Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A longing...

...for days gone by.

I believe in God. I believe that God planned from the foundation of the world the exact time He desired for me to be come into this world. I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for my life in the year 2010 and looking forward to 2011.

But (isn't there usually a "but"), there are times when I feel that I was born at the wrong time, during the wrong era and that I'm doing the exact opposite of what I'm naturally drawn to do.

I read this quote this morning and saw this photo. I am drawn into this photo and am longing! Longing to live in a time when life may have been hard but was simpler, when people were born, were raised, married, rasied their children and died in the same community surrounded by family and friends who loved them, worked side by side with them and were there to help fill a need as was opportunity.

"Me thinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Is it wrong to feel this way sometimes? I don't think so. It helps me to focus on what I need to do today to draw other women into a community that works together, laughs together and loves together. As I look at that photo, I have a responsibility as an older woman to be coming alongside the younger women teaching them to love God, to love their husbands, to love their children, to work honestly with their hands and hearts.

Pray with me today as I seek God's opportunities in the midst of this rat race world to be the woman He has created me to be! May I find time to be still in the hustle and bustle of the day to hear the still, small voice of my God who desires to speak to my heart. "Let us be silent that we may hear the whisper of God." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Why Is It...

....that the ONE thing you are looking for is the ONE thing you can't find????????????????

Monday, October 18, 2010

Isn't it wonderful...

...to see young people excited about their creations? There is a brand new Etsy shop I want to share with you. This NuMama is just starting out her adventure in handcrafted items to sell. She has made the cutest little baby shoes and can custom make them to order as well. Here's just a sampling of the quality work this young lady has to offer.

Click on the photo above and please make sure you add her shop as a favorite. She will be adding more items regularly so stop back often.

Friday, October 15, 2010


...check this out ~ Warm Winter Hugs Giveaway at The Old Farmhouse Gathering!!! You don't want to miss out on this amazing giveaway. So many of our members have donated to this wonderful annual event. To give you a little sampling of what's included, here's what I donated:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Visitor

Well, not a visitor really :) My daughter is home for the week!!! Had my entire family here off and on today. I love it!!! Been cooking up a storm, enjoying spending time together over a delicious meal and just relaxing together. My grandchildren are so much fun. Haven't seen much of them lately (and they are only 10 minutes away) so this week I'm going to soak them up. Everyone has been so busy with work and school, it's so hard to put the brakes on and enjoy what's truly important - family!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Some great new arrivals at The Farmer's Attic. As always, shipping is only $4.95!!!

Who Doesn't Love a Party?

A blog party that is!!! Click on the photo above and see all the wonderful handmade items for sale. Hey, while you're there, you can add 3 of your own!!! Just a few simple rules:

The rules are simple:

1. Follow their blog
2. Handmade items only.
3. You may list up to 3 items.
4. Family friendly items only.

Loads of fun!!! Join the blog party today!