Today is the Day the Lord has Made

I love to hear those words, “Today is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”. Each day is a gift, a blessing. You never know when it is your last day or someone else’s  so make sure you show only love, not hate. The saddest stories are those when someone has passed and someone is regretting the last conversation they had with that person.

That happened to me with my sister Liberty. She was a year younger than I and we loved each other, but like sisters do, we had a difference of opinion. Before we had a chance to talk again, she died in a car accident. Sad times. When we went to her home to clear out her items (she was a single mom), she had a journal. I read the last passage she wrote which was regarding our conversation with the words “how could she say that to me”. I closed the book and read no more, but those words have haunted me all these years. I yearn to tell her how much I loved her and to hug her.

Please remember to show love to your children, spouse, family, friends and all you come in contact with. Let their last thought of you be a good one and a blessed one.

Today is the day the Lord has made…


Free Lace Bookmarks

There are a lot of ways a person can donate money to help others but there is a lot of talented craftsman/women who enjoy creating items and want to use these talents for doing good and helping others.

These bookmarks below I created with my embroidery machine using free lace. With Free lace you use stabilizer that dissolves in water. You purchase a design specifically called free lace patterns (the stitching overlaps) and embroider on the stabilizer using no fabric. Then when you complete your creation, place it in warm water and the stabilizer disappears. When it dries it is almost like you starched it. Beautiful!

I added the ribbon with a flower on the end to finish the bookmarks. We mailed them to our members who can no longer attend church for whatever reason for Valentines Day. I am told the dove was most liked because it was unusual.

You can do something similar for any reason for someone to show your love. Happy dreaming and creating!