have some time to read as my girls slept a little longer than usual
so I read my emails over a cup of hot Earl Grey tea........
And then I read this........
Jo sent me this email and wow!

Every once and a while, a seemingly-simple email comes around that ends up being quite profound.
This is one of them. Awesome!!

We complain about the cross we bear but don't realize it is
preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot. Whatever your cross,
whatever your pain, there will always be sunshine, after the rain.... Perhaps you may
stumble, perhaps even fall; But God's always ready, to answer your call.... He knows
every heartache, sees every tear, a word from His lips, can calm every fear... Your sorrows
may linger, throughout the night, But suddenly vanish, by dawn's early light... The
Savior is waiting, somewhere above, to give you His grace, and send you His love. May God
fill your day with blessings!! Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting
some kind of battle!

Be Blessed today,
I sure know I am,
Dawn x

October 19, 2008

Pay it Forward - all received!

I am blessed and it is so fantastic to be able to bless others and show love to those whom I have never met, yet have a connection( thru blogging). My Pay it Forward gifts have all arrived at there destinations so I can now show you a picture of them.
I made aprons (Leanne's House pattern-with a few strips on the bottom) for Christy, Jo and Pauline all similar but different. It was a start of a craze for me and have since made a few more for Christmas pressies. I am so glad they all arrived safely and after not to long, 2 went overseas and I had a faint thought that I had forgotten to put an airmail sticker on them.......I must have put one on the parcels or the kind lady at the post office did as they did not take 6 months to arrive.. only a few weeks. Thanks ladies for reading my blog and participating in the Pay It Forward scheme, I hope you enjoy blessing others as much as I have in blessing you.....go on, maybe be the next to start one going!
Have wonderful week,
Dawn x

October 14, 2008

Something older and Something new!

Lynette Anderson has a giveaway for one of her wonderful patterns and Hugo and Felix are looking to view any of Lynette's designs made up from previous years...., so I thought I would show you this wall hanging that I made from one of Lynette's designs about 10 years ago, all I did was put the saying around....cos I love words on quilts. It is still one of my favorites.......Hope you like it Hugo and Felix
And the last few weeks have been really busy at home but I have found the time to sew and have been making some little clothes for my boys wouldn't let me make them know what teenagers are like. It is so much fun too make little pretty clothes and the girls get excited to wear a skirt that they can twirl in....

it's sheer delight for me to see them twirling around
and then .................. I made this dress from an oliver + s design and it was so easy to do. The instructions were so clear and the pattern is wonderful to follow...not to mention the little cut out dollies you get with the pattern. Checkout here to see more designs. I have still to finish my smocking and will show it when it's done..( see previous post) just have to do the bullion roses.....and I am not that confident at them yet so I am practicing lots first.

Happy stitching everyone and hope you have a wonderful week,
Hugs to all,
Dawn x