Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Bookmarked...

Good day friends!
This morning, reading in our family bible, I realized I failed to share with you a treasure that I received a few weeks ago from a dear friend of mine, Cathy B. For my 40th birthday, Cathy sent a tatted cross bookmark made by her mother. Isn't it beautiful? Pink...one of my favorite colors and this one was the exact shade used in my wedding. Isn't it gorgeous? Thank you Cathy from the bottom of my heart, as this is a true treasure!

Tatted Bookmark from Cathy B hand tatted by her mother

I placed....
my bookmark in the most precious book I own, our family bible. This morning I turned to the Psalms. There's something in there for everyone :) It seems every year during this time frame (late July - September) I get in this mental "funk". I used to think it was because I had to go back to school, then once I was out of school I used to think it was because I was too old to go back to school and now had to make my own living. Now....I don't know what to think about it...but just like the seasons change, so do I get this "funk" just like clockwork every year during this time. Thus the reason why I turned to the Psalms, there's always a salve to soothe your soul somewhere in the Psalms. I'm trying to find mine this morning and just wanted to share the treasure that holds my place.

Until next time....
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God".
Hugs and love,
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41 comments:

  1. A lovely bookmark. I admire people that can tat. My grandmother used to and tried to teach me, but. . .I hope your "funk" leaves you soon.

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  2. Odd that your funk comes during the sunny months instead of during winter's dark days ... are you sure you are not an Aussie in disguise? In any case, here's wishing you find the solace you seek very soon.

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  3. Beautiful bookmark! I wish I knew someone around here who could tat so that I could learn.
    I hope the Psalms help ease your funk. Quite often my scripture readings help me.

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  4. What a lovely gift.

    My husband gets the "funk" this time of year also. Keep reading the good book, it will help.

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  5. I love the look of tatting. That's such a lovely example. My 'funks' happen in winter. Hope yours goes away soon.

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  6. What a lovely gift Vonna! I do know what you mean about a yearly funk at this time of year. I also used to think it was a back to school funk. Now I kind of suspect it is a summer will be over soon funk and it always seems to go so fast and I always go into summer with so many expectations that never quite live up to what I was hoping for. Like Christmas. If you build up a huge 'vision' of how things will go, and they don't... that can be disappointing, not in a devastating way necessarily, but in a minor funk kind of way. More than New Year's Eve, the end of summer represents the end of another cycle for me and I am always wistful that my babies are another year older... 10th grade this year! I am a little sad about the way time passes. So I can relate!

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  7. Vonna, lovely bookmark. Hope you shake the "funk" soon as it is such a great time of year and fall is coming sooner than we think. I love summer and the color changes that happen in Iowa as fall approaches. The Good Book has plenty in store for you! pam

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  8. Lovely bookmark Vonna :) I get like that too and think it is an "end-of-summer" thing - the knowledge that the long, light days of summer are gradually drawing in and that there are only a few precious weeks left until autumn starts to nudge in. I'm always worse during August, but once September kicks in, then I kind of accept it more. Hope you're feeling brighter soon!

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  9. What a beautiful bookmark! I wish I could find someone to teach me to tat. I learned to knit long enough to make those dishcloths and that's all I wanted to make.
    I get myself in to a funk during winter months, usually...although now that my husband has been called to work until September I'm in an early funk!
    Keep your chin up girl....scripture reading helps me too.

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  10. Lovely bookmark! I usually get a funk around this time of year too. Guess I am so anxious for Autumn.

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  11. Yhe bookmark is just beautiful, I had the pleasure of meeting Cathy B at a Blackbird Designs retreat ib April she is positively a wonderful lady and lots of fun.

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  12. What a lovely gift. Surely she will be pleased that you are using the bookmark in such a special way!

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  13. A beautiful special gift for a special book - where you are sure to find your solace.

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  14. So beautiful and special - perfect place for it!

    Tanya

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  15. What a beautiful, beautiful gift! I love the fact she chose pink over the usual white. Definitely a family heirloom. CathyB is a sweetie. Here's wishing you sunshine in place of shadows. Take care and enjoy your week. Smiles...

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  16. That is the perfect spot for such a lovely tatted bookmark!

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  17. That is definitely a treasure! I'd love to learn to tat. Cathy B is a sweetheart!

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  18. Beautiful bookmark. I get into that funk too, only I think it's because we're realizing that the summer's over and probably some of our plans aren't happening. What Psalm helps when you are in that funk>

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  19. A lovely bookmark!I´ll pray your funk vanishes. My funktime of year is the winter. Here in Sweden we live in darkness (almost) from october to february and it gets to me more and more for every year.

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  20. I know what you mean about these seasonal funks. It's easy to try to relate them to school (the mind looks for patterns and etc.), but then as it continues you wonder about it. Transitions are often difficult; it's a very bustle-y time--the last "lul" before that Holiday Season that just seems to kick off earlier each year. Maybe that's it.

    At any rate, you've got the right idea for a cure (I also recommend a bath with some nice relaxing salts! Try that Old Hippie soap from Besem, too, lol! I hate Hippie/Patchouli anything, but loved that old hippie sample I was gifted with!)

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  21. What a lovely bookmark from CathyB! It's wonderful that her mother tats. I hope that you ease out of your funk soon...

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  22. What a lovely bookmark! I bought a book on how to Tat, but I have never taken the time to try it - maybe next year.

    Good luck clearing the funk, you went to the right place for it!

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  23. Vonna, this came to me at such a great time !! I am going through some stressful moments and I tend to forget the peace that can be found in the Psalms. Thank you !! I do love the little cross... what a gift !

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  24. beautiful tatting : )

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  25. What a beautiful bookmark for the most important book in our lives.

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  26. I have a lovely little cross bookmark that my daughter made me at camp one year - very fragile. So I went and laminated the thing - not sure if I recommend it or not, but it's durable now! Yours is lovely and I agree - Psalms has something to always hold your attention. :)

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  27. I wrote about the dog star on my blog. These summer days are called dog days because of Sirius, the dog star. Seems we get more light July to September because of Sirius AND the sun shining on us at about the same time. Some people think that's why these months are hotter too. Anyway, maybe you're the opposite of those people that get 'dark-sickness' and you instead get 'lightsick'. Any vampires in your family? Just kidding!

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  28. Oh I hate this time of the year. I hate back to school. I miss my kids soooo much and it's back to the hurried pace with deadlines and papers. UGH. Yes, I cry (a LOT) when school starts.
    LOVE your bookmark.
    Thanks for the recommendation - I'll be reading Psalms tomorrow morning!!

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  29. The bookmark is absolutely lovely, I can see why you treasure it in the Family Bible - what an honor! I hope that the "funk" leaves you very soon...reading passages in some of my "special" books as well as hugs from my family seem to sooth my soul at times like these.
    Take care my friend.

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  30. What a special gift - how sweet for her to share such a gift of the heart! I can always find something that enourages me in Psalms as well. Proverbs - I always seem to be reading about something I'm not doing that I should be doing or vice-versa... :)
    I get that "almost fall" funk too. At the beginning of this summer, I looked at our loaded calendar and thought "oh my golly, how we ever going to get to all these events and still have time to breathe? Now that fall is coming, I'm thinking that I'm going to miss all that extra mama's taxi time.
    (PS - I now know that I am officially "old". Last week, my wonderful hubby bought me a new family bible - LARGE print! I'm so tickled - I can actually do my daily bible study without having to search for my reading glasses now!!) :) :) :)

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  31. What a beautiful gift! I crochet but I don't know how to tat, but I see so many lovely things created with tatting, I'm tempted to learn. Yes, the Psalms are wonderful and I find myself turning to that book in the Bible when I need comfort. There is no better comfort than the love of God.

    Thank you for coming by to visit. I just love your blog and visit all the time.

    God bless you - Julie

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  32. your bookmarks is sweet! It seems to match the color of your shirt in your profile pic too!

    Thanks too, Vonna, for pointing me to your tutorial on how to finish off an ornament - haven't done it yet, but it looks like something I can do.

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  33. I also get in one of those late summer funks. Definitely been in one lately.

    I love the bookmark. Looks just beautiful!

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  34. Beautiful, I just love CathyB and her Mom's tatting!

    Sending lots of smiles to work you out of that funk. :-)))))))

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  35. Beautiful bookmark! What a special present.
    I get in the same funk, but I think it's the passing of Summer that makes me this way. I really hate Winter, so the thought that Fall is approaching and Winter is next, it kind of makes me wishful for warm days all year! LOL
    Love Psalms. I've been reading it too!

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  36. I would love to learn tatting. It is so pretty.

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  37. Hello, your blog is a pure marvel I am happy of him connaitre! In very fast best regards marylin

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  38. Vonna, I just stopped by to tell you that I love the picture of you on your blog. It radiates friendliness and warmth. If ever a picture was a true reflection of someone, yours is it. I hope your blue days ease soon and that the crisp, fragrant air of fall envelopes you and gives you peace.

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  39. Beautiful bookmark! I hope you find some answers in the Psalms. I have started reading the bible again. I am hoping that reading it again with mature eyes will make a difference.

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  40. i LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG. I love your stitching,sewing room,it looks awesome and comfy too. YOu are a blessed woman.Take care,Kimberly

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