About Me and My Blog

I am a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and who ever else I am. I have been married for thirty-one years to my best friend, Greg. We live in a small town in East Texas. I am the FCS County Extension Agent. I enjoy sewing, camping, gardening, spending time with family, traveling, riding with Greg on his motorcycle. I am learning about beekeeping, soapmaking, rainwater catchment and other farmish type activities.
The name of my blog comes from a sermon I heard once about a time when Paul had been arrested and was being taken to Rome as a prisoner. The ship, on which he traveled found safe harbor, for the winter, at a place called Fairhaven. The captain of the ship wasn't content with staying so he set sail again and later was ship wrecked. I apply this to my life in that I want to be content with where God has me and what he has for me. If I am not I may end up like the ship that carried Paul, shipwrecked.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fall is on the way

I love this time of year.  I always notice the shadows begin looking different in August.  It won't be long until fall comes, which is my favorite time of year.  I remember as a little girl going school clothes shopping.  We bought a lot of our clothes at Sears.  I remember all the different plaid dresses they always had.  I guess something about plaid fabric and school go together, at least back in the 60s.
I look forward to turning off the A/C and opening the windows.  Maybe we will even get a chance to go camping and sit around the campfire drinking coffee.  I told Greg if I had to I would go set up the tent myself and he was welcomed to join me.  Of course, that would be quite a show, me trying to set up the tent by myself.
I got my sewing machine out yesterday and did some mending.  I think today I will finish a skirt I started several years ago.  I also found two skirts I had cut out several years back.  One of them is a flannel and the other corduroy.  I love corduroy fabric, it is my favorite cold weather fabric.  One day I would like to make a quilt out of corduroy scraps I have and back it with flannel.  I saw one in Colorado in 1989 and have wanted to make one all of these years.  I think it would be very warm.
Fall always makes me want to sew and cook.