Wednesday, October 25, 2017

I am privileged to be sewing Angel Baby Gowns again


I consider it a privilege once again to be sewing angel baby gowns for precious little ones
who don't get to stay here on earth. Be it through stillbirth, miscarriage, fatal diagnosis
in the womb etc. they are all special and each one is made in His image.

I hope to bring a little bit of love to these families and although most likely we will never
meet face to face, I put so much love in each and every stitch and many prayers as well.


Our family knows all too well the grief of losing a little one before their life even begins and it
is heartbreaking. Society thinks a person should get over it and move on in a few weeks, but
that does not happen and it shouldn't happen. These little ones were a huge part of each and every
family that loved and wanted them so very much.


Sufficient Grace Ministries was there for our family in the midst of our unbearable heartache and we
can't say enough great things about them. From taking hundreds of photos of each of us with our
Eden to making hand-prints, to giving a gown that someone made, a blanket, books, etc. and most
of all their prayers. Gods love was abundant that day along with our unquenchable grief and it was
amazing. I can't imagine being my son and his wife because being a grandparent is gut-wrenching
enough when something like this happens. 


I started making gowns for sweet babies in August 2016 just a mere three months after we
had to say goodbye to Eden Rain before we could even say hello. A perfectly formed and
beautiful little full term girl with dark hair. She was so very loved before she was even
born. We don't understand why these things happen, but we hold dear to our hearts that
someday we will see her again in Heaven.


I have been working on 13 tiny dresses. THIRTEEN! They all came from ONE donated wedding
 dress. Amazing!! I thank God for the people who donate because without them I couldn't do
 what I do at all. May God bless each and every one of them!


Sufficient Grace is a ministry that always needs help, prayer and support so if you feel inclined
 to give , please click here and you will be taken to Sufficient Grace Ministries page.


They are so very thankful for any support you can give be it large or small.


We miss our precious Eden so very much and no one will ever replace her, but her mommy and
daddy are expecting their first little boy due in November. Could you please pray with me that
all goes well and he is born a very healthy baby? We would appreciate that so very much!








The wedding dress that I made these gowns from was LOADED with beads, trim, sequins and was
gorgeous! The owner of it was thrilled to see that I was able to make so many tiny dresses. I think I can
even get one or two more out of it!




Some families don't have anything nice to dress their babies in so they are thrilled to
receive a dress to lay their precious little one to rest. All they will ever have is the
moments of letting go. No watching them grow, no firsts etc. It is over before it
even begins for many women.
In making these gowns we want to let them know that we are walking
along side them on their grief journey and that God is with them also.




I am sure if I read back through this post it probably sounds like I am babbling on and one,
but this is very near and dear to my heart. Until next time...

Please hug your loved ones a little tighter and give those sweet babies and grandbabies
kisses and hugs from me.

Lovingly,

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Simple Chenille Pumpkins For Sale




Can you believe that FALL is almost upon us? I can't, but in
that spirit...



I have a few vintage chenille pumpkins up for sale at the moment along with two aqua linen ones.


  • (UPDATE: 2, 5, 7, 8 and 10 are SOLD)
These pumpkins do have real dried stems.

 They look great setting in groups of three or just one sitting here and there in that special place.




I did put some colored string on this one, but you can just untie it to remove if you
don't want it on there.



I have numbered them for you to shoot me a message and tell me what specific
ones you want.

Numbers 1-6 are $10 each or three for $25 {plus shipping}. Number 7 and 8 are sold as a set
for $18. 


Number 10 sells for $12 plus shipping.

I look forward to hearing from you.

FALL IS COMING!

{these are not weighted, but I have never had a problem with them sitting ok}

Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer is half over already!!


I haven't been able to get out and work in my flower beds for quite awhile because
the mosquitoes are so bad here in Michigan if you step outside the door they will
carry you away!! No kidding!

I have been debating and debating and debating with myself over whether to paint the teal
chalkboard boards on my pallet planter black instead of the bright teal. I have decided
that I am going to do it. You can hardly see the chalk on this color of paint so black it is...
WHEN I can get back outside to work.


See all these dry leaves? This happens ever year from this crabapple tree. I love the tree in Spring,
but it is awful this time of year and I can't even begin to keep up on picking up the leaves so
most of them stay put and it looks like FALL already.

Did you see my last two posts about my BFF's garden? She is so precise and not a weed in
sight and I am a MESSY gardener. ha ha! Takes all kinds to make the world go round. 



I purchase Rosemary every year because I love it so much!
I just made some Rosemary lemonade this week and hubby loved it as much as I did.
DELICIOUS!


My basil plant is huge this year. It is my very favorite herb along with Rosemary.



My pallet planter spilleth over. lol



I pray that all of you are having a wonderful summer and making tons of memories
with friends and family. I have always been somewhat of a loner, but I find the older
I get the more I just want to be alone most of the time. Not a bad thing. I do enjoy a good
shopping trip occasionally, but even that is getting old.

What are you doing this summer for fun??

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Part 2 of My BF's Beautiful Garden!


I promised you part two of my best friends beautiful place and I am delivering!

The first photo is at the entrance to her fabulous and totally weed free garden!
I don't know how she does it!
I would need a full time gardener and then some.
She is a Master Gardener though so maybe she has a secret??

OH, PEGGY??

Once again, sit back with a cup of coffee or lemonade and enjoy the pics!






Her hubby builds all her fences, arbors etc. Don't they look amazing?




I have decided that I want to be like her when I grow up!!
Don't you??!! ...SIGH





She found this wheelbarrow at a huge show that we went to in the Spring and it
fits in just perfectly. She does actually use it so she must not have a gardener?! 



She comes up with the neatest ideas to keep critters away.
I don't have a garden that we actually eat food from. Mine is just flowers
so I admire her so much!!

LOVELY place that needs to be photographed for a magazine!
Anyone out there listening?? SMILE!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dusted off my camera just in time!


I finally talked my bf Peggy into letting me take photos of her place!
I decided I better act before she changes her mind, so this week I took advantage of
the wonderful weather and take photos I did.

I took 192 photos or so! It has been quite awhile since I have even wanted to do a
photo shoot, but I had fun doing this one.

Her place is so immaculate {unlike mine}
Not a weed in sight {mine has weeds everywhere}
She even plants her flowers where they actually should go {I'm such a random planter!}
LOL...Get my drift??

She is a Master Gardener and it shows, but it looked like this even before
she became a MG! I just love it!

So, grab a cup of coffee or a glass of lemonade, sit back and enjoy the photos.

I had too many for one post so I will be doing another post soon.




Isn't this the cutest? I have had this idea in my "gardening file" for years, but she
actually made it a reality instead of just looking at a photo of it.
Somehow I am sure that is much more satisfying!







Isn't it AMAZING??!! I love these lights under the roof of her potting shed.
They are perfect here.





That's all for today, but you can see as I said...not a weed in sight!
Isn't her place gorgeous!!??

I sure wish I had her gumption OR a Master Gardener to come here and work for me...

HEY, PEGGY...!!!???