Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Apron # 1 and the sky shots

Normally when I sew. . .I love uninterrupted hours to sew and have standing breaks to press open seams and press. . to make it look better. However, with the technology that we enjoy today. . .my beloved has taken it as his personal responsibility to call me from the shop when he sees photo ops for my enjoyment.

On Friday, I had stopped sewing many times for different reasons and when I got the call to come outside with my camera... . I nearly didn't. He said. . ."you'll be sorry" . . . changed my mind. Why is it that we feel so compelled to finish tasks when God gives us opportunity to to rest. Not all rests need to be lengthy. . .some are just breaks. . .quick little gifts from above.

The apron still was completed . . . the rest was enjoyed. . . and the moment taken. This week seems to be full of many things to do. . .what should I attempt to accomplish. . .and what should I leave? Lord, give me wisdom to choose the things that matter most. ..and leave the rest for another time.

All for now. . .with love,

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous words of wisdom!
    Fabulous sky photos!
    Fabulous apron!

    I love it all! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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  2. I love your prayer at the end! I needed it last week so badly! Last week I was frozen into inactivity. I didn't want to do what I NEEDED to do, and had things I WANTED to do, but felt I shouldn't until I got the 'need to' list finished, so I didn't get much of anything done at all. This week, I'm giving myself permission to do a bit of both, and things are getting done. A little more slowly, but at least I am finding a balance between the need-to-dos and want-to-dos, and I'm feeling warmer and less frozen this week. Love your blog! Blessings, Becky G.

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  3. Great apron! I'm so glad that you listened to your beloved...what marvelous shots.

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  4. Love the apron and the photo breaks :0)
    Amen to your prayer. Have a good week...

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  5. Yea to T. for keeping an eye out for photo ops. He really is a great supporter of your blogging efforts isn't he.

    It is such fun to see the apron, and to realize that apron wearing IS back in style.

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  6. Cute, apron! Such a cheery colours!

    I love photo breaks. My beloved keeps an eye open for photo ops for me too.

    I'm constantly thinking of the things you mention. I have a heart condition and rest is part of the treatment. But, when I'm in the middle of a project I find it hard to stop! But the Lord is teaching me and it's a good lesson to learn.

    Shoot I better stop typing... I'm almost into a post rather than a comment :)

    It's food for thought - thanks Lovella!

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  7. Nice apron, Lovella. Are those retro colours? My Mom made me a blouse of those same colours when I was a teenager. I wore it a lot.
    Dairymary

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  8. Wow ... I love that sky! And I love you husband for caring about the things he knows you enjoy. What a blessing he is to you, Lovella!

    Thanks for the reminder that breaks need not be long. I have fallen on both sides of that temptation ... at times not stopping to take a break because 'I didn't have enough time' and at other times overindulging in breaks that are too long.

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  9. Now, that is beautiful and so are the colors. Great pictures and pictures can tell a million words.
    I so wished I had kept the apron my mother made years back...
    I'm not sure my girls would wear aprons at this point, but I could stack them away for future times.

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  10. Green - my favourite color! (love the apron)

    Lori T

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  11. Such a good feeling to accomplish a task! Love the retro look and details on your apron! And aren't you glad you didn't miss God's handiwork at the same time?

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  12. What a pretty apron. Your photos are so lovely, and it seems right to take a little time for things that you might never see again.

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  13. Love the sunny, spring apron colours. They look great on you. Great sky shots too. I wonder if professional photographers have informants to tell them that a great shot is in the making. It would make total sense!

    But when I opened your blog, I was, I must admit, a tad disappointed. I know your passion for American politics, and I see no mention of it at all. You have been glued to the TV this morning, haven't you? I watched with the express purpose of hearing Rick Warren's prayer. What did you think?

    I hope to read about it tomorrow. :)

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  14. Beautiful sky shots !!! amazing!
    and a great job on your apron!
    You look lovely in it !!!

    and yes.. the things that matter most... Give us wisdom, Lord!

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  15. aaaaaaaaah....love that apron and glad you took a break! We need to find balance...so hard to do.

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  16. I've been contemplating the same thing--what can I leave undone? what matters most for me to do?

    The apron is a success!

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  17. Hmmmm. I suffer from the same problem. Taking time....so important. And easier said than done.

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  18. Hi Lovella...you look very cute in your new apron. That photo, when I first saw it, made me think of my Aunt Lois....you look just like her in that shot (or as how I remember her from when I was young and she was younger than I am now....)

    Your words are full of wisdom, and that first pic of the jet trail is fantastic!

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Thank you!