Month: January 2014

small home

If you’re a regular visitor here at Contentment Cottage you already know that we live in a small space: living room, kitchen, library/office, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and a front porch that serves as studio, sewing room, craft space, and music room.  All in all about 750 square feet of house and 500 square feet of porch.…

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happy days to come

Our grandmothers lived with a passion for quality and individuality, and they filled their world with caring. They have become our teachers; they help us awake to the beauty around us.” _Nancy Lindemeyer With 359 days still ahead in 2014 I’m looking forward to this New Year. There are so many things I would like…

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jingle belle

Harlequin Girl 24 x 36 Textile Collage Designed and constructed by Richard Lebsock “jingle belle” is costumed in metallic red and silver lame. This little doll is the centerpiece of our most recent fabric collage collaboration. The 24 inch wide by 36 inch high background is blue jean denim, embellished with a paisley pattern of sparkly…

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prosperity in 2014

 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 From John the Beloved I learn it is my Father’s wish that I prosper in all things: spiritual things, emotional things and physical things. If this were not true, why would the Holy…

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choices for today

You can never make the same mistake twice.  The second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice. _author unknown Choose your friends wisely! I believe that my Abba, Father, God holds the year in His hands in trust for me.  I believe He will guide me one day at a time.…

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welcome 2014

“Life is like a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving” _Albert Einstein Hello 2014, How welcome you are! A new year. A blank page. 2013 went out with a cough and a sniffle for me. Not at all what was planned, but for the past several years that’s been the story of my…

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