Thursday, September 13, 2012

~Unexpected Blessings~

Wow.  I am truly humbled and thankful for each and every response that was made regarding my last post.  From your tips on taking baby steps in getting my house uncluttered; to sharing your daily organizational and cleaning routines; to cheering me on..."you can do it!";to giving me website recommendations for cleaning and organizing ( and; to recommended book reading (One Thousand Gifts); to understanding my physical and emotional obstacles; to your willingness to be reach out when I need someone to talk to or lean on; and to, most importantly, your thoughts and prayers!  It is true that some of the sweetest friendships have come about through blogging and I am finding that out firsthand.  I am touched deeply by those of you who are wanting to reach out and become a true friend.  I am blessed.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

My middle daughter called me unexpectedly at the end of last week and wanted to bring her two boys over to help me with any kind of cleaning project.  Who can resist an offer like that?  I  was caught off guard but I thought a good place to start would be my laundry room.  It had become quite the junk room having anything and everything thrown in there, in a jumble and quite the mess.  So everything was brought in to the living room.  I mean EVERY thing!!  We had a trash sack....or two.  Empty boxes were brought from the attic: boxes for organizing the things that I wanted to keep and boxes for items to be taken to Goodwill.  And this what we ended up with...

See?  Most everything was taken out.  Side note:  This cabinet between the washer/dryer and freezer was built by my sweet son-in-law several years ago.  There are doors to be mounted but I haven't finished painting them.  Yep, they've been sitting for several years waiting for me to finish painting, distressing and crackling.  Sigh...  Anyway, All the items I'm keeping are back on the shelves and labeled.  There's a reason why the stuff is still in boxes but that's for another post. :)  This little cleaning project would have taken me the better part of several days if I had tackled it on my own.  Thank you, my middle child, for your willingness to come and help me.

These were my unexpected blessings from this last week.  Now, I may not have got much cleaning and uncluttering done over the last several months, but I have been busy working on some sewing projects and I want to show you what I've been doing.

 It involves some of this...lots of soft yarn.

 I love these colors...Bone and Country Blue.

 The next project involves a whole lot of these fabrics.  I am SO in love with these fabric patterns!  Western prints that I got from local stores and also online.

 I cut up a whole lot of little squares to make a lot of bigger squares that look something like the one shown above.

 And then another project that involves some lightweight denim, corduroy and drapery fabric.  Again, the theme is Western.

Look closely and you can see what these fabrics are being used for.   Hint, hint ;)

Three projects.  One common theme.  For one very little person.  The last one isn't quite done yet but I've got to hurry!  Several months ago, I announced that my youngest daughter is expecting her thrid child and the time is now here.  She is going into the hospital tomorrow to have him brought into the world....our grandbaby #6!!  And big sister and brother will be staying with us for the next couple of days.  What a blessed time!!  I ask that you especially pray for my daughter and for the new grandson tomorrow.  And for the medical group who will help bring him into the world.  Once I get some pictures, I'll share with you our new little bundle of joy.  And, of course, I'll also share with you the completed projects that are made for him.

I have much to be thankful for in the unexpected AND expected blessings that He is bestowing upon me.  God is so good.  I pray your day, and weekend, are filled with unexpected blessings.  Those that come when we least expect it or when we think we least deserve it.  They are the best, don't you think?

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Blondie's Journal said...

I am happy that things are going much smoother for you, Velma! Just getting the laundry room in order must have made you feel wonderful and knowing that your sweet daughter cared enough to help! Everything happens in good time!

I'm anxious to see what you are knitting and sewing...I am all thumbs so I love to see what others create!

Best wishes on the birth of the new grandbaby! Many prayers going out your way!


Carol said...

Our God is faithful!
Your projects look great, as does the laundry room.
God bless your daughter and the new arrival tomorrow!

My Vintage Mending said...

I would love to come and give you two more hands to help. The laundry room looks great. Some times tackling just one room is the way to go. Your sewing projects are that granny square look and fabric choice. Keep us posted. We are so glad to have you back...smiles...Renee

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Congrats on grandchild number 6 Velma! I'll be praying that all goes well!
Erica :)

Kerin said...

A new grand! Will be praying all goes well for mother, and baby.

Good job on the organizing, and cleaning. How thoughtful of your daughter to lend you a hand. Plus, it's much more fun to do a chore with someone, than alone :)

Love the fabrics, and yarn!
You always make the most beautiful things. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished projects.


Cindy said...

I read through some of the comments that you were receiving on that last post and I have to agree with you. This blog world is an amazing place filled with amazing people. I have made some wonderfully sweet friendships through it.
How wonderful of your daughter and grands to help you out.
You can make it, dear lady and I know that you will, with the help of God and friends and family.
Love and prayers, Cindy

Melinda said...

Yea for family! Your room looks great. Keep taking those baby steps!

Congrats on the new addition!

Blessings and prayers for your family.

M :)

gracielynn's said...

Velma !! first off isn't our God amazing :-) just look at the people here & in the 'real' world He sent to help :-) If I lived closer i would paint the doors for ya :-)
Congrats on the 6th g-child. my mom always says, it's like Christmas morning , every morning when there is a baby in the house :-)
God Bless & Keep going..
"we're in this together & I'm pullin' for ya "

Betty Sneeringer said...

Thelma, I am behind with reading blogs, just read this one and realized I had not seen your last so read that too and am so sorry that you are having so many things to struggle with. Wow, a very big load to carry with the physical things. I am so glad you have made a new start to lean on God and open up to your friends. Take it one day at a time and be thankful for a little progress! I read last posts and know you got a lot of good suggestions from those ladies and will just say amen to all of them. We care for you. Keep us posted as you are able.
Oh, by the way, you have a great knack of putting fabrics, colors etc. together and I will look forward to the finished projects.


vintage grey said...

Congrats on your new sweet grandbaby!! LOve your sewing projects and can't wait to see what you do with that pretty yarn! Blessings, Heather


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