Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!! .....Still Standing!

Happy New Year to each and every one of you! 2009 has come and gone. It held laughter, joy, tears, accomplishments and even sorrow. No matter what 2009 held for you. Take a look at yourself you are still standing! Just wish I could reach out and give each of you a big squeeze.:o) You my friends have been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement through out the year and for that I am truly grateful.

Before my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I bow humbly giving Him praise and adoration. What a mighty God we serve! He is indeed the strength of my life, my everything. There is simply not enough space and time to tell of all of His goodness. He is the reason I smile, He is the reason I encourage others to cast their cares on Him for He truly cares for them. There is nothing more I love to do than to speak on His word, it fills you to over running.

As I was reading so many of the Christmas blessings and wishes from all of you, one of them read... "Beverly this year has been a rough one for you but you took it in stride". As so many of you already know February 13th 2009 I underwent surgery to repair my lower left mandible. My complete lower left jaw bone was removed and a new one built using the fibula from my left leg. Vessels were also taken to be used for blood supply to my new jaw. I went into surgery on Tuesday morning 9 a.m. and I was not awaken till Thursday evening. My doctors' felt my body needed the rest after such a long ordeal. I awaken to pain, a ventilator, a trach, wired jaws and a twelve inch incision on my left leg. My stay in the hospital was a long one. I could not speak and communicated using a little writing board while there. But oh my it is so wonderful to know when speaking to Jesus we need no words. He knows what we need before we utter a single syllable.

Mending has been a very long process. Although I am still walking with a little limp, guess what my friends I am still standing!

So to you, let 2010 be your year of seeking God with all your might, with all your mind, with all that is within you and I will continue do the same. Again, Happy New Year my friends! The best is yet to come! I would like to leave you with the words of the great Apostle Paul.


Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected;
but I press on, that I may lay hold of that
for which Christ Jesus has also laid
hold of me.

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended;
but one thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind and reaching
forward to those things which are ahead,

I press toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in
Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14 (NKJV)

Smiles...

Beverly

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you! May your Christmas be filled with joy as we celebrate with family and friends the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Our Saviour's birth was the greatest gift to mankind and our greatest gift to one another is love.

I will be away for a few days and returning January 1, 2010. Wow, I can hardly believe it! A brand new year, oh my goodness.:o) Merry Christmas my friends. May your Christmas be filled to the brim with nothing but blessings.


Therefore the Lord Himself will
give you a sign: Behold, the virgin
shall conceive and bear a Son, and
shall call His name
Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14 (NKJV)

Smiles....

Beverly

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Time Is Near....


Hello dear friends. The time is near, and I am excited to say the least.:o) The past few days have been pretty easy going around our house only to pick up once again. :o) My little butterfly mobile came out beautifully and I have so enjoyed watching it blow gently beneath the breeze coming through the window.

Tonight Honey and I will go out tonight for a little shopping. I need a few more treats to complete my goodie bags which I am delivering Christmas Eve. We are running a little behind on wrapping gifts. Tonight and Wednesday will be spent wrapping gifts and finishing my little bags. Honey will be baking sugar cookies on Christmas Eve. He bakes some delicious sugar cookies that are pretty popular with our family at Christmas. It is one of those recipes with a pinch of this and a dash of that and sprinkle here and there. I have to admit, they are so good but getting a recipe out of him has not worked over the years.:o) I think half of the fun for him is his keeping it a secret.:o)

Well my friends much to do before Thursday. Wishing each and everyone of you the most beautiful Christmas ever. I will be back here Christmas Eve. Take care.

Smiles...

Beverly

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hello.....

Hello! Hope each of you are enjoying a most beautiful week. It has been quite busy around our house and sure yours has been quite the same.:o) But today will be somewhat different. I plan to take this day simply to relax. With a pretty butterfly punch in hand and some very pretty paper, the morning will be spent creating a mobile to hang in the window of my room. Nothing fancy, just a string of pretty butterflies all in a row:o) In the mist of the busy that this season brings, remember to relax and enjoy a few moments of quiet time. Take care my friends. Chat with you in a few days.

Smiles...

Beverly

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Cheer!

Hello to each and everyone of you! Only a few days left till Christmas! Honey and I have been doing a little decorating and I wanted to share a few photos with you. This is our first year having an artificial Christmas tree. I tell you these trees have most certainly changed over the years and for the better I must say.:o) This one is beautiful, look so very real and came with lights! I love the smell of pine and knew that would be lacking with this tree so I made sure I had plenty of candles in a beautiful Christmas fragrance called "Christmas Wreath". It smells sooooo good and just what I needed!:o) We have not wrapped gifts as of yet, but will start to do so this coming weekend hopefully.

It is something so special about pulling out those ornaments each year and adding them to the tree. Each holds so many wonderful memories. This pretty ornament is new to the tree this year.:o) It is so pretty and the price was so right, only $2.00 for all this sparkle. I decided five was in order at this price.:o)


The beautiful poinsettia was my dear sweet Mother's favorite flower. Each Christmas my Dad would filled the house for Mom with beautiful poinsettias. Did they fool you, these are not real live poinsettias but they too are beautiful! I think Mother would have certainly approved of these.:o)

You may remember this chubby little snowman who has joined us for Christmas for many years now and Christmas just would not be complete without him. You cannot see it in this photo but he has on big black snow boots and big feet too.:o)

The new ornament came in two styles, this one has little jewels all around it. It is sitting right next to chubby snowman.


The camera did not pick up just how beautiful these fruit ornaments really are. They are some of my favorites for sure. Well my friends I will most certainly be back to share more with you in the coming days as we continue to prepare for Christmas. Enjoy as you prepare your home and your heart for Christmas.

Smiles...

Beverly

Monday, December 7, 2009

Rain Rain Beautiful Rain...

Wanted to take a few moments to wish each of you a beautiful week. It is rainy, chilly and the winds are blowing. I pulled out my throw, lit candles and listen to the pitter patter of rain throughout the day while going about my work, quite wonderful I must say.:o) I love this time of year as so many of you do.

Thank you for such sweet comments about the jewelry designs. I am having a wonderful time with beads I tell you.:o) Each and everyone of you make it a beautiful week. I will chat with you in a few days.:o)

Smiles...

Beverly

Friday, December 4, 2009

So What Do You Think!

Oh my are we busy or what.:o) Hello to each and everyone of you! I just had to take a moment to share my latest designs with you. So here we go!








If you would like to see more new pretties visit my Etsy shop. I will also be adding new pieces to 1000markets in a few days. Thanks all! Enjoy a most beautiful weekend and wonderful coming week.

Smiles...

Beverly