Thursday, March 28, 2013

What Fun!

Prov 31:1-8
"A good woman is hard to find,  and worth far more than diamonds.  Her husband trusts her without reserve,  and never has reason to regret it.  Never spiteful, she treats him generously  all her life long.  She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,  and enjoys knitting and sewing.  She's like a trading ship that sails to faraway places  and brings back exotic surprises.  She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast  for her family and organizing her day.  She looks over a field and buys it,  then, with money she's put aside, plants a garden.  First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,  rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.  She senses the worth of her work,  is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.  She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,  diligent in homemaking.  She's quick to assist anyone in need,  reaches out to help the poor.  She doesn't worry about her family when it snows;  their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.  She makes her own clothing,  and dresses in colorful linens and silks.  Her husband is greatly respected  when he deliberates with the city fathers.  She designs gowns and sells them,  brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.  Her clothes are well-made and elegant,  and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.  When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,  and she always says it kindly.  She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,  and keeps them all busy and productive.  Her children respect and bless her;  her husband joins in with words of praise:  "Many women have done wonderful things,  but you've outclassed them all!"  Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.  The woman to be admired and praised  is the woman who lives in the Fear-of- God .  Give her everything she deserves!  Festoon her life with praises!"
My husband sent me this scripture and said "this is u."  After I read it I wrote back to him, "sounds like fun" and thanked him for the encouragement.  I've been a Christian for 18 years now and doing it God's way is fun!  Much more fun than the empty way of life I used to live.  Thank you God for showing me the truth in your Word.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simply Sent Sweet Threads!

My SU! order came and I couldn't wait to try my hand at cross-stitching with SU's Simply Sent Sweet Threads Kit!  I am preparing to teach a class for our pre-teen girls club at my church and this is one of the two projects we will be making.

The kit comes with the threads but you can make them thinner depending on the look you want to achieve.  I pulled out 3 of the six strands to reduce the thickness by half.  For the flower, I think it makes it look more delicate.  What do you think?  I will post again with the second and finished products later!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Before Pix of My Stampin Loft

I am planning to update and improve the functionality of my stamping loft, the place where I keep all my stamping supplies.  I'm so excited!  I'm including pictures of the "before" loft and hopefully it will look better when I'm through.  My goal is to have it completed by July 1st of this year!  I will keep you posted on the progress...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More cards...

I saw this card design in the stores while working as a rep at American Greetings.  I love the neutral kraft cardstock which allows the picture of the adorable pug to really stand out.  Btw, that's our pug, Molly, in the picture.  I am making a stack for a friend, too, but with a picture of her dog on it.  I used Stampin' Up's Sincere Salutations for the greetings.