Another day in paradise!

So much is going on with me personally I want to let you know that all is well but my family would covet prayers for understanding and patience.

As I think on the need of these things in our situations… I look at the beauty God has surrounded me with in my own back yard… let me share a bit with you…

You see I spend most of my time outside in a screened in porch… off that my honey built a patio with this beautiful mexican petunia bush growing and blooming each morning to greet me… I am up EARLY and so are these blooms πŸ™‚Β  By afternoon they are all gone… but the bees and I sure enjoy the mornings πŸ™‚

The hammock in the background is a great place to pose quilts for now and relax in the breeze come fall and winter πŸ™‚

The big aloe we moved into the corner is also doing well it it’s new home and after a good pruning….

Check out the new shoots coming up from the center… she seems VERY happy πŸ™‚Β 

Hoping she produces some babies next year too!Β  This is the same aloe that bloomed twice for us this year πŸ™‚

New life is going nuts in this planter… we put in a few springs from a wandering jew we already had when we trimmed it and let them root… then put them in this planter and they are just taking off like crazy!!!

I sit right behind this … I can see the glasstop table my laptop lives on from here πŸ™‚Β  Welcome to my paradise πŸ™‚

Daisy loves the morning grass to lay in and sun herself… I caught her enjoying this paradise too!

This fall I hope to find myself quilting in these yummy chairs with ottomans… and adore my mexican petunias and maybe some birds will find a home for the winter in our birdhouse πŸ™‚

So those are the things I try to think on when the going gets tough.Β  I appreciate you taking a look at all I have to be thankful for including my honey who did all the work to make it so special for me πŸ™‚

I also want to thanks Connie who has been the best “bestie” a girl could ever ask for as I have trudged through this chapter of my life… she is amazing… I am so glad she now sleeps under the quilt I just finished πŸ™‚

Meanwhile I will return to stitching… 3 needles…

3 rows of stitches going diagonally across the colored seams… so many seams to go over! lolΒ  This is the sister quilt I now call the “hammock quilt” cuz that is where I see it being used this winter πŸ™‚

Truly I am loving it but find it harder to pray for my self than to pray for others while I quilt.Β  You see I pray for the recipient and try to think of blessings for the recipient while I quilt something for them… it urges me on really… with this quilt I have to urge MYSELF on… much harder! lol

I will persevere on this front as I want to start another project and this project needs done… we don’t have a good big cozy quilt to snuggle under yet… we NEED it before fall… so I gotta get done! lol

Thanks for your prayers in advance and I hope whatever you do this mid week day you make the most of it and find the paradise in it someplace πŸ™‚



1 thought on “Another day in paradise!

  1. Shawna

    Prayers coming your way my blogging friend. I have been out of blog land for quite awhile, lost my old blog, have a new one. Want you back as a follower, but that later — for now you take care of yourself and whatever is going on in your life. Prayers and hugs to you.



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