Friday, 1 February 2019

My Friday Finds . . .

A few of the things  I find each week that pique my interest, bring me joy, inspire me to learn, create, do, become . . . maybe they will do the same for you!  
An interesting looking ring dish by Lisa Junius on Etsy.   

Knitted Feline, by Alan Dart on Ravelry.  Not free, but not expensive. It looks so real! 
Hand felted Rat Slippers.  Darka Yarka on Etsy.  I really like these.  They aren't cutsie wutsie.  Very unsual. They have many different kinds of slippers available. 
Just Plain Living. How to live without a fridge.   

Quilting Digest.  Yo Yo Christmas Trees.   

Craft Gossip, Inspiration only from Trouble's Treasures.  
Sew Can She.  Adorable Tie Scrunchie. I really like these.  

Sewing.  Bit of Kindness pouch tutorial.  Just pop in a sweetie or a coin or whatever. Make someone smile today.  

Heart Strings Fibre Art, knitted Christmas Trees.  
Tip Junkie. Cereal box File Folders.  
 Open House Miniatures. How to make a folding doll house. Love this.  


 Creative Marima.  Inspiration only, but I love it! 
More inspiration. No source. But I do love the idea. 

Down Home Inspiration.  Cute! Those are  mini muffins, but you could use it to store anything for a gift for someone.  Candy kisses, Ferraro Roche, etc.
Kristen Horel.  Artists books.  Again inspiration only.  

Blueprint, Cute and quick crochet hearts.  
Birdcage and Thread. Crossbody Zipper bag. Tutorial.  
Developing Good Habits.  Great ideas.  
Little Miss Rose.  Handlettered Fonts for your Bullet Journal.  11 different ones.   

Life's Journey to Perfection.  Lesson and study helps for the year.   For the new Come Follow Me Program in the church. 
And those are my finds for this week.  I hope there was something of interest for you here.  
A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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The hum of bees is
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Pepperpot Soup 
In the English Kitchen today  . . .  Pepperpot Soup.  Delicious, low fat, quick and easy to make. 
I still feel a bit like I am operating in a fog.  I will be okay for a little while, and then it slams into me, and I am torn to pieces all over again. I expect it will take a while and it will be a new normal. I don't think I have ever experienced a loss so painful in my life.  I never knew the feeling until now. There are no words to describe the level of bereavement.  No words.

Have a great Friday.  Don't forget along the way of your day! 

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And I do too! 


  1. ((BIG HUGS)) dear friend! :))) Loss and grief is a really different walk during life's journey... Be kind to yourself, and lean on Jesus. :) That Come Follow Me program looks really inspiring--nice with the extras like the cards to keep the motivation and daily reading going. So many nice things here today... LOVE those mouse slipper--too adorable!! Some really fantastic slippers in that shop--and nice they are in adult sizes too. A bit pricey... but you'd have them almost forever. The artist books are really beautiful. I used to do a lot with paper, but not so much now... it's all about the yarn--haha! Oh, I MUST see about that living with no refrigerator!! I've often wondered about something like that... WOW! LOVE YOU LOTS, Marie!! ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

    1. Love you lots also Tracy! I love the slippers, but yes, very pricey, so will have to stay a dream. You are a brilliant knitter and sewer! I always loved your jewelry as well. I just think you are talented non stop. I am really learning to lean on the strong arm of the Lord these days. xoxo

  2. Marie..I know grieving is very hard. When my father died 30 years ago, I was experiencing physical problems as well, I cried for hours each day, and I could not even move my arms it was an effort just to do what I had to do everyday...I was always exhausted. It's part of the process of grieving I was told. I feel so sorry for you going through this. You are in my prayers. God will help you. Blessings, Louise

    1. I have experienced the loss of Aunts and grandparents Louise, but those losses were nothing compared to the loss of my mother. I know it will take time, and it is something we will all go through. I am so grateful that I had a mother who was special enough to me for me to love her so much. There are many people who don't. Thank you so much. xoxo

  3. Love the cat Marie and the little doll house is adorable(I love little houses) love and hugss!

    1. Thanks Gloria! I am not surprised we like similar things! xoxo

  4. Marie, I am so sorry and yes you will go through being sort of ok to falling apart. Lost my husband of 51 years and I understand your feelings. I joined a grief and loss group that helped me a lot. I am praying for you.

    1. Oh Dee, I am so sorry you lost your husband. That has to be so hard and painful. Keeping you in my prayers also. xoxo

  5. Dear Marie, God's strength and love guides you but it does seem to take forever. I cried in bed last night as I remembered sitting next to my middle brother at our Mom's wake. He had survived throat cancer for some years which left him with a raspy voice and coughing spells. He had that uncontrolable coughing spell while we were all reciting the Rosary. My parents and three brothers are no longer with us, as well as my husband no longer has immediate family...we have each other. It is so hard, I know, being so far away from those back home and not having been in their everyday lives. I am hopeful for the hereafter. Love today and tomorrow. Mary

    1. Maybe it never goes away Mary. This price we pay for love. Still I would gladly pay it. ((((hugs)))) Love to you also. xoxo

  6. I remember watching sad movies..and crying..while my twentysomething friend never shed a tear..when she lost her dad many yrs later..every sad movie..she cried..she told me now I get it.
    Not sure if this book would interest you know I lost my mom at 19 my dad 6 months later..I found a book..Moterless Daughters years later..and I still have it.I love it.
    I have never cried about my dad.Some loves..the loss is always present.I think I told you when Lucas was born..something healed♥Not fully..but it over 30 yrs..imagine.

    1. I have ordered the book Monique. I think I will buy one for my sister. How very sad that you lost your parents both within such a close span of time. I imagine you were all cried out when it came to your father. I think there is a special bond between moms and daughters. I think it is because daughters become mothers. Not all have that bond, but most do. I felt it with my own mother. The grief is almost unbearable at times. But we somehow must bear it. Love and hugs, xoxo

    2. The fact that you were in constant contact with her..the fact that all your memories are good..the fact that you loved her so..and she return...all this is one supposed to not mourn and feel such a void?
      Believe it or not I have known girls that have had no feelings for their mothers.
      None at all.
      I must admit to feeling a reserve with one..since I knew the mom..
      Take the time to feel..there's no rush in this thing called grief..and talk about it all you want.
      Take care.

    3. I think that is so sad to not have any feeling for your mother, but then again, I know all about that from personal experience. Thanks for your sweet responses and perfect advice my dear friend. xoxo

  7. Sending the biggest of love and hugs to you xx

  8. The loss stays with you forever but somehow you manage it better with time, and that is different for everyone. The sadness always remains deep in your soul. You will find yourself often thinking “l must tell mum that story, news, “whatever, then the reality hits you and you crumble. Be kind to yourself, there’s no timeline for grief. Your sister must be devastated too.

    1. Yes she is Angharad. Even my dad, and they are divorced for over 30 years now. My mother was a special woman. I think I will always miss her. xoxo

  9. Hi Marie~

    I always love to read about your Friday Finds, they are always so fun! A few days ago, I read that post about living without a refrigerator. I'm not sure I could do it. Although if I had to I could. Those little mouse slippers are adorable...I have always wanted to learn how to felt, I just love how realistic things look.

    I know how hard the loss of your mom has been, it's soooo very difficult! It took me a while to get out of that "fog", I know exactly what you are talking about. It will all be okay, time is the best healer, and your mom is by your side when you need her. You are brave and courageous, and it sounds like you got that from her! I have loved reading stories about your mother, keep writing about her, I think that is very healing. XOXO

    Love you Tons,

    1. I love you tons also Barb. I am such a bad friend. Not visiting when I should be. I know you have recently felt this same loss. ((((hugs)))) I have ordered the book Monique suggested. Maybe that will help. Love and hugs, xoxo

  10. Oh dear Marie...when we have a really good Mama, I think the grieving takes a long time. And truly, we will never stop missing them...but with time, it becomes more bearable. I also think if we have a daughter who is estranged when we loose our mom, then our grief over our own mom's death is greater. It happened to me. I lost my mom in 2001...and in the last 5 years, after my estranged daughter had a daughter...and many troubles come to her, now we are very close. But I wish we had been closer all those years earlier. A terrible price however has closed our gap. One I would not have wished upon her. Many hugs and prayers for you dear.
    Elizabeth xoxo

    1. ((((hugs)))) Elizabeth. Having an estranged daughter adds to my grief certainly. Also having an estranged son. I thought when they became parents themselves this would change, but it didn't. It is what it is. Thanks so much for your love and prayers. They mean a lot! xoxo


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