The farm was so beautiful this morning. The sun was coming up and the farm just glistened with a layer of frost on top of everything!
The old leaves and weeds looked beautiful.
Thousands of little snow crystals...........
thought about how everyone was different!
Piper enjoying the breeze!
Fixed a wire basket in the tree where Shelby Girlie Hen sleeps at night outside the kitchen window. It made me feel better. Lets see if she sleeps in it!
Mr. Tom was showing off to all the Girlie Hens! Thought he looked so pretty. I still have to carry a stick so he won't chase me.
Momma Hen was waiting for all the little Banties to come
opened the door and the farm cats were all staying quite warm snuggled in the straw!
They fly out of the little barn so I have to be careful when I
open the door. They don't care if I am standing there! One of my favorite things to do!!!!!!
Their favorite place to go is where there is a bush and some trees. The boys were cock a doodling! Music to this farm girl's ears!
Yesterday I went to see my Momma. As some of you know she is in a nursing home not very far from our farm. It never gets any easier to go. She can't talk and is in a wheel chair every day. When I came this time she smiled real big when she saw me. It was wonderful and I have it tucked in my heart for those days when she doesn't. She has Alzheimer's, but I do think there is a part of her that knows me.
My precious Miss Clarice...........I am thankful she loved her Father in Heaven.......now she is with her sweet man........she couldn't wait!
After I saw her I went to go visit my Miss Clarice. I came to her room and her name tag was not on the door............my heart sank. I always knew that this day could come. I went to go see if she was in a different room, because that does happen. They told me that she had passed away this week. When we open our heart and let people in..........it hurts real bad when they are gone. She was a very precious friend and I know that our relationship made her last days special for her and myself.
I thought I would leave you again the gift that she gave me.........how to do little crocheted flowers. I have made tooooo many to count. A little gift, but it blessed me so. The other was her old apron.......so I could make a pattern from it. I will treasure it. God gave me so many blessings as I would sit under her teaching. She always had nuggets of truth to hand down.............she was my Titus 2 women......and a very special one at that.
Slip stitch into the first chain to make a circle.
Chain 4, (this is the beginning of my cluster stitch for one petal of flower), yarn over crochet hook 2 times, put hook into center of the circle and bring stitch through 2 loops and again through 2 loops, leaving 2 loops on hook. repeat one more time. This will leave you with 3 loops on your hook, pull stitch thru all 3 loops on hook. Chain 4 and slip stitch in circle.* We did it!!! Our first cluster is done. Oh, how I hope you can follow Clarice's and my instructions. Repeat starting at the beginning with chain 4, and make 5-6 more clusters. Tie threads off. Now that wasn't hard was it? Clarice used variegated thread. I just used the ecru. I can see these clustered on a baby blanket. I used to make cream flannel blankets with shell stitches around the edges. I always embroidered little flowers on the corner of the blanket. Hmmmmm I guess that is another lesson.
Today I am invited to go and be with Grandma Yoder to eat lunch........another Titus lady........I will glean while I can. Do the same ladies.........adopt someone, if you don't have an older lady in your life........I did and I am so rich. They always take me to the place where Jesus is. Not fancy like.........simple life styles........lived out before me......gifts from the hand of God.
Enjoy your day........and if you have a nursing home close by......see who needs a friend.......if you have little ones.......take them with........our grandchildren hit the floor and are off to go see their friends when we go. It is a good thing to invest in their lives......even thought they are at the end..........it is for them......but you will see it will be for you also!
Love you precious ladies......asking the Lord to fill your cup.......with Himself.