I've made a new friend and she has ALL KINDS OF IDEAS on how to utilize my sewing skills. (She doesn't sew a stitch but is good at finding things for me to sew...LOL) She really is fun and she is stretching me beyond my current comfort zone. Her name is Sarah and to protect the innocent, I won't divulge her last name. We also work together.
She is a lot younger than I am but she is a kindred spirit. She likes to do crafty things but she also has two young children (ages 2 and 4.5). So we aren't exactly moving in the same dimension of this world. I am in the slow turtle part of the world...kind of relaxed and laid back...enjoying the lack of constant energy that kids bring into a house and she is thoroughly enjoying the constant energy. As it should be.
We do a lot of texting. She has helped me design and create these two (yes, I said TWO) Quiet Time books for her children. Each book ended up with 12 pages. I got to do lots of embroidery in them and she got to do some crocheting for things like flowers and apples that snap on. She did a lot of the cutting out of the small pieces (ugh...I hate that part) Lots of sewing (I LOVE that part). I'll see if I can post some pictures here so you can see some of the finished products.
Here were the two finished books. I am uploading a video of Ryan's finished pages. Avery's is pretty much the same as Ryan's with a few differences. She had Flowers instead of apples and a Jean skirt instead of overalls. She didn't have colors and shapes, she had cupcakes for counting. She also had a clock to learn to tell time but it was all feminine instead of having Woody in the middle of it. Here are the pictures that are different.
Each of the cupcakes have beads on them that equal the number on the cupcake holder. The cupcakes come out and can be mixed up and then she will need to match them back up by counting the beads.
Enjoy the video. This was actually made to send to Sarah because she lives across town and we do everything virtually. I figure you can get a good laugh out of it too.
Here is a little Max for today:
"Put Your Trust In Him
By Max Lucado
How did Jesus endure the terror of the crucifixion? He went first to the Father with His fears. He modeled the words of Psalm 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Do the same with your fears. Enter them—just don’t enter them alone. And while there, be honest. Pounding the ground is permitted. Tears are allowed.
“Take this cup,” Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemene. Give God your fears. Give God the number of the flight. Share the details of the job transfer. He has plenty of time. He also has plenty of compassion. He won’t tell you to “buck up” or “get tough.” He knows how you feel. That’s why we punctuate our prayers as Jesus did: “Father, if you’re willing. . .” Was God willing? Yes and no. He didn’t take away the cross of Christ, but He took away the fear. Who’s to say He won’t do the same for you?"
By Grace Alone -