Monday, February 23, 2009

~Such beautiful advice~

An Angel says
"Never borrow from the future.
If you worry about what may happen tomorrow
and it doesn't happen,
you have worried in vain.
Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."
Such beautiful advice
sent to me by my friend Debbie
Thanks I needed this :-}
1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19 Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

~Happy Pink Saturday!~

Happy Pink Saturday!
Today I'm showing off my bed..
I love my hand painted pink rose headboard..
Found it on eBay.. it's a favorite of mine!
I wanted to add more but I didn't wake up until 8:00Am
now I'm running late for a day of thrifting with my daughter!
Hope you all have a beautiful day.
Hugs ~Mary~ :-}

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

~Thanks Angie for my Spring Where Women Create~

Many thanks to my friend
for sending me
the Spring "Where Women Create" book.
What a lovely surprise it was to receive this.
God bless you Angie for your kindness!
I've been so blessed with the very best blogging friends..
I'm truly such a lucky Gal..
Thank you!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

~Happy Pink Saturday & Valentines Day!~

A few Valentine's I've made

2 door greeters I made for friends
I used antique cutter quilts
vintage family photos

Heart made for me
by my sweet friend Amy
A pin cushion I made from vintage fabric
Sweet heart I made from vintage pillowcase fabric
I made the large above heart using vintage crochet trim
the small from matlelasse
Here are just a few of my Vintage hearts..
Hope you enjoy your Pink Saturday
hosted by Beverly
Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

~My new Raggedy Ann doll~

I designed & made a new Raggedy Ann pattern & doll.
She has a round head, eye lids, & lashes.
I used some old 40s cotton fabric for her dress..
She's a bit different but I like her.
She was great fun to make..
What do you think?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

~Pink Saturday~my Sourthen Belle pillowcases~

Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly.
Today I'm showing off my pink Southern Belle pillowcases..
I've hand embroider them.
I found the unfinished pillowcases at a thrift shop for $2.00.
How I love to embroider!
My Italian Grandmother Lena taught me how to embroider
when I was 8 years old, it's stuck with me all these years.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Friday, February 6, 2009

~Happy Birthday to Amy! ~

Today is Amy of FourSistersInACottage birthday..
Happy Birthday Amy!
Let's all wish her a very happy day
Tuesday Feb 10 she will be having surgery.
~Please keep Amy in your thoughts and prayers~

Thursday, February 5, 2009

~Prayers needed for a dear blogging friend of ours~

One of our dear blogging friends Becky of SweetCottageDreams
oldest son has passed away.
Please keep Becky, her husband & youngest son in your prayers..
How my heart goes out to them.
Sadly I know the pain of suddenly loosing a child.
Please stop by her blog.
Becky's well loved by many in our blogging community..

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

~Trash to Treasure?~

I'm calling this "trash to treasure?"..
These 3 old wood oak drawers were going to be trash..
I rescued them.
Took off the solid brass handles, sanded them clean.
Painted the drawers white in & out.
Added 4 rollers to the bottom drawer.
Lined them with wallpaper.
Added brass name plates
and stacked them together.
I now use them to hold stuff!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

~Amy FourSistersInACottage needs support~

Hello Gals...
Please stop by Amy FourSistersInACottage blog
she could use a bit of support..

~The making of "Moody Mary" rag doll~

Yesterday I drew up a pattern for my "Moody Mary" rag doll
Today I made her...
I love cloth Rag dolls.. Annie's are my favorite..
She looks like how I've felt the last few days..... Moody.
That's why the name & no smile.