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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 51years.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


I've neglected to blog lately as I've been busy sorting through boxes and boxes of ceramic paints, glazes and underglaze and boxes of bisque that were hastily packed in boxes and stored in a room upstairs when my basement flooded in the last big flood and since I couldn't deal with it because of major surgery, everything just stayed there in it's chaos. Nothing was labeled so it would have been a monumental task to find any particular bottle of product.

Now I have made a decision and I'm not going back. Everything, I mean everything must go but first I have to sort and wipe the clay dust  and label everything so I have an idea of what I have. I have enough of Duncan Ceramic products to supply a ceramic studio for years.  There used to be hundred of ceramics shops around the province but they all closed and all that I can see are Ceramic Cafe where you can buy a piece of bisque that you paint and they dip it in the glaze for you and then you pick it up, paying a hefty price. Things are not like they used to be. I'm not sure how I will proceed but I think that I'll call an auctioneer to take care of the whole thing once I'm done sorting through molds and everything.  I want my house back until that too gets too much for me.

Sorry, no pictures of my huge mess. Maybe later.  Here is where I found God this morning.

This is a picture of my Regatta Lobelia seedlings. As you can see the seed are so very tiny and even though I can barely see the tiny seeds, there is parentage in the DNA that goes way back to when God created this tiny flower. It has been manipulated by plant breeders to come up with this variety but man did not created it. It may be very small but God cares for it as much as He cares for the big things. So leave your cares to the Creator when it gets to be too much for you to bear.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit and for leaving your comment. Have a great weekend


  1. What a job you have ahead of you. Try and focus on one small area at a time. Kind of like rug hooking where you work on one element. then the project doesn't seem so big. I feel for you, and hope that an auctioneer will be able to get you what you are hoping for. so sorry about your flooding.
    Love your little seedlings. Makes me think of a mustard seed ;) God creates such wonders! Thanks for sharing your post and have a great day!

  2. Julia, It is often the small things in life that bring us the most joy. I'm sure that as the seedlings grow so will your spirits. Take one small task at a time and before you know it all will be right with the world.

  3. That is why I love gardening. The miracles in a tiny seed. That has to be such hard work going through all of that stuff, You know one of the many things I like about you Julia, is you are such a get-er-done kind of lady. You inspire me.
    Have a beautiful day.

  4. Do you have Craigslist.org in Canada? That might be an easy way to unload all the ceramics supplies that you have, but oh how I love a good auction!

  5. Julia, Sometimes you just have to take one thing at a time looking at a whole situation is over whelming. My thoughts and prayers have been with you.I love your seed story and that's what I like about you even though it's extremely trying your seeing the good in something. Cheri

  6. Julia... Sorry to hear about the flood but I know you will get everything straightened out... I have a room that I would like to get back ...as of now it is filled with books and rug hooking supplies.... I loved your seed story and you really do inspire me.... Thank you for your post and allowing me to share in it.


  7. What a great post about how God is there for us, and how he reminds us of that in small and miraculous ways! I needed that lovely reminder today!

    Good luck with the sorting!

  8. I hope you get your auction things sorted. It can be overwhelming to get those things looked after. I tend to procrastinate those kind of chores.
    I'm scared to ask, but I have to know.....How long ago did you plant those seeds??? I am still looking at pots of mud and I'm getting discouraged.

  9. Julia, if you e-mail me your address I will send you some crack.

  10. Julia ~
    Good luck with your sorting, etc. I'm sure it is a huge task and you will be so happy when you can reclaim your space!
    I LOVE lobelia!
    Hugs :)

  11. Yep it is the little things!

    good luck with the sorting!

  12. Oh, yes ~ I love lobelia, too ~ never thought of planting my own seeds, though! Then I could have as much as I want!!

    Years ago, when my boys were little, I did ceramaics, too. It was the thing that made me know that I was creative! My mother-in-law at the time, thought I needed to do something besides take care of little ones and I will always be grateful that she gave me that boost! Thanks for the memory, Julia ~ good luck with your purging! Have a productive day!

  13. Julia,

    I know what you mean about "everything must go"! I've been rexamining my craft room and have been thinking that there are some crafts I just need to give up which means I will have things I need to let go of. I know I want to stick to my quilting, rug hooking, and cross stitch. But the painting, the card making, the jewelry making, etc need to go (to make room for more wool or fabric of course!). But I really struggle to purge! LOL!

    Loved your seed story!

    Take care,

  14. I understand the love for space
    and the urge to create it!
    If I don't use it regularly,
    out it goes!
    (unless it makes my life beautiful
    in some way)
    LOVE that you wrote
    "here is where I found God today"
    ...such a sweet thought.