feeling thankful


I woke up this morning feeling thankful for this life I've been given. 

I have had the chance to realize a few long time dreams this year...being a stay at home keeper of my home, opening my Etsy shop and now this Sunday we take over our new booth space at The Antique Mart in old town Pomona. 

There was a time not so long ago when I might have been tempted, in my limited view, to only see the troubles that necessitated this shift in my life and not the whole picture.

What a difference it makes to view the goodness inspite of the junk, instead of losing sight of the blessings through the mess and muck of life.

These cute little dresses were a custom order.  The fabric was sent to me by a grandma who requested I make them up for her sweet granddaughters. 

I figured out how to add the sewing service only to my Etsy shop if you'd like to do the same.

Okay, I have a busy day today so I better get a move on.  I still have some tagging to do and a little painting to finish up.  I will be back to show you the latest happenings soon.

xo, Patty


  1. Boy do I know what you mean. You just say it so much better than I can. I'm so thankful that things have worked out for you. I think the Lord doesn't show us the whole picture so we can rely on him to get through to the good stuff.
    Love those dresses. I didn't know that feature was on Etsy. I really need to get motivated and do something with my shop.
    Congratulations on opening your booth in the Antique Mall.
    We leave Sunday for somewhere I hope in your area. We don't have an exact address yet, but maybe it will be close enough to meet up.
    I know your opening will be fun. Please post pictures. You have such a talent for display, I can't wait to see it.

  2. Cute little dresses :)

    Love your attitude of gratitude!

    It's not always easy to find the silver lining... but, it's always worth it!!

    Smiles :)

  3. Good morning!
    Yes you are blessed and what an adorable little dress.
    Hope you have a continued great day.

  4. What an inspiring post Patty, yes life is good isnt it?

    I am looking forward to seeing your booth.

    Love & smiles,


  5. Love those adorable little dresses and so do the Mommies!

  6. Those little dresses are so sweet. Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing photos of your new endeavor.

  7. The dresses are too sweet Patty. I am also thankful for my life. I have been questioning whether I am healthy enough to work part time in the near future. We shall see.

  8. Cute little dresses!:) I should be inspired to sew some for my own granddaughter.

    Sending the best to you for the opening of your shop in the antique mall.

  9. Patty,
    What a beautiful job on the dresses! That grandma is going to be mighty pleased!
    What you said about the retirement.

  10. I just found your blog by accident on My Little Home and Garden. From what I read of your blog so far I really enjoyed it. Thank You for sharing. I will be back to visit again soon.

  11. The dresses are so sweet, Patty. As for feeling grateful, I spent some lovely time walking and then enjoying a coffee with my sister-in-law. I do like her!

  12. What a great way to wake up..Love the dresses...

  13. cute little dresses.. i wish i would be a baby again.. to wear those dresses

  14. Beautiful dresses, Patty. Congratulations on your new endeavors. Wishing your more blessings to come..
    (I signed up via email now :)

  15. Cute little dresses! Thanks for sharing this inspiring post! Have a great weekend.


  16. What a sweet blessing this post gives the world. Your little clothes are just darling but your attitude takes the big prize. xo Diana

  17. OH I will have to check out your booth, I havent been to that place in a while,,,but now I have a reason to go:)

  18. I am working on those dreams and making those shifts. Thanks for the inspiration!!!


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