Thursday, December 25, 2008

~*~Happy Holidays!~*~

We want to wish you all a very happy holiday! We have been blessed with wonderful customers & wish all the best for you all in the new year!


The shop will be CLOSED 12/25-12/31 so that we may spend the holidays with our family. We do apologize for any inconvenience. We will reopen on Thursday, Jan 1st!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Kim, of cabin creek farm, had the following on her blog & while this blog is mostly for the shop & it's happenings, it spoke such volumes, I wanted to share with the readers here..thank you Kim!

~As I Faced My Maker~

As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls. Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles; an angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life.But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each square was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and temptations I was faced with in every day life. I saw hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all.I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares. Other than a tiny hole here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was disheartened.My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and empty, like binding air.Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose; each in turn, holding up their tapestries. So filled their lives had been.My angel looked upon me, and nodded for me to rise. My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn't had all the earthly fortunes. I had love in my life, and laughter. But there had also been trials of illness, and wealth, and false accusations that took from me my world, as I knew it. I had to start over many times. I often struggled with the temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin again.I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and guidance in my life. I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly judged me.And now, I had to face the truth. My life was what it was, and I had to accept it for what it was. I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me with wide eyes.Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded the many holes, creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with warmth and love in His eyes. He said, 'Every time you gave over your life to Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles.Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine through, until there was more of Me than there was of you.'May all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through! God determines who walks into your's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.'

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bloemenbinder's Holiday Open House!

If you're in the Jamestown area, come by & see me at Bloemenbinder's Holiday Open House. I am SOOO excited to be a part of what looks to be a neat, fun event! Debbie & Denny do wonderful natural arrangements ~ rustic & gorgeous! Wonderful potted containers, etc. We went tonite to set up & ohhh everything looks so wonderful! There will also be other arts/crafters there! I'll be there with my primitives ~ a few new goodes too!, my friend Kim will be in the room with me with her sewn primitives, & there are many more vendors! Hope you stop by!
Saturday, December 6th ~ 9am-5pm
4520 Vickery Chapel Road
Jamestown, NC 27282
(Right across from Guilford College)
We'll also be there next Saturday too! December 13th ~ 9am-5pm