Saturday, April 24, 2010

muddling through ..

it isn't always easy to remember where we are going, and why we are here .. sometimes it seems life is just an aimless walk with one foot in front of the other .. and sometimes that is enough .. enough to get us through .. trust .. believe that where we are going is where we are meant to be .. allow the Grace that has been bestowed upon us to shine through .. and put one foot in front of the other and keep moving .. movement .. and trust ...

rods brother in law - steve - married to rods sister, lori - father to 3 incredible young men - passed away in the early morning hours of last sunday - sudden - shocking - gut wrenching - those moments in life when you would trade every possession to instantly transport yourself from one place to another .. so you get there as fast as you can .. though i didn't make the journey with rod .. my mind and heart were there, embracing .. God Bless you, steve - and watch over lori and the boys ..

today is the anniversary of my momma passing .. she died april 24, 2001.

sherry and i have been here at the warehouse working, keeping things going .. getting ready for canton .. we leave on wednesday ..

we have some new signs .. and we will have a lot of the new pillows we designed .. then yesterday we designed a new slipcover for some little footstools we have that haven't been selling .. but we think the new slipcover will make the stools sell .. what do you think?

this one got a pressed treatment .. the cover is burlap with a ruffle of muslin ..

these little stools are only 12" square and 8" tall. .. they each have a vintage style floral fabric covering .. we will be listing these on our etsy shop .. but will also be carrying this design to a larger 12" by 16" footstool size ..

off to try and get some listings on etsy ..

and reach out and hug someone today - tell them you love them ..
i love you all .. esp you, rod ..


  1. Hi Troy,
    I think these are gorgeous! So sorry for Rod's thoughts are with you both!

  2. Troy, I am sending you both hugs. Muddling through is a good way of putting it. I am so sorry for Rod and your loss.

  3. Troy, I'm so sorry. My prayers to you and Rod, sis, and the rest of the family. Lately it seems like prayer and faith and grace are the only things keeping us going. What would be of all of us without the Lord?. So my dear friend hang in there. Will pray for grace and joy in the mist of any situation, for the comfort that only comes from the Lord. Be still, blessings, Marta.

  4. Hello! My friend and I visited your booth in Canton during the Easter weekend sale! Infact, I have linked you on my recent post which is Part 3 of our visit there. Hope you will pay me at visit at:

    I love the stools with the burlap touch...that look should make them fly out the door!

    So sorry about the death of Rod's brother-in-law and the huge loss his wife and children are feeling right now.

    Good luck with your next sale in Canton and I will be back to visit your blog often!

    Dana of the stone rabbit

  5. My deepest sympathy to all of the family and friends.

    God Bless

  6. Hi Troy,
    I am so very sorry for Rod, his family, and for everyone involved. I'll surely be keeping them in my prayers.

    And you. Anniversaries like the one you experienced yesterday are never easy. The advice you left us with at the end of this post rings so true, you never know when an "I love you" might be the very last one spoken to a loved one. We take so much for granted.

    Your little stool covers are incredible. I think you're going to sell bunches of your new burlap beauties. :-)

    Love and hugs and prayers,

  7. Troy, so sorry to hear of Rod's BIL's passing, never easy to get through. I hope that God's grace and love will get everyone through it. I can't wait to come and see you in Canton. You are so talented in redoing things. Hope all is well and see you this week, T

  8. I'm a new follower, linked over from Common Ground. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. The Lord is there to comfort you all. I know this because I lost my husband of 10 years very suddenly also. It will be 4 years ago this May. He was only 37 and our girls were 5 years and 18 months old.

    My girls and I could not have made it thru any of it without the Lord. We always carry him in our hearts. You will all be in my prayers.

    On a lighter note, I love your slip covers, very adorable on those little footstools!

    One Blessed Mommie
    Chateau Chic Boutique

  9. Okay - I am so late to this post - and I apologize for my delay - but I'm pretty sure that both of you are still needin' some hugs and prayers and love - so I'm sending them your way!