Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Holiday Fantasies Department -- Main Lobby. Special on Valentine's Day Garland.

I'm stealing this Pinterest idea from my younger sister Kelly's blog post (her blog is called Restitch Me) who, in turn, got the idea from  this blog.    And yes, this will qualify as my Pinterest project for this week even though it was not my original "pin"!  I was just reading a daily devotional entry about the verse in Ecclesiastes 1:9 that says "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun."   Guess that's the case here!

Please don't judge me for the pop tart package in the background!
Am taking this pile of hearts cut out from the latest Martha Stewart magazine

and have made it into one of these!

Very simple project for today, but that's okay!   Have just finished up two huge projects (huge in that they were a little bit out of my own comfort zone) and am happy to have something simple, silly and fun to think about doing!   I posted my "squatty tote bag" yesterday, and am guest posting over at Restitch Me with the big cushion project!   Check it out!  

This garland was to be sent to college to Youngest Son's girl -- in hopes of bringing a little bit of Valentine's cheer to her dorm room.   As of yesterday morning, the Valentine's Banquet being held at the college was a "no go" for Caleb and Brook  this year.   Both of them are working hard at their various jobs to keep that school bill paid up, and that doesn't always leave much money left over for date activities.   And that's totally okay!!!!!   God knows and sees exactly what they need and what lessons there are that need to be taught in any given situation.   I'm proud to say that they both have had very good attitudes when it became clear that the banquet would go on without their presence this year.

Fast forward to the afternoon hours just before work shifts were to begin.  Walking to the parking lot,  Caleb noticed an envelope tucked under the windshield wiper of his car.   Printed on the outside was this message -- "Here are two tickets for the Valentine's Banquet.  Take Brook and have a great time!"   Signed, A Friend.

Happy dance!   Shouting "glory" and jumping for joy!  When God blesses in such a fashion, how can we possibly doubt His love for us?  He not only cares about the things that we NEED, He is constantly watching to see where and when He can bless us with "the desires of our heart."    It reminds me of that song "I stand amazed."    Husband, Caleb, Brook and I all stand amazed!   But seriously, isn't that just like God....

A completed Valentine's Day garland?   Why, that's just icing on the cake!  

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