Monday, January 23, 2017

Cleaning out the sewing room "Giveaway"

Going to make this short.  I went back to work on Nov 28. (training)  Started on Dec 9th.  Shop sold that week.  Been working a lot of hrs. but slowing down finally. I told Kroger I only wanted 15 to 20 hrs and have been working about 34 to 36 hrs.

A few of you know there have been some issues in my marriage of 37 yrs.(?)  It has gotten a little bit better and I'm looking at it with more of an christian attitude. Still praying.

I'm getting rid of a lot of unnecessary stress that I am putting on myself.  I have always been the I can do it type of person and have finally decided....No I Can't!  Get off the Merry Go Round.  Let go,  the more of myself I give to God the more he takes care of.

New year, new attitude and new life.

Which brings me to the giving away of lace, ribbon, zippers, blanket binding, buttons and stuff.  I also have some quilting magazines I'm ready to let go, realizing I'll never make these quilts.  I have purse patterns and apron patterns I have never used.  And the list goes on.  I hope to have everything pulled out by this weekend and packed in a couple of boxes.   If any of you are interested in receiving a box of "stuff" leave me a comment stating such and I'll get back to you for an address. Here is the lace I have found today.  And a few of the books so far.

What you don't want pass it onto someone else.

I have not been on line since the end of November.  Hope this finds everyone well.  By God's grace I'm now back and will be able to visit with you all again.  
Hugs and Blessings


  1. Welcome Back! I knew you must have been busy but figured it was just the typical holiday craziness. I'll be praying with you, my friend!

    I've been doing a bit of cleaning out in my sewing room too...a shelf fell and that started a whole project. I can always use zippers and buttons and would love to have those. I'm very happy to send payment your way :)

  2. It is good to hear from you Tonia. If we put everything in our Fathers" hand, it will work out the best way. He knows what we need and is always there for us. I will keep you in my prayers.
    I would love to have anything you would like to share with me. I live on a fixed income and with a sick husband, so much of our income goes for medicine. So sometimes it is hard. Anything you would like to share would be very much appreciated. Thank you so very, very much.

  3. I often think downsizing our stash whether that be crafting supplies, books, clothes and the like is good for our mental state. Lightening our surroundings seems to lighten our spirits as well. Thoughts are with you.

  4. So glad that you are doing better. I admire your faith and attitude. I would love to receive a box of your sewing related "stuff". I am also on a fixed income. Thank you so much for this generous giveaway. Near the top of my blog left sidebar is an old phone image, "Email". Click that to go directly to my contact form and I will reply to you with my address :)

  5. Looks like I wasn't fast enough for the give a way, lol. I am praying for you and know things will be good with such a great attitude. Hugs, LJ

  6. Sorry to hear that it has been a difficult time, I hope that 2017 brings better days your way. Hope the sorting through your things helps to lighten the load a bit along the way too. xx

  7. I am so sorry to hear you are having problems. When we are at out most troubled, God is there to help us the most. May He be beside you and help during this rough time.

    I would love to receive a package from you. The magazines would be great, I pass them on when I am done to another woman who cannot afford them. Thank you and God Bess.

    1. Thank you are your thoughts. Your are right, God's grace is more than sufficient. You are a no reply blogger. I'm unable to send a box without an address.

  8. God Bless You. I understand about stress. I was married for over 23 years. My husband walked out 8 days before Christmas with no shopping done for our children who were seniors in high school. I was devastated. I was so depressed that the therapist finally told me if I couldn't live for myself to live for my daughter who opted to live with me because she knew that I would make sure she got through college. I almost lost every job due to the depression. I had to travel extensively being a contractor. As soon as my last contact position ended six years later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and six weeks later with fibromyalgia. Before I could start chemo, I had pancreatitis. It was just bang, bang, bang. I had no hair when my daughter got married eight months later. I had wanted my hair braided - I had waist length hair when she got engaged. Life has a way of changing. I remarried to a man who had suffered three strokes. He was a great Christian man. He died after seven years of marriage. Now three years later my son is living with me and we have his 3 year old daughter. I never dreamed my son (who once was estranged and he had a protective order against me) would bring love and laughter back in the house. I know the stress when the marriage is not right and dissolving the union is not easy either. I wanted to be in the marriage and he did not. That is just the truth. I pray for you and for Peace. You are certainly generous to share your excess with others. It will come back to you in ways you cannot imagine.

  9. Hi Tonia
    Frame of mind has everything to do with peace. I have cleared so much out of my creating space recently. If I can give it to someone that will use it they can have it was my motto. I found a group that was teaching homeless and less advantaged ladies to quilt so I was glad I could support them with books, thread, fabric etc.

    Was your KROGER store sold? I read that Kroger was looking to really expand and hire more people across the nation. I have been thinking about you and wondering if all was going well. I'm glad it seems to be.
    xx, Carol

  10. I hope it's okay, I just felt like sharing a scripture to maybe lift you up today!
    Psalm 4:3-5 (KJV) 3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Sending Hugs & Prayers!! God is definitely in charge! :)

    Thank you for chance to say Yes! would love a surprise box of goodies from you! :D

  12. would love to have some more sewing things, thank for the chance, prayers fir you

  13. Hard as it is, purging can be very freeing. Good for you for being positive and beginning anew. I wish you the best, and glad to have you back online! ;-)

  14. Life happens. Take care of yourself first. I post once a month, if that, as life is often too busy and I sew when I have a few moments. I had to take a hiatus from sewing many years ago when my mother was ill and required 24/7 care and just started bloging/crafting a few years ago. Give yourself a big hug. My mother always said "and this too shall pass". (I would love a mystery box)

  15. Life can really get in the way sometimes. Hang in there and do those things that makes you happy and what you can control. Stay happy my dear.

    I would be happy to send you postage shipping these items. I work with a group of youths that are sewing for mission work in our area. I'm really short on magazines and books for their way of generating ideas but will take it all and share with other charity groups. Thanks so much for your generosity. Love to you. Dian gdavidhoffman@yahoodotcom

  16. Good Morning Tonia, I came here to check out your blog and to thank you for following mine. I am sorry to hear about your troubles and will put you in my prayers. Since this post was about 6 weeks ago, I do hope that things are better. I look forward to your posting again and I'm going to add you to my favorites list, so that I won't miss you when you do.
    God bless you.
    Connie :)

  17. I've been thinking of you and wondered how you were doing with your new job. Yowza! That's a lot of hours. Are the longer hours temporary, I hope? I'm so sorry you are having marriage problems, but so glad you turned to prayer. It's so hard to let go and let God take control of our lives. Bless you and hope you can post now and then.

  18. I like when you said new year, new attitude, new life. We too have had to learn to move on and live in faith of God's plan as we continue to be estranged from our youngest daughter. It is a heartbreaking story...but one that I just have to believe in God's plan for her and have had to let go of. You can do it. CLeaning is a wonderful therapy...out with the old makes room for the new. I'd love a goody bags of buttons and I'm getting set to teach some of my students to stitch....but only if you have some left. Prayers and hugs being sent your way.V

  19. It's nice to see a couple of posts from you Tonia :) I'm glad to hear God is caring for you with your marriage, and I hope that you can be happy with your husband again. It's good that you are clearing out some sewing supplies. I'll pass on that myself as I too cleared out a lot of project materials last year that I knew I would never get working on. You do so much sewing anyway, that you will still be immersed in the craft. Take care, and hugs to you,