Wednesday, February 11, 2009

God's Cake

Sometimes we wonder, “What did I do to deserve
this?” or “Why did God have to do this to me?”

Here is a wonderful explanation!

A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong:

She’s failing algebra.

Her boyfriend broke up with her.

AND her best friend is moving away.

Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter
if she would like a snack, and the daughter says,
“Absolutely, Mom, I love your cake.”

“Here, have some cooking oil,” her Mother offers.

“Yuck,” says her daughter.

“How about a couple raw eggs?”

“Gross, Mom!”

“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?”

“Mom, those are all yucky!”

To which the mother replies:
“Yes, all those things seem bad by themselves.

But when they are put together in the right way,
they make a wonderfully delicious cake!

God Works The Same Way.

Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times.

But God knows that when He puts these things all
in His order, they always work for good!

We just have to trust Him and, eventually,
they will all make something wonderful!

God is CRAZY about you.

He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen.

GOD can live anywhere in the universe and He chose your heart.

--author unknown

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My New Addition / Bartering

Bartering is a good thing. I love being able to barter for things that I want or need with others that want or need something that I have. Here is my latest acquisition. She is a beauty. I got her on a barter. woo hoo!! She's an Eqyptian Red Eye, Singer 66, 1910. I haven't even tried to run her to see if she works, but I don't care if she does or not, she's a beauty to look at. Oh, an look at that alligator skin cake. How cool is that? I wonder if she is a modified treadle. Would love to know her history...all the people that have loved her over the years, what young girl learnred to sew on this. Was it a gift to a new Bride? Who was this Elizabeth that scratched her name on it? I'll never know but love to image all the clothes and quilts that were made on this. Although, I suspect that it wasn't used too much as most of the goldwork is still on it. There is very little wear and tear. Who's prized possession was this or was it put into a cabinet for years on end, neglected? She's a showcase now at my home and will always be proudly displayed.