Good morning Friends ~ Thank you once again for all of your encouraging words, your prayers, emails, comments. God uses them all in strengthening me to continue on each day in this new journey and I am ever thankful. I also read uplifting books, articles and see movies that I just happen to come across that speak to my heart and soul.
From our widow’s group every month we get a calendar with each lady’s name listed on a day of the month, and we are to remember them in prayer on that day. It’s a wonderful thing and I’m working on taking photos at the meetings so that we can put names and photos together. Today happens to be my ‘day’ for prayer, and it is nice to know the ladies are praying for me today. Prayer works wonders.
Yesterday was ‘sr. citizens’ day at both Good Will and Salvation Army thrift stores, so I decided to take a little jaunt to both, I needed to get out to do something different. I got rid of some books and a bag of stuff also, making my load lighter.
At GW I got two nice shirts, and two lounge/gowns by Cherokee for $10.47. All washed and hung out to dry yesterday in our beautiful weather, which dried quickly. GW discount 25%.
At SA, I bought 2 - 100 % cotton pillow cases, material for needlework ideas, and a strand of freshwater pearls. When I saw the strand as a necklace in the case my heart started beating faster, they just grabbed my eye. These are small ones, not perfectly shaped, that fact and their luster gave them away. I asked to see them and the price. $1.99, but with discount $1. There are 276 of these little gems. Spent $6.45, total. A wonderful velvet type material, a sheer fabric with stars, and a beautiful black patterned satin type material. SA discount 50%.
Isn’t this beautiful???
This heart was already a work in progress and set aside, after making the heart with peach roses the day before, I decided to work on this piece again. I added more French knot flowers, tiny purple beads and crocheted the beaded edging. Actually I even crocheted another beaded edging, but then went back to the first one. This morning I am crocheting a single crochet row with the purple thread. I may add some of the fresh water pearls to this, I’ve not decided yet.
You can see the tiny beads used in the circles in this photo below.
Here’s the other edging I crocheted/beaded.
I didn’t like how it looked with the piece after all, so will save it for another piece.
Here’s the heart created the day before. I love how it turned out. Again I crocheted another beaded edging, and after sewing it on, added Czech crystals to finish it off.
As I was creating the above pieces, I felt my husband and his love and support through the years and even now. I had on peaceful, lovely music, and hummed along at times, which is something he always enjoyed hearing. He took this photo of me below in 2010, in my little space where my computer is and where I create.
Here is the view out my window this morning.
Well, it’s time for some breakfast and to get started on the days’ doings.
Love and hugs to all of you ~ FlowerLady