"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

"But Joy Cometh In The Morning...."

"For His anger endureth but a moment, in His favour is life:  weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."  (Psalm 30:5)
God Bless America Forever More!

Who can ever forget the events of nine years ago, when our nation suffered the most infamous attack on American soil by the terrorists of September 11th, 2001, at the World Trade Centers in New York City?

Every American can recall exactly what they were doing when they heard the most incredible events of that morning.  I remember that I was home with our oldest son, who was not feeling well that morning. He was in the family room, perched in front of the television, when he suddenly called out to me, Hey Mom, come here and see what just happened!  A big airplane just flew straight into a tall building in New York City!"  We both stood there, mouths gaping open in shock, listening to the newscasters trying to tell us what had just been witnessed.  Then, as we were still listening and watching, we saw the second plane fly into the 2nd World Trade Building!  What on earth was happening, we wondered? 

Then, bit by bit, the news began to filter into every American home that day, as we feared the worst for our nation, and learned about the incredible losses of lives that day..  Who could ever believe what had taken place on that fateful day?

We wept and prayed for the loss of thousands of lives and for the families impacted by the terrible events of this horrific act of violence against our nation, who lost loved ones that day.  Their lives would never be the same again, and neither would any of ours here in this great country. 

(Needlework by Blackbird Designs)


Friday, September 10, 2010

More Photos from Our Vacation

Oh, how vacations revitalize and soothe the tired souls, rest for the weary and food for the spirit.  Yes, those are exactly the feelings we experienced, getting away from our everyday routines at home, and it was just what the "doctors ordered" before my throat surgery last week.  So, now that I am peacefully resting at home, today is the first day that I have some energy to share more photos of our wonderful trip to Pennsylvania.

Here are a few photos of our day trip into Intercourse, Pennsylvania, and I thought that you might enjoy reading about "How the Village of Intercourse Got It's Name"! 

        We stopped at an old country store, where this description of "The Cross Keys Tavern", now called "The Lunch Basket" at the country store, was posted.  The farmlands just across the street from the store were just so peaceful and beautiful. 
Just as I was taking this picture, an Amish woman with her horse and buggy, was preparing to pull out onto the road in front of me, and I couldn't resist taking this photo, because she was turning away.  I would not have wanted to offend her  by taking a photo, if she had been looking at me.  Such a peaceful wonderful country town...  We much prefer the areas away from the touristy areas as much as possible.

After lunch we went a little further down the road and visited "A Showcase of Quilts" at the People's Place Quilt Museum, in Intercourse, Pa.

These are just a few of photos of some of my favorite quilts.

"Crazy Quilt"

                                                              Sections of  the Crazy Quilt

"A Green Sampler Quilt"

"Patchwork Appliqued Tulip Garden Quilt"
Closeup View of Appliqued Tulip

"White On White Quilt"

Border of "White On White" Quilt

"Purple Posies"

"Postage Stamp Colorsplash"

Closeup View of Center of "Postage Stamp Colorsplash"
Aren't these some of the most beautiful quilts?  I think that my favorite one was the Crazy Quilts.  I am just so enthralled with all of the luscious colors, velvets and embroidery throughout these gorgeous types of quilts.

Must go and rest for a while now, and then fix some lunch.  Hope that this day finds you well, with some sunshine in your life, some peaceful moments just for yourself, and perhaps some time for a stitch or two!


Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)