Feb 20, 2015

Moving along......

My new blogspot. Come follow me if you wish. ♡


Living in Quiet Abundance

Feb 19, 2015

Hope

I just got home today from the hospital.  All went well. Looking forward to what lies ahead.



Feb 14, 2015

From My ♡



I can't forget any of you. Thank you all for your faithfulness to me as followers of this blog and as dear friends.  I pray this day is filled with much love for each one of you.  I am having surgery Monday morning and will be in the hospital part of the week, but will return asap to let you all know how it went.  I'm feeling positive and trusting God that all goes well. I've created a new blog as there have been so many changes in my life since I created this one that I just feel I needed to began fresh . When I have it completed I will leave a link to it here on this blog. Many blessings,  Shelley ♡


In my  cottage

Feb 12, 2015

Feb 10, 2015

Trying



I'm trying Lord.....you know I am.

Feb 6, 2015

Battling. ......

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I may be absent from my blog for awhile.  My life is sorta tipsy turvy right now. Nothing feels fun or exciting. My family is facing yet another battle.  I cannot understand why, but I still must trust in the one who has brought us through every other battle we've faced , and survived.  I know in whom I believe, and know he is able.  I pray you are all happy and blessed.....Shelley ♡ Until I return!


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Feb 2, 2015

Grand Dollhouse

Look what I have found, its about five feet at the point. A shelf converted dollhouse.  I'm going to have some fun with this, and my granddaughters will too. I still had some credit from the antique shop in town so for $25.00 I brought it home. 





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Me and all eleven grandchildren...our silly picture ;)




Jan 30, 2015

Ole' to Izannah

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 These are some examples of Izannah Walker dolls. I'm sure some of you are familiar with these wonderful dolls of long ago, but for those that aren't, go visit here for some history on them. Aren't they just lovely?
Well, you know awhile back I posted about my reborning dolls, well I'm at it again, but this time I'll call what I'm doing as " Doll Altering" Taking dolls rescued from the thrift stores , cleaning them up and altering them into becoming a total new doll!


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The doll in this picture below is the one I just started transforming.  Basically , all I've done at this point is bathed her , painted hair and eyebrows on her. Do you see where I'm going with her? I hope it's fairly evident that I'm fashioning her into an Izannah Walker look alike, if you will :)



Of course, there is still much work to do on this little one until her makeover is complete, but I just couldn't keep myself from sharing with you. I'll share her again once she is complete. I'll be adding her to my Esty shop and see if someone may be interested in adopting her for a reasonable fee, of course.
I am also going to have a couple of my crocheted lap blankets to offer and a few vintage items as well. I'm trying to keep my hands busy, and make a little extra income too, which is needed.  Hope you all have a fun, very blessed weekend ♡ Shelley



Jan 28, 2015

Tea Talk and Chit Chat



Go grab you a cup of tea and lets talk, OK!  I'm still reading The Mitford Series by JanKaron. Right now I'm in the third book, These High Green Hills. I've not been reading as much as I once did though. I believe I truly enjoy the Amish stories much more, and after this series I'll probably begin another Amish one.



I'm also thinking I need to start being more creative, to the point of making some things and stocking my etsy shop that has been in limbo for years. Earning a little extra income sure wouldn't hurt either. We are having some very warm weather for January, in the low 80's the last couple of days. January is most often our coldest winter month, but back in October we had some much colder than normal weather so maybe an early spring is in store.  On the good side , I'm saving on my propane, which is quite expensive, by not having to burn my heater.

This picture below is from a friends craft room. If I fix myself such a space,I may really get busy creating  ;)


My daughter Regina and I got out and about for a while today. We hit a couple of thrift stores and then had lunch, then to shop for household things. It was a beautiful day, but I was actually sweating, very warm for a winter day indeed. I know some of you are most likely looking out your windows at the snow piles growing larger.  I love snow, but we never see enough of it here. I know it can become troublesome at times too, too much of even a good thing is just to much! OK, ladies enough tea talk for this time......I've rattled on enough. Until next time ......be blessed♡




Jan 25, 2015

The Lord's Day

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Take this whole world, but give me Jesus. When you have Jesus, you want for nothing.

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That just about says it all for me! To him be all the glory ♡♡♡
 His blessings be with you my friends