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About Barbara

Besides being in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I like all things related to home and family including sewing and machine embroidery. As a young girl my Mom and an aunt introduced me to sewing and as a teen I loved browsing the sewing pattern catalog for fashion ideas. As an adult I was introduced to machine embroidery and digitizing through friends. Now I'd like to share my love of God, family and needlecraft with you through this blog named for my paternal grand-mother who lived on Myrtle Street. 77 Myrtle Street's Gravatar is a photo of our daughter's front door that depicts one of my concepts of God and Family.


During dark winter days when we cannot see sunlight, LORD – let us look toward your Son Light!

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Be Still my Anxious Heart

Has something been disturbing your peace recently? Whether big or small, take your concerns to God and find calm for your heart.  Then, thank Him who has everything under the sun in His control. Phillipians 4:6-7 (NKJV) tells us, “Be … Continue reading

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Draw Close to God

 Draw Close to God? How does a mere human draw close to the God of the Universe? Sit quietly and wait to hear His voice?  Start talking first?  Or, study and learn about Him?  Books have been written and Blogs … Continue reading

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It’s Valentine Day!

Even though we love others every day, traditionally, this day – February 14th –  is all about loving – and letting those you love, know – how you feel about them. The first true love I received came from Jesus Christ through what He did … Continue reading

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Think on These Things . . .

While it is wise to be aware of what is happening in our world, it is wiser still to think on these things. . . . Whatever is true noble right pure lovely admirable praiseworthy excellent Phillipians 4:8 (NIV)  

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Faith, Hope and Charity

 The Three Virtues Found in the Christian Bible The apostle Paul said of Faith, Hope and Love, at 1 Corinthians 13:13 in the Bible, that the greatest of the three is Love, which is a synonym for Charity. The King James Version … Continue reading

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Live Expectantly. Choose Hope!

I choose to hope in God and be glad.  Something good is going to happen today because God walks with me.  He is at my side forever.  He will never fail me.  God is living in me no matter how I … Continue reading

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God’s Word is the key to living God’s Way!

“What God requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with Him.”  Micah 6:8.  (Good News Bible) So often I fall short of what God expects, but I know that … Continue reading

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Something More

Something More reflects my thoughts about faith, family, life in Jesus Christ – and More.   When I start my day with God everything else falls into place!

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Every day, do something that you truly enjoy, if only for a few minutes!  I hope it will be using the machine embroidery designs you see here to create something beautiful for yourself or as a gift for someone you love. You will … Continue reading

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