Friday, April 10, 2015

This and That

  The lighting wasn't the best but I promised to show you my quilt when I got it finished. It is already sold and gone to a new home. I thought I would be adding it to my etsy shop, but it sold before I even had a chance which suited me just fine. 
  I was happy with where it went. I know that it will have a special meaning for the person who is going to be receiving it. 
   The following was what I won from my friend Paulette over at BeeBee's  who makes all of the pretty felt pins. I got it in time for St. Patrick's day. 
   Today was a good day because of my sil got to come home from the hospital today. He is progressing that is the main thing. The doctor told him he could lay around and walk at home in the house as good as in the hospital. Normally they keep them longer, but they didn't him.
   It turned off pretty today after the stormy weather that we have been having. It basically went around us for which I am happy about. We got some hail with what we did get, but nothing like some of the areas got. 
   Five more panels to be welded and the  horse arena fence will be done and ready for the paint. It has come together nicely and everybody is looking forward to our new arena. It will really be looking good when it is painted. It will look better even if we don't get it painted before show season starts.
   I keep saying prayers for those that have gone through the horrible storms, sickness, and job problems. Nothing in life is simple anymore and  some things are more challenging. Some how we always manage to find the strength to get us through, but it does cause some sleepless nights with worrying about it. I do that quite often, but then I have learn to trust God to help me find a way. I know that I have to keep my hands very busy right now. 
   Well I need to call it a day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Quinn said...

How nice to have that pretty quilt in its new home so quickly. "Busy hands" is my answer to a lot of fretting, too, Shirley! I got quite a lot of knitting done this winter.
Glad to hear your son in law is recovering well - that must be a great relief to all concerned.
And I am SO impressed with the young man doing that welding! I could use someone with such useful skills around here, that's for sure!
Take care now, and I hope you'll have a long run of pleasant weather for a nice change :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Good Morning. There is one thing that helps us get through the hard times and that is to keep an open heart. Prayers for those going through the stressful times brings them back to you ten fold.

Lovely pin you got from BeeDee. I love her work. I have a lovely rose pin that looks wonderful on a lapel or hat.

We have a sunny warm week in the forecast. OH to be in the sun on a warm day. It just lifts your spirits, doesn't it!

Have a wonderful week.
xx, Carol

Vickie said...

You know Shirley. I keep my hands busy too. I also stop myself from worrying myself to sleep. I switch over to praying. ;)

summer said...

I Love your baby Quilt Shirley it's beautiful and a wonderful keepsake.. my hands are always busy, I have just got back into knitting after a break of many years so I'm loving that at the moment :) happy crafting...whether it be sewing or clicking ;)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm not surprised that you didn't get to keep the baby quilt long, it's adorable! The new owner will really love it. Congrats on your win. You won some cute things! I love the yellow fabric.
We are having a pretty day, but they say we have more chances of storms beginning tonight through Thursday. Yikes! I have some things I need to do outside, but it's either too windy or I'm just plain too tired to do it like right now. :)
Have a nice weekend and take care!

Debby said...

Beautiful quilt. So glad that your SIL is home. HE will rest better there. The storms have been really bad. Stay safe.

Charlotte Huffman said...

Beautiful quilt! Glad to hear SIL doing well.

Maggie said...

Hi Shirley,
Just been catching up with things in your world.
The quilt that you made is/was gorgeous no wonder it flew out the door to a new home and the gift from BeeDee is delightful.
Glad you stopped by in Normandy today, it's always nice to see a friendly face.
Hope the weather improves for you this week.

Mereknits said...

Such good news about your SIL, hope his recovery continues at this get speed. Love the quilt, so glad it sold so quickly.

20 North Ora said...

Shirley - glad your beautiful baby quilt went to a good home. Your goodies are special. Isn't it great to have good blogging buddies?


Ana said...

Hi Shirely,
It has been a while so I thought I'd drop by to say hello. Hope you are doing well my sweet friend. Glad to hear about your SIL and the baby quilt is absolutely adorable.

Hugs and Blessings,

Susie said...

Dear Shirley, So many need prayers. I always pray for anyone in need...hoping the Lord hears me. I loved the quilt. You know when you make something so special it will forever be loved. That must be a good feeling. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

Gert said...

Shirley, so sorry I didn't comment before...but had lots of company the week before. My daughter and family were home for a few days ( not nearly enough though). Beautiful quilt! You do such lovely work... My prayers are with your sil. That is do difficult. But bless your grandsons little heart!!

Blessings to your day,