Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Brand new free pattern and a recipe...

 



Have I ever told you that my husband doesn't like cake? 
He enjoys crunchy treats like biscuits/cookies, and slices/bars, but not cake - though he's never been known to turn down cheesecake. 
So I'll bake a cake sometimes for myself, or Blossom's family, or if Rosie's coming over, or if we have guests, but for hubby he'd much prefer a nice bikkie with his cuppa. 

This week I baked him a batch of Jam Drops, which are an old favourite in our family and would disappear fast when the children were young and still at home...but these days they last a bit longer because I tend to only have a few myself, preferring to leave the rest for hubby. 

Anyhow, I had planned to share the recipe with you yesterday, but I'd been working hard behind the scenes on patterns for my new Faith, Heart & Home Club (here) and as I began writing out the recipe had an idea to create a simple pretty Jam Jar pattern for pure enjoyment rather than work...and then I'd have it and the recipe to share with you today!


Small projects are fun for many reasons, such as - you get to use up fabric scraps; they are quick to sew; and they make great gifts!

My little Jam Jar block became a decorative pot holder, though I tend to hang pretty potholders in the kitchen or with my aprons instead of using them, and that's exactly what I'll do with this one. 


This new Jam Jar pattern is a free gift from me to you, but it's also my way of slipping back into the way I blogged for more than a decade. Earlier this year a reader felt the need to tear me down in a very long and ugly email, and even though it was clearly sent with a mean spirit, the venom within triggered a season of doubt and for many months now I have just not felt like blogging the way I used to.

But God, family, and close friends, who know me well and give honest and loving counsel (we're not the sort to tell people what they want to hear, but we offer truth in love), prayers and personal evaluation, have over time lifted the cloud and, well, here I am back again, with fullness of heart.

There have been a few false starts as I tried to slip back to normal, and you probably read those posts, but they were hopeful posts as I still hadn't quite gotten to a place where I could share the 'why' of this year with you. Now I have, so enough said on that topic. Let's just enjoy blogging again, okay!? :-)


Included with the Jam Jar pattern is our family recipe for Jam Drops and I do hope you try them!

Use the link below to download the free Jam Jar pattern and accompanying Jam Drops recipe.

DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN & RECIPE

On a totally different subject, Google have made many changes to older pattern or recipe links I have shared free through Google Drive over the years. I shall gradually work my way through those links to update them in the relevant blog posts, but as I do this I shall re-share a number of those patterns again (updating photos and patterns etc) here on the blog - in fact, one a week until the end of the year. It's Wednesday today, the best day for me to do that sort of blog post, so that can be the day. 

I also want to kick off November, and every month through to the end of next year, with a UFO Finish Challenge. I did this years ago and still can't believe how many lovely projects were completed and how full my gift box was before I stopped - no idea why I stopped, sigh. 

Anyhow, that's a bit of what's being written into my blog planner for the next 14 months, and honestly, it makes me happy. Hope you enjoy what's ahead too. 


Last but not least, let me know the kind of things you enjoy about this blog, what you're interested in reading about, learning, sewing...what makes YOU happy when you visit Elefantz?

Bless you my lovelies, and may the Father of Lights shine brightly in your hearts and homes every day!

hugs



60 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to read that you were on the receiving end of such an attack , Jenny. It saddened me to think you were hurt in such a way.

    I've been reading your blog for many years and always enjoy your posts whether it be about life, sewing or cooking and have found you to be very generous with your time.

    I look forward to future posts and wish you well for the future.
    Sue
    Western Australia

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  2. Dear Jennifer . . . I have come to love your embroidery patterns and the "jam jar potholder and recipe" lives up to your wonderful standards. Thank you SO MUCH for offering it as a "freebie". I'm seeing so many more blocks I would love to do, so I hope to join your "Faith, Heart & Home". You are an inspiration in many important ways, my friend.

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  3. Dearest Jennifer,
    It makes me sad to think that a stranger (or anyone for that matter) feels they have a right to speak to you in that way. I am sorry that it really knocked the wind out of your sails. The enemy really can use the words of others to tear us down and try to stop us in our work for the Lord. I am so glad that you are feeling ready to get back into it and continue that good work He has for you.

    I have expressed to you many times just how blessed I have been through you and all you offer one here. From the moment I 'discovered' your blog (I think it might have been through instagram if I remember correctly) I was amazed at how much you offer so graciously for free. Each thing a beautiful gift. Like this beautiful recipe and pattern. My girls are looking forward to helping me bake some this afternoon!) It is very rare to get anything for free these days and yet week after week, you offer your readers beautiful gifts with your words and/or patterns. I remember when I first subscribed to your page it was just as you were finishing up your Psalm 23 free BOM and you put the link and said anyone who missed a month or if you are new here and missed it all, here it is for one more month until I pop it in my shop. I was blown away that you made that available for everyone to have one more chance to get it free. Most other designers either never offer anything free or start charging as soon as possible! I very quickly visited your shop and spent up a storm on many of your beautiful designs, then signed up for all of your current stitchery clubs and BOMs! I am always more inclined to purchase from a generous person after receiving free things from them than I am from something who never gives anything for free!

    I have found so many gems on here but most of all it is your words of encouragement to help us navigate this dark and difficult world, always pointing us to the Lord as our comforter and guide. You offer light and beauty as an alternative to the dark ugliness of the world. It is such a beautiful place to retreat to when we can't leave where we are! Please don't change what you do, (unless you feel God lead you to change of course!!) You bless so many with all you do. Thank you for all of your hard work, kind words and generous gifts!

    Love and blessings,
    Em

    P.S. I'm looking forward to you revisiting some of your older posts/projects. I recently found your "Joy to The World" mini quilt when looking through your older posts for Christmas inspiration and I have started stitching up hopefully in time for this Christmas!

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  4. I was horrified to hear that someone had sent you such an awful e mail, your blog is amazing just as it is, you give inspiration through it. I love your sewing patterns I have a few waiting for the winter months to have a go at, haven't embroidered in years. Blessings sue

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  5. Hi Jennifer,
    Jam Drops ! They remind me of Thumbprint cookies I made as a kid :) Thanks for sharing another fun pattern and recipe !
    Your blog has been and still is wonderful, inspiring and full of great stuff :) You share, write, encourage me to try new things such as Tilda fabrics ! Who would have thought that I would have such a fun growing collection :)
    The stitcheries that I have been doing over the years have seen improvement thanks to your caring blog posts and tutorials :)
    Looking forward to taking part in the coming stitcheries :)
    I so enjoy your gardening adventures and photos as to what is happening on the other side of the globe! All that fresh produce and garden visits by all the different birds brings a smile every time :)
    What makes me keep coming back, visiting, reading your blog is not only the cool free patterns but that you keep it real by sharing your ups and downs as well as your ELEFANTZ designs. That takes courage, time and energy. Administration, Interent, record keeping, printing, scanning, uploading, downloading, and all those running your own business tasks and demands is hard. You combine this with your love of home and heart and a free magazine and newsletters and a beautiful blog and family !
    hugs, take care,
    Joanne

    Keep being who you are :)

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  6. Hello Jennifer, I just l-o-v-e your embroidery style. I'm working my way through the Posies BOTM this year and slowly improving my stitching style. Thank you for sharing and please remember we supporters far outweigh the trolls. Thank you xx

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  7. Good morning,
    Blessed be the Lord Jesus! Your posts and the way you write, I really miss it. I visit you daily, although I hardly comment. I was happy! Sorry for the tractor's English. I don't speak the language, I'm Brazilian. Kisses and blessings for you and your entire family.

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  8. Dear Jennifer - sending big hugs your way! We too have been through so much in the past - often finding out afterwards what people have been saying behind our back without knowing the 'real story'. The past lockdown actually made me happy that I could distance myself, and just sew, sew, sew.
    I'm so sorry, that someone (or more) felt the need to tear into you. You are such a blessing - and I always especially enjoy your day to day happenings and pictures and sharing of recipes and patterns. I have a Folder and Binder with all your lovelies - and hope to sit and embroider more in future. You are an inspiration! Remember those that love and appreciate you. My one uncle always said - "Remember the good and forget the bad...."

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  9. Thank you for being the sunshine in an often gloomy world! I am so sorry that someone stole your brightness for awhile, and dismayed that anonymous vitriol can have such a powerful effect. May your equilibrium be stronger for the experience.
    Thank you also for the generous sharing of your talent, your life in photos, your recipes and the joy of your faith. You have shown me the beauty in what I always viewed as my small and humble life.
    Hugs from Canada.

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  10. Jennifer- How anyone could tear you down is beyond me. You are the most wonderful, caring and honest person I know through reading your blog. I read your blog because you desire to encourage us in beauty, love and the love of Jesus. I love your nature pictures, updates on family, free patterns, beautiful stitcheries and clubs and just your sharing of your heart. Remember that this is your blog and follow what the Spirit leads you to do. We are so fortunate to be along for the journey with you. Love the jam jar today. It is so adorable. I am glad you are coming back to regular blogging for I have missed you a lot. You seem to know just what I need to hear. Must be the Spirit speaking- :-) K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  11. Jennifer,
    I have read all of the above comments and couldn't agree more with them. You bring me a little joy every time I see one of your posts in my email! Don't think of the one person who was mean, but think of all the people you bring happiness to and know that you are worth it.

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  12. Just know that reading your blog brightens my day. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

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  13. Hi Jennifer,
    I agree with all the others who have posted. You bless me every time you submit a post. It seems like you always say what I need to hear. I'll be happy to see that you will be blogging more frequently. Thanks for being there for all of us.

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  14. Your blog is a day brightener and I love that your closing is a prayer. Looking forward to your next article! Thank you for today's recipe and pattern.

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  15. Several years ago I found your blog when I was doubting my value as a homemaker. I thought there had to be something more important to do. I believe God led me to your site. Through your words and beautiful embroidery, I have found the value in blessing my husband, children, and anyone else who enters my home. Thank you for being open, honest, and willing to share truth in love.

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  16. Thanks for cute pattern. How did you make hanger.

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  17. Please know how much you have uplifted and sustained so many with your writing, beautiful works and love of the Lord. You are in my prayers everyday and I thank you for being the beautiful spirit you are!

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  18. What do I "enjoy" about your blog, Jennifer? What am I "interested in reading about, learning, sewing... what makes" me happy when your blog pops up on my email... EVERYTHING!!! I have Missed your blogging. You have always brought Such encouragement to me, another sister in Christ, & I'm so grateful God allowed me to find your blog so many years ago! I love hearing how you love our Lord, your husband, & family, & then all that you enjoy creating, whether sewing, stitching, gardening, or homemaking. My only desire growing up, was to one day be a wife, & mom. The Lord has blessed me in this, & I'm a grandma too!! (beyond what I imagined) Thank you for being courageous, & willing to show "us" how one can love God & walk with Him. Our words matter, as you've shown. I'm so thankful "you're back", & may all of our words be life giving! Hugs, hugs, hugs around youuu... "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, & healing to the bones. ♥ Prov. 16:24 Thank you for the adorable Jam potholder!! I'll be making a few for Christmas gifts!! Whoohoo!!

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  19. Thank you for once again sharing the beauty of your soul with us. I can't wait to make the jam pot potholder - it was just the inspiration I was seeking to make for Christmas gifts and I plan to give them along with my homemade jam! You are an inspiration and I thank God for leading me to your blog and patterns so many years ago! Take care, lean on Him and put on the full armor of God when Satan uses people to try to break your spirit! Karin in AZ, USA

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  20. Hi Jennifer,
    People can hurt with their words, can't they? But know that it says more about that person, than it did you. Some people are into condemnation. They enjoy hurting others. Because in some weird way it makes them feel better about themselves. And consider how many people read your blog, and where they are from. I am in Ohio, United States.
    Blow off people that are hurtful. Never take it heart. Shock and hurt are to be expected from such an experience. But, it was never about you. Meanness comes out of people that are often unhappy with themselves.
    I enjoy your blog. I love your projects, your pictures, your insight. Your love for your husband is sweet. Your stories of your life is interesting. I like your recipes. And how open an honest you are.
    You continue to blog no matter what you get from mean and cranky people. Delete those. Nothing you could say to them that would change them. Just say, "God bless my enemies. I turn that over to You." And then, forget about it. Because YOU are a jewel in His crown. And God gave you talent and ability. And you are good at it! You have a kindness that I think many would desire to have. So many things about you to like! I've been reading your blog for 6 or 7 years now. Always glad to hear from you. Keep blogging. I like it!
    Be well, Jennifer.

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  21. So many have said what I'd like to say already, and so beautifully! Just know dear Jennifer that you are such a blessing to us and how much you mean to so many! I so look forward to each and every post. Your honesty and grace in these trying times are such a tonic. Take care, and ignore the one who comes from darkness, don't let them take up any more of your peace. Lots of Love, Donna in Dallas Texas xxx

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  22. Dear Jenny, I, too, offer my love and support for you as you really do have a way of settling the heart and mind with your writings. Your work is always beautiful and filled with the spirit of love. Hugs and thanks to you for the few minutes of peace that you give through your blog. jp

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  23. Oh how I LOVE the jam jar potholder. Perfect for my girlfriend who is a potholder addict. I am so sorry about the person who made you doubt yourself. That is the work of the devil and God worked you through it. You are back better than ever and we are ALL better for it! Thank you SO much!

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  25. I forgot. I am with suesinger. How do you make the darling hangers?

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  26. I am so sorry to read you were attacked by an uncaring person, so sad people feel the need to do this to others. I love visiting your Blog, why? , because you make me think about The Lord and remind me of how important He is in my life. I also love your craft and the warmth you infuse your posts with. Thank you x

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  27. I am so very sorry how people feel they can just spew their hate onto others because they might not agree with you on something, just shameful what has become of this world! You are always kind and giving! It's my first time commenting, sorry it took something so awful to get me to leave you a comment this time! You are a very generous and kind person and I would like to Thank You for this very cute pattern and yummy recipe! Can't wait to make them!

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  28. Hello Jenny Dear. I have missed you and your wonderful heartfelt blogging. Unfortunately there will always be someone mean who feels they have the right to put others down. Thankfully the Lord has reminded you to be your wonderful loving caring and generous self. Thank you for the Jam design and recipe. Blessings my friend.

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  29. Oh Jennifer ... I cannot believe there are such mean spirited folk out there (actually I CAN!!). You are one of the most kindest & generous hearted people that I have the good grace to know & you share so much with us out here in blogland. I know I've told you this before but I just love it when I see a post from you & always feel like putting the kettle on & making a cuppa before I read. Thank You dear heart for this pattern which I just love ... & I may give the recipe a try too. I have so many new "covid curves" from my baking that I am sure one more won't hurt !!! 😉 Sending love & friendship across the miles to you & look forward to your regular blogging.XXXXXxxxx 💕

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  30. The thing I love most about the blog, and I do mean love, is your sweet spirit pouring out affection and good advice as well as sharing the work of the Lord in your life. You uplift me with every post, even if it's a simple one like this with a small pattern and cookie recipe. You make me want to be better and do more to become like my Savior.

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  31. There are just so many uglies that need our prayers. I, too, was the object of extreme tearing down, spreading off false stories etc. it is difficult to get back up from those, especially when they belong to groups that certainly do mot condone that type of behavior. I just bout shut down my charity. So grateful for those who helped me work through it. Let’s pray for them all and let them feel that in return!

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  32. Dear Jennifer, you are the light for so many who are living in darker times♥ I so look forward to receiving your emails, reading what you've been doing, your grandchildren, family life, stitching , gardening, cooking etc. Please don't let this person bring you down, you bring so much joy for so many:) Blessing Jennifer to you and all your beautiful family xoxo Linda

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  33. People can be so cruel Jennifer. However, they obviously have nothing better to do in their lives than critisise others, which is sad. Glad you are back with us now as I enjoy your posts. xx

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  34. I'm glad you're blogging again. I'd missed you being here!
    I love the way you encourage me with scripture and the way things you share bring my own memories to the surface.
    My Gran and Mum made/make jam drops. They would always use the handle of the wooden spoon to make the hole for the jam.
    Grace on you!

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  35. I was so glad to hear your hubby doesn’t like cake. I thought my son was the only one in the world that didn’t like cake. The funny thing is when he and his battalion were so hungry and cake was the only edible thing in sight, he said he scarfed it down. He said he never tasted anything so delicious.

    I am sorry that a reader sent you a mean spirited email. Nothing like that is called for.

    Thank you for the free pattern and the recipe for jam drops. I will share it with my nieces who love to bake.

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  36. Dear Jennifer, thank you so much for the pattern and recipe. I love your blog and all your creative endeavors. Sad to hear someone was mean, not to worry my darling girl, you have a great family, you are a wonderful, caring and inspirational soul. I thank God for wonderful people like you. Take care and please keep blogging. Guida xx

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  37. Dearest Jennifer. As you may remember way back in 2012 I found your blog when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. You were an angel to me appearing out of the dark. God send you to me I am sure at my weakest and most vulnerable. I had gotten so busy with life I had forgotten how to enjoy it and the joys of homemaking . I fell in love with your blog and you. You were a breath of fresh air that was much needed. I have followed you ever since. I think of you as a very close friend and am honored to know you. You are the most kind hearted and giving person. God has used your talents and blog to have you share his words, your wisdom and talents with so many of us in this world. Do not change anything about you or your blog. It is perfect my friend. I am so sorry this mean person thought it was ok to write you and be nasty with her hurtful words and cause you pain and doubting. Satan at work I am sure he used her for that. I am so glad to have you back my friend . I have missed you greatly. Thank you for the lovely free design and recipe . I look forward to trying the recipe for the jam drops. I also love all your photos you post Jenny. Love the garden and home things. It brings your blog to life and transports me there
    right into your garden, etc. It has been fun watching the grand babies grow via the photos. I love you Dear Jennifer . Just keep on being you. We can't please everyone. So please try to only please yourself and be happy. Because you bring so many of us much needed happiness and love.

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  38. I am not sure what happened with my comment, but I agree with what all the others have said. Keep on being the real Jennifer, the one God is using and will continue to use to bless us.

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  39. Dear Jennifer, when I read your blogs, there is a smile on my face. Your kind words, the love of Jesus, they make me a little jealous. It is a wonderfull gift you have that you can spread the words of God this way all around the world (Even till here in the Netherlands) Your genaration and all other christian woman, are a good example for us, younger woman. I hope you have found your way back to blogging again about your live, sewing and God. Good luck and blessings

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  40. I so sorry someone tried to push their unhappiness on you. Years ago, I had a relative send me a nasty email and I hit delete before I finished reading the first two lines. I have since done that with every negative person, comment or email that comes my way. I walk away, or hit delete, or tear it up before I let those negative words hit my brain and my heart. My life is so much better now.

    Thank you for sharing your life, your feelings and your many free gifts with us. Keep on being you! Love from Canada!

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  41. Have a lovely weekend Jennifer, there will always be those sad folk who feel the need to build themselves up by pulling someone else down. We must pray and then dismiss their actions. Otherwise, we are playing into their hands. Hard to do but do we must. You need to understand that your little blog is such a blessing to so many of us. I have some of your sweet projects sitting here in my sewing room and they make my smile and help to make this space cherry. So please keep at it. We love to visit with you here.
    Blessings Gail.🙋🏼‍♀️

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  42. Hola Jennifer! Siempre me ha encantado tu blog y llevo muchos años siguiéndote e inspirádome no solo por tus bellísimos trabajos, sino por tu actitud ante la vida. Te noto agradecida y eso me ayuda a mi a ver las cosas por las que debo estar agradecida. No dejes que una sola persona te haga sentir mal, porque somos muuuuuchas las que te queremos y disfrutamos de la alegría con la que afrontas tu vida y cómo cobijas a tus amados como una mamá gallina ❤️❤️❤️
    Recibe un abrazo apretado de esta fan venezolana. Gracias por compartirnos ese diseño tan lindo.

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  43. Darling girl - YOU are the reason everyone reads your blog. The Lord has given you a gift of writing to bless others - to shine a light in the darkness - to point to Him. I'm not surprised you came under attack....but saddened by it all the same. I think that person wasn't attacking you so much as they were attacking Christ in you. My prayer for you is that He sustains you, gives you boldness to speak, and unspeakable joy.
    I love the new jam design, how precious is that! Thank you so much! Love you girl!

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  44. Oh, Jennifer, I am so sorry you were subject to such an uncalled for attack. You are a beautiful person who has spoken to my heart many many times. That is what I have enjoyed most about your blog. It's woven with the love of God, family, and home. You have been such a blessing to me that words cannot even begin to express my appreciation and love for you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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  45. Dear Jennifer, I am late in reading this as life has been busy here and I've had a migraine. What I love reading in your blog is your voice--calling the chickens "cooks", telling us about your grandparents, showing your handwork, and watching your family grow. I appreciate the patterns you share, and your scriptural insights. Truly, it is simply hearing your real voice, feeling that I know you and have visited with you across the years. Thank you for all you do and the vulnerability that is required to share so much. Wishing you some of the happiness in return for all you have brought to me. xxx Beth in Oregon

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  46. Jennifer, why do people have to be so mean? I can’t imagine why anyone would tear you or your posts down when they and you bring so much joy and peace. I love your posts. They are one of the highlights of my week and I miss them when you don’t post. Thanks for doing what you do to uplift, encourage, and bring Gods goodness into our lives. I hope you continue for many years to come!

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  47. I’m so sorry someone felt the need to be so cruel. I really don’t understand people sometimes but I think this person must have a pretty terrible life to lash out at someone like you. I’m so glad you are feeling up to blogging again and want you to know that I pray for you and your family every morning in my prayers. You make a difference in the lives of people all over the world. Please don’t let one naysayer bring you down. Hugs from California. 🥰

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  48. I am so very sorry Jennifer. I have been dealing with things said by a loved family member for almost 3 years now. I keep thinking it will get easier and sometimes it is, but more often not. I never knew words could hurt so much. A friend recently told me that in dealing with this pain that I would be prepared to share God's mercy with someone in a similar situation, so I'm trying to think of it in that way. I wish and pray for you to have peace and to live fully God's plan for you. Thanks for your patterns. Mine never look quite like yours but that's good, right. In every stitch a prayer.

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  49. My dear Jenny, it saddens me to think how someone could be so cruel! Words can take you to a place that some can’t return from, I’m so thankful you have godly people to surround you! I love to just read your post they lift my spirits! I’m thankful you have realized you are needed in this group to lift us out of the world’s gloom! Thanks so much for your godly words to us! I feel blessed to have found this group! May God richly bless you!

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  50. All I can say is I feel sorry for someone who feels its ok to say something so wicked that it breaks another persons spirit - what must their life be like to feel they have that right or that they even WANT to? Unfortunately there are many people like that, and I am trying very hard not to let them get to me --- and I'm so glad that you've reached that point, too. I absolutely LOVE your blog and everything you share with us so freely. My Australian Mum (I was an exchange student nearly 5 decades ago) now has advanced Alzheimers and doesn't know anyone but Dad, but your way of thinking, the way you love making your home comfortable and nice for your husband & yourself & family/friends, your faith....all reminds me of dear Mum. I look forward to every post! So you see there are MANY more people who cherish your thoughts, efforts and kindness. God bless you! Deb E

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  51. Oh my! How horrible that there are people that think they have to tear others doesn’t to feel better about themselves. You, Jenny, are an inspiration to me. You are my hero. You are such a good and loving person. I love all of your posts. I love reading about your garden and your days. And love your patterns. You are so very talented.

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  52. What more can I say, that has not already been said? YOU ARE LOVE ... GOD has made you to be shared with thousands. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the years I've spent with you thru the internet. You are an inspiration to me. Love, Carol MM

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  53. hello from Saskatchewan Canada. I wish you and I could sit and have a cup of tea/coffee together and talk. Your written words are heartfelt and warm It Takes all kinds of people to make the world go around. Sadly, there are also people, who like to lash out. Whenever this happens to me (I am a nurse, and this happens way to often), I just tell myself that they are hurting, and this is their cry for help. And I mean hurting inside, not from illness or injury. I read your blog, and I always smile with you. You write from your heart, and I am very thankful that you do. Please take care, Teresa.

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  54. You are beautiful person dont let anyone spoil that ever,l say the same as all the wonderful writers 🙂

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  55. I am so sorry. I have been in your spot and then someone said “why listen to someone’s opinion of you when you don’t respect their opinion on anything else” in my case i knew the other person well. That changed my way of thinking about mean spirited people. I love reading your posts, keep it up

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  56. I'm so sorry you had to endure that person's words! What a waste of time and effort! You know you are good, kind and loved by so many! Just wipe those memories out of your mind and move on :) I'm so glad you are back!

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  57. Thank you Jennifer God knows your heart you have encouraged me and so many others.love MaryLou

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  58. All I can think of is that person who attacked you needs lots of prayers. How sad for them to think that attacking someone else will be a good thing. I'm sorry that it happened to you. My little quilt guild is having a UFO challenge next year, too. I have so many projects that need to be finished. Good luck to both of us with our UFO's. And thanks for your blog. It is encouraging to so many of us to read, even if we don't comment all the time.

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  59. Oh, wow, I am so sorry to hear that. You are such an encourager to others, that the enemy wanted to out a stop to you sharing love and light. Whenever something really stings, it's definitely a spiritual attack. The person was just unfortunately the vehicle for that. So glad to know that you have recovered and are back broadcasting kindness and grace. Blessings to you sweet sister.

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I will try to reply via email unless you are a 'no reply blogger' which means you'll have to check for my reply in the comments. Of course, life is a rather hazardous activity, isn't it? So if I don't respond to your comment that's the reason why - life simply stepped in...
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Jennifer
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