Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Do What You Love

It may be a New Year, but I am thinking
as though it is Thanksgiving.  Being thankful.


There is a contentment that comes from

doing what you love, those things that make 
you happy.  You find yourself taking time to
complete a project, not rushing through, just 
to get it done. 
While working on the Wee Care gowns, I
find that time seems to slow and a peacefulness
surrounds me. I am "Dressing Angels" so to 
speak and each stitch is taken with a certain
amount of prayer and  thoughtfulness.
Here are the latest Angel gowns:


Created for those so fresh from God
and so very quickly called  home.

I wish each of you a very special
and Happy New Year!  Take some
time this year to get honest with 
yourself.  Think about the things 
 you love and what makes
you happy. Life is short,
 do what you love each day
 with much gratitude!

Love to all,
Deb

16 comments:

Jillayne said...

What a lovely post! Your gowns are divinely inspired and it is so obvious there is love in every stitch. What a wonderful thing you are doing... and such a wonderful sentiment at this special time of year.
I hope the New Year brings much much joy and peace your way,
jillayne

margaret said...

such beautiul dresses but so sad too that these poor babies are called home so soon.

Suztats said...

Doing what you love.....that's the key, isn't it?
Deb, your gowns are beautiful and lovingly made. I can feel the reverence in each stitch.
Such a love-filled gift for the parents of these little angels called home too soon.

Dorthe said...

Dear Deb, your little angel gowns are filled with love, truly! and so is your heart my dear.
Happy new year to you, and yours, I hope it will be a wonderful 2014.
Hugs,Dorthe

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's easy to see the love and caring that you are putting into these and I know that God is looking down at you, knowing you're an angel here on earth, and keeping a special place in heaven just for you

ShirleyC said...

They are just lovely as always. I know how you love hearts. Are you also making a little heart to go with each one?

desertskyquilts said...

How beautiful each of those is! What a very special thing to make.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Deb,
your Angel gowns are truly beautiful and so special like you:}
Have the most wonderfu New Year.
Hugs,
Marie

Createology said...

You are an angel Deb Dear for taking such loving care to stitch these tiny little gowns and bonnets for God's special babies. Being thankful is so important any time of year and I am thankful for you. Happy New Year Blessings...

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Deb-- they are so very beautiful-- and appreciated more than you will ever know. I love you for this--you are a precious gift to our babies--
Vicki

Tammy said...

Dear Deb, I saw the post that Vicki did about your beautiful angel gowns. What a precious gift they are to a grieving family. You are certainly doing God's handiwork with love and compassion. Bless you! Doing what we love is so very important. And even better when doing what we love is for the benefit of others. All the best for the new year, Tammy

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

What an incredibly wonderful and beautiful thing to do. Happy New Year dear lady.
xx

libbyquilter said...

"do what you love each day with much gratitude" i need to tuck these words into my memory and live accordingly.

thank you.

i've enjoyed reading about the wee care project and seeing the lovely work that your caring hands are producing. it must be very touching for the parents to know that someone spent time, energy and lots of loving comfort as they created such a thoughtful gift from the heart.
i can only imagine that they feel loved and blessed at a very deep level.
may you too feel a deep blessing from this kind act.

:-)
libbyQ

Mom E. said...

Deb,
What lovely gowns you have made with such a heart filled with love! I was able to make the blessing dresses of my sweet children who are grown now, as well as dresses for nieces who only lived a few days, or were stillborn. It was such a comfort for me to help in a small way when there really was Nothing I could give as comfort, so I understand what is in your heart. Those mothers are truly appreciative of your gift. My mom in law has knitted and crocheted baby pouches for our church to keep in their women's organization cupboard for use in these circumstances and she has made lovely pouches. The women that ended up needing them were women who already knew and loved my MILaw and she felt the same way. At least there was something she could do that helped somewhat during that very difficult time.
Your smoking is gorgeous and so evenly done without a smocking gathering machine! I took a class 30 years ago, just after the birth of our first child, and was so exited to learn, but I haven't done ANY smocking since then. Your work is so pretty and your sewing looks great to me!
Hugs and love to your heart as you bless the lives of others.
Betsy

Mom E. said...

Your SMOCKING is gorgeous! LOLOL
Betsy

Mosaic Magpie said...

Betsy,
There is a true comfort that fills me when I stitch on these gowns and it sounds as though you understand that feeling. I do have a pleating machine that helps with the pleating of the fabric or else it might look like a "smoking" hot mess....LOL
Dig out your smocking supplies and give it a go again!
xo,
Deb

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