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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.

August 30, 2010

Applique Project...

I have been working on a couple little projects for our bedroom upstairs. I need a couple pillows...

I have generic pillows..but I want something a little more...interesting.I will show you very soon the completed project!



August 29, 2010

Ida Mae Crow

I'm getting in the mood for fall! With

a little cross stitching~

I love this little crow gal~

The real crows dive bomb our chicken eggs in nest boxes outside of the chicken pen and try to eat all the chicken eggs for breakfast. They love fresh eggs! Wouldn't you?

Here is a look at the actual pattern.

One last bit of info...one of my favorite cross stitch designers is Sandra Sullivan...she has a new blog and just posted a freebie for Fall/Halloween. I can't wait to stitch it. You should head over to her blog...say hi...and scoop up her little goodie. It is adorable.

August 27, 2010

Was that God I just heard?

it is about Miracles...

it's about heartfelt stories....

Make sure you read the amazing story about Colette and see her makeover story by going here.


And see all the wonderful inspiring stories today



I have a miracle story...

Real quick...

I was taking kids back to college, my 80 year old mother was making

the trek across 5 states to get to our destination with us.

We had prayed...together....Psalm 91

"God I pray that you will be with us on this trip

keep us safe,

I pray that these kids will arrive safely

and as your word says in Psalm 91 "No evil will befall us...that you

will give your angels charge over us"

Midway through the trip....

driving 70 with the flow of traffic...

the freeway all the sudden narrows to one lane....

I sped up with the intention of passing the truck

next to me before the lane ended...

when I heard a loud voice


Was that God I just heard?

I quickly realized I had nowhere to go but off the freeway

and promptly crashed into large orange barrels and a cement


The car behind me (with all the kids)

crashed into my car.

As I watched the traffic zip by...

I saw that there was not one truck but a line of 20 trucks

one behind the other

....I had not seen the entire line....

I hadn't seen the whole situation.

It was pouring rain, and I jumped out of the car to

see if the kids were hurt....

we had after all been driving

70...in the rain....

and we had crashed hard.

The police were there....shocked we were alive...

the kids

were crying and very upset....

my mom was fine, not hurt at all.

I looked up toward heaven and fussed at God!

I told him...."I just prayed!

I just prayed your word

over all of us. That we would be safe!"

Look look at this crash

look at these kids..look at the cars."

I raised my hands in desperation and said

"God, I prayed that we would be safe

and that no one would be hurt on this trip!"

Then I heard him speak gently to me and say

"Debbie, show me who got hurt...."

I looked at the kids, crying, upset....they were all


no one was hurt....

I reminded God of the crash, and the now ruined cars...

He reminded me of what I asked for and prayed...

He reminded me that was the prayer He answered.

He was with us all the time.

I pray more specifically now...over us...the cars...other cars...



"Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great things that you don't know...." Jeremiah 33:3

August 26, 2010

Red and Yellow quilt blocks

Hello everyone...it is hot here...113 yesterday! You will find me near the cooler with ice tea!
One of my favorite colors is red...and I like yellow too.

Recently I went on Ebay (you know you are headed for trouble when you tell yourself..."I will just look!" Buwahahaha But I found something I just love! Quilt blocks!

Red and yellow...already appliqued! Wow...the hard part has been done. All I have to do is sew these babies together...How stinkin' easy is this? I'm lovin' it. They weren't very much...I honestly don't remember how much now but I think it made my mouth drop open they were so little....YIpeee!
"Oil up the sewing machine....she'll be hummin' soon..."
I love the sound of a sewing machine moving along at full speed!

August 25, 2010

Tablescape Thursday!

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ is the wonderful hostess for all this Tablescape fun!

Yes I started with a fake plant as my centerpiece! Aaaaaaggghhh I know this is a no no but I was at a loss to put something else there....I wrapped the basket with a black checked bow. I also used black checked ribbons to tie the napkins and candles with. White and black plates, and a black toile tablecloth that I made...edged in tiny black checks.

And I pulled out my sweet little garden bunnies. I just love bunnies.
They are all over our property outside and boy
do they love my flowers!

I have several milk bottles that my hubby got for me. These matched the black and white theme.

I used this little red wagon to hold condiment jars, sometimes it holds teabags or little packets of sweetener. The vintage salt and pepper shakers were passed down to my hubby.

Here is my buffet below the plate shelf, it stores many plates, and several glass luncheon plates.

Thanks for the wonderful visit!

August 23, 2010

Look at this giveaway!

Look at this giveaway...all this beautiful fabric....I can't stand it. Hurry on over to Quilt Story and post a comment...maybe you(I) will win something! Big smile.


August 20, 2010

Pink Roses....stitched...painted...planted....

Hey everyone! I don't know about you but I love roses....planted...in vases...on dishes...just about everywhere!

Yes I realize these aren't roses...but I loved this picture!

Playing along with Pink Saturday....Beverly our sweet hostess
at How Sweet the Sound.
Thanks for coming by!

August 18, 2010

Watermelon...stitched, quilted, painted...and eaten!

I found this painting at my favorite thrift store~ Happy Dance all the way to
the cashier!

Watermelon! Sweet, drippy, wonderful....mmmm I love it!