Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WOYWW: New Year, New Journal

Here is my desk this morning,
after I made an entry into my journal.
As you can see, I am of the
push-back-and-pile school!

It is a good time to look back through the year
and count our blessings!
I have many, many blessings!
Family, friends, community.
The fact that I can think, remember, create,
walk by myself, breathe without a ventilator....
oh, too many to count!

I also count you, those who visit
and take the time to comment,
friends I've made,
and who inspire and encourage!
Sooo many blessings! My heart is full!

I know the new year, 2011,
will also bring an abundance of blessings,
challenges too!

And I have to prepare a new journal
to write them all down, for the current one
is down to its last page!
So below is my new journal.

I sewed signatures on to a piece of leather,
then glued the leather on to a cover
of a 2010 calendar after removing the springs.
Then on to the good part,
embellishing the cover.

See other desks and projects
on Julia's every Wednesday Blog party!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

And the Word Became Flesh

And the Word became flesh and
dwelt among us.
John 1:1-8

How amazing is this gift that
the Almighty has deigned to give us!
He gave us Himself,
He became a little baby,
a human being,
so that we might become
His true heirs!

Because He dwelt among us,
we have a chance to be like Him,
to spread His light,
to be His face, hands and feet.

"Thank you for your Christmas gifts, Lord-
Your Presence,
Your Word,

Your guidance,
Your faithful love."

I want to thank you, my wonderful visitors and friends,
for your comments,
and encouragement!

May the joys and blessings of Christmas
be yours all throughout the year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WOYWW 81: The Joys of Christmas

This is how my table looked this morning.
I needed to push all the fabric, beads, needles and thread
to make space for my journal.
I am still crazy about making flower collages.

Since it's just a few days to Christmas,
and because I've made such lovely friends on WOYWW,
I decided to raffle away a flower collage brooch
for one of you who makes a comment here.

My way of sharing my joy this Christmas!

See other desks and projects
on Julia's every Wednesday Blog party!

The reading for today is
the Magnificat of Mary,
so fitting for the Christmas season.

Luke 1:46-55 (King James Version)

46And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:

for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;

and holy is his name.

And here is Elizabeth encouraging and supporting

her cousin Mary.

This event celebrates family and community,

all those who love and support us,

especially during difficult times.

I’d like to thank all those who offered prayers

for my mother-in-law when she was in a coma.

She passed away on Dec. 12.

Although we are sad she is not with us anymore,

We can rejoice that she can now celebrate with

the birthday celebrant, our Saviour Jesus Christ!

May the joys of Christmas be yours

throughout the year!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

WOYWW 79: Flowers!

It's Wednesday again!
And just a few days more till Christmas!
I have to apologize that I wasn't able to visit
any of you this time around.
I've been spending most of my free time
at the hospital as my mother-in-law is
still in a coma.
Still, I brought along some fabric,
needles and thread to the hospital,
and made some fabric flowers
while waiting and praying.
Last night I was wondering what I was going to do with them.Align Center
I started with a ponytail accessory.
And below is a flower collage I have yet to decide what to do with!

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on Julia's every Wednesday Blog party!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

WOYWW 78: Christmas Gifts

I had to dig out my papemelroti
Christmas rubber stamps
and make gift cards
for my gifts.
I was so thrilled to find
boxes of 8 glitter Christmas cards
for an incredibly low price of ?
Because it was priced ridiculously low,
I was able to buy 68 boxes-
(that's a clue, not much of one though!)

If you can guess, I'll send you a prize!

Now all I need to buy are
my major gifts.
But my desk is nothing to be proud of...
especially since I just dumped
most of the stuff on it on the floor!

Here's my journal-
I haven't finished it yet as I'm planning to
add some color and accents using
a white pen.

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on Julia's every Wednesday Blog party!

So many asked why I bought 68 boxes,
I thought I'd explain it:
I'm part of a Christian covenant community
and have so many friends.
Every year I try to find inexpensive tokens
to give away! No mystery!