Saturday, January 7, 2012

Abbie says

that mommie is having an Eat Pray Love part of her journey right now BUT

she is picking out another stitching project soon. She misses it alot.

Hang in with me.

This is what wakes me in the morning, loves me and sleeps on my neck at night.
She has gotten spoiled I think.

Abigail Rennee likes to play and when she is not being played WITH, she now rearranges all the rugs in the house and sorts her toys in a row for me to be ready for play. I hope to get out something from my stash to work on by tomorrow night.

Thanks for all your patience. The last two weeks have been bliss. I can't say more. ;)

Monday, January 2, 2012

My Color of Pink for the Week

A very special friend, very special sent me THE. most. beautiful. flowers for me to enjoy during my week off and I had them sitting around in various spots of my family room, dining room

and then I wanted to wipe the counters off and made a turn to put it by my picture and said....hummmmmm.....I can't believe there are actually azaelas scattered in this bouquet and it goes so well with this pic that was already on my counter! Isn't this pretty together? 

So I just kept them there for this week. They look so pretty and sent from a heart of gold.
If you read my blog regularly, you may remember when I posted pics of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. This is the church that is actually a historical marker in the local area and I have attended church there and it's very simple and quaint. This is also the one I told you about in April/May where it all started with a long prayer. It's a special place to me. The doors are always open.

these roses smell so good, I can't even explain.

So occasionally I walk by and just sniff roses like those new marker crayons when we were little. LOL

ok, I confess I did love the smell of new crayons as a little girl..........ok on now from confessions......

I just wanted to show you my world of PINK this week!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A special sampler in memory of Grace

I want to send out many, many positive thoughts to readers for the best 2012 possible! 

 I know that this past year in review helped me see that true light shines after the rain. I couldn't have spent a better New Year's Eve this year and so looking forward to this year. I have a big smile on my face for many reasons.

God has been so good to me this year even through the ups and downs and I have faith He will continue to be there through all times. I can testify that He puts together a beautiful plan and knows exactly the right time to reveal it.

About this time of year, I always think of my Mama Grace, yes, that's what I called my grandmother that meant the world to me as a little child. She was probably one of the best mentors I had as a very young girl. She instilled in me faith in God, beauty of nature, creativity, joy, music, love, and encouragement.
She had a way with me that I can't even explain, but persisted after her early death in her mid 50's.
She never looked like the typical grandma and had the persistence and grace that I always dreamed to have growing up.

In fact, her name was Grace and she indeed, filled that name well.

She was born and died in the month of December. I'll never forget when I was asleep on Dec 31st, my mother gently brushed my hair back from my sleepy face in bed while the early, early morning was dark and told me, "honey, Mama Grace went to heaven during the night". We had expected it at some point because she had a malignant brain tumor that was caught very late. I watched her go from an energetic woman to a frail, head-shaven, sickly woman in 3 months time. Even though expected, I cried so hard because the world was different after that and my mom was sad to watch her go as well.

I have only good memories of her. I can't think of one moment I would change.

Have you had people close in your life that made such a difference early on?

Do you hold them close in your heart?

I designed something last year for her and then this past week I sat down and let me heart flow again in her memory for another sampler in her honor and memory.

I learned through her, that even through cold, dark Winters, there are some special flowers that still bloom and remain beautiful.

Amazing Grace

designed by Jennifer A Dalenberg

copyright 2012 Feathers in the Nest


I would so appreciate it and if you do stitch up, send me a pic at

and I will display your finish here

Colors and linen of your choice but I suggest:

Gentle Art Deep Sea--darker blue
Gentle Art Huckleberry (lighter, brighter blue)
Gentle Art Strawbonnet (face and hands)
Gentle Art Dark Chocolate --dark brown
Gentle Art Oatmeal (light whiter color blocked around GRACE)
Crescent Colors Frozen Margarita--lighter green
Crescent Colors Weeping Willow
Crescent Colors Heatherleigh (light purple)
Crescent Colors Pansy Purple
DMC 746 off white
DMC 743 gold

I may start on this one soon. I've been so blessed this week that I'm giddy. :)
Amazine Grace,


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