Catching up…

I’ve got a lot to share this evening.  🙂


I called my mom today and asked how dad was doing.    He was hungry today and asking for chicken or fish, a chocolate milkshake and said he would even eat soup with crackers, if they would let him eat.  He was also able to talk to my little sister on the phone and had enough strength in his arms and hands that he could wipe his mouth with a napkin.  Praise the LORD!   Yesterday he was awake enough to let us know when he needed help, but nothing like today.  🙂  Thank you all for your prayer support!


Today, my daughter and I spent the afternoon flea marketing.  We decided to head east and shopped the Russellville area.  

During my stay with mom at the hospital over the last three weeks, she and I would take a break from the hospital and went to a flea market or two in the Fort Smith and Alma areas.

Here are my flea market finds.

The plates are for my living room wall.

The old snuff bottle, reminds me of the my grandma Stricklin.   She had spitting in a spittoon down to an art.

I found the vintage eyewash cup and thought it was cool.

Today I found the antique whisk. I think the handle use to be red, as there is a little red paint still on it.  It will hang in my kitchen.

The patchwork tote was bought to carry my finds. 🙂

I also found some yarn, but have used most of it in a scarf and will use the rest in a scripture block.

During our time in ICU, waiting rooms and finally with dad in his regular room at the hospital,  mom and I did a lot of crocheting and some sewing, between times of trying to wake dad up and visits with the doctors and such.
Here’s what I got done.
2 scarves… the purple scarf is made from Vanna’s Choice yarn, I found at flea market.  The other is made from yarn left overs.
1 small flower candle mat, made from yarn left overs.
1 pot holder made from yarn left overs.
3 dish clothes
1 table runner, square doily, bracelet and ring.
3 scripture afghan blocks.

Here are some cathedral blocks, I stitched together.  I worked on this in short increments of time, in between everything else, as holding the needle too long would cramp my hand.  I plan to add some borders and make it a wall hanging.
On my way to Fort Smith, over the past few weeks, I saw a red bird three times. I got to wondering if there was an old wives tale about red birds, and as there are old wives tales about most things, there is one about red birds.
“If you see a red bird, you will see someone you are not expecting to see.”
Wouldn’t you know it, I saw three people I did not expect to see at the hospital. Go figure. 🙂

As I left the house yesterday morning, I noticed my daffodils had bloomed…
and a beautiful white tree, in the pasture across the road.
I guess that’s it.   I think I have caught you up with what’s been going on with me and mine.
Have a great Sunday!
God bless and keep you all!

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

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