Brides of Cuddle Creek Series

 I am reading this series by Kathleen Morgan,  I unfortunately began with the third book, Lady of Light, as I didn’t realize it belonged to a series.  The setting for them is Colorado, USA and the Highlands of Sutherland, Scotland in the late 1800’s.  I am really enjoying these books.  I have just started the first one, Daughter of Joy. Although I have not gotten very far I am not disappointed.

 It has been raining for two days.  Is it any wonder I am reading?  It’s all I seem to be able to do when the weather is like this.  It’s also very warm.  I’ve had the windows open and very little in the way of covers on the bed.  I am not complaining about the temperature mind you, I hate the cold and the snow I lived with up north.

 Well 2015 is ending and 2016 beginning.  It’s time for New Year’s resolutions.  I have given it a lot of thought but still have not settled on what mine will be.  Could I decide I will not start any new quilting projects until I catch up on my UFO’s?  Or maybe so what’s necessary to improve my overall health?  I can tell you I have learned that whatever I choose, it has to be doable otherwise it will go by the wayside before the first month ends.  I would like 2016 to go down as the first year I kept to my resolution.  :).

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A Simple Devotion



Oh Jesus, King of Love, I put my trust in Thy loving Mercy.

 What a wonderful devotion especially for this time of the year when Our Lord’s infancy & childhood are ever present in our minds and hearts.  In the above picture, His crown depicts His kingship.  The olive branch depicts the gifts of healing and peace He offers.  With His other hand He points to His Heart overflowing with tender Mercy. 

 The invocation was given to Yvonne Beauvaisin a French woman on August 17, 1922, while she was visiting the monastery of the Augustinian Canonesses of the Mercy of Jesus at Malestroit in Brittany, France.  Addressing Yvonne, Jesus said: Morning and evening say, O Jesus, King of Love, I put my trust in Thy loving mercy.  On March 18, 1927, Yvonne Beauvaisin entered the community and professed her final vows on September 29, 1931. 


 Immediately the devotion spread and became indulgenced first to her community and later to the whole Catholic Church. The image was designed by in 1940 during World War II.  She did this to encourage the continued spread of the devotion.

 The Confraternity of Jesus, King of Love is an apostolate of the Benedictine Monks at Silverstream Priory in County Meath, Ireland.  

 I received this from the Cukierski Family.  Have you heard of them? They are a Catholic family who have a business that makes and sells various homeopathic supplements to raise money for children who need medical attention. They also have a very large variety of sacramentals on hand. Their site is filled with a lot of information about our Catholic faith.  

Holy Innocence Prayerline

 I am a member of this prayer intention group online.  It is a group that many other prayer request lists filter into.  Since I have been a member I find that praying comes easier to me.  I am happier and I have more patience.  I also find I have been able to let go of some “baggage” that has been with me for a very long time.

 Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocence.  They are our patron and in their name we pray for all of the aborted babies.  We also pray that this atrocity is stopped by changing the laws and educating our elected officials and the general public that abortion is murder and that every child deserves life. Please join us in prayer.

 Here is the address to the prayerline if anyone is interested in joining.  dove@catholiclist.com

Happy Memories Made

 We spent Christmas at my daughter’s house with my younger daughter and her husband too.  It was really a nice get together.  The kids had a ball and really enjoyed their gifts.  This year we got together later than usual.  It worked out great as the kids had a chance to enjoy their Christmas with mom and dad before we all arrived.  A good time was had by all.

  It always amazes me that Christmas passes so quickly.  It’s already the 28th and I am still recovering.  LOL  I never did get those little gifties for my girls finished.  So I am working on finishing them up today.  I am wondering if I am ever going to get it together again.  Will post pictures when I am finished with the projects.

 Happy Quilting!

Almost Christmas

 I cannot believe that it’s almost Christmas and I have not posted here since July.  To say things have been interesting in my life is an understatement.  We visited my son in August.  Three days after we arrived I proceeded to fall on the wet kitchen floor and broke my shoulder.  OUCH!!!  I wound up being stuck in Florida for five weeks.  We tried to come home after three, but the pain was too much so we headed over to our friends home near Orlando.  We spent the rest of the time there.  I was truly blessed I didn’t need surgery.  It was quite a significant fracture, but non displaced.

 When we got back to North Carolina, I began six weeks of physical therapy.  Again OUCH!!!  But no pain no gain right?  I have regained all of my range of motion, but am still exercising to gain strength.

 Needless to say this has put me wayyyyyy behind for the holidays.

 We will be going to see our grandchildren on Christmas Day.  My daughter doesn’t take them visiting on Christmas so that they can enjoy being at home.  She normally has open house for family and close friends.  That’s what we did for our children.  We always went to Midnight Mass and on Christmas our parents visited us.  It was a nice tradition and my children have adopted it.

 I am participating in the Christmas Novena that is being provided by Pray More Novenas.  This is a site that sends you reminder notices so that you don’t forget to pray on each of the 9 days.  It is a wonderful ministry John-Paul and Annie provide.  Sign up for reminders is easy and once you have signed up you don’t have to do it again.  I highly recommend Pray More Novenas

Almost Christmas

I cannot believe that it’s almost Christmas and I have not posted here since July.  To say things have been interesting in my life is an understatement.  We visited my son in August.  Three days after we arrived I proceeded to fall on the wet kitchen floor and broke my shoulder.  OUCH!!!  I wound up being stuck in Florida for five weeks.  We tried to come home after three, but the pain was too much so we headed over to our friends home near Orlando.  We spent the rest of the time there.  I was truly blessed I didn’t need surgery.  It was quite a significant fracture, but non displaced.

When we got back to North Carolina, I began six weeks of physical therapy.  Again OUCH!!!  But no pain no gain right?  I have regained all of my range of motion, but am still exercising to gain strength.

Needless to say this has put me wayyyyyy behind for the holidays.  So my grand-kids are getting gift cards this year.  I am still hoping to get a few little things made.  We are not decorating this year as we will not be entertaining.  So I decided to decorate my blog.  This is our tree from last year.  As you can see it’s decorated with cows.  I know, my kids think I am crazy too!  🙂

One of the best things about my injury is that I have been reading like crazy.  It was weeks before I could even type on the computer and I still have not done any sewing, and reading helped fill my days and nights.  I reactivated my Goodreads account and have been trying to update it.  One of my favorite authors is James Patterson of the Alex Cross fame.  I think I have read every book he has written, or they are on my list of books to read,  I have finally discovered electronic readers.  Wow!  I can make the text large enough for me to read it.  Seems the older I get the bigger the print needs to be.  LOL