Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Flowers

When there are flowers here or at my mom's I'm ready to join in Today's Flowers.
The sweet daffodils continue to bloom and are lasting a long time as it is so chilly here.
Over the years I've planted tulips for my mom and this was the perfect weekend for me to see them.
Sometimes I'm a week too early or too late to enjoy them.
These are the oldest ones and they seem to change over time. Click on the picture to enjoy them close up. One of these days I'll get the gardens cleaned!

Visit and enjoy more at Today's Flowers.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

One Verse 14

Maundy Thursday

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

I Corinthians 11:23-26

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Violets

Can you see it?
Today is the first day I spotted my sweet violets.
There will be many more to make my heart happy.
There are many new ones popping through the dry crust, too. It's a wonder they can break through because it's been so dry here............
This one had to come inside with me while we wait for some sort of moisture. I suppose it is going to have to come from under ground, through the well, instead of dropping down from the sky.

I'm joining Today's Flowers. Go visit to see all the lovlies around the world by clicking on the link or the picture at the top.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

White Rain and Sunshine

It's wet outside and quiet because our rain is white-as in snow!
It most likely won't hurt my bits of sunshine.
Out on the plains where it's windy, my early blooming plants must be sturdy.
Even though some are shy and peek out at the world.
May your day be full of quiet delights and lots of sunshine.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lavendar and Purple

On the way in the house I saw something blooming and found my Corsican Violet. It was windy so I pinched it off and brought it in the house to enjoy. There will be more very soon.
It is nestled in among some rocks and I'm hoping there will be some new plants from last summer's seeds.
I'm also loving my miniature iris. They started blooming on April 1 - always early!
They are only about 3 inches tall.
Today's flowers are also the colors Alex and Sarah are having for their wedding. We seem to be collecting things each time we go shopping. Ribbons, cupcake papers, program papers, punches, embossing ink and powder, etc. I'll not be seeing my table top for a long while!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

One Verse 13

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

Saturday, April 9, 2011


When I went thrifting for the common white vases for the reception tables, my eyes spotted this piece of Fenton. I saw the price tag that said $1.39 and was so excited! The top didn't seem to match, but I knew the bottom was the real thing. They really do go together and the piece is a "Fairy Light". Perfect...Sarah loves Fenton AND Faeries! Ebay had several and Replacements had two available for $64!! I think that was for each one (Happy Dance!!).
On to another thrift shop where I found a vase to match one I already had. It wasn't quite the deal, but still rather cheap. A pair will look nice on the main reception table filled with summer flowers.
This collection of white bud vases will be filled with flowers for the guest tables. Maybe three on a table in the center with some other decorations. Clear glass vases are much easier to find, but Sarah prefers the white of milk glass. Must it be genuine Fenton to be milk glass or can that label refer to any white glass??
This Royal Albert mug was a bargain at 75 cents. I can't use it for tea because the handle was glued and I don't want it to leak. The coaster is from England and the napkin is one of six for $5 found several years ago in Denver. I love the basket on the corner!
Swans seem to have taken up a spot in my heart and are growing in number around here.
When I picked these up I was surprised that they are actually candle holders. I think they'll be quite pretty on a tea table.

Lots of work to do, so I must stop and get busy. I may actually get to work outside a bit today!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Barn Quilt

During spring break I was in town and saw a wooden frame on the back of the theater. Later in the week I was back in town for cat food and saw what I imagined was going to be on the wall.
This black and white quilt! I can't remember what color the wall was before, but now it is a bright aqua and this block looks so sharp. Several of the businesses on Main Street have doors leading to the parking lot in the back and have made these entrances very attractive. It started last year when our downtown Main Street was redone and the street was closed.
The Cover is located at 314 Main Street, Fort Morgan.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Barn Quilt

My favorite quilt shop, Inspirations, recently put this block in their window. It is very difficult to take a nice picture when they are mounted inside the window, so what I thought looked like streaks are actually reflections of the street and sidewalk.

423 Main Street
Fort Morgan, CO

As I write we are getting wind and big fluffy snowflakes. I should be working on wedding things, but am taking a break before mine is officially over. Tomorrow it's back to school for the rest of the fourth quarter. I'll take some picture of the white milk glass bud vases I found for the reception tables after they are washed and dried.

One Verse. 12

9 For this reason we have always prayed for you, ever since we heard about you. We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will, with all the wisdom and understanding that his Spirit gives.
Colossians 1:9