Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Getting in the Groove

Well, I think things are settling in a bit--I can get on a more regular schedule. The kids are in school, Misty is in her apartment, and I have a little peace and quiet during the day so I can get back to my crafting! I try and keep a regular schedule --you know, treat my crafting like an actual job. If I don't do that, other things tend to take over my craft time. I try and put in a regular 6 hour shift in the craftroom each day--and then still have time to do the house stuff, like shopping and cooking and cleaning and being the taxi-Mom and the homework helper, and all that junque. Things have been a bit nuts the past few months, but now I can get back to normal, yeah!! I went on a bit of a bag-making spree this week--here are my newest creations

Old World Romance--with roses and cherubs and swirly scrolly things--and such a soft, pretty palette! Sigh.Prettiful Pansies--I love pansies! With their little sunshiney faces! I used some of that gorgeous rayon rick rack that I got from Ginny--and a pretty, pretty crocheted pansy that I got from Ang at Norththreads. So this one is pretty special--a lot of friend love going on here! Chintz Roses, vintage art deco lace, and a polka dot yoyo--need I say more? And last, but not least, is another stitchery that I did up "Prayerful Reminder". This one is based on a favorite prayer of mine--a little way to remind me to pray and listen. Here is the prayer--found in an old little prayer handbook that I found at a garage sale several years ago. It really struck a chord with me. Written by D. Sue Jones Horton

Speak loudly, Kind Shepherd,
Lead clearly the way,
For this once wandering sheep
Does not wish to stray.
Stay near, oh, so near me
So, most surely I'll know
That the path I am walking
Is where I should go.
Give deliverance, Kind Shepherd,
From the course of the foe,
To this wee clinging sheep
Who does love You so.
With Your constant direction
Guiding all of my days,
I shall safely abide
In the path of Your ways.
Amen.

17 comments:

Kerry and Rachel said...

Love the bags, so sweet.
I agree, the only way to have time to do art, is to schedule it in. How do you do with creative writers block?

Jenn Maruska said...

All very pretty - the bags and the poem : )

Congrats on getting your precious craft time back! That must be so nice! Did you keep an idea book while you were busy with other things?

Morrgan said...

Everything looks so lovely and the prayer is beautiful. :) Good to hear things are getting back to normal! I try to do the same and set aside time for crafting every day. I find it helps keep my creativity going too.

Junie Moon said...

I'm so glad things are beginning to settle down at your house. As always, your projects are lovely and inspiring.

Bonny said...

Thank you so much for sharing the prayer - it's so touching - I love it! Love your new items - pansies also happen to be a favorite of mine :)

Bonny said...

Thank you so much for sharing the prayer - it's so touching - I love it! Love your new items - pansies also happen to be a favorite of mine :)

Carol said...

ahhhhh normal sounds good!
Beautiful bags :)

iSew said...

Lovely post Misses Kwitty. I think I could just copy and paste that first part, I'd need to change the names of course, but you get the idea.
So glad you could use the rick rack. Looks great!

Heidijayhawk said...

the bags are ever so sweet and the poem is fabulous. thanks so much for sharing dear friend.

Utah Grammie said...

Just found your site and what a wonderful prayer! I am going to copy it if I may? Thanks for sharing your talents!
Colleen

BEELICIOUS said...

Love your blog!
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(Angie) Norththreads: said...

Everything is so pretty as usual! I am soooooooo in love with those animated dishes! But i already have a beautiful bag keeper-so now what!????LOL
~hugs~
Ang

Euphoria said...

did you say 6 hours of craft time a day!?!? SOOOOOO jealous!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

great bags!!! soo cute!!! wonderful prayer! :-)xo Britt

The Rose Cottage said...

Hi Karen, thanks for visiting my blog :) I love your little bags, they are so sweet.
Have a great weekend..

Lucy said...

You are doing so well with your crafts and art more than likely because you do have a schedule and stay focussed with the routine. Its great that you are balanced. I'm on the teeter totter program myself..not good..LOL....lots of things I'm neglecting because I often swing to far in either direction!

Dinah said...

That's a beautiful poem to go with those beautiful bags!

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