Here’s a beautiful song by Casting Crowns.
Once again life has been so full time for blogging has been minimal, but I’ve always got time for capturing the beauty that surrounds us with my trusty Kodak. These pictures give a pretty accurate glimpse into my life of late.
My wonderful find…A couple weeks back my DH and I went to town for a Sunday lunch at Sushi Fusion and a planned pick-up of two of our grandkids who wanted to come spend a few days with us. We were through with our meal before they made it to town so DH wanted to hit the nearby Gander Mountain to bide the time until they arrived. It just so happens Hancock Fabric is located in the very same building so I bid him farewell and without intent to buy a thing headed out on my adventure. (Browsing fabric stores is always an adventure for a lover of fine fabric.) I even told DH I had no intention of making a purchase. “I was just going to look.” I was walking along the isles feeling the wares as my eyes fell upon a sign above the scissors…50% OFF ENTIRE STOCK!!!! 50% off and they had Ginghers in stock! For the longest time I’ve coveted (yes, I know we’re not supposed to covet) a pair of their superb dressmaker’s, and there they were. The sale was for one day only. I ate my words (and found they weren’t even difficult to digest) and bought a pair. They cut through two layers of blue jean weight denim like it was a piece of tissue paper. You may not be into sewing…and wonderful sewing scissors and wonder why I would consider them “pretties”. Truly I don’t…these babies are beautiful!
Here’s another not so pretty picture, but the savings my household realized from this item was worth telling you about. I don’t buy into all the “plastic wrap causes cancer” hype and use it frequently in my kitchen. For the longest time it seemed I ran out every time I needed to wrap something. The December we moved into our house (4 and 1/2 years ago) I picked up this 4500 sq ft box of plastic wrap at Sam’s…I pulled the last piece off the roll the first week of June, four years and five months from the day I began using it. It cost approximately $12.00…less than $3.00 a year. When buying small rolls I spent that much on one. I love saving money! (It makes it possible to buy things like Gingher scissors when you walk upon a 50% off sale…) That’s pretty nice. 🙂
My herbs are still thriving and a source of great satisfaction. I’ve pruned and dried several varieties for later use and used mostly fresh herbs in my cooking since they’ve blasted off. Tea blends of assorted mint and fresh Stevia are among the things I’ve put up for later. They smell heavenly.
The brilliant orange makes my heart soar!
Vitex…and a bumblebee. A pair made for each other. I love the pretty purple!
Dueling Red Roosters…
Pretty young ladies from my Vacation Bible School group. It’s been years since I taught in Bible school and was somewhat apprehensive, but being with the girls have been a joy and a blessing.
Mama Guinea and her babies…we’ve counted at least 17…but still don’t know how many she actually has.
And finally…one more pretty daylily.
I’ve so much more to share…and so little time to spare today, so I must pick up again later. I hope you are all doing well. If you reply, I will definitely take the time to drop by your blog and do the same. What comes around really does go around.
Until next time…
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32