Friday, June 19, 2009

Still...

Still here. Still sewing. I brought the sewing machine along to my folks', so I'm busy stitching away as I'm caretaking. It works.

Coming from a deeply patriotic family, I usually start planning for July Fourth around this time... when it gets glaringly hot and fried pies and rootbeer floats start popping up in diners and stands around town. I came across some patriotic stash prints and have stitched those up, catching myself humming Yankee Doodle or Oh say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave... as I sew along. So much comfort there. The aprons are up at the Shop as I type...

Wanted to tell you that my mother sat down with my laptop last night and read aloud each of the 70 or so comments you all left the other day. About halfway through, we were both crying. They touched me deeply and mean so much right now. I simply can't offer enough thanks. God bless you.

Hoping your summer weekend is full of hope. -Brin

19 comments:

Erin said...

Praying for you, Brin.

ancient one said...

It is....

GOD is still on the throne...

Michelle said...

Adorable patriotic apron, Brin. Still praying for you. Also, going through all the posts I never read (since I was new to blogging in July of 2008). It's like reading a novel. :) It really comforts me after a hard days work and I'm snug in my down-comforter adorned bed and my kitties around me.

Bee said...

Prayin' that your weekend is full of hope, too.

Shelley in SC said...

Hi, Brin ~ ~ Love these . . . especially the "Cherry Pie Fourth of July" one.

I left a message for you on your Etsy and Freeman House e-mail. Just checking on the status of an order.

Praying for you and your family!

Amy said...

Will you be making totes again?

RusticOkie said...

Beautiful! I love the fabric you have pictured here.

Brandy said...

I love the apron! If you could sew maybe "a million" or so of those maybe you could save Freeman House and have your fairy tale ending...

Hugs your way!

Jamie Leigh said...

I admire you! and love you! This is your cousin :)

kali said...

Brin, my heart breaks for you. I wish there were something that I could do, besides pray. I wish that my will were enough to sweep in and rescue, salvage and save. You are light to so many. You have inspired me and strengthened my faith. I admire you.

I will pray. I will go farther, seeking God, because one woman could stare so much struggle in the face and carry on stronger for it. But if my will were enough, I would find a way to make things better for you...

love,
kali

Ariadone said...

Good morning Brin, Yes, crying and sewing, and being with your mother and still waiting...for wonderful things and lyfestyles to come to end. What difficult season you are in. It is good of you to be so close to your family now. But your are women...and women can DO this.
Praying for you and your dear family and your grandfather.
Godeliva van Ariadone

Threeblindsheep said...

It's been a trying time for me, too. God was good, though (isn't He always) to show me something encouraging...a bumper sticker! Maybe you could be encouraged, as I was. If you're interested, see my post for 6/17, "Lost in the Flock." I will say this: My mind's eye sees you safe in family and resilient to get right on with it! Blessings, Blessings! - Sheep C

flowers said...

Hobbies plays a key role for the people who really came to the earth for this purpose, one or the other day people around the world would be discussing about the people who have collected Many World Coins,monuments, old stamps, old notes who will be positioned in the world of Guinness records.

Ruby Louise said...

*huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuug*!

Wish I could do something helpful, but that's all I've got. :-)

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Darling apron! Holding you close in prayer!

Rebecca said...

Just thinking of you this evening, Brin. Wondering about your grandfather.... Lovely aprons over at your shop. I still love the Molly Rose apron I purchased from you last year. Hmmmmm....hopefully soon I can get another.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I'm thinking of you and praying that God show you the precious Path He has prepared.

Life is so confusing at times, isn't it? You are a precious soul.

I'm praying!

Karen Deborah said...

My friend told me about your blog and I have been reading for hours.
I can't believe you are losing your home and the bakery, your grandfather, everything. I am so sad for you and deeply touched by your faith in the God that I know and love too.

I usually wouldn't even say this because I would not want to be misunderstood. We have an income opportunity, if you want to know about it just e mail me.

If it's the wrong time, that's ok.

I wish I had the money to just give to you so you could keep your home.

I can't even get my mind around why a lovely bakery like yours didn't make it.

It's my first time here and you have wrapped yourself around my heart as dearly as if I had known you always.

you are precious, absolutely precious.

I don't understand. I don't know why. BUT I stand with you in faith that God knows what he's doing.

And I have been wanting a puppy in the worst way...so maybe Mississippi is not so far from Texas.

SusieQ said...

Why don't you try and sell your baked goods at Canton?