Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's time.

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There is an appointed time for everything.
And there is a time for every event under heaven:
A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
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Margaret Finnegan wrote: " can't remove yourself from loss. You can be a king. You can be a goddess, and still you will lose what you love, and there will be nothing for you to do but wash yourself in the river of grief."
This past week has been a whirlwind of emotions for Doug and I. Neither of us have ever experienced losing someone we loved to suicide. There are so many things I'd love to write about, so many feelings that I want to share, but out of respect for our dear friend's family I don't think it would be appropriate. This is the last time I will mention this episode in our life on my blog. It's time to get back to life. It's time to get back to blogging.
Wanna' see some crafts?

I'm participating in a craft boutique with my friend Janae this weekend. I've been busy busy busy making things to sell at our table {there will be a total of 35 tables at this fair}. I embellished a few of these Bazzill magnetic frames that I've had in my collection for a while - picked them up at a close out sale for cheap. I almost want to keep this one that says "joy" - my word for 2010.

I have lots of other pictures of things I've made for the sale that I'll be sharing in the upcoming week. Until then, I have lots of catching up to do on my favorite blogs...

November Attitude of Gratitude
* I am grateful for my collection of buttons and my quest to use them up.
* I am grateful for the opportunity to sell my wares at a boutique with Janae {and Carrie in tow}.
* I am grateful for a husband who is such a good friend to others. He inspires me every day.


Ruth said...

Those wee frames are so cute! x

Beverly said...

I had never read the Finnegan quote, thank you for sharing it. I hope the fair this weekend is just what your spirits need, I'm sure you will do well :)

traci said...

well said deb. i am sure this has been a rough week. we have all been thinking of you.

cute frames!!!

Liberty :) said...

these are beautiful. are you going to put some in your etsy shop?

Mom said...

One of my favorite Biblical passages--thanks for reminding me of it.

These frames are so cute! Hope you sell them all! Can't wait to see your other wares! xo

Margaret said...

My 15 year old's favorite song is "Turn Turn Turn" by the Byrds. I'm with your mom. It's a beautiful verse. Best of luck on your fair. What luck buyers you'll find.

Sian said...

Very nicely done Deb - you have style and grace.

And very best of luck with your stall - we'll all be waiting to see how you get on :)

helena said...

adore the frames Deb, I'm sure you will have so much fun with your stall. Great to see the abudnance of buttons.

your positive nature and ability to put on the normal happy persona is striking (and not unlike my own way of dealing with stuff)

stay strong

Rhona said...

The passage from the bible is very fitting, thank you for sharing it.

I'm sure your stall will do really well, those little magnets are lovely! I'm looking forward to seeing more :)
My verification word is "allyce" I wonder if that has some significance lol!

debs14 said...

It's so nice to see your name pop to the top of my blogs that have been updated. We all know the pain you are going through at the moment, but hope that returning to the normality of your lovely blog posts will help get you through.
Fabulous frames, I'm sure the stall will be an amazing success!

scrappyjacky said...

My thoughts have been with you,Deb...but wonderful to see you back here....and with such gorgeous makes.
Good luck with the craft fair....I'm sure you'll do well.

Amy said...

Deb, you and Doug and Carrie and your Mum have all been in my thoughts this week - today you have chosen a beautiful passage to share with us.

I love the litle green frame - gorgeous! Enjoy the stall on the weekend, make sure you have plenty of stock .... you don't want people to miss out on your lovely creations :-)

Clair said...

Ah, but is there time to read all of your blog comments and still make more things for the fair? Beautiful crafting, as always, and good luck x

Becky said...

Thank you for sharing those very thought provoking words.

I love the frames you have made - good luck with your stall :)

Cheryl said...

Thanks Deb for sharing those lovely thoughts.

Good luck with your fair and that green one is so cute x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Glad to see you back on the Boards. I've been thinking of you and know that we will support you in happy times (or sad).

Rachel B said...

Such beautiful words :)

....and those frames are just fab!

MarleneMAZ said...

These frames are just so cute. Hope all goes well at your sale this weekend.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love the post, the crafts and the gratitude. I love that you are taking the time to appreciate your blessings, even in trying times. You've definitely been in my thoughts and in my heart these days.
The frames are so sweet - I bet they'll go really fast. Good luck with the sale and have a great weekend!

Karen said...

Glad you are back Deb. I find your attitude to what has happened in recent weeks inspiring as are your beatiful frames. Take care and take each day as it

Anonymous said...

You've been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Beautiful frames. (I think it's perfectly OK for you to keep the "joy" frame. :-) I'll be looking forward to seeing the rest of your goodies. What fun it would be to shop your sale.

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