Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.(Philippians 4:8)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Beauty ...

Some days, a girl needs to look to the brighter side of life ...
and find beauty in all that surrounds her.

So, today I welcome you to my home ...
home is truly where you hang your heart ...

Aren't the daisies beautiful?
I believe Meg Ryan said in "You've Got Mail"
"Daisies are the happiest flowers"
or something close to that :)

My Heart happens to hang on these two beauties!
My gifts from God which to me are beautiful beyond belief
and I am oh so very blessed and grateful for them... 

And, when mom's laid low with back aches or other ills,
we've move our "home" into mom's room ...

Then, some days, when the home and heart learn
that new doors must be opened as others close,
fabric retail is a must to warm a heart!

And, of course, a little chocolate added in :)

Beauty #1 asked for these colors for a new dress ...

And, fabric therapy shopping found this
 today for a second dress for Beauty #1.

Of course, can't leave out Beauty #2....
she likes purple and is entering kindergarten ..
how fun will this dress be :)

Found this adorable piece online for Beauty #2 ...
Very cute dress makings, I do believe :)

Here are the dress patterns I purchased for cutting up such
wonderful fabrics ... I've wanted the patterns for so long,
I figured I best be purchasing them to make before
Beauties 1 and 2 are too big to be wearing them :)

But then ....
There are just some days, when even
fabric retail therapy just doesn't cut it.
Today was one of those days.

But darn it all, a girl has to try!
Maybe I should've tried more chocolate?

So I am here, thinking of all of you and being grateful that you
and this blog are in my life.  I'm grateful for every kind word
shared and exchanged, and grateful for the encouragment
and support shared so generously by each of you.

I wish each of you the beauty of whatever makes you smile!

happy hugs ~


  1. I love love love daisies. I found some bright orange ones at Walmart one time and put them on my desk at work and they lasted forever. ~hugs~. I'm thankful that you share your journey with us. Wishing you lots of chocolate and smiles and a rhythm that makes it easier for you. Take care!

  2. And.... we all wish the same to you, a million fold! Hoping that your sewing days are filled with much love and happiness. Who knows whats ahead? Love your beautiful daughters!! They truly are 'beauties'! Those are going to be such cute dresses! The daisies are so pretty. Isn't it wonderful to see them grow as well? Thank you for sharing your time with us! (((smiles)))

  3. Your flowers are so pretty. My gardens are just full of weeds. For whatever reason, I just can't get out there to get rid of them. I tried once and got bored with the task. Your girls are darling and the dresses will be super cute. I can't wait to see them. Have a good weekend!

  4. Beautiful flowers, beautiful fabrics, but most of all beautiful children. :) Some days are harder than other days Wendy but the good days outweigh them. Blowing you a kiss from here! blessings, marlene

  5. Your daughter's are so sweet, I wish for the days when I could sew for my daughter, your fabrics are cute. Now I have two grandsons who aren't too interested in fashion.

  6. Oh my goodness what cute girls and such cute fabrics you've picked for them. They will cheer you any day. Keep smiling, Wendy.

  7. First if it was not sew darn hot here I would send you more UK cadbury chocolate...gotta wait for cooler weather....Second your girls and their soon to be new dresses..I can't tell you which I adore more..( orange) lol. Third, yes there are days when fabric therapy helps...you can come over any time for that here....did I tell you I have yards and yards and yards and yards of it...funny thing though...it won't be mine for long. tsk tsk...xx

  8. Your daisies are beautiful, your girls are more beautiful than words...may their smiles make you smile and your tomorrow be a better day....full of fun things with your girls!!

  9. Your beautiful girls outshine even the lovely daisies! I know those will be gorgeous dresses! Special hugs to you, my friend...whatever the retail therapy and chocolate doesn't comfort, the love of friends may soothe. Hope you know that you are valued and admired by many of us.
    Jacque in SC aka Snoodles at Lilypadquilting

  10. Sorry you were having a blue day. I hope your weekend went better!