Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday Chatter for things that Matter

Well, folks it's been one of those times in life when just about everything has gone wrong and you sit and wonder if God is calling my name Job now. If I'm whining too much, sorry but this has been a month from a hot place even though we've had Blackberry Winter (which is now officially over yesterday as it's hot and muggy now).

Some things I can blog about and some only God and 2 other people know about but I'm trusting that He knows these are major trials and to give some direction. Thank you to those who have written me, and had so many encouraging words. They bring tears to my eyes at the comfort and encouragement of people I've never met in person before but have a heart of gold.

Yesterday found out that there is a bump in the Soldier's Angels person they assigned me (of course)....and I have spent alot of time trying to find the right person and address. Sending out my first box filled with a funny DVD (What Happens in Vegas), a booklight, a book, and some of those beautiful pics from Easter with the old church and one with the flag in reflection in the old stained glass window and some of our local cows and a letter! LOL Hope he enjoys it. The program assigns me a mentor and we are trying to get a correct address at this time. I thank God for part-time work right now because of all the other things going on, each day is filled with something that has to be done.

My next project is finding a new laptop as this one has served it's time. I'm an avid writer and reader and for a 298.00 special at Walmart a year ago, the Compaq has definitely got it's money's worth.
I definitely need a printer. Hubs has one but it doesn't print all the time, just sometimes, and it's usually micro size, so if I want to print patterns I have to get out the magnifying glass with the magnifying glasses to see and therefore I'm picking up and putting down the sheet often which slows stitching. So printer follows the laptop find this week. Maybe it works for him but not me.

Last night while I was stitching, Miss Abbie again saved the day.  She kept hearing something we couldn't hear. Of course I was watching the first day of trial result of the Casey Anthony case and .....anyway, yesterday morning while I was getting ready for work, Abbie went upstairs to the guest bedroom and I could hear her romping from one end to the other. We both walked up there last night to see what she was trying to show us..........a leak that was dropping and splattering on the hardwood floors. It had been dripping all day.

yes she got lots of love and hugs and an extra treat for drawing us to this as we otherwise wouldn't have known for several days probably.

Evidently the cooling is not working in the (good unit we thought upstairs) that is only 3 years old and the compressor is leaking or something to that nature.

Our downstairs one has not been fixed after it's blow out 3 weeks ago due to high costs and we are going to get another estimate. Yes, we are.

So, yesterday I got some more done on A Princess Moment sampler:



I finished William's crown and the key is the key to Kate's heart that I'm working on now, next to her crown.
I designed this way before the wedding so colors may be different.  I do know I need some more Chili Pepper as I have next a row of sweet red flowers with garland to do.





looks like the actual finished design area is going to be about 7 x 11.5. I'm still looking at frames. I do appreciate all the feedback and I think Antique Gold is the winner!

I'm so enjoying designing this piece so I am aiming to finish this one in the next week to 10 days.
After it's finished (and I get a printer) I will offer the pattern for sale at The Shoppe blog.

I'm looking so forward to receiving in the mail some Vickki Clayton silks in beautiful purples for the Iris design. That one is most likely next.

Well, gotta run, the air conditioning man is here, thank goodness. Then I have another eye exam today. My eyes are still itching from the drops and depending on which side I sleep, evidently I wake up with one big fat swollen eye. Not a good reminder for me. I'll see what the next step is today. I had another ocular migraine yesterday and found out the med that works has been discontinued so, will see what the doc says today. I need eyes to see, oh my goodness!

Till later,
Jennifer

9 comments:

  1. Jennifer,

    Sounds like your plate certainly has been full again. Thank goodness that Abbie alerted you to the leak! What a good girl!

    I hope your air gets fixed, you find a computer and printer and that your eye exam goes smoothly. I'll say some extra prayers for you today.

    Your stitched piece is coming along nicely!!

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  2. Why does it seem like trial and challenges come in bunches?! I'm praying for you during this time.

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  3. Yep girl, you've had quite a time of things. Hang in there. You are loved.

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  4. Jennifer, sending hugs and prayers to you to add to the other angels in your life. Cathryn

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  5. Sometimes we do feel like Job! But God has his purpose and we just have to wait on Him to show us the way.

    Here's hoping that all will work out for the best! Hugs!

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  6. Dearest Jennifer,

    Hope you manage to do what you can do and sometimes we need time in order to sort out things that come our way; mostly unexpected.

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  7. Jennifer: I find when the devil comes around many things happen, we do get tested everyday,soooo I ask God for guidence and he always comes through.
    Your samplers are coming along very well, I love the colors, you should think about publishing some of your patterns instead of giving them away a little money helps always to buy EXTRA STASH.
    I shall pray for you that your air conditioner gets fixed and you find a super great deal on a laptop, I think you need a new copy fax machine also, girl you deserve it.
    Happy Spring
    Blessings
    Catherine

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  8. Dear Sweet Jennifer,
    Still holding you up in prayer.
    Hang in there, lady. God is good
    and He is faithful. Don't despair.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  9. Hang in there Jennifer. Just remember that if God puts you to it, He will get you through it!

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