April 25, 2013

God is our Refuge and Strength

When I made our morning coffee, I looked out my kitchen window 
and saw the fog rising across the fields, the sun coming up;
 and I felt in awe of His majesty. 
 What beauty God gives us, what glory and peace within. 

This is one of my favorite Psalms;  no doubt many of yours as well:

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, 
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea:  

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, 
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
There is a river, 
the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:

God shall help her, and that right early.
The heathen raged, and the kingdoms were moved:
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jocob is our refuge.   Selah.

Come, behold the works of the Lord, 
what desolations he hath made in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; 
He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
He burneth the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God:  
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jocob is our refuge.

April 22, 2013

New Life for Old Tapestry, Crock Pads

Crock Pads

   We've been collecting crocks for a long time, and have always had problems with them getting bumped or scooted, and scratching the hardwood floors.
   I've been trying to think of a way to remedy this.  I was going to cut up throw rugs, and make pads, but, most of them were too thick.
   Today I thought about an old tapestry I purchased a few months back.  It was woven tightly and worked very well.
   I simply cut circles, various sizes for different crocks, and ironed them out.
   What a relief, no more scratches on the floor, when someone bumps into a crock.  I planned to sew edging around the outer edge, but, it was woven so tightly, I didn't have to.  No rocket science with this project, but, these little crock pads will serve a good purpose.

Have a Blessed Day,

April 14, 2013

My Soul Desires the Firstripe Fruit

Woe is me, for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, 
as the grapegleanings of the vintage:  there is no cluster to eat: 
 my soul desired the firstripe fruit. 
Micah  7 :1

   After church today, this verse kept coming to me.  
I think I know why.  We have churches all around us,
 but, don't feel God's presence in them.  
We long for the presence of God.  
That's one reason we go to church. 
 Our souls desire the firstripe fruit.

   We did feel God's presence in church this morning,
 and had a good time in fellowship afterward;
 but, we had to drive many miles into another county to do so.

   Last week the Pastor asked my husband,
 "After we're gone, do you think the younger men will pick up the reigns
 and keep the church going right?" 
 My husband said, "They will pick up the reigns,
 but, I'm afraid they might not go right, they might pull to the left."  

   I've posted before, if you are in a good Spiritual church, 
please guard it with all your heart, and fervent prayer.  
How quickly the world moves in, and moves God out of the services.  
We've seen this happen in most of the churches near us.  
Good people got caught up in politics, sports, movies, and worldly things,
and lost sight of the great commission. 

God is real, Jesus Christ is real, The Holy Ghost is real.
When we get saved, they set up their abode in our hearts.
At the end of our days, they will receive us into glory. 
Until then, my soul desires the firstripe fruit.   

Have a Blessed Day,

April 12, 2013

Metal Chair, and TV Tray Stand, Makeover

Old Metal Chair Makeover 

  Today, I madeover this old white metal chair.
I first painted it a dark blue, using metal paint.
  Then I dry brushed it with white paint, 
and sealed it with a clear  finish. 

Printed Graphics Chair Seat

I printed my fabric for the seat with  
JO Draper & Co. graphics, 
I downloaded from ' Fairy Graphics.'

Towel Stand Made from TV Tray Holder

I removed the slotted sides, 
that held the tv trays
and used them for the feet.  
I used the feet for the towel bars. 

I dry brushed white over the base coat,
 and added the J O Draper graphics 
to the towel bar sections.  
I cut those graphics apart.  

After everything was dried, 
I put on a clear topcoat  to protect it.

It is hard to see the graphics it this picture,
 but, they turned out nicely.

Have a Blessed Day,

April 11, 2013

Newcomb Vintage School Record Player

Newcomb Vintage School Record Player

   At the flea market Tuesday, I found this nice old record player that was commonly used in schools around the country when I was growing up.  It still plays great, and the sound is awesome.  With it was a 45 of  'Old Time Preacher Man' sung by Gospel Harmony.

   I've had many old record players in the past, but, this one by far has the best sound.  I'm thinking about painting it either aqua or Robin's egg blue.  I know I will enjoy my trip down memory lane with it.

Hope you have a Blessed day, Trisha

April 06, 2013

Vintage Train Case and Bob Pins

1950's Train Case

  I found this old black patent leather, polka dot train case today at a local flea market.  It is in pretty much pristine condition.  When I asked the price, I expected about $15 or $20 dollars; but, the lady said $5.  Wow, was I excited.  A beautiful day, good finds; yes, God is good.  
And a  25 cent pack of Bob Pins

   I found another little treasure at the same market, a pack of vintage Bob Pins, the original price in the 1950's was 25 cents.  When I asked the price of them, I had to laugh, because the man said 50 cents, then he wanted to give me back a quarter because the original price had been 25 cents.  Of course, I didn't take it.
   This has been the nicest day we've had this Spring, and everyone seemed so happy to be out of the house.  I found lots of great buys, and had such a good time.  Hope you have had a Blessed day where ever you are.