~A PRESENT FROM SARA NORRIS~
Want to know a secret?
I guess if I tell you it won't be a secret any longer, huh?
That's OK...I'm going to tell you anyway!
~CAN IT BE?~
I love being part of the Blog World and for lots of different reasons. I've had the pleasure of meeting some of you face to face and it's been a huge joy to count so many of you amongst my real friends. Some of you make me smile and some of you make me laugh out loud. Some of you have the gift of encouragement while some of you have helped take my faith to a new, deeper level. Some of you inspire me and some of you, well...just listen. Without a doubt though, all of you bless me...
~YES! IT CAN BE!~
One of my very favorite things about becoming part of the Blogging Community is when I stumble upon an Artisan with a deep love for what they do. It is easy to see the passion behind everything they create because it shows in each and every tiny detail.
~A BONNET FOR LEARNING SMOCKING~
I'm immediately drawn to artists like this and find myself visiting their sites over and over again.
~TINY LITTLE STITCHES~
Because I love quality handwork when I found Sara Norris from Sara Norris, Ltd., I found myself mesmerized from the start.
~TINY LACE TRIM~
Sara has mastered the intricacy of SMOCKING and her handwork, simply stated, takes my breath away. Her custom designs, including her handwork, are like none I have ever seen. I've become a huge fan of both her calling and her gentle spirit. I mentioned once in a comment to Sara how I would LOVE to learn how to Smock someday. (I know how to do a lot of things, especially sewing related things, but Smocking is NOT one of them!)
~HANDMADE not HOMEMADE~
Anyway, about ten days ago I was wandering around in Blogland when came across one of Sara's latest Posts. I immediately thought...'Gosh...I'd really LOVE to showcase this beautiful lady's handwork on my Blog! Instead of acting on the thought that very moment I tucked the little idea in the back of my head, but promised myself to visit it again once my website was back up and running. I'm always doing that...putting things off until.........................
Well...(I'm not kidding when I tell you this!), two days later I got an email from sweet Sara telling me she wanted to send me something. Knowing ahead of time how much I've wanted to learn Smocking, she graciously sent me one of the Baby Bonnets she uses in her demonstration classes! A precious little yellow Bonnet, needles, instructions and even the embroidery floss were in the box! Now how is that for the blessing of the day? Sara...if only you could see how excited I am!! If ONLY...
Now, is there a lesson to be learned here? Sometimes I get so preoccupied with what I do and love that I don't pay attention to the Spirit that lives within me and ACT timely upon His quiet instruction... And, since I don't believe in coincidences, I can only conclude that sharing with you all about Sara is a God-Thing! :)
Now...I so hope you will take the time to visit Sara Norris, Ltd. Believing children are a gift from God, Sara specializes in beautiful things for a Baby's Layette. Because the days of infancy are fleeting, she encourages celebrating them with beautiful heirloom quality clothing!
Sara is definitely in the blessing-business!
Thank you, Sara! Now it's my turn to 'Pay-It-Forward'....
Love to you all...