Sunday, August 17, 2008

...Think On These Things

Philippians 4:8. It has been my mantra this weekend. Some days are like that. I keep the above pictured verse in front of my computer so I see it daily. It came in quite handy this weekend. Thanks Amy!! Amy attached this to that beautiful yellow fabric I put in Emerson's quilt.
I spent some time sewing this weekend. I made curtains (valances) for both Grandkids rooms.I will be taking pics of their rooms soon. Emerson's room is still not done, and TJ's new room (he moved to a bigger one) is finally complete with the curtains.

I took TJ for a ride on Saturday. He went cruisin with Grandma with the lid off....say cheese TJ!Kyle went with us...his elbow is completely healed and he finished his medication. He is saving money for a flat screen television. I am very proud of him that he is actually saving. He LOVES to spend money as soon as he gets it!Zach was bummed that he could not go along (He and Charlotte had went with me earlier). He took it ok, I guess....Well, maybe not. He did build a really great jet plane out of legos! Aaaaaand, he was a helper. He washed the kitchen floor. Problem was, he did not wash his filthy feet or hands first. This is the floor AFTER he washed it....I took care of it..;)
And where was Miss Charlotte???Charlotte spent some time sewing too. She decided to destroy the cushion on my swing, so she spent a good bit of time sewing it back up. Since the carpet incident, we have been in a cycle of destruction to property. .....think on these things, Bren!!!!
In between doing 9 loads of laundry, I cleaned up my sewing room/office mess that I created sewing the curtains and putting Emerson's quilt together. I decided to add back a small television and VCR. I love to sew and listen to Little House, or Anne of Green Gables, all of which I have on video. Sweetheart made the corner table years ago and we had it sitting in the basement. It is perfect.TJ stopped by with his parents to pick up his new curtains. He also wanted to show Grandma his "tattoos". I was thrilled!!! :::sarcasm::: Really, he was very proud of these and said to his mom and dad, "Grandma's gonna love my tattoos!"The kid is his father's child! I hope my Granddaughter does not like "tattoos"!!
There she is!Thank you all for the lovely comments on my quilting. I got a little puffed up for a minute there! I was able to finish up the middle block on her quilt, plus a strip of sashing. A few of you wondered what I mark my quilts with. I use a water soluble pencil that you can pick up at Michael's or Hobby Lobby...any store that carries drawing supplies. I prefer Berol brand, but I am having trouble finding them. My other preferred tools are Clover betweens (needles) size 12, Gutermann quilting thread, and a cheap metal thimble...I have several of these and sometimes wear one half the day. I forget it is there."Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

Philippians 4:8


One Christian Mom said...

Where do you find the time to get so much done with so many little ones around??!! A truly productive day for you :-) What is it with kids and tattoos? My kids love them, too. I never buy them, but they get them in pretty much every goody bag from every birthday party. Oh, well. Neither my hubby or I have them, so we will be the example. Your daughter *?* looks good, when is she due?

Angie said...

You're so unbelievably talented it should be a sin! :) Just kidding.

Your quilt looks beautiful, as does your home and most importantly your family.

I'll be looking fwd to pictures of your new Granddaughter (how much longer?).

Melzie said...

Bren the kids and I did a Bible study on that verse last week, I need a reminder of it sitting around also. Things are very ummm stressed here so that would be good for me to "think" on as well regularly. xoxo melzie

Sarah said...

It looks like you had a busy weekend! Praise God that Kyle's elbow is healed! Have a blessed day, Bren!

Guðrún said...

You are so cool mother/grandmother driving around in your car with the roof down.

Milah said...

Wow! You have a lot going on at your house. Do you ever rest?

Philippians 4:8 is one of my favorite verses. Elizabeth George has a book called Loving God with all your Mind, and it's on that scripture. Its a very good book.

Mindy Pfohl said...

Wow Bren! You are an amazing woman! I tell you! You are certainly a Proverbs 31 woman! I am so inspired by you and all you do! I think I'm busy and then I read your blog! I am praying for a great day for all of you!

Donetta said...

Dove is watching little house right now.
Destruction passive anger out? Maybe..
Are you upset about something?.>?
Give me a call I have an idea