Friday, May 6, 2011

Creating Me
As I was reading one the many blogs I follow, this link was one I came across and absolutely LOVED! (I'm sharing it with you so that you can get the free download as well.)
For several weeks now, I've been trying to figure out which way to go with my blog, my etsy store, my quilting, my aprons.  I get emails from the etsy team weekly that give you ideas on how to grow your business and how to market your business and one of the consistent things they tell you to do is to "blog".  I started this blog initially as a way to keep people updated on my son, Jordan's, progress with gastric bypass surgery.  Also as a way to share what God has done, and is doing, in my own life.  I went back and forth as to whether to keep it as the one I would use to link my business to, but have finally decided that one: I don't have time to do more than one blog and two: that my business and my life are all about what God is doing!!  I don't know if anyone really cares what I have to say.  I certainly don't think that by posting pictures of what I am working on is going have people following so they can learn something from me...except maybe how NOT to do your seams, etc. that way!!  But there is a huge community of quilting blogs and I, myself, have learned so much from them, so maybe through my links or what's on my site, more people will find them as well.  And I will always share what the Lord has been showing me, because really, that's the most important thing to me when it all comes down to it.
I have two etsy shops Tea 'N Treasures where I sell the tea and aprons and my new one, Little Flock Quilts.  The name of this shop is based on Psalms 91:4 "He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings."  I obtained a new sewing machine in December and knew that with that blessing, I wanted to use it for ministry, so with the help of my daughter, Meghan, I came up with the idea to make quilts for Foster Children.  I will use proceeds from both etsy shops to fund this venture for the most part, but already the bible study I attend has purchased material for both a boys and a girls quilt that I have made for a ministry at our church called "PB&J" that works with the homeless.  It is a huge blessing to me to be able to give of the talents I have been given.
So, I continue to be "created"'s really amazing how you think you know the direction your life is going, and then something else comes along and you see a path you had never envisioned.  I really do take one day at a time.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring??