Friday, February 13, 2009


My husband has had one rough week and yet he had time to be the same wonderful guy I fell in love with. With only a few days in between business trips he was informed on Tuesday that his horse-pack-riding-buddy took his own life this week. It's been so painful, as you can imagine.

Back up: Tim got home last Friday eve from a week long trip and we literally raced to a marriage seminar (awesome time, even though I was almost the only one signed up without a potential partner; whew). Saturday and onward was filled with our usual commitments. Then the news of Tim's buddy...along with other major ups and downs took up the remainder of our time. Tim spent last eve at the funeral home; got home in time to repack, then left @ 4 a.m. Since I'm not very talkative at 4 a.m, we didn't even have a decent goodbye. I've been thinking of Tim all day and wishing he didn't have to leave again so soon. Then these arrived. I am still in love after all these years. Tim, if you read this...You are still my Jesus in blue jeans.

So many circumstances lately are reminding me to love well those that God has put in my life. We never know what even the next moment will bring.
No sewing here this week. Believe me, I wanted to. We had a magazine shoot (more on that later) amidst us finalizing another fabric collection (yup, you read that right). So basically, we trashed the studio consistently, only to make it spotless again twice this week.
We also had that birthday celebration last Saturday for my Princess Mia. 4 years old. Please check out my Jennifer's new fun blog: for the pictures. Hope you will say hi to her. You know how hard it is to start a blog and think you are the only one reading it.
May you give and receive lots of love this Valentine's Day! Love to all of you!


  1. I'm so sorry about your friend. We lost a very dear friend last fall too, although under very different circumstances. I know it's tough and you will have many difficult days ahead. God bless you both.

    And yes, he is a sweetheart, isn't he?! Lovely flowers.

  2. That was a beautiful post with a beautiful arrangement from your hubby. I think it is refreshing to know other women are still in love with their husbands as I am mine in this crazy world when something like that seems to be so rare now. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you today!

  3. Paula, your photos upload instantly on my computer--bring 'em on! I have cable rather than dial up, but it's not as fast as I'd like, so your pix are no problem. We finally got your fabric here this week--yeah! I showed some on my new blog

  4. sounds like times are busy for ya'll. remembering to LOVE WELL is so important and eloquently written.

    new fabric line??? i am on the edge of my seat...cannot wait!

  5. beautiful flowers...
    amazing color on the flower.
    hopefully the next few weeks will be better....
    sorry to hear about your friend.

  6. Sorry to hear this..wishing your husband and you all the best this Valentine's Day!


  7. What a gift you received this week amongst the heartache. Not the flowers, but the gift of seeing how lucky you are to have found such a special person to share your life with. Of course you knew that already, but it's nice to get that profound nudge every once and a while. Thanks for sharing and thank you for responding to my email so quickly. I will send you an update on my new job soon.

  8. So sorry to hear of your friend's death. Very hard to bear.

  9. Oh. I am so sorry to hear of your husband's loss.

    You sound so busy. I am anxious to see your new line of fabric!

  10. With so much sadness and craziness going on, the flowers were a wonderful reminder of all that you have to cherish!

    and don't think we missed the snippit' about the new fabric line.....yippee!



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