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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

April 7, 2010

Farm Fresh....



Hey sweet blogger friends. I loved some of your comments about the Shake Rattle and roll earthquake on my last post. Very funny. One thing I find VERY FUNNY...is that some of you in the midwestern states say you're scared of earthquakes and prefer a tornado if you had too. Tornados scare me to pieces....at least the earthquake is over right away. I found that very interesting! Big smile.
Also I have NEVER seen the earth open up during an earthquake....I HAVE seen
the road buckle where the cement shifted. And I have been
in many earthquakes.
I picked up a White picket hutch for 39.00 and have proceeded to decorate it
with found things in my house...I also stitched some things to add to it.
Here is a little Farm Fresh stitchery I did...I made up the pattern as I went. The pie is made out of wool felt...

Joining in on all the fun today here....
for show and tell

and
and then cross stitched the words.


I have been watching Joyce Meyers in the morning...and
she has talked about being busy...or being fruitful.
How many of us say "Oh I'm so busy" and we are...
but are we accomplishing anything?
I try to be organized...start the day with reading my Bible,
walking...breakfast...go to work...
I'm in the car a great deal....
But what am I accomplishing or being fruitful at?
It really made me think....

It got me to thinking...what I spend my time doing...
and I've decided to quit saying "I'm so busy" and be
more helpful, do more things for others,
give more,
say 'I love you' more often....
Plant verbal seeds with my words....that will
grow a lovely harvest....
I think God enjoys us being happy and not stressed. I hate it when
my kids are stressed out, and worried about things...when they
don't have enough.
And when they ask for help....
I ALWAYS think well of course I'll help you.
Doesn't our Heavenly Father feel the same?
Some of my vintage chicken/rooster collection. It's funny...
I love roosters and chickens...and people give me stuff
all the time...or they'll say....I thought you would like this...it
looks like you.
I think that is a gift from God when that happens!

Another stitchery with eggs on it. I love to play with scissors, thread and fabric....it's like a coloring book and you color in the pages how you want....
Below is the picket hutch I picked up at a consignment/thrift store for 39.00....I let out a small YIPPPEEEEE and then of course did a little happy dance all the way to the cash register.
Behind the wreath is our pantry....someday I'll let you take a peak!



Well little chicks, roosters make me happy...and stitching of course! What makes you happy...what do you think about in the car, on the way to work, dropping the kids off. If only I had more time I would__________________. I dream of sewing, stitching, spray painting, quilting, songwriting....all the time! hahahaha....big smile.
Blessings,
Debbie
"Carefully obey the Lord your God....He will bless your barns and everything you do...the Lord your God will bless you in the land that He is giving you." Deuteronomy 28:1-8

19 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

such a lovely post today Debbie! I do believe God smiles when we appreciate all the lovely things He blesses us with :)

Unknown said...

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Dandelion and Daisy said...

God has certainly blessed you with talent, your needlework is so cute and creative. Thanks for visiting me today. I see you really do like chickens. I don't have a collection but I prize the cement hen and two chicks I have. Bought them at a garage sale for re-sale but they aren't leaving me any time soon.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your post is very beautiful and inspiring today.
We are all so blessed and for that I am thankful.

hugs
Sissie

Lisa said...

Love your reds!! Cute Kitchen! I am glad you are ok with the earthquake. I think being on the east coast you guys can all keep yours and take our hurricanes if you want! hehe
Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful hutch. Your apple pie artwork is beautiful. As a midwesterner I have to admit that when the tornado warnings go off, everyone runs to the window to see it, when we're supposed to get under cover. I'm 53 and still haven't seen one, dang it. I even drove through one at night. Or actually, I flew through it. Fortunately, it was weak and only sent me a few feet. I still want to 'see' one. They usually only dip down quickly and go back up - that's why we don't see them often. But I don't want to be anywhere near an earthquake. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful hutch. Your apple pie artwork is beautiful. As a midwesterner I have to admit that when the tornado warnings go off, everyone runs to the window to see it, when we're supposed to get under cover. I'm 53 and still haven't seen one, dang it. I even drove through one at night. Or actually, I flew through it. Fortunately, it was weak and only sent me a few feet. I still want to 'see' one. They usually only dip down quickly and go back up - that's why we don't see them often. But I don't want to be anywhere near an earthquake. Go figure.

Unknown said...

Cute stuff!! So cheery :)

Thank you for your encouraging words!

{oc cottage} said...

How adorable!!!

m ^..^

Simple Home said...

I love your new hutch, and it looks so pretty with all of your chickens, roosters, and stitchery. I love that Farm Fresh stitchery too. You're so talented!
I've always thought the same thing you did about earthquakes and tornadoes. I've lived here all my life, and never lost anything in an earthquake, but I've got relatives that have lost things in tornadoes, so I guess that's why they scare me. Fear of the unknown, as opposed to the known, I suppose.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Marcia

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! I love seeing your pretties. I love your style and seeing your precious home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Debbie, My goodness girl this is my first time here. How did I miss you? It's so nice to meet you and take a peek into your life and home.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Such a fantastic piece and what a great collection of fun and farmy things in it. Thanks for linking up!

Angie said...

That is such a cute piece and love the way you have decorated it! Sweet post!

Anonymous said...

Love your new picket hutch!! Your stitcheries that you made are just wonderful!!
I live in the midwest...I love Springtime but the part that I don't like is that it is tornado season too!! I don't live far from where the big tornado was that wiped out most of Xenia, Ohio in 1974. Don't think I would want to live where there were earthquakes either.
~Cindy~

N @ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

CUTE! I love the little apron and your pie is adorable. Thank you so much for coming by and leaving sweet comments.

Olivia said...

Wow! This was the best blog I have read yet! Thank you I needed all that and then some! My goodness! If you get a chance check out my blog at http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/ I am giving away a darling teapot for the month of April! Hugs, Olivia

Denise Marie said...

Fabulous post...right to the heart. I'm stuck in the car a lot and pray for my children and their friends. Sing to the Lord, praise the lord for all my many blessings. I dream of gardening, sending love packages, learning my way around a sewing machine and serger machine. I dream of making great meals for my family.

You and Joyce are right..busy as a bee is 1 thing...but will it come with you into eterninty??

~Lesa~ said...

I enjoy watching Joyce Meyer before I go to work in the mornings. Your hutch is ca-ute! Love it. Lookin' forward to a pantry peek someday. :)