Saturday, August 31, 2013

Country Church

This week's church sits in the lovely
little hamlet of Rhineland, Missouri.
It is St. Marcus Evangelical Church,
built in 1891.
I am joining Inspired Sunday!

"As the Father loved Me, I also have loved
 you, abide in My love." - John 15:9
Have a blessed Sunday!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summer Afghan Debut

Hello friends!
I am happy to debut my Summer Afghan today!
It was a pleasure to work on.
The colors just made me happy!
I apologize for a photo heavy post!

It is so hard to photograph yarn and have
it show it's true colors.

I was inspired by the Cath Kidston palette.
I included a gray stripe simply because
I love gray so much and thought it would
complement the other colors.
I am willing to sell this afghan if anyone is
interested, just email me. 
This isn't a great picture, but I think
you can see all the pretty colors!
"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy."
- Jude 1:24
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Exciting News to share!!!

Hello dear friends!
I have some very exciting news to share with you!
I now have a monthly card kit club!
Well, I should first start by saying I think have the best job ever! I get to work at Scrapbook Generation, a scrapbook store.  We have several popular monthly clubs and I'm now taking over the generation card club. The best part about the clubs? We ship!!
We're also in the process of expanding into a full online store.
I've been teaching card classes locally for quite awhile now and am thrilled to now be able to offer kits that we can ship all over the world!!!
This is a monthly club that I put together and ship at the beginning of each month. So that means I am hard at work getting the September kits ready in just a few days!
"We're excited to announce that the talented Lindsey Amschler will now be designing the Generation Card Kit Club. She has been doing such a lovely job with her monthly card class here at SG that we decided she would be great creating the card kit each month.

We're also making another change which you will like...instead of four cards each month, the Generation Card Kit Club will feature five-six cards each month, starting with the September kit! (The cards in the photo are the ones Lindsey designed for the August club, which is sold out.)

You can sign up for the monthly card kit club by calling us at 417-886-0440 or by registering online at To read more information about the club, click here."   - Scrapbook Generation blog
Wishing you all a happy day, Lindsey

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Walk in the Park

One of my favorite places on earth,
Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri.
It was beautiful there yesterday!
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
- Psalm 91:1
Have a beautiful day!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Classic Barn

I came across this lovely barn on
my walk last week. 

A true classic.
In a beautiful setting.
Pure Missouri charm.
I'm joining Bluff Area Daily for Barn Charm!
Be sure to check out the other great barns!

"For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation."
- Psalm 149:4
Have a great day!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013


The walking continues!
This weekend was very hot!
And as you can see, not very
much shade to walk in!
We've moved away from the bluffs and
the Missouri river, but the farm land
is so beautiful, too!

Much of the trail has been under a
canopy of trees, but currently the
walking is in full sun.
I am getting tan!  Something I
haven't had in years!
"Let us hold fast the confession of our
hope without wavering, for He who
promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23
Have a nice day!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Modern Church

I normally lean toward the old
churches, but I discovered this
more modern church in north
eastern Missouri last weekend.
It was very impressive with it's beautiful
landscaping and the little chapel was
I am joining Inspired Sunday.
"He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he."
- Proverbs 16:20
Have a blessed day!

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Friday, August 23, 2013


I have made some progress on my
summer afghan!  It is such a cheerful
afghan to work on! 
It is limited in colors
but, I am still doing
it very randomly.
The only order I have is a red row
every 4 rows of color.

I am using mostly Hobby Lobby's I Love
This Yarn, Red Heart's new 'Love' yarn.
It is very soft and yummy.
The pattern was found here.
"Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit."
- Psalm 51:12
Have a great Friday!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013


The August mornings are so pretty.
Misty and cool. 
It makes me want
to be outside to enjoy them while
I can.
I heard an old folk saying that
for every fog in August, there will be a snowfall.
I wonder . . .
I love collecting these old crochet
potholders.  These two are a very
similar pattern but purchased at different
times and places. 
"I rejoice at Your word
As one who finds great treasure."
- Psalm 119:162
Have a nice day!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Summer Afghan

I really love starting afghans.
I love the progress, the finish
and the border, too, but the most
exciting part to me is starting!
I think it's because I am anxious to see if
what I have in my head is going to look
good once I start.

I was longing to do a simple afghan
in the delightful Cath Kidston palette
and I chose the wonderfully simple
granny stripe pattern found here.
So far it's been a nice summer afghan to
work on while I have put my other on the
back burner till the temps are cooler!

"Let all that you do be done with
love." - 1 Corinthians 16:14
Have a lovely day!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Heart of the Home

My mama thinks I'm cute!
She calls me her little sweetheart.
I'm little, but I pretty much run the
whole household.  I like that.
I'm not spoiled, I just have lots
of love and whatever I need.
That's the way it's supposed to be,
I've lived with my family for
five years now.  They got me
when I was two.  We were meant
for each other!
"What then shall we say to these things?
If God is for us, who can be against us?"
- Romans 8:31
Have a nice day!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Barn Charm

I was driving through the countyside near
Washington, Missouri over the weekend
and spotted this lovely stone barn sitting
high on a hill.
I took the picture from down below
and cropped to see it closer.

What I really loved was the weather
vane on top!  I zoomed in even closer
and edited the picture below in order
to make it show up better!
The old stone barn was so beautiful, but
I was puzzled by the silo!  Seems an odd
placement for it and really different
Thanks for visiting!
Please stop by Tricia's for other
charming barns!

"Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us,
and not we ourselves;
We are His people
and the sheep of His pasture."
- Psalm 100:3
Have a great day!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Still Walking!

We had a beautiful day to walk
the Katy Trail this weekend!
This was my favorite section.
I love the bluffs!

It is not hard to keep walking when you
are anticipating what might be ahead!
It is getting easier to walk.  The weather
has been great and we start out early before
it gets too hot.

"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
- 2 Corinthians 5:7
Have a great week!

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Award Winning Church

This church is in Manchester, Missouri.
It won an award in brickwork.
I love it that I can see the steeple
from quite a distance away!
I am joining Inspired Sunday.
"Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together." - Psalm34:3
Have a blessed day!

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Two of my Favorite Things

I thought I would share with you a couple
of my favorite things in my whole house!
A few years ago Lindsey and I were
antiquing in a small town when we
spotted these hanging way up high.

We had the antique store owner get
them down for us.  Their delicate
beauty was irresistable!
They became even more
desirable to us when we discovered
that they were actually original works
of art!
On the back is the name of the
lady who drew them and the young
lady they were gifted to.
Unfortunately, they did not date
them.  I would guess they are from
the '20's.
It always warms my heart when
I pass by and look at them.

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of
power and of love and of a sound mind." - 2 Timothy 1:7
Have a beautiful day!

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