Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Everlasting Arms

This beautiful hymn is one of my favorites, and I thought I'd share 
part of it here. (To read the full lyrics, and hear the melody being played
 of this hymn, visit this website.)

Art thou sunk in depths of sorrow
Where no arm can reach so low?
There is One whose arms almighty
Reach beyond thy deepest woe.
God th’ Eternal is thy refuge,
Let it still thy wild alarms;
Underneath thy deepest sorrow,
  Are the everlasting arms.

Underneath thee, underneath thee,
Are the everlasting arms,
Everlasting, everlasting,
  Are the everlasting arms.

Underneath us, O how easy;
We have not to mount on high,
But to sink into His fulness,
And in trustful weakness lie.
And we find our humbling failures
Save us from the strength that harms!
We may fail, but underneath us
  Are the everlasting arms.

Author: Albert B. Simpson

The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms
Deuteronomy 33:17a

Friday, February 19, 2016

Delicious Blueberry Cake

This recipe is quick to make, and is a favorite at our house! We usually
make it into a cake, but it is also great made into muffins instead--especially
for something easy to take along on a trip. 

Blueberry Cake

2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 16 oz. can blueberry pie filling 

Heat oven to 400*. Grease one 9x13" cake pan. Beat egg;
stir in milk and oil. Mix in remaining ingredients just until flour is moistened. Batter 
should be lumpy. Add blueberry pie filling, and gently swirl into batter (don't over-mix).
 Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 9x13" cake, (or if you prefer, 2 dozen muffins)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pen and Ink

Sometime last week, I decided to once again pull out my art sketch book 
to do some pen and ink artwork with my favorite ink pen (Faber's). 
Steaming hot peppermint tea! :) 

Monday, February 8, 2016

A Cute Penguin :)

 Today I worked on completing another baby hat for my Etsy store
There are lots of cute patterns out there, and this Penguin hat is one of my favorites so far! :)

Sewing on the nose.
 All done, and ready for a photo shoot! :)
 I played around with different backgrounds; this is simply using the back of a scrapbook.

 And a pretty, pink bow for little girls! :)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Winter Days

 After being accustomed to short, mild winters in the South for many years
and moving north this past year, one thing I have quickly learned is that winter days
 can become very long and definitely make me look forward to spring. :)

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These days spent indoors are perfect for getting projects done! Although I don't 
always get as much work done as I would like, one great way for motivating myself 
is to make a nice cup of hot tea to drink as I work on a project. :) Most of my 
work lately has been for my Etsy store, but I've also found myself in the kitchen 
a little more now and then. My brothers were quite happy when I made a batch 
of cinnamon rolls recently. :)

We haven't had much snow this winter, but when we finally got at 
least an inch or so on the ground back in December, I decided it would be
 fun to get outside for awhile and make the most of it. :)

A couple days ago I found this adorable picture of this snowman family 
online with a tutorial on how to make it. I would like to give it a try sometime!  
Maybe that will make for another post later if I get around to it. :)

Hope you all are enjoying these winter days! :) 

 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: Thou hast 
made summer and winter.
Psalms 74:17 

 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of
 God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18