"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Finally...news!


The waiting is over.
Months of looking, the surprises, the disappointments, and then a fresh hope.

As I mentioned the other day, ten days ago we found 'the house'.

But it was today that the bank approved our loan!

Another month and we'll put the key into our OWN door for the very first time in our lives. 

I just couldn't wait to tell you, to thank you for all your prayers this year, all your kind words of encouragement, all the support which was felt from all corners of the globe. 




These two new designs were me putting my hopes into a sketch, then a stitchery...tangible hopes that I could see and pray over, hopes of what just may be if we did not lose heart.

Home will truly be a place of comfort for us, comfort for our weary souls, comfort given by God in a way which may take many years to fully comprehend. 

And the gardens all ready in place, the numerous and interesting ornaments, pots, plants, bird life, trees...something which mattered more than I can say. In fact I think there will be a fresh outpouring of creativity in the months and years to come because the garden is a place of bountiful inspiration and my heart and hands are ready to add our touches everywhere too. 

And even though life is a continuous series of valleys and mountains and plains, just knowing we 'are where we are', that we have somewhere to put down roots, that our children and grandchildren finally have an address where they can always find Mum/Dad/Nana/Poppy, is answer to a three-decade prayer.

Our God is good all the time, and in His time hidden goodness will always be revealed.
The wait may be long, but it is worth it. 






Don't forget that we start our 26 week Alphabet Pincushions stitch-a-long this Friday August 31st.

The patterns are free but you can only receive them by visiting my blog or signing up to my free  weekly newsletter - they won't be in my shop. 



Righto, much to do and only a few weeks to get ahead with design work, pack up a house, and move into our home. 
As my beloved always tells me, "Breathe, Jen", because he knows me well and his reminders to stop and just be still for a while will be welcomed in coming days.

In fact, I took time out the other day to get my hair trimmed, treat myself to a salad and chai lunch at a nearby cafe, and enjoy a favourite English magazine while I ate that meal alone in peaceful surroundings. 

I highly recommend this to anyone, but especially if you work from home like I do. To be away from work settled me on Monday (especially during the anxious wait for news from the bank) because I wasn't visually distracted with what needed to be done; instead I was right there in the moment, tasting the food, slowly sipping the chai, taking in pages of beauty displayed within my English country homes magazine. 
I shall be mindful to make future dates with myself away from work.

May your day be blessed, your laughter felt in the heart, and your cup of kindness overflow.
See you Friday...

hugs


PS: Those two new designs - do you like them? 
For information about the patterns head over here...


44 comments:

  1. So, so happy that you found your new home, and that soon you can settle in properly; how wonderful!! Have to wonder, if you hadn't 'had' to move, if you would be turning the key to your new home this soon? God's Ways truly are best, even when at first it doesn't seem so. He sees the whole picture. Your two new designs are lovely - both the quote, and the front of the house scene. Love them!

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  2. So so pleased for you. Don't work too hard. You will have many years to settle in to your new home God willing. As your beloved says, just breathe. xx

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  3. Congratulations! That has to feel wonderful! Enjoy the move!

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  4. God is so good to us - I pray this home will be such a blessing not only to you, but to those you love and friends you have yet to meet!!! Love you girl!!!!

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  5. How exciting! So happy for you!

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  6. Wow Jen I’m so happy for you and family!! God is very good , lots of blessings賅賅賅

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  7. Wonderful news. Enjoy your forever home.

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  8. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing more pic's of your new forever home! God is so good!

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  9. Jenny, what wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your hubby. You deserve the very best.

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  10. Congratulations! So excited for you! Looking forward to seeing pictures of how you transform your new home into your home.

    Five of my granddaughters names begin with A. Abby, Alana, Aspen, Ami and Alyssa. So the A will be put to good use!!

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  11. So much to look forward to and so much to be thankful for. I am so happy for you and your hubby. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  12. Oh que je suis contente pour vous , je pense que vos doigts de f矇e feront des merveilles pour embellir cette nouvelle maison , la v繫tre !!
    Bises de la France et merci pour vos billets

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  13. Estoy muy feliz al saber que por fin la mudanza est獺 en marcha. El Se簽or siempre responde a tiempo y l tiempo es hoy.
    Seguro que l ya ha dispuesto tus encuentros con nuevos vecinos a los que bendecir con tu tiempo.
    Que sigas siendo bendecida siempre para que sigas bendiciendo a otros,
    Besos desde Barcelona
    Isabel
    P.D. Panbeh, mi bich籀n malt矇s, envidia tu jard穩n mientras de conforma con pasear por el parque cercano.

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  14. So happy for you! So exciting!

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  15. What wonderful news! You will be very busy for the net little while but it all will be so worth it.
    so looking forward to seeing all the pictures. Is it very far from hubby's work and how far from Blossom?

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  16. So happy for you, looking forward toward your new journey.

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  17. This is so exciting!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!!!

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  18. Such grand news... this has got to be one of the hardest transitions we make in life...

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  19. So extremely happy for this blessing for you! Prayers had gone up for you, and prayer has been answered. Praise God!

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  20. Mick and I are so very pleased for you both. All things do come to those who wait. You will have so much pleasure making the house your home. I’m looking forward to seeing how you set up your sewing space.

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  21. Congratulations! I will pray that move goes smoothly and is not too stressful. God is so good to finally give you your dream. I also pray today that God will bless your business and that it will grow in spite of the changes you've had to make with Facebook and Instagram. By the way, I love the designs. You will soon be in your own home.

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  22. Jenny I am so happy for you! Thank God for answered prayers. Margie/NY

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  23. WooHoo! Such great news that the bank has come to the party! ( as they say - I was kinda thinking God's party too! )
    So, so exciting! Love both the new stitcheries. Faith designs I reckon they should be called! xxx

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  24. So thrilled for you Jenny. His timing is always perfect, His plans are always good!

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  25. Hi Jenny. I am so excited for you and Mr E. Looking forward to seeing photos once you settle in. I love your potting shed stitchery. Hugs, Christine xxx

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  26. Hello Jenny; Congratulations to you and Mr. E for this spectacular news and a fabulous new journey! I can only imagine the excitement that is taking place with the both of you. I look forward to your sharing your home with us when you can. Thank you for sharing with us all that you have. Have a splendid day!

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  27. Hi Jenny that is fabulous news. There is nothing like that of being able to put roots down in your forever home. Looking forward to your posts in the coming weeks as you begin a new chapter in your life.

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  28. Praise the Lord!! The blessings He pours out upon us are overwhelming! God's timing is so perfect and His provisions complete. As you begin the task of packing your home up one more time, take the opportunity to allow others the blessing of helping you...I know you are always the one who wants to help others, but this is a time for you to let others return the favor and receive the blessing. 'Tis more of a blessing to give than to receive, but if there is no one to receive, then no one receives a blessing. Breathe, give thanks and pace yourself so you don't make yourself sick! Rest in the arms of our beloved Savior to provide all you need for this final move to the home where your family can plant its heart for the foreseeable future. Crying happy tears for you at this wonderful news.

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  29. Miracles truly do happen every day! Yes, I like the two new designs, especially the potting shed, but that's a great Jane Austin quote and illustration, too. I'm imagining them framed and hanging in your new home! What a wonderful thing. Mr. E. can come home from school, weary as can be, and be refreshed in the gardens, the pool, the workshop, or even a nap on the couch. I hope there's a nice spot nearby for you to have one of your lunches with self, too.

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  30. 踢踢踢踢踢踢踢瘤elicidades Jenny!!!!!!!
    S籀lo pienso que si a las casas que no eran tuyas les pusiste tanto y tanto amor, con esta, TU casa, la inspiraci籀n no tendr獺 l穩mites. A pesar de que no nos conocemos personalmente, te env穩o mis mas sinceras felicitaciones, extensivas a tu esposo. Ya te seguiremos cuando te instales en tu hogar y nos inspiraremos cada vez m獺s gracias a ti. Precioso dise簽o. Recibe un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela

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  31. What joy!! Such a blessing to be able to plant your feet and bloom more than you already have. Thank you for you daily doses of life with its struggles and joys. Prayers answered.

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  32. I am so happy for you. I hope you share your journey of making your new home yours with all your creativity with us.

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  33. Congratulations Jenny! Lets hope the waiting goes at the speed of light!

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  34. So happy for you and Mr. E!! I know God will shower His blessings on this new home. After all, He put everything in place for this home to be yours. Can't wait to see the 'Jenny' touch as you decorate your new home.

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  35. So very very happy for you. I look forward to seeing how you put your touch on things as it is always so beautiful

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  36. So pleased for you both Jenny. xx

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  37. Such wonderful news Jenny .... so pleased & delighted for both of you .... SOoooo look forward to seeing you put your unique special touch on your new Home Xxxx

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  38. Congratulations to you and Mr E! Enjoy making this house into your home.

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  39. So happy for you, Jenny! What a wonderful answer to all of our prayers. Looking forward to seeing all your rooms and your gardens.

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  40. What fantastic news, congratulations!

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  41. I’m doing a little happy dance for you that you’ve found your new home.

    And I love the two new designs you have today— so sweet!

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  42. Congratulations Jenny Dear. You and Mr. E have worked so hard to achieve this long awaited forever home dream to come true and now you are both Blessed. Lots to do and it will all get done in due time. Breathe and stop to recharge yourselves is the best advice. I shall follow your journey and enjoy your move and getting settled in. Life is Good...<3

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  43. thats wonderful news Jenny! Congratulations, I am very happy for you!
    KATRIN W.

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