Wednesday, March 15, 2017

From the March archives

Gorgeous winter collage (very appropriate today) is by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings
I had so much fun putting together a post from the February archives that I decided to do one for March as well.  Since it's sort of a hodgepodge post, and since there is no Wednesday Hodgepodge this week, I decided to post it on Wednesday.

For March 2008, I found several posts I would like to share with you.  Many of them involve spiritual encouragement, especially for dealing with trials.

Trusting God is based off notes that I took at a women's seminar by Elizabeth George.  I was blessed all over again as I re-read this and some of the other posts.
This is a digital page that Abby at Little Birdie Blessings designed with a friend.
If you can't read the verse, it says, "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I ... I will trust in the covert of Thy wings."  The reference is Psalm 61:2, 4.

Bookends is another post based on notes I took at the seminar.  This thought has helped me more often than you can imagine.

God’s Path is the first of several posts I wrote during my study of Elizabeth George's book Finding God's Path Through Your Trials.  I highly recommend this book -- I cannot recommend it highly enough, in fact.  While you are in the March 2008 archives, you will find several more posts concerning this study that you might like to look at.
And then there is this one, featuring a special cross stitch I made for one of my daughters.

For March 2009, I'm linking to a post about some of my paper crafting efforts with these winter tags.
For awhile on my daughter's blog, she was doing a feature called A Homemade Life.  I linked to it and shared homemade goodness for as long as she kept the feature going.  In this post I share my recipes for baked beans and brown bread.  Good, economical comfort food!
For March 2010, I chose two posts: one about my early spring decorating and the other on some fun handmade gifts for kids in Chef’s Hats Galore!
 A prayer for my grandchildren, shared in 2012,  has the distinction of being one of the most popular posts ever on the blog.  Not exactly sure why, but a lot of people have visited it.

In March 2014, Gluten-free Irish Soda Bread was a great discovery for me.  If you must avoid wheat (or simply prefer to) you would love this bread, I'm sure.

Also in 2014 I shared these cute felt play mats I had made for my grandchildren.  They were adorable and a lot of fun to make, but sadly, the hot glue didn't hold up well at all.  Guess I would hand-sew these if I ever made more.  Not that I think I will.
In 2015 I shared the recipe for homemade samoa bars from Jocelyn at Inside BruCrew Life.  They are decadent but scrumptious.

And then from March 2016, I shared info on some vintage camper dish towels that I had made and which a lot of people have asked about.
Putting together this post was a trip down Memory Lane for me.  Hope you've enjoyed it too.


  1. As usual, i love to start the day with a post from Mrs T. We are having quite the cold snap...hoping it warms up soon. We were lulled into apathy by the warm winter we had!! I am going to make those bars this weekend as my kids will all be here and they can eat them or take them home!! I have managed a bit of stitching with Audrey here. I still love those camper towels you shared...they are beyond cute.

    1. So sweet to think of you starting the day with me, Arlene! Almost like sharing coffee at my kitchen table.

      We had about a foot or more of snow in this latest storm (Tuesday). I know the March sun has some strength to it and the snow should melt soon ... but that much snow is going to take awhile!

      I'm glad you can still get a bit of stitching done with Audrey there. She is SO adorable.

      Happy baking and I hope your family enjoys those bars this weekend!

  2. Thank you for your kind words on my post today. xo We all need encouragement from time to time, and God's Word is definitely the best real encouragement. I also like the kids' chef hats. What fun! And wow, the brown bread and beans looks like the best comfort food!

    1. Judy, you are welcome. It has been a long time since we lost a pet and we no longer have any, but I know how very painful it can be.

      Yes ... God's Word is the best encouragement. I hope people will check out those links.

      The chef hats were great fun. A bit of work to make, but not bad. Now I find myself having to think about making more! Some kids have outgrown theirs, and a couple of new grandkids have come along since then.

      We used to have baked beans EVERY Saturday night a few years ago (an old New England tradition, as I'm sure you know) but we got away from it. A delicious tradition!

  3. What a delightful trip down memory lane, how wonderful to go back and see what the previous months of March have held for you. I too wonder sometimes why one post is so popular, who knows? The felt mat you created is amazing! I bet it was thoroughly enjoyed :) Hugs to you today!

    1. Thanks for visiting, Marilyn! This post was fun to do (though a bit of work, with all the links), so I went on over to my Christmas blog and did the same sort of a post. A couple of the same projects are on it, but most are different. You might like to visit over at my Christmas kitchen.

      Yes, the felt mats were appreciated and enjoyed, but the hot glue did not hold up well. I probably should offer to mend them.

      Hugs to you too and have a blessed weekend!

  4. How did I miss this? I am so shocked because I remember reading. Must have been too tired to trust myself to comment. I think those tea towels with the campers embroidered on them are adorable!

    1. You have been busy with snow patrol, Vee! I can easily see how you would miss commenting.

      Glad you like the tea towels. They were fun to make!


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