Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Survived Another Year


I had ANOTHER birthday.  Whoo whoo!  I am now almost two years past the cancer diagnosis.  How amazing is that? 

I had a really nice birthday on Monday.  Tom  bought me a sewing cabinet for my embroidery/sewing machine and gave me a Vera Bradley pen and pencil set that has really pretty flowers all over it.  (I had asked for this months ago.)  The sewing cabinet was a new idea of his.  This keeps me from having to move the sewing machine around from stem to stern of the house.  8-)  I've never had a sewing cabinet before so it is really exciting.  The one he bought me is called "Bertha" made by the Arrow Sewing Cabinet Company.  It has an automatic lift for the sewing machine and will have an insert when they get it made to go around the machine arm and make the table flat without the gap that is there right now.

Here is a picture of it:

This is a picture from JoAnn's Fabric where he got it.  I forgot to take one this weekend.  The really nice thing about the cabinet is that it has a quilting table attached to the back of it that slides back and forth so you can place it wherever you need it. 
I got the two small projects done that I wanted to finish and I got the quilt hanging designed and the top made for Clifford.  Now all I have to do is quilt it and bind it and it will be complete.  It's always kind of sad and good at the same time when projects get finished.

I also got a sweet card from Mom and a 40 year old necklace with matching earrings.  From my sister and her husband, I got a Starbuck's gift certificate.  They know they can't lose with Starbuck's and me.  8-)  Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes and gifts!!  (They both called me, too, which was super!)

Here is some Max for today:

"What is Heaven Telling You

by Max Lucado

When the doctor who had examined the tremor in my hand said, “You’re fine. You’re in good health”– I did what you might expect. I began to weep and asked, “How much time do I have left?”

The doctor cocked his head, puzzled. Wait a second, you’re thinking! Didn’t you hear what the doctor told you? And I’m wondering–didn’t you hear what heaven told you?

That response to my doctor? I made it up. Actually, I was elated. And when I see that thumb shake, I chalk it up to an aging body and place my trust in the doctor’s words.

You should do the same. For just as my thumb will occasionally tremble, you will occasionally sin. And when you do, remember sin may touch, but it cannot claim you. Christ is in you! Trust his work for you. Trust his work in you. Your heart is his home, and he is your master!

“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. John 14:23″"

By Grace Alone -