Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Display chain

I missed taking part in the chain last week and didn't want to skip another week.
I have just begun to pull out my crafts from last year in order to prep for this years fairs. I am hoping it will lift my spirits and put me in the right frame of mind for the up coming Holidays.
My father passed away May 2 and I am feeling like I would like to skip all the traditional holidays. It feels like with out him why bother.
I know it is normal to feel this way and I do know the true reason I celebrate is the birth of my savior Jesus Christ. I am reminded of his love every day.
We have had cold temps ,frost and snow already but as I looked out my window this morning I saw Gods work.

There was a beautiful Clematis blossom. It is on a vine that looks dead next to hydrangeas burned by frost.

To me this is a God wink. a reminder that to everything a season.
I am grateful my father is no longer suffering and I am grateful I had so many wonderful years with him. I am just human and miss him dearly.

Well back to the chain , here are a few crafts of mine.

I will be pulling out my supplies and sewing up mice and bears and all that is wonderful for a holiday fair. I will put on a happy face and remember how truly blessed I am.
Thank you for allowing me to share my good days and hard days. I am blessed to have you all as friends.


  1. The clematis is beautiful, I can't believe it bloomed now! Wow!!
    All your crafts are so cute!!!
    Holidays are tuff after you loose a loved one! I lost my Mom in March of 92, Grandma December 95, & Grandpa June 04, and still there is an empty place for them at this time of year, but they are with us in spirit! I try to think of all the fun we all had together & talk about them to the young kids!It helps me!The memories we cherish!
    enjoy your day,

  2. Hi Audrey, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I love your things too, especially the santas!! Love the sewn on eyes. There is no prim crafts anywhere in my area either. In fact there is very little even handmade. But I love to craft so just make my own. Never get as much done as I want but who does?? 8-) Nice to meet you and look forward to following what you do.

  3. Awwww I don't know what it is like to loose a parent yet so I can't say any words of wisdom - just I am sorry he is gone and I am sorry it is so hard right now. But I bet he is looking down hoping you all keep the traditions going. Sending big hugs Audrey!

  4. Hi Audrey!
    The clematis is a beautiful. Love all of your crafts especially that first little guy.

    So sorry about your dad it is very hard to loose a loved one. But at least you have memories to keep you company.


  5. I am very sorry for your loss , Your picture of Gods work might just be the embrace you need from that angel on your shoulder! ~Hugs go out to you Audrey! XOXO

  6. I have never lost a parent and am sorry for your loss..I wish happy memories for you of your dad..

  7. Audrey I feel your pain. Holidays are so hard after the loss of a vital loved one. In my family we feel the need to keep the traditions we all shared alive. It seems to honor them and keep them with us. Your crafts are a bright spot and God always knows when we need that wink.
    Hugs, Betty

  8. I am so sorry about your dad - cherish your memories. I love all of your crafts.

  9. Hi Audrey,
    What a beautiful post. Thanks for reminding me what really matters!

  10. Audrey,
    I love God winks, too! Sorry for the loss of your father. I have my parents but they are very weak. I cherish each day.

    I love your dazzle eyed snowmen, too.


  11. Audrey...this will be my 25th Christmas without my Dad. Believe me, it gets a bit easier, but he is missed each and every day...even my Mom who did remarry and lives out of state, still experiences a weepy moment or two at all of our C-mas celebrations. God surely showed you that life does go on by sending you that gorgeous Clematis. Mine quit many weeks ago...how lucky to have such a lovely sign..maybe your Dad knew you needed it...

    Have a nice week, my friend..


  12. Hi Audrey! Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. And thank you for inviting me to your blog. I have now joined you.
    I am very sorry for the loss of your Dad, I have lost loved ones, not a parent, but I know that it hurts. I don't have any real words of wisdom here~ except to just say that the Lord always is with us through hardships and also the good times. We just always have to put our trust in him. Having memories and momentos is always healing as well.
    I like the dolls you have made, they are very nice, and your home is very lovely!
    My home is a work in progess~ we are doing things as we can afford to. I am saving my fun money for next week when Brenda and myself for sure (APP) will be getting together for a mini gathering! I am so excited to meet her.
    Your clematis is beautiful! They are one of my favorites, I have about 12 now I think! LOL! Another addiction!
    Have a good evening and God bless!

  13. Dear one, you are blessed to have good memories about your father. Just think, he's waiting in heaven to welcome you with a big hug. To know through Jesus Christ we will see our loved ones who loved Him is so sweet a gift from our great Redeemer. About the clematis, we have one that my husband's grandmother grew for years. It has to be 50 or more years old. Just last week it had one blossom on it. Made me think Grandma is thinking of us in heaven.