Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I can't wait to share my new purchases with you!
"Put your hands to work, and your hearts to God." -Mother Ann Lee, Shaker sect founder
Shakers believed that making something well was in itself, "an act of prayer." I think all these works are beautiful "acts of prayer".
Wishing you a joyful weekend!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It was a wonderful way to spend one last relaxing summer weekend. "Then I will be able to come to you with a happy heart by the will of God, and we can refresh each other. And now may our God, who gives peace, be with you all. Amen." -Romans 15:32-33
Friday, September 12, 2008
Now, my other BIG news! I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to appear as a guest artist for the month of October at...
The Primitive Gathering!Click here to see more http://www.theprimitivegathering.com/
This gathering of some extremely talented primitive folk artists post their creations for sale on the 1st and 15th of every month! I can't (and won't :-) ) tell you how much money I have spent purchasing their incredible works of art! I treasure each and every one of those pieces!I am so very blessed to have an opportunity to appear with them! I better get stitching in order to create some items that can share the stage with their art!
As I mentioned in my first post:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Phillipians 4:13Blessings, Patti
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The confusing first reports.
The horror as we heard more.
The rush of people in the train station from the evacuation of the Sears Tower. All trying to leave the city as I was trying to get in.
The evacuation of the Wrigley Building where I work.
The eerie silence of the city, when I finally felt brave enough to leave.
Listening late at night with my husband to the incredible silence. All planes were grounded. Living close to O’Hare all our lives we had never heard such silence at home.
Even more scary, the occasional loud rush of a military jet shrieking by.
Even now, when I see a very low plane or hear an extra loud one, I gasp. During our visit to NYC a few months ago, we visited ground zero. With all the construction, the impact isn’t the same. It was the little things that had the big impact on me, especially visiting St. Paul’s. The memorials there are incredibly moving. http://www.saintpaulschapel.org/The tree that saved St. Paul's:
“Deep in my heart I do believe that we shall live in peace someday.” -Anonymous
Thursday, September 4, 2008
We are off for a long weekend of camping at one of my favorite state parks. This is how our youngest son has chosen to spend his birthday. (He wants to open gifts and eat cake around the campfire.) Hopefully, I will have some lovely photos when I return. I know that I have some big Winding Vine Designs news to share when I get back.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I was going to head on to the office when an Oprah show worker came up and asked if I would like a wristband to the pavillion. I considered and debated for all of 30 seconds, then said Yes! I went through security and was shown to my seat. My seat was about half way back in the pavillion and I was certainly thrilled with that. Oprah's best friend, Gail, arrived before the show started. When the olympic athletes marched in, I felt like I was at the olympics! I was thrilled to see Oprah interview Michael Phelps.And was surprised at the height difference between Michael Phelps and gymnast,Shawn Johnson.At the end, American Idol winner, David Cook came out and sang. Meanwhile the olympic medal winners came out into the audience to shake hands. They were all extremely gracious and patient. Wow! This was definitely not how I had planned to spend my morning! The show will air on Monday, September 8th.
God is good all the time! All the time God is good!