Friday, August 12, 2011

Sneak Peak Friday...mid August musings

I am all over the place these days...husband has had a couple of business trips, which puts my late night painting on the back burner...the Lord has brought more counseling opportunities, which is wonderful as far as walking in my gifting and seeing Him bring change in folks...

and it is August and my goals lately have been to simply stay cool - which means staying indoors as much as possible, which does give the opportunity to muse as I tackle little projects...dabbing paint and then on to something else that the tweener can participate in more...like cleaning closets and figuring out why my head is so distractable (done while she is engrossed in audio books)...

it is time to plan the coming school year!  Yikes, we were going to start on the 15th!  Yes, we can, tho' I will still be writing lesson plans!   Pinterest has been invaluable as a virtual bulletin board!

See other wants/ideas here

before he left, dear husband put new lights in the office - no more yellow tints on white (I hope)...
Worked on face shading - do I want to tackle ears?  And the white looks true!


I want to declutter - my mind and the house...
and I know that is a sign of transitioning, a metaphor for something the Lord is working in my spirit
I find new purpose for fabric scraps that I have held onto for years...I cut strips and tie them on to ribbon and make something beautiful for spring - the colors say "New Life" to me...glittery purple with green streaks, and purple sheers and green sheers to compliment...

I am contemplating sewing through my (extensive) fabric stash...to declutter, repurpose, and I am looking forward to that sense of satisfaction of having not wasted a thing...I open the first box and find fabric scraps from the Christmas dress tweener wore when she was 3...
Fabric scraps large enough to make eight mugrugs - machine embroidery added this week while husband was out of town...thinking Anita might have liked the scraps for her quilting now

and perhaps that is why I feel in transition, because she (the tweener) is this girl/woman now - in transition herself.  I have boxed up the "dress-up" clothes from the under-the-stairwell closet...leaving out just a few of adult sized clothes that she and her friends can still fit when the mood strikes (I was surprised when she and a friend enjoyed an afternoon of make-believe and dress-up this summer..)

playing with fabric is a way I connect to my own mother - she sewed, and I learned to sew from her...and I learned not to waste A THING from her as well...

And I hear messages in my spirit...

I don't waste a thing - pain, triumph, past, present - 
all are recycled for your future of Purpose and Hope

I can do a new thing with the old that has been packed away...

You are finding light

You are revealing beauty pulled from darkness

You can teach the tweener all these things too... 

Joining with Jennifer and other creatives at Studio JRU
StudioJRU

17 comments:

Anita said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow Cindy...those closing thoughts...thank you. Don't waste a thing...even pain...that's not easy...but I pray I learn not to waste it.

I can't wait to see your sewing projects! How exciting. =)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You have many talents, Cindy. I always admire people who can look at "scraps" and envision something beautiful. :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You have so many talents Cindy, you seem to be processing and ordering your life through His light.

Sadee Schilling said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this-- "don't waste a thing - pain, triumph, past, present -
all are recycled for your future of Purpose and Hope."

Beautiful, Cindy--and so relevant to what I've been processing this week as I've cleaned out my own closets! :) Thank you!

Lisa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I so have to check out Pinterest...I am hearing of it a lot in bloggy land.

Writing your on curriculum??? that's exactly what my plans are for Monday, and then I must put the finishing touches on our class room to start school August 22. I think this will be my 10 year of home school. 10 years! with one graduation under my belt and many scholarships I know now I can do this home school thing.

When I read the poem...and the first line says "I don't waste a thing - pain," ~ It reminds me of my mother when we would "belly ache" about this or that she would say "Offer it up to God" ~ Very good advice.

Jennifer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah for new lights - but I never noticed the yellow glare you mentioned. Your angel painting is beautiful!

I like the ribbon garland, too :)

Jodene Shaw said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cindy, isn't it wonderful how He speaks to us in our spirit? That nothing goes to waste with Him, He uses it all . . . even transition times that feel so random . . .

P.S. My "word verification" on your blog that I had to type in is "an artist" . . . {smile}

Carola Bartz said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

De-cluttering mind and house - one comes with the other. This has been my goal for this year, and I'm already far behind with only not quite five more months to go. I love the painting that you showed here.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I feel a bit all over the place lately too Cindy! I love pinterest as a virtual bulletin board! What kind of light did your husband put in for you? I am needing some new lights too. Love the message you left us with. Thank you!

Cindy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@AnitaLove your new photo for your ID...and I visited you and am so jealous over 5 hours of uninterrupted sewing!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I feel a bit all over the place lately too Cindy! I love pinterest as a virtual bulletin board! What kind of light did your husband put in for you? I am needing some new lights too. Love the message you left us with. Thank you!

Jennifer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah for new lights - but I never noticed the yellow glare you mentioned. Your angel painting is beautiful!

I like the ribbon garland, too :)

Lisa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I so have to check out Pinterest...I am hearing of it a lot in bloggy land.

Writing your on curriculum??? that's exactly what my plans are for Monday, and then I must put the finishing touches on our class room to start school August 22. I think this will be my 10 year of home school. 10 years! with one graduation under my belt and many scholarships I know now I can do this home school thing.

When I read the poem...and the first line says "I don't waste a thing - pain," ~ It reminds me of my mother when we would "belly ache" about this or that she would say "Offer it up to God" ~ Very good advice.

Sadee Schilling said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this-- "don't waste a thing - pain, triumph, past, present -
all are recycled for your future of Purpose and Hope."

Beautiful, Cindy--and so relevant to what I've been processing this week as I've cleaned out my own closets! :) Thank you!

Pieces of Sunshine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You have so many talents Cindy, you seem to be processing and ordering your life through His light.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You have many talents, Cindy. I always admire people who can look at "scraps" and envision something beautiful. :)

Anita said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow Cindy...those closing thoughts...thank you. Don't waste a thing...even pain...that's not easy...but I pray I learn not to waste it.

I can't wait to see your sewing projects! How exciting. =)