Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Progress on At Home with Jane Austen sampler

Yesterday was not such a good day. I had alot of heart problems but feeling better today. I think I slept or rested in bed more than being up.
This morning, Mr. Darcy made his famous French Toast and is the sweetest to me ever. His love is such a blessing. His faith is never-ending.
 
 This morning I finished the house on the sampler and now starting a frame on the right of the house.
 
The pic looks a little distorted because I just took it out of my frame. Also after finishing half the house I figured out that I made the windows at the top too short. This was the joining of 2 pages and sometimes its hard for me to make the transition. I decided not to frog all that out and that houses can have small and large windows! :)

 
At Home with Jane Austen, designer The Sampler Girl
Stitched with 30 ct Weeks Dye linen in Linen (yes that's the name of the color)
 
I am using the suggested Crescent Colors for the threads.

So, I'm about 2/3 of the way done with this band sampler.
 
The day is full of errands to run but not too bad. The sun just came out and I hope it stays out but I hear there is rain forecasted the whole week. I have never in my life seen so much rain in a Summer.
 
Our Sunday school teacher this past Sunday asked the class to raise our hands if we thought that this year we had more rain days since last year. I and alot of others did.
He said, nope. He researched and last year up until August 9th we had 113 days of rain as well as the same for this year.
However...........................the number of INCHES of rain last year was 39 and this year 67 for the same bracket of time so the amount definitely is almost doubled of what is usual.
The previous summer to that we had 29 inches.
 
That's for this neck of the woods. Have you all had rain where you are alot this Summer?
 
Last night, Mr. Darcy and I were out and could get just a faint hint of Fall air here in the North Ga mountains. Just a hint. Reminded me of going to the ball games and about the 3rd game could feel the nip in the air.
 
We have a dry creek in the back of the property and when it's raining so much it flows like a river. Actually, quite pretty to see out the window.
 
On the homefront, I can't believe I'm living out the last 2 weeks of a half-century since birth!!!
Yup, I will be reaching the big 5-0 soon. One lady asked me not to tell anyone but I really  have never been ashamed of my age. It's just a fact and I'm just thankful I have lived this long to tell you!
 
I have learned through many years to lean on the promises of God. He made us and knew us even before we were born. The Bible says He knitted us in the womb.  That by itself is amazing!
 
I find these scripture to be very important in daily life:
 
Isaiah 43:4 You are precious and honored in my sight and ........I love you.
 
Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who can be against us?
 
Phil. 4: 12 I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
 
Psalm 73:26 God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
 
I Peter 5: 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.
 
Deut. 31:6 The Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
 
Luke 18:27 What is impossible with man is possible with God.
 
Phil. 4: 13 I have strength for all thngs in Christ who empowers me.
 
2 Cor. 12: 9 My grace is sufficent for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
 
and the most important to me through all these years is:
 
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways, submit to him and He will make your paths straight.
 
Bottom line is:
 
You are special. You matter. Your maker knows you.
 
However, He has also given us free will and part of life is using discernment to know the difference from His will and our own free will.
 
Life is hard many times and there are so many times of blessed joy!
But I know if I follow His will and not my own, he will make the paths straight and take care of me through the remainder of my years on Earth and those that choose to walk with me on this journey whether for a short time or forever know where my heart is.
 
This morning I hope you are content, peaceful, hopeful and know God loves you.
 
Till later,
Jennifer

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