May God Bless You this day beyond measure! May He pour out His richest blessings in lavish ever-increasing abundant overflowing blessings of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, HOPE and PERFECT HEALTH upon YOU!!! May your every need be met and may everything you put your hand to prosper. Know that you are His chosen child and you are Loved and Treasured by the King of Kings. God Bless You!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grow Your Blog

Thank you Vicki for organizing today's event, opening wide the gates of cyber-space and encouraging global friendships!
What better way to blanket the world with LOVE than to sit and visit with friends!
Who would like to join me for tea, coffee or cocoa?

You can call me Beulah, the nickname my husband gave me...he got the name from books we used to read our children when they were small. (His nickname is Hank, from the same book series...."Hank the Cowdog" written by John R. Erickson.)

Beulah & Hank spring 2011


I am: an Artist, Designer, Photographer, Writer, Quilter, Seamstress, Wife, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Radical Worshiper & Prayer Warrior. 
I LOVE: patterns, color, tea, lemon & lime, cookies, seafood, salads, spinach, chocolate, birds, cats, horses, the night skies, nature, warm sunny days, cold snowy days, quilts, rain & rainbows, gardening...just please no snakes or pickled beets!



The Lord has blessed me with what some would call an over-active imagination....it is constantly in over-drive, there is never a dull or boring moment.
I do not remember a time in my life when I wasn't creating something and I can  get quite grouchy on the days when life's events keep me from creating. (Thankfully that isn't too often!)
Many of my ideas come at the oddest times, triggered by random events or dreams, which are often scribbled down a tiny scraps of paper tucked away as I plot and plan...many nights I suddenly awake from sound sleep and head to the studio to tackle the next creative adventure.

In 2010 I had a choice to continue teaching art in the schools or to go to Brazil as part of a missions team, I chose Brazil. 
LOVE  has no language barrier, I couldn't speak or understand a word of the native languages, yet, communicated easily with everyone.
The Lord's hand was certainly on the trip and He sent His angels ahead each step of our journey.



It was foggy & raining on the trip up to the statue, as soon as we turned to face the statue, the rain stopped the clouds lifted!



Vicki has asked us to share, why do we blog and what do we blog about.
I am still learning 'how to blog' I started blogging in December of 2012.
Simply, I blog to release ideas, to share words of encouragement, to connect with others globally...there are so many wonderfully creative people from whom I have so much to learn!
Thankfully as Vicki so beautifully stated,
"Blogging has NO Boundaries", I think that is my favorite quote of the week!

The name of my blog Sowing Stitches is a description basically of what I do.... I sow what I sew....
In other words, most of what I sew I give away to missions globally.
I wish that I had kept better records all these years...I create, blankets, quilts, sleeping bags, pillow cases, prayer blankets & shawls, worship banners & flags, clothes and then give them as the Lord guides.

Thanks for stopping by Sowing Stitches today, may Your blog Bloom and Grow as together we encourage each other through our friendships! 
May the rest of your day be overflowing with hugs, love and joy! 

             Beulah








27 comments:

  1. Hi neighbor, nice to meet you. I am visiting from Marlene's blog.

    I enjoyed reading about you, your trip to Brazil, and your "sowing what you sew" mission.

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  2. Beulah, girl, skunk apes? HaHa!!!! Love your blog..thanks for visiting mine. I'm a fan and a follower!

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  3. I love your heart for 'sowing what you sew'. I've also been pulled in this direction and it is 'sew' very rewarding!! :) Thanks for visiting my blog, I look forward to reading more of yours.

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  4. I just love your blog! Your heart for sowing speaks volumes. A pleasure to meet you!

    Hugs,
    Terri

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  5. It is so great to meet you Beulah. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I look forward to following your stitching adventures too! Derrith S.

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  6. oh, i love that "blogging has no boundaries" ... that's too beautiful. enjoy your weekend. please stop by my blog when you get a moment. take care. ( :

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to getting to know you through yours...

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  8. Dear Beulah, unfortunately I can't you for tea, it's so far...but I can join your blog and admire all your ideas.
    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I look forward to your next post.
    Magdalena







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  9. Hello Beulah! it's wonderful to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Yes, I adore E. Gaskells books and the BBC renditions of them. They are some of my all time favorites! I haven't seen Lark Rise to Candleford, though I have heard of it and it has neen recommended to me. I can't get it thru our library so I'm hoping to purchase the first season. Do you like it? I've heard it's excellent.
    Blessings,
    Holly

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  10. Holly, Lark Rise is great! Check Amazon or Barnes and Noble sometimes they run specials on the entire series...we got the bundle of all seasons on sale...but I forget which place had the best price. A very enjoyable series, beautifully filmed.

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  11. Hi Beulah,
    So glad to meet you! Love your blog name, your mission of sewing for those in need, and your obvious heart of compassion! I look forward to following you. Also, your husband's nickname is precious. I treasured reading Hank the Cowdog with my family as a child and have started introducing it now to my children.

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  12. Thanks for stopping by Lucy Jane's Writing Desk! I would LOVE to have a cup of tea and talk about sewing and the Lord with you! Welcome to the blogosphere, and enjoy the Grow Your Blog party, my new friend!
    Love,
    Lucy Jane

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  13. So happy to stop by and meet you! I love all the same things you do!

    Stop by and say "Hi!" when you get a chance.

    http://airolgmd.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thanks for following my blog Beulah. Are you enjoying living in Brazil? How long will you stay there?

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    1. Sami, I am back home. The time in Brazil was something I shall never forget...homefully one day I will have the opportunity to return.

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  15. Hello!
    How's Brazil?
    I have some relatives there.
    Nice to meet you!

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    1. Brazil was awesome! The country is so large, there was not enough time to visit and enjoy everything! Hopefully there will be another time to return to enjoy a much extended stay....Many places I would like to paint!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my corner of blogland Beulah. I have really enjoyed looking round your blog and look forward to following your adventures in 2013

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  17. Thanks for stopping my blog Beulah!
    You have a very interesting blog!will visit more often and I am following you now!

    www.manethindi.blogspot.com

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  18. love the one quilt! found your blog through the gyb party. hopefully, you'll stop by and visit me as well. happy creating!

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  19. Beulah! Your craft is amazing! Then theres your sense of humor, as evident by the kind and funny words you left on my blog about porch dogs and airplanes. Following you my friend, blogging is addicting, isnt it?! I had to stop and clean something today and cook a meal for the whiners! Now Im back. Take care, Dianna

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  20. Hi Beulah, I really like what you do here, so I'm nominating you for a Liebster Award. Check out my post with the details and let me know if you have any questions! It's all about new bloggers getting to know each other and motivating each other!
    http://www.xstitchlibrarian.blogspot.com.au

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  21. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  22. I am so glad to have found you through Vicki's GYB party. Your blog is inspiring and impressive. I love your work

    If you have a chance, drop by my blog

    nonniescedarchest.wordpress.com

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  23. You are a very generous person. I like your blog and hope you'll visit mine, too. I remember Hank the Cowdog. Those books are so cute.

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  24. Hi!

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

    I too give away what I make, and I too wait and listen for God's guidance where to give it. I knitted a blanket that God keeps whispering to me to send to my cousin. I keep saying to God, "Really?" God keeps saying back, "Really." Your blog post just motivated me to get my act together and send that blanket to my cousin. Thank you!

    Terry

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    1. Terry, your cousin is going to be blessed! :)

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