"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, February 16, 2012

a late night purchase

Talk about fast service!  I purchased this beautiful batt just before midnight on the 13th (no I am not in the habit of shopping at that hour) and received it today.  Today!

If you spin you are probably already aware of Ashley of Neauveau Fiber Arts from her fabulous YouTube tutorials.  When I found her I was immediately smitten.  She's exciting to watch and interesting to listen to. Luckily she has  many, many wonderful videos.

A couple of weeks ago I visited her shop/blog.  She was quoting scripture and praising the Lord.  My youngest daughter thought I was completely off my nut as throughout the day I kept grinning and sighing... "Ashley is a believer!"  It was just such a delight to know the little darling that had me believing I could get outrageous with a wheel was a sister in Christ.

Anyway, the other night, I was drawn (Holy Spirit) to her site and found that she was not having a very good time.  She was discouraged by some personal circumstances.  She needed some quick financial stimulus and was offering 30% off everything in her shop.  I LOVE her stuff.  I've never purchased fiber online but my sister needed help and I was made aware of it in the middle of the night...  hence the late night purchase.

If you are so moved, I know that Ashley would appreciate your prayer.  She included a very nice note that confirmed that she's feeling a bit better.  Grin.  "Ashley's a believer!".

Blessings, Debbie


  1. Oh, I am not much of a shopper in person, but on line is another story! Isn't it fun?!
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Beautiful fibers...what a great friend in Christ you are to someone in need.

    Love the photos of your girls.

  3. Amazing how the Holy Spirit works, isn't it? Simply amazing. And, I'm looking forward to seeing what you spin and make! Thank you for being willing to heed. blessings ~ Tanna

  4. Hope you got the ball rolling for Ashley. I did the same sort of thing for a different Esty seller who was getting discouraged, and after she sold her first item to me and mentioned it on her blog, she quickly had three more sales. I guess sometimes people are afraid to be the first. The fiber looks so interesting. Can't wait to see it spun.

    1. Her frustration was more over personal circumstances. I think that her business does well. Anyway, I have to admit that I was thankful for the excuse to buy something from creative hands!


  5. The sisterhood is such a strong circle....especially in time of need! And what lovely thing is your lovely daughter wearing...knitted vest?

  6. Beautiful!

    Isn't it wonderful to find sisters in Christ? Especially to find out someone you admire is a fellow believer!


  7. Isn't it nice when you find that out? I always receive a jolt when that happens too. It is very pretty fiber.

  8. God has such good timing and how wonderful He could use you to uplift and help her. He is rockin xox Clarice

  9. GOD is so good..HE always comes through for those who really believe. - I had to laugh at the top photo..reminded me of those Dreadlocks, haha! xo

  10. Oh your link to her site isn't working for me, ((sigh)). I would love to see more of her stuff and does she have a blog? Please give links. [o= I keep dreaming that I will one day spin. Time is limited right now and so is finances so I will have to wait but I would love to bookmark her for the near future.

    Can't wait to see what you will make with it! ((drooling))

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  11. And I am not at all surprised that you reached out with encouragement to a sister in need, because that is your heart. I am blessed by you.

    (I'll be thinking of you as we count birds on Sunday. Hope Larry enjoyed his soup. ~smile~)

    Blessings on your weekend, friend!

  12. Thanks for stopping by our blog. I spent a good portion of the night looking through yours and it is wonderful and your pictures are beautiful.

  13. Thanks for sharing. The blog world has allowed my praying life to expand as I see the Body of Christ all over the world...how it is unifying His Bride.

  14. Dear Debbie,

    How nice that you were able to both bless and be blessed! And what a beautiful hairpiece, er, batt you have to work with! Someday I'll be learning how to spin, too, and not make dreadlocks on my hand spindle. :)

    Blessings to you and your beautiful family,


  15. Well good for you! A wise purchase and meeting a new friend. Life is good.

  16. I never spun wool but the fibers are beautiful and I like how your daughter models it. Blessings on your purchase. JB


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