Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Reason, Season or Lifetime.............

This puts into perspective what I've always thought. Friends come into our lives for a reason, season or a lifetime.

Reason, Season, or Lifetime Friends

When someone is in your life for a reason,
it is usually
to meet a need you have expressed
outwardly or inwardly.
S/he has come to assist you through
a difficulty, to provide
you with guidance and support, to
aid you physically, emotionally,
or spiritually.
S/he is there to meet a need. Then
 without any wrongdoing
 on your part or at an inconvenient time,
s/he will say or do something to bring
the relationship to an end.
Sometimes s/he dies. Sometimes
s/he walks away. Sometimes s/he acts
 up or out and forces you to take
a stand. What we must realize
 is that the need has been met.
When a person comes into your life
for a season, it is
 because your turn has come to share,
grow, or learn. S/he may bring you
an experience of peace or make
you laugh. S/he may teach you
something you have
never done. S/he usually gives you
 an unbelievable amount of joy.
Lifetime relationships teach you
lifetime lessons. Those things you
must build upon in order to have a solid
emotional foundation. You must
accept the lesson, love
 the person/people anyway,
and put what you have learned
 to use in all other relationships
 and areas of your life.
Source: Anonymous

Sunday, May 12, 2013


I made this shawl around February for the Prayer Shawl ministry. As I was looking at it, my husband said it was huge. I tend to make the prayer shawls big, but I had a conversation with the church secretary where I donate the shawls. She said her mom received a prayer shawl but didn't like it because it was too heavy!! I never thought of that. An older person might not like such a huge and heavy prayer shawl. So, I have decided to make my shawls smaller in the future. I have one about half way done and it won't be so big, it's also a rectangular shaped shawl.
This one is made with Homespun Mixed Berries.


The top is a baby blanket I made for a woman having a baby girl. It is made with Homespun Tulip and the three washcloths on top are 100% cotton.                     

The bottom two are covers I made for my mom for her antique couch. The bottom lighter one is made with Homespun Parfait and the top one is Mixed Berries. I made them both and she chose the lighter one and it's almost a perfect match! The other one I gave to my daughter.


These are some items we recently recycled. The boys stroller and the dog cage went to the curb and were gone within about an hour! I love curbside recycling.

The bowling game, tiny moccasins and blouse were brought to my city's family services. Glad to get a couple items out of the house and garage!

School update

I was busy again with school this semester. I took Research Writing and History II.  They were fun classes, but lots of work. Research writing was interesting and I learned a lot about writing and research writing. I received an A- in that class.
History II was interesting and boring at the same time. I learned a lot in this class too. I did my oral report and paper on Child Labor laws. I also received a 97!! on my final. I was shocked that I got a 97.  My grade for History is an A.

Now that I am done with school til August, I have a lot more free time. It's weird having so much free time now.  I have a lot to do around the house to keep me busy though, and I still continue to crochet.

My boy just has a few more weeks left of school, then he will be off for the summer as well.