Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Day in June

Well, since this is nearly the last day in June, I'm gonna do this post!   

I have been wanting to show June's chalkboard and vignette all  the month of June and just haven't gotten around to it.   I'm sure you know how that is.

Anyway, here it is:


So many special days are in June.   Three out of our four daughters got married in June.   The one who didn't get married in June has a birthday in June.  June, as we know is the most common month
for weddings.

 I got the idea for this phrase or title or whatever it is...."A Day in June" from a post
card that I found. It had a picture of a couple (appeared to be courting or husband and wife), in a row boat floating down a river on a beautiful day in June. I just loved it and have even displayed the post card in my decorating. "A Day in June" almost over. I've enjoyed it! Now on to patriotism!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Zig - Zag or Rick Rack

Ever heard if these?  Well maybe you would know it better as Chevron!  Up until recently I thought that was a gas station!

It's far from a gas station though.  It is a design element that is popping up (and down and up again) everywhere!

Yes, it is a trend, I read, but it also is a pattern that has actually been around for a long time, I guess.  So even though it's popularity my wane, it will still be around.

I don't know about you, but I really love it.   I have a skirt that I LOVE.

 But even before I got the skirt, it was showing up in my house.

This is a throw that my mom made several decades ago..... Back when harvest gold was "in",  that's a hint for how many decades ago!

A few months ago I decided to try to update the curtains in our family room.  They are just plain linen.  I love linen!  Everyone may not though.  My little granddaughter called them "sheets"!  Maybe that's what caused me to think they needed a little update.

  I didn't want to spend a lot of money on new curtains, but I was drawn to some of the patterns. I was seeing in curtain fabrics such as stripes, ikat, and other  patterns.   

Anyway I started looking for something.........., I really didn't know what.........but I knew that I would know it when I saw it........something that I could attach.......possibly sew to the edge of my linen curtains to revive them a little.

Well I was at Hobby Lobby and was actually looking at fabric.  I saw several things that I thought would work, but not really anything that "jumped out" at me.   You all know what I mean, I'm sure!  All the time I'm dreading having to actually get out the sewing machine too!

Sooooooo, I just kept browsing.   I could browse in that store all day, couldn't you?  Then......I saw it:


Yay!!!!   Two of my favorites!

Perfect for my curtain up......just the right width.......the taupe/gray/cream color combination.....and the price!   I told you I would know it when I saw it!

So I bought two ( a total of $18.00 - not 50 percent off today ).  I really just guessed at how many it would take.

But, look at the way it worked out!  I had just the exact amount.  The curtains are 9 feet, so I guess there are 18 feet in one roll.  I have four curtains, and used two.

I simply cut the roll in half and it was the perfect size for the curtain

Anyway, here they are on the windows. I really like how they turned out..


Everybody wants to shine today.

 Are we going about it all wrong?

We all have an agenda.  We push it.  Is it worth anything?

I know that most of the things that consume my mind on a daily basis are so trivial and unimportant ant in the light of eternity.  .

It's so easy to get caught up in everyday life........ News..... Social Media,  Sports,  Eating, Clothes, Vacations......   The list goes on and on.

None of this will matter 10 years from now.  Souls are the only thing that will last.

It is the responsibility of we who are  saved souls to tell unsaved souls how they can be saved and live eternally!

My own daughters encourage me to do more.  Nothing blesses my heart more   I want to do my part, don't you?!

Proverbs 11:30
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

Daniel 12:3
3 "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."

Are you sure that you are going to live in Heaven for eternity?  You can know 100 percent.  You can find out here or click on "How to know 100 percent you're going to Heaven" in the sidebar.

Every light makes a brighter world!  Let your  light shine!