Friday, December 23, 2011

Well wishes....

Thank you so much everyone who has continued to encourage me...I am doing better the last few days. I think having faith is the hardest thing to have when you are having rough times and I am sure that God is right here with me. He is probably trying to ease my heart and I need to just remember to let him shoulder it. Sometimes I just need a reminder...
I spent all night working on one last thing. A bag for my sister Julie. I am going over there tomorrow night. I got clear down to the handles attaching to the straps and my machine is not cooperating...I just hate that!! I am going to go to bed and figure it out before I leave tomorrow.
I want to thank Barb and Deb too. I got two packages in the mail that are under my little pink tree...I even had to give them a squeeze. Just like a kid I guess but I will have them on Christmas!
Here a couple more things I sent CJ.















It is made out of old laces, trims and ribbons and there is vintage fabric inside...

I also made her a stuffed heart ornament and some straight pins with little toppers.












She got my box and I got hers and we both were so overwhelmed we havent been able to talk about how wonderful everything is! Wait till' you see the stuff she made me...It was just unbelievable going thru my box. In fact, I cried....a lot. I will share soon....Love you all.....melinda




Well it is Christmas Eve and I sat down and my sewing machine and it finished up the bag for my sister just fine..What the heck, but I am glad...If it looks kind of lumpy, it is because I put some things in there...I love this fabric...




8 comments:

Laurie said...

I think of you often Melinda, for some reason I haven't been getting the blog updates for yours and a couple others, so didn't know if you were still here. I hope next year brings a better time for you. You have so much to give.
Bless You,
Laurie

Pat said...

I, too, wish a year of blessings for you in 2012....please continue to have the faith that will get you through these tough times. We were never promised that life would be fair BUT we were promised that He would be with us and would also never give us more than we could handle. Sometimes, it's hard to believe that, but...it's true. Hugs to you across the miles, Melinda!

Maria said...

Hi Melinda, Pleased you are spending christmas with your sister.
Nice to have blogging friends who have sent you gifts.
Love the ones you made.
Hugz
maria XXX

Pam said...

Glad you are feeling better. I am thinking of you at this time. Enjoy your time with family and friends. You are such a wonderful person, I know there are many good things in store for you in 2012.

roc said...

what wonderful gifts! you always do such beautiful work. faith is knowing that god has us right where we are suppose to be at any given moment. i am sure god is right beside you. hang in there. there is always light at the end of even the longest tunnel. know that you are loved and let that love surround you.
enjoy the holiday season melinda. merry christmas to you.

Jenxo said...

Melinda that bag is absolutely gorgeous, im so glad you got the handles to work!

its good to hear you are doing better and big hugs and wishes for a happy Christmas, thinking of you .xxx

Helen in the UK said...

The bag and ornaments look great. Hope you had a nice day with your sister. Happy holidays :)

jillytacy said...

Great Bag! I'm sure your sister loved it. Then again everything you make is delightful! I'm glad you're feeling a bit better!