I can do all things in Christ who strengthens ME!!!! Phil 4:13

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rough Week - Kind of Depressing

My week started out pretty normal. The craft fair last weekend was not the greatest. Work was going fairly well....until Tuesday. I am called into a meeting with the Pastor and the acting CEO of the church. The first words the pastor said to me is I am so sorry but...we have had some major budget cuts and the two salaried positions are to be cut. Imagine my shock when my position was one of them. I have a job until June 30.

Wednesday rolls around and I find out that I am not eligible for unemployment(I was banking on this). Churches in Minnesota do not have to pay unemployment if they do not want to. It was really hard going to work yesterday.

Thursday I am having extreme anxiety and having trouble getting to work. I check my bank account as it is payday and lo and behold the paycheck is not there. Evidently the treasurer goofed up the direct deposit. I also find out that unemployment only goes back for 1 year, not 5 as I was told. To make my day even brighter I may not be eligible for the displaced worker program because I am not eligible for unemployment.

Needless to say things at home should be going allright, right. Wrong...the dryer doesn't work now ( I do have a clothes line outside) that will help and gives me 3 months to get one. Jeremy looked at it and found it is the motor, which are very hard to find at the moment. The rear brake on the car is squeaking. We ran out of heating oil. (Thank God it is April and I have space heaters.)

I know God has a plan in all of this but right now I can't see it. It is good I work 2 jobs so at least I will have a tiny bit of income coming in from the craft fairs. I will be working at the Red Hat convention this week. It should be a lot of fun. I will have Sunday off so that will be relaxing. Say lots of prayers my shows pick up. I will start the job search next week when I am a little more rested and not quite so anxious. May need to go to the Dr. before this is all over and get treted for Anxiety as I will have to find out about COBRA or the state health insurance, that will end on June 30th as well.

Maybe someone will click on my Google Adsense and I will make a penny a month lol.
I will also have a lot of time to clean my house and do a lot of sewing.

Have a great day and God Bless All of You

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A moda giveaway

Wonderful give away at:

My Fairy Name

Your fairy is called Hex Iceshimmer
She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable.
She lives in places hexed and tainted by black magic.
She is only seen when the first flowers begin to blossom.
She wears black feathers and rose petals. She has icy blue butterfly wings.
Get your free fairy name here!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Guaranteed Smile here

Sunday, April 19, 2009

This is kind of Scary and a giveaway after seeing this on another blog, (sorry I forgot the blogger), this could be the wave of the future. I don't want it do you?

Last day for the purse giveaway at Sheilas place

Home tonight, Fargo was not as good as I expected guess I work next weeked. :(

Have a great day and God Bless all of YOU!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Lucky Day

What a surprise today to pick up my grocery order from the local store. Doreen sent some flowers home with me.
And then I get the mail and the new Giggle Club pattern is here. It
is so cute. Has an adorable little cat button.
Well I am off to Fargo this weekend. Hope I make lots of sales so I can take next weekend off for my God-daughter's daughter's birthday party.
Have a great day and God Bless all of You.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

HAPPY EASTER, a giveaway & my poor puter & pic

Happy Easter everyone, It is a beautiful day here in Minnesota. Sun is shining and He is Risen. May everyone have a blessed day.

I have a couple of invites for dinner, but I have decided I will probably stay home and relax. After working on taxes for my family all day yesterday and fighting with the clothes line, finally getting four loads of laundry out (I really over did it). BUT!!! today is Easter and I have decided I am going to stay home and take care of myself, a little sewing, a little cooking, a little resting and blinders so that I do not see the mess from working without a day off since February.

Best Buy has messed up my laptop as they did my son's computer. The webcam now works but I still have no microphone. They said to install only the updates that I need and if I install all the important and recommended updates the computer crashes. I was able to get it to system restore to restore it and set the settings to before the updates. I am so frustrated. So...hi ho its back to Best Buy we go.

Here are a few giveaways enjoy, very nice blogs.

Even though time did not permit me to sew as much as I wanted to this weekend. (and here I sit blogging :) LOL) All I have to do is to cut the sashing, cornerstones and borders, then I can sew sew sew all week after work. I will also be doing a little stitching. Should be a very pretty quilt.

I have looked at this kit for the last year and finally decided March 1, I would start it. I figured it would be finished in a month. Silly ME!!! but it is turning out so pretty. It is either a table cloth or a tree skirt. I figured I would make it as a table cloth, because I can fold it in half and use it under a tree. It is all candlewicking french knots, satin stitch and back stitch. Just very slow for me. I did hear a word of encouragement from the chiropractor. He said most people with my injuries can't do the stitching. (I am not giving this up!!!) I just stop when my hands get tired and come back to it in a little bit. Now if I could get all the walking I started 2 months ago stop the aching muscles I can add more time to my walk. I will be thin in no time.

I am sorry the pic's are not the best quality. The battery cover broke on the bottom of my camera so I took these with my cell phone. Now where it that duct tape.

Have a great Easter everyone. Remember He died so that We may live.

God Bless You All and thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Giveaways

New giveaway at

Was a beautiful day here. Mall show this weekend. Hope to make lots of money ;), then I can take next weekend off. That would be so nice maybe get a little sewing done and (you didn't hear this from me) and maybe a little cleaning done as well.

Have a great day and God Bless All of YOU!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

More Giveaway's

There is a giveaway for some really yummy fabric at

Another giveaway at for more yummy fabric.

Kind of a dreary day here. Blizzard up north and rain in the south. Tomorrow is to be sunny and warm 45 a heat wave. I have to take a picture of my project I started in March. It is a candlewicking christmas table cloth. I have had the kit for 10 years and have finally started it. Well off to stitch for a few minutes before I go to bed.

Have a great day and God Bless All of You