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3/27/09

Give away week one

I will be your hostess for girlfriend time. For the next six weeks, I will have a give~ away. I am going to start the first week today. To be eligible to win, just post a comment to the question asked and follow this blog.

Hi! My name is Paulette and I usually go by the name MaMaCrafty on line.
First I want to start out by thanking God that you stopped by my blog.
This week I want to talk about rest. Check out all the possible meanings of this one little four letter word:

rest 1
1. Cessation of work, exertion, or activity.
2. Peace, ease, or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation of an activity.
3. Sleep or quiet relaxation.
4. The repose of death: eternal rest.
5. Relief or freedom from disquiet or disturbance.
6. Mental or emotional tranquillity.
7. Termination or absence of motion.
8. Music
a. An interval of silence corresponding to one of the possible time values within a measure.
b. The mark or symbol indicating such a pause and its length.
9. A short pause in a line of poetry; a caesura.
10. A device used as a support: a back rest.
11. Games See
bridge1.
v. rest·ed, rest·ing, rests
v.intr.
1. To cease motion, work, or activity.
2. To lie down, especially to sleep.
3. To be at peace or ease; be tranquil.
4. To be, become, or remain temporarily still, quiet, or inactive: Let the issue rest here.
5. To be supported or based; lie, lean, or sit: The ladder rests firmly against the tree.
6. To be imposed or vested, as a responsibility or burden: The final decision rests with the chairperson.
7. To depend or rely: That argument rests on a false assumption.
8. To be located or be in a specified place: The original manuscript rests in the museum.
9. To be fixed or directed on something: "His brown eyes rested on her for a moment" John le Carré.
10. To remain; linger.
11. Law To cease voluntarily the presentation of evidence in a case: The defense rests.
v.tr.
1. To give rest or repose to: rested my eyes.
2. To place, lay, or lean for ease, support, or repose.
3. To base or ground: I rested my conclusion on that fact.
4. To fix or direct (the gaze, for example).
5. To bring to rest; halt.
6. Law To cease voluntarily the introduction of evidence in (a case).Idioms:
at rest
1.
a. Asleep.
b. Dead.
2. Motionless; inactive.
3. Free from anxiety or distress.
lay/put to rest
1. To bury (a dead body); inter.
2. To settle (an issue, for example), especially so as to be free of it: The judge's ruling put to rest the dispute between the neighbors.
WOW!!
In Matthew 11:28-30 it reads:
Then Jesus said, "Come unto me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."
* Think about the burdens that you are carrying that are wearing you out.
My QUESTION of the week is:
HOW DO YOU FIND REST? (PS: DON'T WORRY THAT YOU HAVE TO FIND A BIBLICAL ANSWER THIS IS A STRAIGHT UP QUESTION)
Now for the give away!~!I made a scrappy apron and am throwing in some stationary and a surprise item. I can't take a photo like I planned because Joe took over 450 photos and he hasn't got my camera back to me yet. BUT I didn't want that to stop me from having my girl friend time fun!

22 comments:

Southern Barbie said...

I'm new here...found you by doing a search for SES1000 (which I own and LOVE). I rest by rocking my sweet son to sleep at night. There is NOTHING as peaceful to me as holding him in my arms and rocking and snuggling. REST! It's wonderful! How will I rest when he's 10???? One day at a time, right? Maybe the Lord will bless us with another one by then and I'll have a new sweetie to rock!

Caron said...

My day of rest is usually Saturday. I normally don't plan anything on this day. I wear my jammies as long as I like. I do what I like. Some computer surfing and writing (which really relaxes me and gives me peace). Some wandering around the house leisurely picking up this, dreaming about that. Some sewing, which puts me into a trance-like state. It is rest I look forward to all week long.

MAMACRAFTY said...

Dear Paulette,
I couldn't fine where to reply to your question. So here goes my answer. I find rest and peace in handquilting and embroidery. I also find music soothes my soul and leaves me peaceful. I also love to read for a few minutes when I go to bed and usually I can put my book down and drift off blissfully, at peace.
Regards,
Joan Pettett
Horsley,N.S.W.
Australia

Jenny F said...

I just found you on stashbusters so this is my first time here. Your words today couldn't have come at a better time - I am having a relapse of grief for my cousin and soul sister who died in October.
Rest - such a little word meaning soooo much.
I find rest reading, quilting and crocheting. I do sudoku puzzles at night to switch off my brain so I can rest well while I am sleeping. Rest is also just being with my husband and of course rest while talking to our maker.

Cynthia H. said...

I can't believe that, among all the definitions of "rest" you provided, I can't find "Rest. n. The balance, or amount remaining, of a quantifiable substance, e.g., 'the rest of the time, he wrote in his journal' or 'the rest of the money was already accounted for.' " I find rest by going to bed early. My bed is blessedly comfortable. My cat lies next to me, purring. My dogs lie next to the bed, breathing softly. It's quite peaceful. (DH snores; this does *not* help.) I also find tranquillity (rest?) in my veggie garden, where I spend a few minutes every couple of days. Beginning in August, we eat some fresh, organic produce several times a week! Giving our systems a rest. I found you via Stashbuster.

Roslyn Atwood said...

I guess that my way of resting is to do something that relieves tension & brings me joy. I am a person who needs to be productive so that usually means quilting!
If I am really TOO physically weary I may just read!I love to have music too, that "soothes the soul".

Nonnie said...

Rest - stay in my jammies and read a good book - no telephone answering or anything.

Alice

Penny said...

I am married with 3 teen children. And I have 2 jobs. Rest is not something I make a lot of time for. But sometimes when things get hectic my family will have a night with a big meal and afterwards we will sit in the living room with soft music playing and just talk and laugh about things that are of no consequence. Those nights are precious and they rejuvenate me.

pat said...

hello there you lovely stashbuster...i rest almost every day...limited to the amount i am able to use my foot..i prop my foot up on my recliner and cross stitch, hand quilt, watch tv..play on computer. it is my time...just vegging.

Pat...

thanks for posting you blog on the stashbusters...gives me another ont to look and and try to figure out how to make one.

Quiltmom said...

found your blog via stashbuster's link...discovered the two BOM links on the main page are not working this morning...I rest when I try to live in the moment and only in the moment no matter what it is I am doing

rocking nine month old grandson to sleep, stitching needlework, making a doll or pulling weeds out of the garden...this morning, rested and recharged watching a huge buck deer come down the mountain to the creek for a drink just as the sun was coming up while I was sitting on the porch enjoying my morning coffee

sometimes I rest when I journal, organizing my thoughts

your writing is wonderful and given me something to think about while doing chores this morning, thank you!

good luck finding a new home for your apron! hope it goes to a home it will be appreciated in

God Bless

Michelle L. Momof11 said...

I find rest in many different ways: Reading a good book, watching a good movie, listening to music can help the process. But amazingly, I find hanging clothes out on the clothesline is a restful activity. Perhaps that is because it is usually a quiet time alone with my thoughts and prayers when I am able to enjoy the gift of sunshine and or a breeze. Time spent sewing can be restful. Perhaps because when we are creating something beautiful we are closer to The Creator. I wish I could slow down more and enjoy the process...what little hand quilting I have done has been very restful, and I recently discovered the process of hand basting with thread, while it might be slower than pinning is a restful and very effective activity. Creative, repetitive, low exertion activities which allow our thoughts to be on other things while we do them, especially if we turn our thoughts towards God...these provide rest.

Teri said...

Mamacrafty, I love your blog. I wanted to answer your question. First to let you know, I am new to all of this. I am a memeber of Stashbusters. Rest: for me is when I am able to be in my sewing room and working on some of my quilt projects, also working on knitting/crocheting projects. I also find the is very restful for me when I am able to work outside on my flowers.
Teri V.
Rainier, OR

quiltin queenie said...

I look on the internet to see what my quilting sisters are doing. And if that still is not the complete answer to finding rest then to take a long bubble bath with a good book and let the world do what it wants and not worry about what will happen.

tokenrb said...

For me rest is someone else "doing" doing what ever needs to be done. Letting the dog in, out, answer the phone, make dinner, mop floor, dust, vac. If someone does that even for an hour or so, heaven.

Bev in Aurora from stashbuster, and quilttalk.

Candy said...

I'm also new here. Found you through the Stashbusters Yahoo Group. Rest to me is taking time to smell the roses...looking through the eyes of my six year old grandson. God has truly blessed me in that I get time to spend with him!

ellie said...

nice blog, I may start one someday. I found you on stashbusters. I rest each evening by reading, sewing, talking to hubby just some downtime together
hugs
ellie

Theresa said...

Rest....
I have to do it everyday due to health reasons, and at first I hated the word, and overtime I am learning to love it....I find it's best when I change it up when I do it wheater it's birdwatching, knitting, surfing the net, chatting with a friend, or doing a craft.... but the best rest is when I'm at peace with my life and
God and when I'm trusting His way.

Take care....Theresa

Jan said...

This will be my first blog post! Rest is a wonderful thought. Each am I eat and read my Bible. Some days I need 'rest' on the couch or bed! But the eternal rest is the one I look forward to.
I can also use a new apron! :0) Jan

Pam said...

rest for me is stopping my mind and doing something that I like. I am constantly thinking while I work, and like mindless activities-and some of that may be sewing/quilting, or gardening.

Terry said...

My best rest is when my brain escapes into a story. That happens when I read a good book (love the classics), or listen to a book on tape or CD while I quilt. The BEST!

MAMACRAFTY said...

Click here: Blogger: Mamacrafty's Blogspot - Post a Comment i left a comment but it wont publish since i am not a google account

i hope whomever you choose is as excited as i would be

carol ann
texas proud

Micheline said...

Rest for me these days is snuggling up with a 2 year old on one side and an 8 month old on the other, in the middle of the afternoon, in a dark room and forgetting about all the housework etc that I should be doing and just enjoying the tranquility of the moment...