Daily Archives: July 17, 2008

An Inspirational Attitude

Happy Friday!  Enjoy your weekend…

This is a picture of a fish I had and he always seemed to be having a good day looking handsome in blue.

I am on vacation today at noon for 3 weeks and looking forward to trips to and from New York State, the cottage up north, visiting with friends/family & I truly hope there will be time for crafting.

I came across the following, it isn’t something that I wrote.   It made me think and I wanted to further share it with you too.  

 An Inspirational Attitude

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or …
I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money or …
I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health or …
I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn’t give me when I was growing up or …
I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or …
I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends or …
I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or …
I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or …
eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework …
or I can feel honored because the Lord has provided shelter for my mind, body and soul.

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Child’s Vintage Pillowcase Dress

My Madeline having a photo break while observing a chipmunk up close….

Oh my!  Cute.  I’ve seen a few really cute  little vintage pillowcase dresses around online.  I wanted to share the tutorial I found at  Tutorial at Red Instead  for a vintage pillowcase dress, if you are like me and interested in sewing one up.  I haven’t any vintage pillowcases though.  Can you suggest where I could purchase an embroidered one?  I haven’t checked ebay yet.   This is another beautiful little eyelet dress  Shelly  has embellished for her little one I wanted to share with you.  It is tooo cute.  Love to try that too.

Updating this post…I made the vintage pillowcase dress and I have posted it on 7/31.  So much fun to make!

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