Wednesday, March 26, 2014

There's A Blizzard Over There!


Tulips...gotta love'em. As you can see, I'm still practicing with the square size. I've not got Lynda's method down pat, but I can, at least, get the square on. 

In other news, I am working on a new header suitable for Easter. I say this by way of warning. (Apparently, I change my header so often that some get whiplash.) I'm sticking with a theme —— a tea-filled tea cup. I have been blessed with so many and I enjoy using them. Here's a hint of things to come; hopefully, by this afternoon.


This should also explain the new lace background. Maybe.

Let's see...what else? Oh I am busily decorating for Easter. It's not my turn to host Easter, but I do have two grandsons who are newly interested in the Easter story so I hope that we shall make an Easter garden together *like the one that a young friend made last year.*

A storm is passing by very close; it is snowing just a few miles down the road, but has not and may not reach here.


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~Please forgive me, I am olden and love a good old-fashioned gospel quartet.~  
Life's storms affect us in many ways. They can buffet our finances, our health, our mental stability, our family relationships, even our nation. With a blizzard just on our doorstep...I can feel the chill, hear the howling wind, and can see the ominous gray...this song has been on my mind. 

If you'd like to read the lyrics, you can find them here. The verse for me that causes a hot tear to sting:

Many times satan whispers, "There is no need to try,
For there's no end of sorrow, there's no hope by and by"
But I know Thou art with me, and tomorrow I'll rise
Where the storms never darken the skies.

Well, I should probably get back to header making or decorating or something. I know that I'll still be humming this, though. It's a real ear worm.

A beautiful day to you!
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44 comments:

  1. I would change the furniture around every week if I could. but changing a blog header definitely helps meet that need. Your new header looks "promising" of Easter joy and beauty. And I never heard the expression "ear worm" before. I have a lot to learn from you!

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    1. Ha! I would do the same - about changing the furniture!

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  2. I love your new header and change mine frequently. I get bored quickly so it goes with the territory. I also love the old gospel music and really miss it. Our church has young contemporary and I won't be doing any criticizing but will be listening to some of the old at home. I was thinking you are close to where this snow is going on but I hope I am wrong!

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  3. Your teacup theme for headers will be fun. I always enjoy spotting your new headers. I hope you and the boys do create an Easter garden. What a fun thing to do and a treasured memory for all of you. The song is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

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  4. The song is so beautiful Vee.

    I like the idea for your header, just beautiful!

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  5. I just listening to the song and reread - I see the snow is nearby!

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  6. LOVE the new header you are working on....soo cute! I need to do SOMETHING with mine. I can't get anything the way I want it to be on my blog if I am being honest. And I like everything about yours...don't worry though I couldn't copy it if I tried, lol Enjoy your day Vee!

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  7. I just love your square tulip photo. So pretty. I bought a colourful bouquet yesterday to get me through this blizzard to be. The wind is picking up but it's not snowing yet. I don't think we'll get too much here compared to other areas like Moncton or Halifax. And there's more, much more snow predicted for the weekend. Yikes!! I don't mind your header changes as they are all so beautifully done. Your possible Easter one is lovely. I hope the storm passes by and we are all safe.

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  8. I change my header every day, so you have a buddy in doing that! lol I like change.

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  9. Beautiful tulip shot. I enjoy seeing your new headers when you create them. I am so far overdue for a new header. Mine is of pictures I took over 2 years ago at my previous home!

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  10. We missed the storm too, here on Eastern L.I. I am thankful.
    Your header is lovely! I am thinking what I will make for my 5 gkids for Easter. Have you done the Ressurection cookies with yours. We usually have 25 kids for the egg hunt. I'd better start filling them soon! Hope by Apr. 20 the weather will be better!

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  11. I am sounding like a repeat parrot(lol)--anything you do on your blog, header/background etc..is just plum lovely. I strive to be as good as you..really, that is the truth. Not that I am copying you etc..you just have a beautiful sense of design. Thanks for the links you post etc..

    (ps we woke up to a couple of inches of snow here in western NY, what a surprise, as the weatherman said we weren't suppose to get any.) Blessings

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  12. A beautiful day back to you! I've been playing with photos today, too. One day, they may make an appearance on the blog!

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  13. I hope the worst of the weather stays away from you. What beautiful words to this song....but it does make me feel a bit melancholy. I have been greatly affected by the weather during my life and love living in a place with lots of sunshine. It lifts my spirits and even gives me energy. Hope you have some sunbeams today, too! Sweet hugs!

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  14. I love to stop by and visit - I always leave with inspiration! Glad that the storm was a few miles away and not on top of you. We only got a dusting - thank goodness,

    I need to do some spring cleaning on my blog to lighten up and freshen up too.

    Happy Thursday!
    Leann

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  15. Vee, I have always loved that song...I love the old as well as the new stuff :) Your tulips are heavenly and so is your header-to-be. I do enjoy changing up my header and have plans to do just that this weekend....the hubby is working all weekend and it's going to rain...no better time! I might even get creative and sew up a new apron from my stash of Goodwill linens! We'll see what I will accomplish (probably not as much as I have
    planned).

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  16. Love, love, love those tulips. I just wish mine would bloom. Maybe soon.

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  17. I don't change my header often enough. But I love seeing yours! This tea cup is gorgeous, but then I'm partial to blue. The yellow chicks make it so pretty.
    Love the tulips. Hope the storm soon passes by. Keep that ear worm going!

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  18. I love your headers! I can't wait to see what you end up with. I've been shooting with the square option on my iPhone. It's interesting. I have a temporary header up right now, because I was ready to move on from all the blue! Maybe I'll work on that this afternoon.

    Deanna

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  19. I love your header and yes, tea cups are always an important theme! xo

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  20. Hope the storm bypassed you..Love your header..Have a nice day

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  21. Aha, there's the lace I was seeing on my iPad! Very nice Easter header with a pretty teacup and yummy vanilla nut cream tea.
    The verse you like from the hymn certainly evokes emotion. Two weeks ago at church 'Rock of Ages' was sung, my late father's favourite, and the tears were flowing freely.

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  22. I always look forward to your new headers and I think I'm going to try that resurrection garden too! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love your idea of the tea cup (filled with steaming tea) and all the little special things you've added. I was thinking of doing something with my tea cups too in an Easter Header. Love your little chicks.
    Love the verse to that song.... At Easter I love to hear and sing "Then came the Morning"...are you familiar with that one. It's on Youtube too. Yeah for Easter, Yeah that my Sins are forgiven, and HE IS RISEN!!
    (opps...didn't mean to start preaching...see what you do to me! Sending hugs and smiles.

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  24. I love good old songs and quartets, too. Love the tea cup idea!

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  25. Love your post and I LOVE that song!!! SO true, too!
    I enjoy your changes and admire you no end for knowing how to do it!!!

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  26. I, too, love the old hymns Vee. So much nicer than hearing the same verse sang over and over again.
    And, like this one, so many of them make me cry too.
    I like your new Easter header. It tells the story with the items you have chosen.
    So glad this storm has passed you by. We have enough of the other ones that life throws at us.
    We sure don't need the weather ones too!

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  27. Well I just had to do it Vee. My new header is the top shelf in my mother's hutch, the cup in the middle is the one that started my collection. I believe it was on my Note Book Party. Thanks for all the inspiration you give me, and I can see many others too.

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  28. So now I want to chat with you about each and every thing you mentioned in your post! :D
    I love tulips! (You may have noticed.) They are my favorite flower, and I have never once planted any.
    Beautiful, beautiful header! I always love your headers...you have such a way of arranging and including so many lovely things. Your headers make me want to come in for a chat. (Even if I didn't already know you were good to chat with.)
    I hope you are able to do the Resurrection garden! We enjoyed ours so very much. And if the boys are interested in the Easter story, then this is the year! That warms my heart.
    There are such encouraging lyrics in this old song. Thank you for sharing and getting that earworm on its way around Blogland. Praying you are safe "in the hollow of His hand" today and every day!

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  29. For some reason I started humming "Stormy Weather" [by Lena Horne] with this post. "Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky Stormy weather ..."
    I enjoy Barber Shop Quartets. I'd have a witty comment but I think the ear worm ate my brain.
    I probably just need another cuppa. ~:)

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  30. I'm a lover of Southern gospel quartets, too, and this old hymn is very inspirational. Incidentally, the quarter you're showcasing (Greater Vision) honored me by recording a song of mine a number of years ago. The new header is lovely.

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  31. I love to redecorate- I am always changing the furniture around..drives dh crazy. Decorating my blog would probably relieve some of that itch for change..except I haven't figured out how to make a decent header and I can't figure out how to create a background large enough to fill the page. So...guess I will stick to furniture moving. HA Love the song.

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  32. Oh that song is wonderful and it too make me cry. I love the old hymns.

    I think your headers are always beautiful. I really should think about changing mine. I'm really sick of that snowy one. I'm waiting for a nice springy day to take a new picture.

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  33. Vee,
    I love that you change your headers often..The way I look at it, our headers are like our front door..and I like to keep mine current with the season or the month we're in.. Yours are always so pretty and cheerful..just like you..and welcoming too.. Love the verse you posted to that song...
    Hope the storm stayed away...
    Love, Mona

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  34. Love that hymn, the old hymns are my favorites. I needed to finish my header and never got around to it. Now it's time for another change. I like your teacup, very pretty!

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  35. I love your header photo. Wish I was smart enough to make one! I am not familiar with the hymn but oh, how I love the words. Very pretty. Yesterday, our wind was brutal and we actually had snow flurries.
    Hope you are safe and warm.

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  36. You always have beautiful headers, Vee. I am laughing because sometime when I pop in I think-Am I at the right blog? lol I will listen to that song tonight after I catch up a bit here. I LOVE old hymns! Have fun decorating for Easter, too. xo Diana

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    1. Accckkk! We can't have that. I'm trying to build an empire. Hahahahahaha...

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  37. Oh I do love your cup of tea headers. Have missed you...between you being under the weather and me being swamped with work I haven't made it to a computer where I can comment I feel almost like a visitor to your fair blog. Glad the blizzard blizzed elsewhere for a bit.

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  38. Dear Vee, You know what I love about you? You are always learning and trying new things. You always share something that is meaningful in your life. We are blogging because we have a desire to create and we love the fellowship. You are an artist at work and may the headers change as the seasons change...
    Blessings, Roxy

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  39. Whatever the weather...it is looking mighty springy on your blog! I don't know that song...but it has most meaningful lyrics. One day there will be no more storms!

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  40. I must be a "stick in the mud" because I hardly change my blog banner or my furniture around--lol. I am more a "do it once and let it be" type of person or else I am incredibly lazy--lol

    Thankfully there is no storm for V to travel home in (although it is snowing up in the Rockies tonight) but he told me that his office was very close to the tragic fire in Boston yesterday. They could smell the smoke and hear all the fire engines. So sad :(

    Very stirring old hymn ...He raises us up!

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  41. I have recently seen in the theatres "Son of God," and yesterday saw "God is Not Dead," and this weekend we hope to go see "Noah!" Kind of makes one wonder if the end is near, doesn't it?

    All I know is Satan is trying hard to win, knowing he has but little time to try and prove God wrong. And we know GOD IS NOT WRONG, and will prevail and win in the end.

    Anyway, your spiritual inspirations are appreciated and wonderful, thanks pal. Hugs.

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  42. Oh what a lovely visual treat you have blessed me with.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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