Tuesday, January 29, 2013

God Sized Dreams-snowman card

Holley's {http://holleygerth.com/} assignment for us  this week to:   think back to another time when you took positive action in your life.  What’s one thing that helped you move forward that you could apply again now and someone else could benefit from hearing too?

As I was pondering this, it's not so much what one thing I did, but it's what God has done, doing and will do.  He's given me HOPE.  Every time I have had an obstacle, was challenged it was hope that moved me forward, kept me going.   Praise God!  I me really Praise God, sometimes I feel like that is all I have is Hope and you know what I think that's all I need, because with hope I have faith and with faith I have trust in all His promises to me.

Those who HOPE in the Lord will renew their strength   They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and net be faint.  Isaiah 40:31

Blessings, mercy and grace, Michelle

Monday, January 28, 2013

Texture Tuesdays

Friends, I'm linking up today with Kim for Texture Tuesday http://www.kimklassencafe.com/thecafe/tag/texture-tuesday

Her request today was to use the minus 43 texture, I like it for this photo, I think it enhances the vintage look of my lady head vases.  I grew these beautiful amaryllis before christmas and still getting blooms.  The lady with the pearl necklace and ear rings was a Christmas gift to me, found it at a local antique shop and just had to add her join the other two ladies.  For lots of creative inspiration stop over to Kim's today and check out all the other post.  For those visiting today, new to this blog, I've decided to not post TT at rosebudquilting blog but now here at Angel Rose Cottage will be where I link up for TT.  Have an awesome Tuesday.
Blessings Michelle

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

God Sized Dream Buddy

I'm choosing my friend Beth for my God Sized Dream Buddy.  She is such a sweetheart, she is always "up", smiling, positive, supportive, encouraging, has vision, overcome obstacles herself, and most of all she is a Christian Sister.  Plus we have know each other for a few years and she "knows" me, some of my obstacles and I know will make the time comittment and will be consistent.  She's also working on a dream God has given her and I hope I can offer being a God SIzed Dream Buddy for her too.
Celebrated my birthday and my youngest sister's birthday on Saturday, her's was actually Sunday, with my other sister and daughter.  Out to lunch and some pampering in the afternoon and then played some cards on Monday night.  So a wonderful weekend, with family time, the next two Saturday's I have two friends who want to take me to lunch...love going out and having some girlfriend time.  Especially valuable with everyone's busy schedule.  But, part of the dream is to carve out that time and balance.  I've actually been accomplishing quite a bit this whole month on steps to the dreams, I've had a great month and there's still a week or so left.

Grace and peace to you, Michelle

Monday, January 21, 2013

God Sized Dreams

God Sized Dreams....I have numerous dreams/hopes and goals for 2013. I'm linking up with Holly for this series of posts for the year, it will be exciting to look back in December at the journey this year will take. I want to work on so many dreams this coming year, not sure if I have just one huge dream but many loves in the making. So here goes a list, not in any particular order:

1. Creative-book-I want to get an idea I've had for 7 years created...not sure of the outcome, but creating it is the priority...whether it is published, an e-book or something printed just for me and my family, we will see. Photocards. Increase photoshop skills.

2. Financial-cut flower business-I know another side business...what can I say it's another one of my passions

3. Finanical-grow my card club-in reference to stamping and Stamping Up Business

4. Financial-change my quilting business-from quilting for others to renting time on my machine

5. Physical-get healthier-grow organic non modified seeds, preserve food, cook more, exercise

6. Spirtual-use my gifts/talents to glorify God

7. Social-Spend more time with family and friends.

There you have it, this is what is shaping up for me. It will be varying degrees of progress and I'm ok with that, I want to enjoy the journey.

Blessings, Michelle

New Year, New Blog, New Dreams

Welcome to Angel Rose Cottage! I'm so excited you are visiting and to create another blog.  I know many of you follow me over at Rosebudquilting and I'm happy to have you join me here along with new friends.  I'm going to keep my focus on Quilting at Rosebudquilting blog only.  At Angel Rose Cottage, I'm going to focus on my fiath, gardening, cooking, stamping, knitting, crochet, decorating, reading and all things I love.  Thank you for sharing my journey with me.

Please bear with me as I design this blog, which will be an ongoing process for a little bit.