Friday, August 30, 2013

Santa dolls I have made and sold from previous seasons

Empty Possessions

Ecclesiastes 2 :4-11
 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do:
and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

    Father, may I seek You above all else.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My precious little great granddaughter Aubrey Mae West. I hope I get to see her next Summer when they move to Colorado.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

What is happiness?

Aug. 8, 2013

Do you ever sit and let your mind drift to places unknown or with no thoughts at all; just listening to the quietness. As I get older; I enjoy these quiet times more. It refreshes my soul. There is times in my life that I can go through the whole day without turning on the television or even music; just listening to the quietness and drinking it in. I love working with my dolls and creating in these quiet times.
  I think I am basically a loner. I can get lost in my own world. Even as a child I enjoyed playing alone and making up imaginary friends. I grew up in a family of girls but always cherished my time alone; drawing pictures and paper dolls. I enjoyed drawing elaborate wardrobes for my paper dolls.
 As I grew up; I started sewing my own clothes and have done so all through my life. I believe the quality is much better. I never liked taking short cuts with my sewing.
 I don't like exposing myself to people I don't respect. I don't like negative comments when they are unfounded. I have learned to hold my tongue in my later years as it is not wise to spout off without first analyzing the situation.  I find myself very uncomfortable in a group of people such as being at a large party. I  much prefer a small dinner party with another couple or two. I don't like being in crowds. It becomes very stressful for me. I feel like I am trying to please everyone; pretending to be enjoying the event when I would rather be alone.  That is not happiness for me. Some may think it is unusual that I enjoy so much time alone but I am being myself and not trying to please anyone else.
  I am learning it is best to find your own happiness within and not look to someone else to make you happy because that is not fair to that person or yourself. I must say I am becoming comfortable in my own skin and that has taken me many years to do. I will not rush to do things just because it is the popular thing to do or  someone else thinks I should or that I am not living a whole life because I am always creating and sewing.  People laugh when I tell them I am a shy person. I must be a good actor to fool so many. 
 I have learned to be grateful for all I have and feel blessed everyday that God has given me this gift.

Halloween Raven and pumpkin

This Raven will be the last of my Halloween creations for this year. "2013"
She is presently listed on Ebay with a buy it now.  She is 18 in. 
 I will be starting on Christmas dolls next week.