Friday, August 08, 2014

My First Teenager

Happy Birthday this week to my beautiful oldest daughter. Most who know me and my family know how much she loves hats :). It wasn't hard to talk her into modeling a few hats I've made recently. It wasn't long before my son and 2 kitties joined in the fun :)























Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Summer KittenYarn Crocheting

Here's Snowball inside snuggling up in a big pile of afghans. He's decided that the kittens are ok now that they're older and comes back inside to be a snuggly kitty.

A picture a friend took of me crocheting at the Downtown Saturday Market

some of my 4th of July items at my table at the Saturday Market. My tablecloth is an old afghan that my grandma crocheted (or maybe it's my great-grandma...I'll have to ask my mom)

crowd shot at the Saturday Market. See anyone familiar??
Natasha is in the pink shirt and you can barely see Talon in the orange shorts walking beside her. He's partially hidden by the crowd.

another picture of my table at the Saturday Market

summery hanging towels




the new owner of Raggle Taggle, Erin, is a new crochet friend. Another new crochet friend is Kathy. Here is a display of crochet items at Raggle Taggle made by me, Erin, and Kathy :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Songs in My Head-- Redeemed

Woke up this morning with a song running through my head that we sung at church yesterday--  Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave. My friend Paul Lile was singing. He and his wife Becky have been friends of ours since before we were married. He's going to participate in a Live Worship event on July 10 at 7pm in Paducah at Crossroads Music, Production, Education523 Broadway St, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. 

I like the melody and verses to this song, though not every part applies to me or every other person either. I like the encouraging words. Every day we have a chance to start over. His mercies are new every morning, after all. Thank God, right? We have to learn to give ourselves mercy, too. This is for anyone out there who's having a rotten day, week, year, month....whatever. Just don't give up.

Here are the lyrics:
"Redeemed"

Seems like all I could see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me "son
Stop fighting a fight it's already been won"

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, now I'm not who I used to be
I am redeemed, I'm redeemed

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, "Child lift up your head"
I remember, oh God, You're not done with me yet

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, now I'm not who I used to be

Because I don't have to be the old man inside of me
'Cause his day is long dead and gone
Because I've got a new name, a new life, I'm not the same
And a hope that will carry me home

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, 'cause I'm not who I used to be

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, yeah, I'm not who I used to be
Oh, God, I'm not who I used to be
Jesus, I'm not who I used to be
'Cause I am redeemed
Thank God, redeemed



Here's a video if you want to hear it:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Baby Bibs

Just finished a bib special order...thought I'd post pics of some other bibs I've made, too






after looking at all the bibs, I've realized I apparently have a thing for yellow bibs :). I need to branch out, I guess, and try other colors. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

June Flowers








Songs in My Head-- All of Me

Woke up with bits and pieces of this melody and lyrics running through my head...
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
Cause I give you all of me
by John Legend, All of Me
Verse]
What would I do without your smart mouth
Drawing me in, you kicking me out
Got my head spinning, no kidding, I can't pin you down
What's going on in that beautiful mind
I'm on your magical mystery ride
And I'm so dizzy, don't know what hit me, but I'll be alright
[Bridge]
My head's underwater
But I'm breathing fine
You're crazy and I'm out of my mind
[Chorus]
'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh
[Verse]
How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you're crying you're beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I'm around through every mood
You're my downfall, you're my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can't stop singing, it's ringing in my head for you
[Bridge]
My head's underwater
But I'm breathing fine
You're crazy and I'm out of my mind
[Chorus]
'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh
Give me all of you, oh oh
[Bridge]
Cards on the table, we're both showing hearts
Risking it although it's hard
[Chorus]
Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you
I give you all of me
And you give me all, of you, oh oh oh.


Read more: John Legend - All Of Me Lyrics | MetroLyrics 



I also ran across a duet with John Legend and violinist Lindsey Stirling that was neat to watch. Anyone who knows me knows how much I like instrumental music


this is a hauntingly sweet song, the kind you wish someone would sing to you....