Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Hoppin' Bobbin

My amazingly talented husband made something for me that I want to share: my very own Landing Page! Click the link and see what you think! At the top you'll find links to my Etsy shop, but it doesn't seem to automatically show ALL the bags I've made right there. So, scroll down below the pictures that pop up and click on MY ETSY. It'll take you to see everything I have posted right now. Sewing has been so calming to me recently, and I can't seem to stop. So, if you are looking for a new purse or tote bag, see what I've got. I also will custom make one if you'd prefer.

Thanks for hopping over to my new page! It's called The Hoppin' Bobbin. My husband designed the page with a photo he took of the thread loaded on my sewing machine! He's pretty handy to have around!

Peace of Christ to you,

Thursday, April 28, 2011

More bags on Etsy:

I posted a couple more bags on Etsy and wanted to share the links to them:

Thanks for checking them out! Message me if you're interested!
Peace of Christ to you,

Monday, April 25, 2011

Etsy is Open

I opened an Etsy shop and will be adding lots of different items very soon. I custom make items from messenger bags, tote bags, baby blankets, curtains, shower curtains, pillows, etc.

Here is my first posted item:

Check it out and let me know if I can custom make something for YOU!

Peace of Christ to you,

Friday, April 15, 2011

Two Rear Ends

I'm definitely not doing a great job with blogging so far this year! I've been doing the usual--taking care of three great kids, shouting at soccer games, beaming with pride when Keagan nails both hits in t-ball, grading papers, cycling through know--the usual.

One fun thing I just did that I wanted to share is that I made my first home made skirt! I'm also going to make a little one for Kate to be my twinkie. She's already excited about it!

I also had a car wreck last Saturday. Not my fault, thankfully. I was rear ended. Again. What exactly is the deal with me being rear ended in the month of April?! Last time this happened to me it was April of 2005. And if you know me, I'm paranoid enough as it is in a car. Didn't exactly need any help there. But anyway...our car was totaled. I had that thing for 10 years, and it was such a good car. I got it for high school graduation.

Anyway, here's a pic of the skirt I made. Other than that, I don't know much else!

Side note: I had been planning on taking pics of my rear ended car, and I've instead uploaded a pic of just my rear end! LOL!

Peace of Christ to you,

Thursday, April 7, 2011

He is Able

Today I feel that He is near. And this is refreshing, because I honestly went through a time frame where I did not.

With my friend being pregnant, it's been sort of a pseudo pregnancy for me, which is FUN. No, really, it is kind of funny! We have synchronized nausea bouts, and I've been ridiculously tired along with her. (Don't worry--I'm really not pregnant.)

Last night while she was going to the emergency room with bleeding--and I didn't hear my phone, so I didn't know--I was having a peculiar dream about my daughter. To back up: When I was a few weeks pregnant with Kate, I experienced what the doctor called a "threatened miscarriage" and called this very friend to come over and watch Keagan while we went to the ER. Obviously, Kate turned out perfect and is my spunky three year old now. Well, I was dreaming that something happened to her and she was all of a sudden mentally retarded. I don't know what caused it, but the doctors were telling me that she would be this way forever and there was nothing that could be done. I wouldn't believe them, and I kept praying against this in my dream. It does get a bit muddy toward the end, but I remember that she turned out fine.

Just like when I was pregnant with her.

The dream was so thick, so real and hanging over me when I woke up this morning. In just a few minutes, I heard my phone and checked it, finding my friend's message from 3 am. I know this may sound insane, but I feel like me praying in my dream was me praying for my friend when she needed it but couldn't reach me. And the message of hope that I'm so aware of today is that He took care of my Kate when I wasn't sure if He would.

I've always known that He could; I just didn't know if He would.

My friend was released this morning with the same diagnosis: "threatened miscarriage" that I received with Kate. I truly know how her mind is still reeling, how her heart stopped in those moments. I know the flood of relief she certainly felt when she saw the tiny fluttering heart on the ultrasound monitor. And I know the desperation in the pleas to our Father.

That God has allowed me to experience so much of this pregnancy with her so far is amazing. (And it's only fitting that "Our God is an Awesome God" is playing via Pandora on my television right now.) I love seeing evidences of God, especially in ways that are not easily explained away. Like I said, I may sound crazy, but I feel like I have a new understanding of when scripture talks about the Spirit interceding for us when we cannot.

He is able. Will you pray with me that He will bring protection, health, rest, peace, assurance, wholeness?
Peace of Christ to you,