Friday, August 20, 2010

Fun Follow Friday

Today I want to share Fun Follow Friday hosted by Simply Stacie and My Wee View. The goal of this hop is to get new Google Friend Connect Followers for your blog and be introduced to new blogs to follow! All you have to do is add your blog link and start blog hopping and following away! You aren’t required to write a post for your blog for Fun Follow Friday unless you want to.
When you visit a blog that you like and want to follow, leave them a comment with your link telling them you are following from the Fun Follow Friday.

The main goal is to have fun and follow the blogs that interest you!
There are a few fun things that Fun Follow Fridays does each week:
1.  Each week 1 winner will be randomly drawn for the #3 Spot
2. Each week 1 winner will get Premium ad space for 1 week on both Simply Stacie and My Wee View.  To enter, you have to blog about Fun Follow Friday! (You can still  participate in Fun Follow Friday without making a blog post about it. However, to participate in this special giveaway, you need to write a post about it).

The above copy is from simply stacie's blog. Just wanted to get all of it right. Her site is A fun blog for sure and lots of blogs are already listed for you to check out. Also My Wee View is a great blog. So go join both of their blogs, and check out "Fun Follow Fridays".

Thursday, August 19, 2010

God Has A Plan

This blog today has nothing to do with creating, nothing funny, no wise words, just some things from my heart. For three years my husband and I have been searching for help or a place for my son to live and have some kind of life. He is brain damaged following an attempted suicide December 11, 2007. Buster is 41 and has one son, Chase age 11. Buster doesn't even remember he has a son. Some days he doesn't even know us and in his mind he is 18. It's hard to see your once lively, handsome son become a mere shell of what he used to be, and I worry about what will happen when I am no longer here. Who will watch after him? Will he be put away somewhere to live out his life? I can not bear to think about that.

Now, my daughter has no place to live and she is 39. Of course, we have offered her a place to live for a while. This is something I wasn't expecting, but she is my daughter and I feel that I am supposed to help. Also, another daughter called this morning and is having some problems. She will probably need a place to live. I don't know if I have room but if I do she will join us.

So, I have been asking God to let me know in some way if this is what he had in mind. It wasn't what I had in mind. But sometimes what we want for our life is not His plan. I am weary and tired of searching for a place for Buster, for some form of help. I have called every place I can think of and emailed every association I have found with no results. I have emailed senators and representatives, no response at all.

For some reason, yesterday, I just felt a peace. I have made a decision to take care of my son as long as I can. I believe in my heart that's what God wants me to do. I know I'll get tired, but I have three wonderful girls that I know will help me when I need a break. They have always been there for me. I couldn't ask for better children than these four young adults. Oh, they have had their problems, don't get me wrong. None of us are perfect, and we all make mistakes. But they have always learned from the mistakes and taken responsibility. For that I am grateful.

I'm not sure, still, why God has given me this "job", but I accept it. I think that's why I feel peace. I have accepted it instead of fighting it for so long. If any of you out there feel life is just too hard, think about the ones who have it harder than you. My girls and I visited Mississippi State Hospital last week, and while it was the cleanest place I've been, it is sad at the same time. Men walking in their socks looking for their shoes, not knowing the shoes were in their pocket. One man called me mamaw. Others just sitting in chairs staring at nothing, talking to themselves. It broke my heart and I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

I request your prayers today, as I will need them. Both my husband and I will need them.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Getting Ready for Canton

Still sewing for Canton Flea Market in October. If any of you get a chance, you should try to go October 14, Canton, Mississippi. Great outdoor market, with many artisans, we well as just about anything else you can think of to buy. This will be my first time to be a vendor, and I'm a little nervous. Hoping I can make enough to sell, as so many people come to this particular flea market.

I will share just a couple of things made so far.

This is one of my new Christmas shirts and I'm working on one more for girls. Got to come up with something for the boys. I've done a reindeer in the past, and I might do it again, as it was very popular. My other girl shirt is HOPE with the O being an ornament. I think it's going to look good. I will post it sometime today.

I like this little set for boys. I will be making it in various sizes. I am awaiting 4 bolts of fabric to begin my next designs. I will be making reversible jumpers, one side being a Christmas theme, the other side for any time of the year. And I will be making some long-alls for boys, as well as pants and shirts appliqued. I think I will be busy from now until October!

Life is good here in Mississippi, though a bit hot this year. I hate to say this, but I will be glad when it gets a little bit cooler. If only we could have cool weather a little bit longer here. We don't have that many months of COLD weather, but it's enough for me.

Enjoy your Sunday and stay cool.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays

Anyone who knows me knows that "wordless" is not me. I have many words and sometimes they just spill out before my brain says stop. But today I will get on with the job at hand and share some pictures I''ve made lately and not say a word! I promise.

A few appliqued shirts.

Next to last picture is my brother, Tommy and his sweetie, DJ, on his Harley. The last picture is of sidewalk chalking by my granddaughter, Julia Grace, age 9. She is so precious and I love her.