Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Beautiful Words of Hope and Encouragement

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8

All the images above were found on Pintrest. I have been so blessed by this beautiful scripture art that I had to share. : )

Monday, March 25, 2013

Life, and My New Sewing Machine

It certainly has been a while since I posted anything on my blog. The past month has been so busy. Sometimes I am amazed at just how fast a month can fly by. My life has been filled with sewing, preparing for my upcoming wedding and thinking of how I will decorate my future home, but late last month everything was put on hold for a little bit.

On February 22nd  mom, Hannah and I were in a car accident. Unfortunately mom’s beautiful 1984 Volvo wagon was totaled, but God was so good to protect us from great harm! Mom and Hannah were bruised but otherwise fine, however I did up with a pretty deep gash on my forehead. This resulted in my first trip in an ambulance and 17 stitches. I cannot say enough how grateful I am for the LORD's grace in this situation. When I see how close the cut came above my eye, I am amazed at God's incredible protection. I am also thrilled to see how quickly the healing process has been- it is truly the LORD!

The day following the accident Adam stopped by with a large mysterious box. He told me that he had decided to give me my wedding gift now rather than waiting until June, in hopes of brightening my day. I was thrilled to discover that the box contained a beautiful Bernina sewing machine- the sewing machine of my dreams!!

About 10 years ago, when I graduated, I purchased a Brother sewing machine. At the time it was a beautiful machine, but over the 10 years it has seen some serious use, more than it was designed for and it was beginning show. The computerized push buttons were failing, among other problems. For awhile I had been dreaming of the fabulous Bernina machine I had seen. The feature that most attracted my attention was the lack of computerization! The rugged simplicity really appealed to my old-fashioned taste.

Adam also suggested that the new sewing machine would help with sewing my wedding gown. : )

See the neat knobs that select stitches, and the reverse lever? This machine sews beautifully! It was one of the best surprises ever. : )

Now that the pace of life has evened out again I was able to find the time to list some books and Regency dresses on Etsy. I added some lovely books by Mary J. Holmes and Grace Livingston Hill, as well as a few others.

To close I wanted to share Isaiah 26:3. This verse was such a comfort to me the day of the accident! What an important truth to remember no matter what.