Sunday, November 21, 2010

*~True Thankfulness!!!~*

  You know we should always be thankful for all that God provides us, but in our daily lives of hustle and bustle we often don't take the time to reflect on just how truly blessed we are!
   I have been trying more and more lately to do just that. My preacher gave a sermon a little while back and said something so very true. "Even the poorest Americans are rich when compared to the people of some other countries."
  Think about what those people are going through, and how we have been blessed. A lot of them have no resources and no where to turn for help. In America we have churches, food pantries, shelters and so many other options.     
   Even some the very poorest of us still have a roof over our heads, running water, bathrooms. We have shoes on our feet, clothes to wear, food to eat. We have TV's and microwave ovens, and so many things that those beautiful people in other places around the world will never get to have.
  I try to get up each and everyday, not just on Thanksgiving, and look around me at all that God has given me. The beautiful trees that God created with all their many colors and the way they bend and sway in the wind, the birds that sing to me every morning, the beautiful white puffy clouds against the amazingly blue sky. Remember to thank our precious Creator for all that He has given you. We are truly and deeply blessed.
  My husband lost his good paying job a few months back. We are living on substantially less income now than we were last year at this time. But, despite that....we are blessed!! Christmas is going to be slim this year...but despite that we are truly and deeply blessed! Celebrate, and be thankful for what God gave us in His one and only son Jesus Christ!  Look around you at your home, your yards, your families, and rejoice, cry out in thankfulness to God the Father for all he has blessed you with.
  One night I was thinking about a particular family member that repeatedly did and said things that were such a frustration. I was looking up to the stars and God very clearly said to me "Love the Unlovable". So, I am also thankful for those people in my life that cause frustration, irritation, even anger, because through them, God is teaching me something! I thank God even for the trials and tribulations we must face. He is right there with us holding our hands all the way through, and making us stronger in Him!
  May God shine His glorious face upon you, and continue to send you blessings overflowing!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Love to Share These FREE Christmas Images With You!!!

 You know the routine friends! If you see an image that you would like to use in your very own creative projects...just left click to enlarge it....the right click to "save as" to save it to your own files.
  Remember to share the items you make with me at I would love to post pics of your creations here to share with other blog lovers!!

This time I am sharing a wonderful little collection of vintage Christmas goodies with you. Most are old postcards!! So enjoy...and may God shine His glorious face upon each and every one of you! Love you all!!

 Each of these lovely vintage Christmas images are from old greeting cards and postcards. I sure wish they still made cards this beautiful! There was so much more attention to detail and a sweet loveliness and innocence. I sure hope you enjoy these gorgeous images! I only ask that you not reproduce them to resale as prints or fabric blocks. But if you create something with the images like pillows, sachets, altered art, scrapbook pages etc...feel free to sell those things. If you send me pics to I will post the pics with your contact info and give you a little free advertising!! 
  I am so very excited to hear from please post me a comment if you save the beautiful images! I would love to know you stopped by!! Blessings to you all!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Few New Images For All My Blogging Buddies!!!

 A Precious Rose O'Donnel Vintage
Kewpie Print

A lovely vintage ballerina illustration!!

 A little cutie pie!!!

 A Harrison Fisher Beauty!
Sweet Maud Humphrey Print!

Here are a few more vintage prints for you to use in your creative projects!! I only ask that you do not reproduce them in fabric block, print, or digital print for resale. Feel free to make items with them such as pillows, scrapbook pages, altered art, quilts....etc for resale.
I would love to share your creations with everyone, so please email photos and descriptions of completed projects so I can post them here for everyone to see...It is a bit of free advertising for you as well!!
 Simply left click on the image to make it bigger then right click to "save as" to save it to your own files! Thank you for stopping and please leave me a comment if you take the images! I would love to know you are finding them helpful!!!
Have a super blessed day!!!