Cloth Napkins

This has been the cloth napkin project that I thought would never end.

We have worked and worked. I don’t have yet a final number, but five large tablecloths make a whole lot of cloth napkins.

Courtney is becoming quite proficient at sewing, and seen here, was finishing up the last few. I’m sure that we are going to get lots of use from them (we already have been using the ones that we had finished earlier). I’m also very excited to say that I won a $38.00 bid for a sewing machine on EBAY this morning…having another sewing machine, especially one that works properly, will really help with our sewing projects here.

We are planning on sewing skirts today. I have directions which don’t require a paper pattern that I’m going to alter a bit and then hopefully whip (we all start out with the best of plans!) together. Then it’s on to working on my Managers of Their Chores system.

Prayer Requests

My Mom’s back is still bothering her.

The Berry family has an 8 month old girl as a long term foster placement. Please pray that the Lord would use this family in a very special way in the life of this little person.

For me…I’m unusually tired today….I need to get some energy! : )

Today, I’m Thankful For

My wonderful breakfast out with my dear friend, Christy! : )

My husband is finishing up the sales literature that he has been working on.

One of Jacob’s sunflowers is taller than my husband!! :O

The Lines Yahoo Group…I’m enjoying sharing daily homemaking goals…I think that they hold me more accountable.

All of our new, FINISHED cloth napkins! Wooohooo!

Tracy’s Task

Where are you with your holiday planner and your gift list? Evaluate and see what needs to be re-organized or re-worked to make it fit for you. What could you add to your planner to get you ready for Father’s Day, or how about the 4th of July. I know it seems early but what plans could you be making now for Thanksgiving and Christmas??

What I’m Learning

2-year-old’s know no limits …..last night sitting in the living room, Paul was talking to Benjamin…Ben was facing Paul so his back was to me. Paul suddenly stopped what he was saying and said to Ben “Ben, you know what I really like about two-year-old’s? I like that I can be having a perfectly normal conversation with you and you have no problem, while you are looking at me, sliding your little finger straight up your nostril!” It was at this point that I looked up from the book that I was holding to see Benjamin smile, remove his finger from his nose……and wipe it right on Paul’s arm. EEEEWWWWWWW!!!! It is only in a house with littles that you learn to really appreciate a two year old.

Today’s Scripture Meditation

Ps 139:1-17
“O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in– behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!”

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