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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sunday Mediatation

My good friend, Debby, was the first to bring this scripture to me several years ago when things began getting harder and harder with Jeffrey's health. I realized that no matter what happened God would get me through to the other side as long as I sought His face and trusted Him.   I have clung to this verse ever since then when life got hard or when things didn't seem to make sense to me.  This week I believe God brought our family through another situation with His divine wisdom and perfect timing..  Kristy interviewed and was given a spot here in Tulsa in the Internal Medicine Dept of OSU to further her training as a resident. She will move from OKC and start as a PGY II.   They are going to credit her for 6 months of the time she has done in her transitional internship this year.  What a blessing!!  Timing is everything!!!  God's timing is always perfect even when we don't see it that way at first.  Kristy will be back in Tulsa, July, the same month her sister, Jenny and family return to start their lives after finishing Jon's postgraduate training.  They have been gone six years and I survived even though when they left I didn't think I would make it.  We have not all lived in Tulsa together since Jenny left for OU in 2002.  It is answered prayer.  At a time when I need them most they are coming home and will be living close to me.  It is almost too good to be true.  We serve a GREAT GOD, full of wisdom and grace!!

Thank you Lord for seeing the whole picture even when we do not!  Thank you for carrying us when we doubt and getting us there in spite of ourselves!!  You are a God of intense love, grace and compassion!!  May we be used in this world as you intended!        AMEN

Sunday Stash Report - Week 7

This week I worked on turning an applique block I made about 9 years ago into a pillow.

The pillow found its home in my antique rocker in the guest room!  Perfect fit!!

Total Yards Used this Week:  1 yard
Added this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date:  46 1/2 yards  

Added Year to Date: 9 yards  

Net Stash Decrease for 2013: 37 1/2 yards

I also put some time in this week on my Santa cross stitch.  I had not touched it since the beginning of Jan.  
Hope to work on it more this week.  I am also making the six Dresden plate blocks I need to finish my quilt top.  Lots of hand work going on around here. 

Miss Jenny and Ella will be here for another week so we will have lots of things to do with them.  Sewing may take a back seat again.  That works for me.  Enjoy your week doing the things you do the best for yourself and for others.

Happy Trails,

Mtn Mama 


  1. Being close to family is such a blessing. Glad that things are working out for you and your family.

    You've had a good year of stash busing too.

  2. Your numbers are amazing! The pillow is so pleasant looking setting in that rocker, makes me want to sit for a spell.
    That's good news with the family all getting closer together again. Conratulations. Jane

  3. Lots of work went into your beautiful pillow. There is nothing like having family close by.

  4. I love reading your blog, and hearing about your family. Our oldest daughter is at OBU and we live in the pacific northwest. I like to see what you report of Oklahoma life. Thanks.

  5. I'm so happy for Kristy - and you!! I needed to hear that verse, thankyou for sharing.

  6. Joy oh joy. Having your family near you is going to be such a blessing. I am sooo happy for you. This verse is one I think of often, especially when I am feeling overwhelmed.

    Hope you have a wonderful day with the family.

  7. How wonderful to have your family close! Love your pillow and what a great way to use up a block you have had! Thanks for sharing.
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