Monday, September 10, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ September 10, 2018


As I write ...   Sunday evening

The weather.... Very cool... I'll need a blanket tonight.


Right now I am... achy because I've been leaning over the table planning and sewing.

Thinking... I need to be in bed. I've been staying up too late lately.

A quote to share... 
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"The greater part of our happiness or misery 
depends upon our dispositions, and not upon
our circumstances." 

Martha Washington

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On my reading pile...   





Favorite blog posts last week...  


For those of you wondering if I'm going to make a Fall Bucket List this year, YES! It should come out on or before the first of Fall.

Something fun to share... 





On my to do list...  Check out my sewing challenge progress in the tab above!
  • Cleaning
  • Planning
  • Laundry
  • Focus
  • Cooking
  • Teaching
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Reading
  • Writing

On the needles...  
  • A Warm One hat for charity
  • Planning to order size 9 needles so that I can make a sweater for my little dog.

Looking forward to this week...
  • Monday -  Planning
  • Tuesday -  Knitting group 
  • Wednesday -  Church
  • Thursday -  Errands & coffee shop with dear friend
  • Friday -  
  • Saturday -  
Looking around the house...  I've made a big mess with my sewing things on the kitchen table.


From the camera... 


Love the colors in this bag I sewed.
Devotional...   


On my prayer list...

  • A family member has been in the hospital for nearly a week after emergency surgery and has been diagnosed with diabetes. Healing.
  • Approval from insurance company for my upcoming reconstruction surgery
  • Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation
  • Relief from the side effects of my treatments ~ regain full range of movement in arm without pain across all the radiated area.
  • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
  • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
  • Good, godly, brave people to be elected to serve in Congress and across our nation according to The Constitution. 

My prayer for you, my dear reader...

Father God, most likely each of my readers has something heavy on her heart. Father, I ask that whatever that need is—provision for a bill, for food, for education or whatever—healing for herself or a loved one—relief from pain, or fear, or anxiety—reconciliation with a loved one or between family members—salvation for someone they care about—I ask you to meet her needs. Holy Spirit, please make your presence known. Bring salvation, bring peace, bring faith, bring hope. Thank you so much for your provision of salvation and everything we need. I bless your Holy Name Jesus! Amen.


Thank you all for dropping in.
Please take a few moments and jot me a note. 

Laura
Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.

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31 comments:

  1. Bless your heart, thank you for your prayers! I enjoyed reading your post. I keep thinking that I would like to link up and do this, just haven't done it for some reason. Probably because I'm not sure I understand the "how to" instructions.
    And yes, Jesus is the ONLY way! ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. You're quite welcome Vicki! If you'd like to email me your questions, I'll be happy to try to help you. lauraofharvestlane@gmail.com

      Have a terrific week ending! I'll be over for a visit to your blog in just a bit.

      I went sewing at a little quilt shop recently. They had bought some of those strong plastic bed risers and put them under the table legs. That brought the table to a more comfortable height to cut and iron. Perhaps that could help? I know you do a lot of sewing. I'd love to see some of your work.
      marissa.madsen@myldsmail.net

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  2. I have yet to find a sewing table the right height to cut out. I always get a back ache. Love your bag. You are a bag lady just like me.

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    1. I went sewing at a little quilt shop a couple weeks ago. They had put little plastic bed risers under the table legs. It helped with cutting and with ironing. Maybe it would help you?
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  3. I love these posts, Laura! I hope you get relief from the side affects of your treatments soon. I've also been getting to bed too late, for a while now, and then last night I put myself to bed at 8:30pm! I was just so tired and obviously my body needed the extra sleep. So I'm determined to get more sleep at night now.

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    1. Hi Camie,
      Sorry it took so long to get to your comment! My body does cry out for extra sleep sometimes. I need to get to bed earlier. Sometimes I get the luxury of a nap, but not often lately. I'm coming for a visit to your blog.
      Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
      Laura

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  4. What a lovely bag, smiles....been thinking of you and keeping you in prayer.๐Ÿ’—

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. My computer time is just about up. When it is, I think I'm going to mend my husband's pockets. If you look at my list, you'll see pockets are a theme around here. Then I will either piece a little baby quilt or start some bowl huggers for the microwave.
      Blessings,
      Mrs. Laura Lane

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  5. thank you for the prayer... I needed that. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  6. That bag is so pretty! You'd get along with my night owl younger teenager. We're going to be having a conversation tonight about going to bed at a reasonable hour, LOL. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Hey Jean,
      Thank you! That's a bag I finished awhile back. I haven't made another one this month. I'm thinking about making some zippy bags. I haven't done that before. I think my girls might like them for sorting little items or organizing their purses.
      I am attempting to do better about bedtime. I just feel like I need a little down time after the kids (17 and 21) that are home are in bed.
      Happy week!
      Laura

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  7. Debby in Kansas, USASeptember 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Love your bag and it's so nice to hear you're sewing again.
    It won't be long until it's time to KRINGLE either!

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  8. I love the bag! Hoping all your prayers are answered. I'm off the read the blogposts you talked about. Have a great week

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  9. I love your blog, Laura. I don't know why, but, unfortunately, I'm a terrible friend and don't make it over here nearly as often as I should. Love the bag! That is beautiful! Joining you over all your prayer requests and sending you a big (((HUG)))! Blessings for a beautiful week ahead! <3

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  10. Cute bag! I also need to hit the bed earlier. I find that I'm sleeping later then I should.

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  11. Thank you for the prayers. I just LOVED Fervent. I've gone through it twice and I am sure it will find its way into my hands several more times in the years to come! And I just love the bag you sewed! I wish I were that talented! Have a blessed week!

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  12. Thank you for the beautiful prayer, my friend.
    I hope you are feeling better and rested soon.
    Always praying for you. : )

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    1. Billie Jo,
      You are a treasured friend. I wish we lived close enough to meet.
      I am feeling better. Praying for you now!
      Laura

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  13. I absolutely ADORE that Martha Washington quote! I hope you're feeling better soon. Keeping you in my prayers. Have a GREAT week.

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    1. Oh Tamy, I've found that it's true, too. Thank you for praying. I'm facing a challenge right now. I need to have the right attitude.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  14. Happy to hear from you again. I enjoy reading "Happy Homemaker". Keeping you in my prayers. Love, Gla

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    1. Thank you Gla, I know all the prayers of God's people are aiding in my healing. God is so good!
      Love ya,
      Laura

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  15. Laura, I have never posted, but I just wanted to tell you how much I am blessed by your blog. I enjoy all of your comments about home and family, but most of all I'm blessed by the love of Jesus that shines through you. I live alone, am widowed and look forward to your posts. They are like a visit from a close friend, one who shares my heart. You will continue to be in my prayers.

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    1. Hello Peggy,
      Thank you so much for writing to me! I love it when readers talk back. How else can we become blog friends?
      I am glad to visit with you. Thank you for praying. Praying for you right now!
      Blessings,
      Laura
      P.S. If you send me your email, I can write back directly.

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  16. Dear Laura,
    The last five items of your prayer list are, also, on my daily prayer list. I love the bag you made.
    Many blessings to you,
    Glenda

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    1. Dear Glenda,
      I'm glad we're praying in agreement. Thank you for the compliment. Bless you!
      Laura

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  17. So nice to see you sewing again Laura> I remember when I first found your blog, you had a couple beautiful bags listed for sale on eBay I believe... and there were little tea bag wallets..those were sold out, but I thought, what a talented seamstress. Isn't it nice to get back in the groove of things and enjoy again the things that were put on the shelf and back burner for a time. It's like a whole new start my dear lady..and you are an inspiration for courage and tenacity, but above all..FAITH in GOD!! And for THAT, I consider you a true blessing in my life.
    a gentle hug across the miles Karla
    P.S. My GMAIL picture is my little Toy poodle Buddy. He will wear sunglasses! And when you mention making a sweater for your pup, I have to smile, Buddy LOVES to wear a sweater..even in summer if air is on. Sometimes I don't think he knows he's a dog! He's a hoot.

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    1. Wow Karla, you've been reading the blog for quite awhile! I couldn't remember when we first started talking together. I made all those little tea bag wallets, and I don't have one for me! I may need to make some more this month. They were fun. I've got lots of small pieces of fabric. I don't think I'm talented, but I tend to be fussy about the details. That's the quilter side of me I guess. I am enjoying getting back in the groove slowly but surely. I'm not requiring as many naps as I was. I still get tired, but not quite as quickly. I need to build up some endurance again.

      I feel like I am getting a second chance at life. I am going to work toward making some changes. The sewing was the first since it is September. I didn't sew yesterday because of some unforeseen circumstances that kept me away from home (including a 3 hour homegoing funeral service). I am giving myself grace, because it's the right thing to do. I also spent quite a bit of time knitting since I was also waiting. Giving myself grace is also a change. More changes to come. ~smile~ Maybe I'll work on one each month.

      For some reason, your picture of Buddy isn't showing up. Could you send me one? This will be the first sweater I've made for Penny. She hasn't had one before. They're not really available where I live though a new dog shop just opened on the square. Not in my budget though I'm sure. I've got to get on Amazon and order my needles so I can get started!

      Hugs to you dear friend,
      Mrs. Laura Lane

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  18. It is always such a blessing to visit your blog Laura, and to hear how the Lord continues to be your source of strength in all that you've gone through! I most certainly loved the bag you sewed, it is gorgeous! It does feel good to sew and be productive. Perhaps in October when the days get shorter and the clock rolls back, I will spend more time doing some sewing. I miss it, and you have challenged me to get back at it :) So wonderful to hear that you have come through the chemo and are moving on with new and greater things in your life. You and your family continue to be in my prayers! Love you sweet friend!!!

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Thank you for praying for me! Thank you for encouraging me so much through this cancer treatment. I have the best blog friends in the world! Yes! You!

I read all your comments and respond as I can right now.
Please make sure I have your email if you want me to respond or pray for you. For some reason Blogger isn't notifying me of comments right now, so I may be a bit slower.

God bless you all! This life only works with Jesus. The next life is a continuation of this one—make sure you spend it with Jesus. Jesus is the only way to God the Father!

Your blog friend,
Laura Lane
Cancer Survivor