So much is going on with me personally I want to let you know that all is well but my family would covet prayers for understanding and patience.
As I think on the need of these things in our situations… I look at the beauty God has surrounded me with in my own back yard… let me share a bit with you…
You see I spend most of my time outside in a screened in porch… off that my honey built a patio with this beautiful mexican petunia bush growing and blooming each morning to greet me… I am up EARLY and so are these blooms 🙂 By afternoon they are all gone… but the bees and I sure enjoy the mornings 🙂
The hammock in the background is a great place to pose quilts for now and relax in the breeze come fall and winter 🙂
The big aloe we moved into the corner is also doing well it it’s new home and after a good pruning….
Check out the new shoots coming up from the center… she seems VERY happy 🙂
Hoping she produces some babies next year too! This is the same aloe that bloomed twice for us this year 🙂
New life is going nuts in this planter… we put in a few springs from a wandering jew we already had when we trimmed it and let them root… then put them in this planter and they are just taking off like crazy!!!
I sit right behind this … I can see the glasstop table my laptop lives on from here 🙂 Welcome to my paradise 🙂
Daisy loves the morning grass to lay in and sun herself… I caught her enjoying this paradise too!
This fall I hope to find myself quilting in these yummy chairs with ottomans… and adore my mexican petunias and maybe some birds will find a home for the winter in our birdhouse 🙂
So those are the things I try to think on when the going gets tough. I appreciate you taking a look at all I have to be thankful for including my honey who did all the work to make it so special for me 🙂
I also want to thanks Connie who has been the best “bestie” a girl could ever ask for as I have trudged through this chapter of my life… she is amazing… I am so glad she now sleeps under the quilt I just finished 🙂
Meanwhile I will return to stitching… 3 needles…
3 rows of stitches going diagonally across the colored seams… so many seams to go over! lol This is the sister quilt I now call the “hammock quilt” cuz that is where I see it being used this winter 🙂
Truly I am loving it but find it harder to pray for my self than to pray for others while I quilt. You see I pray for the recipient and try to think of blessings for the recipient while I quilt something for them… it urges me on really… with this quilt I have to urge MYSELF on… much harder! lol
I will persevere on this front as I want to start another project and this project needs done… we don’t have a good big cozy quilt to snuggle under yet… we NEED it before fall… so I gotta get done! lol
Thanks for your prayers in advance and I hope whatever you do this mid week day you make the most of it and find the paradise in it someplace 🙂