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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Yes, I caught Blogitis... On April 14, I wrote this post and it has sat in draft until now....
This will be my last post and Of Petals and Wool will be no more. I seemed to have stalled as you must have noticed and I noticed other bloggers are posting less and less also,  I have lots to share but I don't feel like it when it comes time to post... so I think that I'm just too tired to continue blogging. I'm phasing out of some social media and I know everyone will do just fine without me. There's so many other things I want to try my hand at.

It's been a learning experience, interesting and wonderful but it's time to move on and I'm really thankful for your support and friendship.... I've been thinking about this for a quite a while and I finally made up my mine. I spend a lot of time visiting other blogs and emails everyday and just find it too time consuming. Life should not be spent in front of a computer as there's more to life but somehow it's easy to get sucked into this trap. I remember time before Facebook and how free I felt not going on Facebook anymore and now it's time to let go of  Blogger.  I didn't subscribed to Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter and I'm glad I didn't. Those hours all adds up day after days, year after year.
I've been raking the yard and tidying up. The gardens are waking up and are calling me. There are so many of them. The house needs cleaning, painting and my oven, oh my goodness, it really needs cleaning lol. Before Blogger, my oven usually was cleaned regularly before it got disgusting and the fridge too, lol... ... I have rugs to hook and meals to cook,  books to read and wine to brew...
I'm relearning handwriting analysis and find it fascinating. I started to learned it in the 80ies but business got in the way and I put it aside and forgot part of it.

So THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for all your comments and encouragement through the years.
I wish you health, peace, contentment and success in all that you do.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


As I promised Annie,  a blogger friend, here is the little poem I was inspired to write  on April16, 2009. It has not been refined and is raw as I scribbled  it in my little note book after a very busy day.  It's called God is busy. I hope you enjoy reading it to reflect on some of the gifts we receive from God.

               God is Busy
Busy is a word I use often, God is busy too.
He's busy breathing new life in his creatures, big or small.
He's busy sustaining the world he created.
He's busy holding the sun, the stars and the moon in their orbits.
He's busy making the streams flow and the ocean roar.
God is busy.

He's busy making the sun rise on a new day and the moon light the night.
He's busy changing the seasons.
He's busy unfolding tiny buds and delicate petals.
He's busy giving us beauty and diversity.
God is busy making raindrops and rainbows. He's busy moving the clouds with the wind.
God is busy.

He's busy making sure that colors are beautiful and the sounds are heard.
He's busy with the song birds with each feathers of their plumage.
He's busy growing fruits, berries and vegetables.
He's busy warming the earth.
God is very busy.

He's busy loving us and showering us with gifts.
He's busy healing our hurts and diseases.
He's busy caring for us.
He's busy inviting us to his banquet.
But He's never too busy to listen to us.
God is busy.

He's busy giving out talents.
He's busy giving out the senses.
He's busy coming down to us in Jesus His son.
He's busy teaching us.
God is very busy.

He's busy giving us our individuality and uniqueness.
He's busy giving us each our own fingerprints, our own voice and imagination.
He's busy giving us musical notes.
He's busy giving us sleep and rest.
But he's never too busy to hear our prayers.
God is very busy.

He's busy giving us pleasures.
He's busy reflecting our images in mirrors.
He's busy giving us knowledge and wisdom.
He's busy showing us how to live for Him.
But he's never too busy to forgive.
God is very busy too but he always make time for us.

God is busy counting each hair on our heads.
He's busy preparing a place for us.
He's busy giving us hope.
God is busy giving us more love than we can hold.
He's busy showing us how to share that abundant love.
God is busy but He could use our help to continue His work.

Yes God is busy too.
He's been busy for a very long time.

By Julia Bourque.
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I welcome your comments and wish you a great weekend as we get ready to turn another calendar page.
Hugs, JB