God's Canvas

God's Canvas
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.~~John 15:13

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

GOD said, "Build A Better World"
And I said, "How?
The world is such a cold, dark place,
And so complicated now,
And I so old and useless.
There's nothing I can do."
But GOD in all of his wisdom said,
"Just build a better you!"

I was going through a little basket which belonged to my mother.  It was on her dresser, but most of the contents used to be on her desk years earlier, before she retired.  She'd see a poem, quote or story and clip it out and put it with her little basket.  I am going to be speaking tomorrow morning at church in honor of Mother's Day.  Since my mother went to Heaven, I have desperately wanted to honor her before my friends and family.  Tomorrow is my opportunity to honor the woman who loved me so much that she sacrificed so that I could have the things I wanted.  Based on what I wrote, which is about three and one-half pages, I should be at the podium for five minutes or so.  It seems like such a short tribute to this larger-than-life woman.  Nevertheless, I think she would be proud for what is being said about her and how much she is truly loved and missed.

I am including a little craft project I completed several months ago.  I saw this on another blog in a photograph.  There were no instructions for the project, so I copied it as best I could from the photo.  It turned out very well, all things considered!  ...Certainly well enough for me to complete a mouse!

This is my Knitting Kitty!

The original project was a mouse, which I made, but did not wish to publish out of respect for the artist.  The knitting needles were made from fancy toothpicks (fun!) and then I attached yarn and cast on a few stitches and knitted a row so that the Kitty would truly be a "Knitting Kitty."
I have a photo of the two side by side, and the comparisons are cute!  The reason I made a kitty was because all I could think of was "Cat & Mouse."  I figured the little mouse needed a companion and I didn't want him to be lonely.  Ergo, the Knitting Kitty.

I met a very kind and Godly woman on line.  Her name is Marie.  She has a blog and I am going to include her url on my blog so that you can visit her.  She is amazing and has lots of beautiful yarn and wonderful prices.  Let's support this very special woman of God! 


My beautiful daughter, Dessi, sent me a bouquet of roses last Thursday that are simply elegant and refined.  Their colors are white, deep red, mauve and pink.  I know most people wouldn't think those colors would work, but when you use the rose as its' medium...LOOKOUT!

Arent' these heavenly?  I have enjoyed their beauty immensely!

A friend of mine from high school stopped by Friday on his way home to Florida.  We hadn't seen one another in five years!  He is like a baby brother to me, only he is several feet taller than I am at this point!

Doug is on your right-hand side.  His friend, Cary, is on the left.  They had made a business run up to our nation's capital and stopped by our house on the way home!  It was such fun to see Doug, as he hadn't been to our home before.  He is so complimentary, kind, loving and committed to me.  Friendships like that are few and far between.  Thanks, Dougie, for coming by and adding to the special events of my week!

And finally, I leave you with a photo of my Amaryllis that was given to me in 2008.  This is its second year blooming from my garden.  I truly enjoy it and am prepared to separate blubs soon, as i it is beginning to multiply.

I wish you all a wonderful Mother's Day!  I thank you so much for your support and understanding when it comes to my blog.  It is something that I am experimenting with and enjoying completely!
Wishing you blessings!!!!