Sunday, January 23, 2011

Well I don't know...I guess I'll craft.

Well I don't know a lot of things.
I don't know why it's taken so long to post.
I don't know why I have cravings for sweets all.the.time when obviously I don't need them. (see: my belly in a dress)
I don't know why it has to be so stinkin' cold, I mean seriously, if I wanted to be a penguin or polar bear wouldn't I live in the arctic?
I don't know why there has to be so much suffering. I see it all the time: in the news, on blogs I follow, from friends.
I don't know why I can be so bored one day and then completely obsessed with some craft project the next.
I don't even know how to use all the setting on my sewing machine, but when I have a craft in my head it's got to come out.
More on that later.
I wanted to address timing.
See we've been praying for a job change for my husband for a while now, a long while. We've also had some rather little prayers about things that in our minds aren't as major as say the job thing, but prayers no less. These little prayers, they are the ones being answered. In these crazy little ways too.
Ways that make my brain hurt thinking about the hows or whys of it.
Rob and I saw a mini van years ago...we were not the mini van buying kind of people.
Dodge decided to make a change to the body style. We rather liked what they did and thought well maybe if we were going to purchase a true family vehicle we could possibly see buying something like this. But that was years ago and we weren't in any shape for that kind of purchase for a long long time.
As time wore on and our Subaru aged, every time I would get in I would say a little prayer: Lord, please let this car continue to be good for our family. We can not afford something new, this is all we've got...
(We do have a Ford Ranger that was my husbands work vehicle, but it too has aged and having two vehicles that need repairs often is a great stress. )
Right before Christmas Rob came to me with an idea of how we would pay for a "new" vehicle. I was nervous, as I always am when it comes to money. The more I prayed about it the more I saw this as God's doing. Why hadn't we thought of this before? Why didn't we pursue this before?
Well, because it's about timing.
This job thing, I've got to put my hope in the timing. God is working to make room for Rob somewhere, somewhere that Rob's gifts and talent are going to flourish. I've seen enough of the business world to know that there are a lot of hardened hearts out there and God has his work cut out softening those hearts and opening doors for my husband to walk through.
I will never know how He works and why He chooses certain prayers to answer at certain times and how time works for Him...but I do know that God is good and He works all things for good.

Back to my craft projects, I read a few crafty blogs, they are so fun to look through. Then there are the projects that jump right off the page and get stuck in my head.

I must do that, must do it must do it must do it.

 Like this ruffle pillow.

Or this sweet satin flower. All the things you could decorate with this!
I'm giddy.
I must now go to the fabric store to get my supplies.
It's might be below zero outside, but I'm got some spring-y things blooming inside!

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