Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Monday!!!!

Happy Monday!!! This day started with my electric going out and being off for who knows how long. I took my daughter to the orthodontist and came home to it. Did you know your heat won't come on either if you have an electric ignitor? LOL It got a little chilly in here. I am still sitting with a light jacket on as I type. Then I wanted to work on my quilt. DUH no electric you can't sew. LOL. So at least I could take pictures. But I couldn't post them until now.

So as promised the Christmas signs Steve painted... None of these signs have been prim'd yet just in case someone wants them un-prim'd.





Bumpy paint... in case you missed it here is the tutorial.





Steve's favorite...he wanted to put a cookie monster on it and I talked him out of it. LOL



One of my favorites...



Absolute favorite one!!!!! Not sure I can part with it. LOL





Not to shabby for the first time. LOL.

I am going to try to write things that I am thankful for during the month of November each time I post. This is number 1.

A year ago today my soon to be ex husband left me. I look back and see how far I've come from that dreadful night. Am I thankful for it? Yes and no for many reasons. It is what it is and I have moved on. I am thankful for all my friends and family who stuck by me and helped me through this year.

Also I just learned that a boy, who's parents I grew up with, broke his neck in a football game Friday night and is having surgery to try to repair the paralysis from his chest down today. Please say an extra prayer for him.
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11 comments:

Notes from the Homestead said...

Great signs!! I will keep the football player in my thoughts and prayers! My oldest son Andrew plays football and I cringe at every game and hold my breath when ANYONE gets hurt! Warm wishes and kind hearfelt get wells to him!!!!
~Kim

marie said...

What a blessing to focus on what we're thankful for during this wonderful season...and what a blessing to have family and friends to see you though the other stuff of life!

Love your signs!

basketsnprims said...

Mary,
Happy Monday & Happy November to you. I remember last year when you posted what had happened & I know it's been a rough year for you. I'm so glad that you have come through it. Family & friends are something we should all be thankful for ~ I know I am. I love the signs ~ looking forward to seeing them primmed up.
Gratitude is a great thing to include in our posts.
Hugs,
Pam

Raggedy Angel said...

I also remember when you posted about it....it does not seem like that long ago. You know what they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
I love your signs....I have been using your paint bubbling technique...love it!
Beth

simple~needs said...

the signs look great!!!
it would be hard to choose a favorite.
your fabric is going out tomorrow. :)
kim

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Love the signs! I too remember last year and i think you have done a wonderful job over the past year making things work for yourself! Prayers being said for that family.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

You have come so far in a year. I can almost feel the changes in your 'voice' as I think back to those first awful posts and your despair and heartbreak. Now, you have a wonderful uplifting sound to your 'voice' again. After all you have endured, I hope the future is happy and bright.

GREAT signs!!

Tina said...

Wow, your signs are fabulous. I love signs and yours are so great.
Also, as I was reading your post, I was remembering the one from a year ago and how my heart ached for you, but you have been an encouragement to others and have allowed God to use your experience and your pain. It's been a long difficult year for you and I was even remember the post where you contimplated not blogging anymore. I'm glad you kept on going.
Just sayin'
I'll say a prayer right now for this football player.
Blessings
T

Nancy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so happy my daughter, Heidi, found you. She has two blogs. I will tell her to pop in to visit you now. She has lived in the Netherlands for many years now, married to a Dutchman.
I love the signs, they are all very nice.
Nancy

Nancy said...

Hi again:
I forgot to say, my Son thinks there will be no better deal than this laptop for the price and it has Windows 7.
Nancy

Jan said...

You have come a LONGGG way! You are so strong! And love the quilt, and the signs.....how much fun he must have had!!!