Sunday, March 18, 2012

March! Happy Anniversary Favorite Daughter & Son-in-Law! It Was My Wedding Day! Not Hers!

The gorgeous Wedding Dress that stimulated my creativity to make Bridal Gowns on Mannequins!

Lace Is So Very Lovely!

My love for making Dollhouse Miniature Bridal Gowns took root right after our honeymoon.  As we were trying on this dress as shown in the close-up picture of the lace above, we knew the journey to find a wedding dress was over!  We had found our dress.  Just look at the design in this gorgeous dress.  Couldn't get that lovely lace out of my mind.  The long train flowed just right.  Wonderful!  My God!  So Gorgeous!  So, we got married in this dress and lived happily ever afterwards.  Reception pictures will be added later.  The train is removable and was removed for the reception.

March 18, 2006, with tons of pride I slowly marched down the isle the very first time in my life on the arm of my handsome nephew, Gary.  It was the most beautiful wedding I had ever seen.  It was my wedding day!  Not hers!  I fought back tears as I helped her with her makeup.  Her dress.  Kissed her.  She was so beautiful.  By the way, she is still the most beautiful daughter I have.  So,  I kept telling myself that I was playing a very important role in this wedding.  Mother of the Bride.  That's me forcing a grin in the picture to the left.  Scared!  My favorite daughter was getting ready to march down the isle and I was anticipating these words,  "Who gives this woman to......?"  My baby starting a new chapter in her life as wife, daughter-in-law and nine months later a Mother!  My prayers were answered!  Well, I did pray that we would get pregnant on our honeymoon.  I love her so much,  love her man too.  God has Blessed their marriage with my two favorite grandsons along with many things.  Let us all celebrate this day.  I bring to you six years of Dollhouse Miniature Bridal Gowns!
      Happy Anniversary my Loves! 

Thanks again to all of you for reading my blog and sending the beautiful comments and e-mails.  Love and hugs to all.

 I am going to pray and ask God to help me act my age and stop jumping from boulders because according to His Word:
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”  Matther 21:22

Friday, March 9, 2012

March Is Starting With A Bang! Jumped From A Boulder In The Mountains! Pain, Pain, Pain!

March started with excitement and real life bang; I jumped from a boulder in the mountains.  Yes, I fell down and broke...well I didn't really break anything, just tore up my already injured  (torn rotator cuff) shoulder.  Please continue to read about my Sound Mind below. 

 I also received an invitation for an opportunity to get published in one of Dollhouse Miniature's most popular Magazines and I accepted!  Didn't want to blog about the invitation for fear that my submission to the magazine would be rejected.  Why do we  wait until after something is completed to tell anyone?  Fear? 
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of sound mind."2 Timothy 1:7

Please look for me in the June issue of American Miniaturist Magazine to view a parade of some of my Bridal Gowns along with other Artist's gowns and I writing a fun tutorial on how to create a Bridal Gown of your own on a mannequin as shown in the pictures.  The pattern that I am going to use can be used to make a variety of dresses for your own use.  Start your subscription now!  I sell these little cuties on eBay. 

Just finished this beautiful gown yesterday.  The buyer purchased a gorgeous Emerald necklace at a Miniature Show, purchased this fabric and Waa Laa!  "Swirls"

Example of my Sound Mind:

Monday afternoon I jumped from the  boulder, I lost my footing, fell forward on my hands and knees. And, as I lost strength in both arms after feeling and hearing a crackle sound coming from my already injured right shoulder I dropped to the ground and bounced forward on my tummy a few inches.  

Tuesday morning I went to Urgent Care.  X-rays showed no broken bones.  Three weeks ago I had a cortisone shot in the same shoulder to stop pain due to a torn rotator cuff.  The pain went away immediately after the shot!  Three whole weeks pain free!  Felt great!  Although no one was near me,  I was pushed or coaxed into jumping.  Did I hear a "Voice?"  No.  

My conclusion:  God showed me something that interfered with the new route we were going to take our grandson on because when my hubby gently turned me over on my back I looked up at my sweet little boy standing above me carrying a cookie in each hand as he leaned down on both knees, holding his cookies high above his head, he gave me the sweetest little peck on my lips and asked me if I was okay.   Can't carry food into Bear Territory.  I thanked God for the fall.  God protects little children.

Walked about a mile back downhill to get to our vehicle.  The pain was so intense my shoulder was crying too.  Very dramatic!   

Hubby made a makeshift sling to carry my arm in as he threatened to call 911or take me to Emergency.  I screamed, "No, no, no! The healing has already begun!"  I couldn't imagine spending the night in emergency with my 2 year old grandson who kept running over to me hugging my legs as though to express,  "Grandma, Thank you for taking the fall to protect us from the bears!  You are wise with a sound mind."

Growing up I was told I was born an old soul since my parents were in their mid-thirties and I was the youngest child of eight that I looked and acted old.  So, I followed on cue and acted old for as long as I could. Now that my grandsons  have found a connection with my young soul, they want it to come out and play.  How wonderful!  What a Blessing to play miniatures with them and watch them create.
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30 
Picture to the right taken about a month ago indicates the boulder (little rock) from which I jumped.  Should I say from which I fell?  No, I JUMPED and lost my balance as I hit the ground hard.
Again, thanks to all of you for reading and a special thanks to those of you who are joined as members.  Love and hugs to all.  Felma