Friday, January 18, 2008

Oh How I Love Jesus

.... Have you read this? I mean really read it? While working in my shop today my mind went to the prayer that Jesus prayed in John17. He was headed to Calvary and He knew it. He knew that it was just a short time and the blood, His blood would be sprinkled on the Mercy Seat and our position with the Father would change forever. He knew that soon the heaven would turn black and the Father would turn His eyes away from Him ... He knew that the very reason that He was born was on the horizon.
Have you read it? Really read it? I have many times but even after reading it many times over the years when I read it again today it brings me to tears. When the word tells us that the word is alive it means that it is literally alive. Now that is hard for me to wrap my mind around but when you read and re-read the scripture and each time you read it, it brings to your spirit man the help for the need at hand.
Jesus is praying for us. He has lifted his face to the Father and He is praying for us. Now just that first verse along bring me to my knees. Jesus knew that He was close to Calvary and that He would be going back to the Father and in this knowledge He prayed for you... He prayed for me. I am humbled to take up my bible and read the 17th chapter of John. Now I did not copy paste the entire chapter here but please read it and put yourself at His feet.. See Him as He lifts His head toward heaven... Watch Him as He speaks to His Father about you and about me.. Hear the compassion in His voice when all He can think about or talk about is you and me. He was headed to Calvary....... He would soon fulfill all the prophets.. He was God in the flesh... He was praying for us...... Oh how I love Jesus... Oh how I love Jesus... Oh how I love Jesus .. because He first love me...
Jhn 17:1
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
Jhn 17:11
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we [are

Jhn 17:12
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

Jhn 17:13
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
Jhn 17:14
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Jhn 17:15
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

Jhn 17:16
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Jhn 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Jhn 17:18
As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

Jhn 17:19
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Jhn 17:20
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

Jhn 17:21
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Jhn 17:22
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

Jhn 17:23
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Jhn 17:24
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thanks you Mary I will wear it proudly..... and I will pass along to
Denise @ Edge of Design.. She has a wonderful post on the USS Midway...

Joyce @ Creation In Progress Connie @Little Red Hearts From God.. She will not be there but go and give her support...

Sharon @ Quiet Reflections.. She will always speak the word of God in love.
There are many more of you.... but I bet you all get one throught out the day.....

Take a Peak

.............Some of you ladies have asked to see what I do.... Most of my time in the past few years has just been the usual jobs of monogramming and custom logos on shirts etc. but I am so wanting to change to the Primitive Designs ... I will be doing primitive dolls and pillows and stitchery.... sooooo I am going to show you a couple of files from my computer... I take Primitive Graphics and convert them to Vector art and then convert them to embroidery files... I have just started this project and hope to be selling the embroidery files in the next couple of months. I purchase my primitive designs from several web sites and have license to convert to embroidery and use for gifts and to sell and also to sell as embroidery files... My program converts to about 10 different formats for many different the first one is what the vector looks like after I have converted it from jpeg but not yet to embroidery.. the rest of the files are converted to embroidery........ I sew each one out before I ever list it for sale.... I have a lot of these little pieces of embroidery....... any suggestions what I might do with them? You can click on these and see the embroidery up close... I also have put the design that I made for Denna at Pretty in Pink. I don't think she will mind me showing it.... I forgot to take a picture before I sent it to her.... after this post all of my embroidery will be shown over at Sew The Word blog... MAKE SURE AND CLICK ON THESE.. EVEN THIS FIRST ONE.. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE BETTER.. I AM NOT VERY GOOD WITH PICTURES YET!!!
Gift to Deena over at Pretty In Pink

This is vector art before it is converted to embroidery

Bubble Bath

American Annie

Annie an American

A Mothers Work

My Favorite............ Angel in an Annie

Annie with a Heart

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SWF Embroidery Machine

..........I have a couple of minutes this morning before I head over to my friends house. She came home yesterday. I had to take a trip to Ft. Worth Texas yesterday so I need to go and sit with her and see how things are.

............. I have a SWF industrial embroidery machine ...... Not sure if many of you ladies know that I have a little embroidery business in my garage (my DH converted into a beautiful shop) I do custom embroidery and digitizing and screen print.

.....Every two years I need to take my machine to Texas for maintenance. Yesterday was that day. The trip is about 3 1/2 hours and it takes them about 2 1/2 hours to go through the machine. So it makes for a long day but necessary........... Just thought you might like to see the machine. This is not a picture of my machine but one from the web site.......... It is wonderful........... Because of this past summer and bringing my Mom and Dad out here my business has had to slow down a bit but I am fixing to run and ad in the local paper and let my customers that I am here and ready to go to work.................. anyway...........We had such a busy summer with Mom and Dad that I had to put my shop on hold. Anyway... when I get the curtains hung and a few more things finished in my shop I will take pictures and let you see first hand where I work. But in the mean time here is a picture of my machine. It is a 15 needle one head and it will run 1200 stitches a minute but I only run it 650 or so........... It is like having a mustang (which I once had) that will run 120.......... but I only had mine up to 80............. hahahahhahhaha

have a great day ladies and I will post about my friend as I can................ love

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Friend

... When I just do not understand, Yet I will believe... got a phone call tonight and a friend of 25 years is in hospital with pancreatic cancer.... She lost her dear husband just August 4th 2007 ... He was a dear sweet friend.... She is a dear sweet friend.... We have prayed her through the last 3 years with this cancer.... We have seen God spare her life time and time again.... She is very ill.. cancer in her lungs and in back in the pancreas........ I think she will soon see the face of Jesus... She and Nelson were faithful friends throughout the years and we have laughed and cried and always there for each other.... they are special.... they were members of the church where my husband and myself were pastors. They were faithful............ When I do not understand yet will I believe............. Pray for Jean.......... she is brave, she is faithful, she is a child of the most high God....................... I may not be blogging for a while... I will sit with her................. Love you all.......

Grandmother Potts: She Taught Me How to Live

.....Today my mind went back to a time in my life so precious that I thought I would share a bit. However in order for the post to not get too lengthy I will write it in two parts....

PART 1...............

......... Grandma Potts... We called her Pottsy in our older years.. she would have switched the back of our legs if we had called her that when we were children. ........ She was a small woman with dark slate eyes that would look at you and you would know that she knew!!!!!!!! She always knew. She was my grandmother on my Moms side. I was able to spend a lot of time with her because of my father being in the Air Force. Mom and us three kids would always go to Ada where grandmother a lived and I can remember those days as though they were yesterday.

... Sadly those days are just about all I remember of my childhood but looking back on it all I think I understand more that I can pen on this blog........ Maybe another day... getting back to grandmother..

... She loved me unconditionally ... she always loved me... She never changed.. she was one of those types of people that you knew what you were getting every time you were in her presence.. She was always the same, and she spoke her mind. I am thinking that is where I got my (clear my throat) attitude.

... She was my friend and more than that she was my mentor. What I know about life I learned from her. She had wisdom that was simple and simply spoken and she never held back that wisdom when I needed it most.

.... At the age of 11 or 12 while living with her in Roff, Oklahoma she decided one morning to teach me to cook......and we fried chicken. .. then the next Saturday morning she thought it was time for me to learn to sew and sew we did (without a pattern) I can tell you now that I can still see that blouse and the material that we cut it from (It was always feed sack material) I think if I go through all the quilt scraps that I have that belonged to her I would find a piece of that blouse. The following Saturday it was time to garden and garden we did and the next Saturday it was crocheting and then and then and then... and so it went the 11th year of my life... Thought that I would be soooooooooooooooo glad to get home... Tired of all that learning!

.... While teaching the simple tools of a woman's life she taught me the hard lessons of life. What a wonderful woman was my grandmother Potts... Ida was her name.

Thank You Deena

That sweet lady over at "Can I Be Pretty In Pink" left me these awards.. What a wonderful thing to wake up to this morning...
Thanks Deena...