Moses answered the people, Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. ---Exodus 14:13-14
The tags on the squares list the name and email of each person in HMB who contributed squares and prayers for this family.
Here's a closer look at the border.
A fascinating history of Long Island beginning with the indigenous population and continuing to the artists' colony that it became is the compelling subject of Hamptons Bohemia by Helen A. Harrison and Constance Ayers Denne. The romance of this work seems to be filtered to allow only the quaint, simple beauty to shine through. It's a lovely, pleasant read.
Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it. ---Ethiopian proverb
Yesterday a box arrived from an HMB contributor. Wow!! A whole box of squares instead of one or two! I'll be able to complete a ghan today, I thought. As I tore into the package, I saw pink and yellow. Oh no I thought, the square maker must have gotten the addresses switched because squares for me are purple and white. I would just email her and ask her where to send it.
Then, I pulled out the contents and saw the letter. The ghan had arrived at the correct address. It is a beautiful, gorgeous, delicate floral ghan made by the wonderful HMB angels for me in memory of my precious mother. I went from confusion to tears in an instant. I spread it out and looked at each amazing square, at every tag with the name and location of each contributor, and I cried.
To everyone at HMB, thank you for the beautiful memorial to my beautiful mother. I am deeply blessed by your care and your talent. I never realized the feelings one experiences when receiving a ghan from HMB. Now I know. It moves me to want to make more and more ghans to bless others. God bless each of you.
The picture below shows the tote bag that can be used for the ghan.
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. ---Psalm 17:8
~~ Azaleas in the Dining Room ~~
~~ Easter Lilies in the Living Room ~~
~~ A Floral Assortment in my Office ~~
I'm still keeping an eye on the grass, though!
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. --- Psalm 139:10
What does one do in 80 degree weather?? Knit with wool, of course!! I have been wobbling along on my Wobbly KAL. ((See the button on the side bar.) All strands lead to.....
This is one side--which side is yet to be determined--of the tote which will be felted. I think I'm making it for one of my sisters. Hmmm...We'll see!
I just finished reading a disturbing book, The Liar's Club, by Mary Karr. Her memoir of her painful East Texas childhood is written in precise language that is harsh, vulgar, searing yet delivered with wit and irony. This grisly story is quite unusual.
And when I am lifted up on the cross, I will draw everyone to myself. ---John 12:32
The bags of bird seed are definitely worth the investment!
I am blessed.
Good Grief by Lolly Winston--Very witty, clever writer who realistically conveys thought processes--at least, to my way of thinking. For example, " 'You can break the rules now,' Dr. Rupert said during our last session, encouraging me to do something entirely different for Thanksgiving. 'The big rule is broken:Your loved one died.' But I'm pretty sure he meant fly to Hawaii or eat roast beef instead of turkey. I don't think he meant break all of my dishes, and I don't think I should leave the house anymore." page 55
Be still and know that I am God. ----Ps46:10
Listening looks easy, but it's not simple. Every head is a world. ---Cuban Proverb