Showing posts from March 7, 2010


To get an new perspective
Feel free
To spend a day in my shoes
To be me
To see
From this perspective
It will be much clearer
The only way to know
A day in my LIFE
Feel free
A day in my shoes
Might bring understanding
Or at least a new
You see clearly now
No distortion
Only truth
REAL perspective from my view
No one really knows until they
Spend a day in
Someone elses shoes
Feel free
To see
A new perspective

I wrote this poem because so many times I think I fall short of understanding what someone is going through. I REALLY have no way of knowing even when they might share their story. I try to remind myself daily to have compassion and understanding with a NEW PERSPECTIVE!!

Making purses from old clothes - so much fun!

It's so much fun taking old clothes and making new stuff especially when you are showing a 6 year old how to sew. My neighbor Bella wanted to learn to sew. We went through my closet where I store retired clothing for special remakes, redesign and recreating. She picked out the blouse/skirt set that had a southwest print. The colors were rich and vibrant. The pattern we used was one, Revisions - The Pacific Purse Collection designed by Diane Ericson, I picked up at the Sewing Expo in Denver last month. The pattern has five style to choose from so I let her pick one out, she picked style D. It was such a easy pattern I could hardly believe it. If your fabric isn't heavy enough she recommends interfacing your pieces. I always try to make things simple so I had Bella pick out an old sweater from the sweater box, that would be the lining. This created enough stability to the purse so we didn't have to interface it. I was totally AMAZED at this little girl and how quick she pick…

Neoprene pocket for a Laptop

I guess the title says it all. Pictured is a neoprene pocket for a laptop computer. Pretty cool huh?

A Blessed Sunday

Today I taught 6-8 year olds in Sunday school. To have the heart and innocents of a child is just priceless. They bless me more than one can imagine. Today we learned about the Psalms, songs to God about praise, blessings, sadness, fear and other emotions. One of the most treasured Psalms is Psalms 23 -- The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear not evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presense of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Wow! What a blessing to treasure. This life is just our JOURNEY, ETERNITY is what's in store. …