Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Band of Angels, Wavy Windows and Juneberry Shawl...


Last week a Band of Angels appeared on my doorsteps... with lunch and help to undo the-big-mess-of-the-failed-sale-of-our-home.  One of the angels, Kim, said that she believes this the way the church was meant to operate... to help one another in need...  They certainly ministered to my need and were such a blessing... Not just in a physical way of helping... but, even greater for me, an emotional and spiritual help... a lifting and holding up... an encouragement... a hope...

So, Tallulah (our home) is back on the market.  Not quite as well dressed as she was before.  She's sporting what I have dubbed "Dorm Room Chic", complete with packing box end tables plus a few extra packed boxes in the corners.  And, I'm just going to go with that for awhile.  I'm not ready to consider moving all the rest of the furniture back just yet (all set up at one of the Old Girl apartments). 

Who knows what will transpire.  The folks we have a contract with on their home were kind enough to extend our contingency on the sale of Tallulah.  Day by day.... day by day...

Until the next step, I am going to enjoy the views out my wavy windows...

 
Because, if there is one thing that I've learned in the past few years, it is that you need to enjoy what you have... savor it... because each season is fleeting... way more than you might imagine...
 
We take things for granted... the special becomes ordinary... And, then its season is over...
 

I really can't remember when I finished this shawl.  I bought the yarn in May while in Austin for a wedding.  I do remember I was finally able to block it Monday afternoon... ;)


The pattern is Juneberry by Jared Flood and the yarn is Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.  I love the textures!

 
I am incredibly blessed by God's love and the amazing people He has placed in my life... I am so grateful for the thoughts and prayers and words and acts of encouragement... the goodness... the generousness... the kindness... from near and far...  My heart is full.

Thank you... thank you... thank you... blessings ~ tanna

39 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Thank goodness for friends at times like these! I hope that it will all work out for you very soon. Your shawl is beautiful, so delicate and very pretty. xx

Susan said...

I truly believe what you give to others comes back 10-fold. Always a reason behind everything; we just need to believe and keep the faith. And that shawl....it is so beautiful...and it looks very cozy. Blessings to you. You are a dear. Susan

Dar said...

your church is serving well., as it should be. I'm so glad you had help with such an emotional adventure.
I must say, tho, Tanna, your Brick Street Bungalow is SO lovely, I wouldn't be able to bear leaving it.
What an emotional roller-coaster you must be on. I'd have hubby build a garage right there instead.
Life is Full of Surprise

TexWisGirl said...

that shawl is beautiful. so delicate. and i am glad for the support you've been given. the timing will work out as it should.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What sweet friends! We should all be so blessed. And your shawl is gorgeous!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow, Tanna! That shawl is absolutely gorgeous! And photographed so beautifully. I am glad that you have been uplifted and encouraged by so many. Like you said, one day at a time ... it's really all we've got! What will be, will be. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Kerin said...

What a wonderful, spiritual experience for you.
I am so happy that there are special people like that in the world....there for you, when you need them to be!

Hoping that another great offer is just around the corner for you guys, and that you will be able to finalize your contract on the future home that you've chosen.

Keeping you in my thoughts, and prayers.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my post.

Warm wishes...
K.

Betsy Brock said...

a band of angels....how wonderful! One day at a time...The Mr. always says that!

From the Kitchen said...

Ah, our blessed "band of angels" are always there when we need them.

Best,
Bonnie

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tanna. fiends are messengers from God. I love the autumn colours in the first shot.

Deb said...

their are Angels amongst us...that shawl is beautiful...your photos are awesome...the trees are so pretty this year...

Pammy Sue said...

What an exciting but stressful time you've had! I hope you'll soon be less sorry to see Talulah go and love the next one just as much if not more. She is indeed a beautiful home. Your shawl is gorgeous, as always! You are blessed to have such a good church family to take care of you.

Pondside said...

Tanna, what a stressful time for you. I have been offline foursome time, and so, out of touch. How kind of your church friends to provide just the sort of support you needed. We have been through a similar situation - such an upheaval, but you will get through it to fall in love with another house and the. Go on to make it your own - and the house of memories for those beautiful grandchildren.

podso said...

It sounds like you've settled well into the current state of your life and such a help your wonderful angels were to you. God sends that just when we need it! So thankful with you and hope the showings went well. In His time ….

karen said...

You sound good and that makes me happy!! Your house will sell it has good bones and that's what the right people will see. Lovely shawl!

Annette T. said...

Tanna, the shawl is amazing. You never cease to make me wonder how do you do that? I'd be so lost knitting a project like that. I had stitches giving me trouble just knitting the first round on circulars the other night! When the timing is right your house will sell and you will move on. Your new home will be beautiful. As Ever, Annette

steph said...

how wise to be able to embrace the present....it's hard to do in good times; a treasure to be able to do when there are challenges. think about you daily.

Wanda said...

I love how your life "flows" with the waves of your situations, and how you always seem to bring Glory to the Father and blessings to others while in the midst of the difficulty. You are amazing and I adore the way you life your life. Blessing back to you dear Tanna...How I want to meet you in person some day...(before Heaven HaHa)

Wanda said...

Oops... I wanted to say the way your "live" or life!!

kathy b said...

Delighted to hear your church pals brought a pause of hope to your sorry days recently. THE VEST IS SO pretty!!!!! Great color and Great finish.

Sandy said...

Just think if you had not gone through all these set backs and delays with the sale, you would not have experienced this wonderful emotional and spiritual ministry from your church. This has caused growth in your life and you have found love and support at a time you most needed it.
You still have that much autumn color left? It's gorgeous! Ours is completely gone now. :o(
Your shawl...oh.my.goodness!! I love it!
Love and Blessings, dear Tanna. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Judy S. said...

Angels, just when you needed them. How great! Love that gorgeous shawl too. Whenever did you find time for that?

Marissa said...

Great friends~
and beautiful shawl.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

You are so kind and thoughtful. I am so thankful that someone was near to lift you up and let you know just how truly special you are. Hang in there, your house will sell. :)

Wow! That shawl just takes my breath away at it's beauty. I love knitted lace, and you inspire me all the time with your works of art.

Sending prayers your way sweet friend that the Holy Spirit will wash over your heart with peace. Let all your worries go, just enjoy the wonderful life around you!

Blessings always

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I am praying that you will soon have new buyers for your house. And, I'm so glad you have such wonderful friends to help you. Beautiful shawl and I love your fall colors!

Mereknits said...

Tanna, you are blessed and you have reminded us all to remember that we are blessed, too. I know you are so frustrated, and I can not imagine leaving that beauty of a house will be easy, so prolonging it makes it so much worse, but you have a beautiful attitude, beautiful people to help you through this and a beautiful future.
Hugs,
Meredith

Lisa (Needles and Wool) said...

very nice shawl, love the color and detail!

Lisa
www.needlesandwool.blogspot.com

Rose said...

Thinking of you and wishing you only the best! It will all work out.

I love Jared Flood designs. Juneberries is gorgeous. You really are an incredible knitter!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Oh the wonder and rarity...the change of colors of the season which are so fleeting, the shawl - a unique treasure of design and beauty, and the band of angels - a rare and wonderful gift of friendship in action. Thanks for sharing your blessings dear Tanna!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Your shawl is beautiful and I am so glad you are getting to enjoy a few more days in your beautiful house. You have it right we need to savor the moment.

Donna said...

So glad your people came to surround you and be the church for you!
And I can't even really believe that something as beautiful as that shawl can be created. It is so delicate and amazing....but then, so are you...so are you! Amazing.
Love, d.

Tricia Buice said...

Hope things are going great for you Tanna - and I truly hope your Thanksgiving is filled with happiness and blessings and hopefully a grandchild or two, or three!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, How wonderful!!
I do believe that the Dear Lord puts people in our lives just when we need them the most. (angels).

I am so glad that you have a good attitude and are among the few who realizes that today is here and tomorrow is not promised.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Blessings dear and hugs, Catherine xo

Catherine said...

p.s. The shawl is just beautiful. I think it is one of my favorites that you have done. I love the color.

Catherine xo

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

His ways are higher than ours...you know that well. I can't wait to see how He writes out the rest of this story. What a testimony!
Hang in there! Hugs!!!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Catching up Tanna and so sorry about the fall through on the sale! OH. I agree that the ladies descending on you to help you is how THE CHURCH should operate!!! Many hands!

Now the shawl...oh it may be my favorite as of YET! The textures are amazing and the color! I just love that color...what do you call it...it HAS to have a lovely name!

Cindy said...

Oh dear Tanna, I am so glad that you have a group of women near you who truly care about you. God is good. And I agree, the church is meant to minister to each other first, then the unbeliever. That's the way I read it at least.
Hugs, cindy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Catching up woht your posts, Tanna! I did not know you were selling your house. I know how stressful that is. If it is any consolation to you we were selling our NYC home around the time of Hurricane Sandy, and while we did not have damage the buyers were just not showing up. We finally decided we had to pack up to leave, and had boxes everywhere, when a couple came and made an
offer -- I hope that will happen for you! Good luck!

janice15 said...

Beautiful..

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