Saturday, August 28, 2010

Have You Seen This?!

I want to share with you a fabulous giveaway that is happening at The Vintage Sheet Blog.  Jen has contacted Moda and they have generously donated "Dream On" for three wonderful winners.  The first winner gets...

A layer cake and jelly roll!

The second winner gets...

The entire line in fat quarters!

The third winner gets...

This adorable charm pack!  ( I can't believe it!)

Make sure to bop over there to enter.  This line looks alot like the vintage sheets I've been collecting.   While my machine was gone to repairland, I did manage to get two quilts cut out.  One is from vintage sheets.  While I'm excited to make something with them, alot of them are thinning and stretch easy.  With "Dream On" you have the look but not the hassle.  There are advantages to both.

I wanted to share alittle about my trip to Chicago.  My husband had a meeting and the kids and I tagged along.  We hit the Field Museum, Water Tower Place (loved that my almost 16 yr. old still dragged me into the American Girl Store) saw a musical and ate some good food.  But, three days were enough.  My checkbook is in pain, and honestly, my heart hurts a bit.  I have a very difficult time going into a store to buy things I don't need when there a people begging on the street right infront of the entrance to the store.  Now, I know that some of them may be begging for ill purposes but others clearly are in need.  I couldn't stop thinking about this passage of scripture... 

"Then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?  The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:37-40.

The one thing I've learned, is the more you walk with Jesus and study his word, the more you will notice what is going on around you.  You will hear him talk to you, maybe in scripture, maybe through the eyes of someone else, maybe through his creation or any number of ways.  It is what we do with the knowledge he gives us that matters.  So for now, I'm pondering this experience.   It was good to get away and have family time together before one child is back to college and the other is back to highschool.  Chicago has an energy that my husband loves.  For me, I started to exhale when our train crossed into Michigan and I could see Lake Michigan through the fields.



  1. i'm glad you had a nice trip with your family. :) have a lovely weekend.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the give-away!
    I know what you mean abou the trip. One of the reasons we have always thrifted our home furnishings and even a lot of our clothes, is because we feel it is a way to be able to give a little more to the needy. I can't see buying new furniture all the time while so many are in need. We try to give as much as possible to help others. Still, I don't think there is anything wrong with once in a while doing something fun with the family with the money your family has worked hard to earn. It's a stewardship issue that takes daily decisions:>)

  3. Wow, great give away! Exciting!!!

    I know what you mean about Chicago. I love to visit, but am happy to come to our relatively quiet, traffic "free", peaceful place to live.

    "There's no place like home."

  4. Such a thoughtful post...There is a young man who "lives" right off the freeway and I pass him everyday. The other day the truck ahead of me stopped and gave him a sandwich that the young man tore into...he was so hungry. We just don't know the needs of others...Patty

  5. Glad you had a good trip. I went by myself and and six kids and I just thought Chicago was just toooo busy. Have a great weekend:0 Elma

  6. ~thanks for sharing the giveaway news~Sounds like a fun vacation!


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