Thursday, August 2, 2012

Life in Transition

Of course life is in transition. Just as the world is constantly turning so is life. It has it up and downs, happy's and frown's yet through it all we know we are here for a reason and God has already written our story's! "Keep Calm and PRAY", has yet to be hung up in our new home. Yes, I said new home. We had a slight transition back in June. My husband and I prayerfully decided to sell our home of 7 years come this August. Our home was our source of income, our refuge. It was home. We knew by selling we would lose our main income, being we worked out of it. We'd also have to start from ground zero.
During the process of the sale, we enrolled our daughters in public school. Being I was homeschooling, and having to do a short sale I'd rather have them out of the home during the time of showing the home. Thankfully they transitioned so well! They both got amazing report cards at the end of school year. Another upside was my husband was able to pick up more accounts with his Pest Services. If anyone needs pest service, I highly recommend him. He's a "no contract" service. He also will service you as needed! He truly is a hard worker and does what he can to get the job done all with a great attitude! I've never seen anything less of him. Yes! That was a sales pitch with realness and sincerity!! ;) Along with the great transition to public school, the picking up of accounts, doors began to open in another area. This area is our heart beat! We love being involved in the work of the Lord! To see God do for others what he's done for us is something we love to see! We started realizing once we decided to sell our home, and put our complete trust in God he began to assure us we are in his perfect will. We had no idea what was the next step, we just knew we were leaning on God! Nothing more or less!!! It's so comforting to know our God truly holds us in the palm of his hand. Even when we are doing it out of our own human will he still holds us. He never leaves us. To know he will give us the desires of our heart, is what kept us going. Trying to make things happen will happen. We did it for 7 years, thankfully God carried us through it! If you knew the payment we payed you'd think the same thing. It was a craze! That's how good he is! He will never leave us, even when "the sky is falling". He truly carried us through until we no longer could anymore. He stepped in and intervened on our behalf! We serve a faithful God!
It all happened so quick!!! We never got to put a sign up! We never got to tell our neighbors, never truly got to say goodbye. Our home of 7 years sold so quick! Gone just like that. Its all temporal, even if your buying! There's a bigger home waiting for us all!
Believing "God Knows" is what keeps us going. My children did well, with the move being they got to live at papa & grandmas for the day! We lived out of the biggest Uhaul for about 1 day. We were so thankful for all who came out and helped us load and unload our stuff. We couldn't have done it without the help. Especially with the rude realtor the buyers had. He watched like a hawk as we moved out. It was awful!!! So grateful that process is over!!!
There's always a end to a beginning, and the end is we were able to get into a new home! We are still on a corner lot, we are in a beautiful home, in a great neighborhood. I'm currently trying to get all my "T's" crossed and "I's" dotted to continue Childcare in my home. What a process it is! Blehhhh! I'm not complaining, just blehhhhing:) lol! My husband has been busy everyday with pest services! Doors have opened in his ministry. Knowing its all part of his plan we are so grateful to be in God's Hands. We know with out a doubt this transition of life has been a "God Thing"!!!
Hoping to get back to my sewing and embroidery sooner rather then later!
Written from my heart to yours, we're all in this LIFE together!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A ongoing Peace of twentyeleven

I've been thinking on how God has truly had his hand upon our family. Life has been life, and will continue to be life. It's amazing how much God has carried us through and will continue to, as long as we allow him to. I've yet to understand some things yet will continue to trust in God. He is our hope! Our redeemer! Our Life! Twentyeleven was a year of change. To briefly share a little something, God allowed us to meet up with a amazing family! It amazes me to see how God works. The relationship we built is one that will last a lifetime. We know the relationship that was built was one that was built on LOVE with LOVE! So thankful for the time we spent with the Settles family. Along with us their we're others that connected to them. No doubt friendship's were built and their transition from Tennessee to California was made a tad bit easier. In the short time of their move here, so much went on! One was their 12 year old daughter received the holy ghost! As families we were growing together, learning from one another. It's amazes how much you can learn by just listening. I am a firm believer on Gods ways not being our ways and believe everything has a purpose and life has its season's. Under circumstances that were out of their control they had to move back home this past December. I'm grateful to know they are keeping the faith and still believing that God has a plan! We are no longer able to spend the late night bible study's in their home, get the hugs, and just enjoy life with them being they had to move back home. In talking with my friend today, it brings tears to my eyes knowing she is striving to do what she can for her family. She also knows that its God in the midst of it all! If your willing please keep our friends, the Settle's prayer. We know and believe that God has a plan for them! With love, Rachel

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Infinity scarves are pretty addicting!

A homeschool lesson of learning the serger, and working on infinity scarfs has brought me to a addiction! Its been a fun project with my girls! We've learned together! Proud to say they caught on before I did!!! I've made a few out of request, and have been invited to a local boutique. I'm really excited, hoping to make some people smile with my work. I have opened a Etsy shop, nothing is posted yet. Soon? Maybe. As for now I'm working on orders made, and getting them out in a timely manner. We just made a trip up to a awesome fabric store in bay area! Ready to get out some creative infinities! This is gonna be fun! I'll post pictures as soon as I can! Special request are available, $15/scarf! Also February 4, 2012 I will be at a local boutique with few other venders come out and say hello! Love, Rachel

Monday, January 9, 2012

Reversible Tote

I did it! I accomplished a reversible tote!!! I'm so amazed with myself and so inspired to do more! The reversible tote is a one and only type of purse. It's originality no one else will have! I've fallen in love with mine! It's compartments are everywhere! Nothing's out of place! I will be making others. The durability is amazing, so yes it can be used as a diaper bag, lap top bag, book bag, purse, anything you'd like it to be! I also can personalize them by embroidery. I'm going to be making and selling these along with other items to invest in my sewing hobby. I'm really excited to get these made, and customize each one. Please feel free to share, I don't mind one bit! ;) Thank you for reading, and much Thanks ahead for sharing with others!!! Love, rrg

Friday, January 6, 2012

Determination in 2012!

Helllllllooooooo! It's so good to find some time to get to typing out something to post on Spindle31 blog! I just want to say Happy 2012!! 2011, is gone but never forgotten! Lots of memories made, my life has been forever impacted by experiences both good & bad. Through it all I feel that it was all a God thing. One thing I do regret is the lack of sewing. I have come to realize whatever I do or have a passion for I will do it all as I am doing it unto God! Whether it be laundry, dishes, teaching, changing diapers, cleaning noses, sewing, bill paying, giving, studying, taxes, etc...I will do it all into the Lord! This is not the easiest thing to do as a person at one point or another, that's why I'm soooo thankful, grateful, appreciative to God for new days! For when I fall I shall arise! Lol! Yup, I've got some pretty scrapped up knees and elbows. I'm just oooOO so thankful for new beginnings! It's a God thing and I love it! He has been working on this lady, and I truly appreciate it and will take it to heart. There is nothing like being able to serve in his kingdom!
Now that I've opened up a little I do want to say again, I will do all things as if I'm doing it unto the Lord! I truly want to sew like I've never sewn before! This shouldn't be very hard being I never make time for my very own hobby. The hobby that I never knew I had. My husband pointed it out to me, that sewing is my hobby. It's something I do out of love! I took that to heart when he said that. It honestly motivated me to do more. My children have also been another reason for me to get this hobby going! They have a love for learning to sew. If anything at all in 2012 I will teach them what i know. All in all I wanted to put some thoughts on my blog to get inspired once again, and possibly inspire someone else out there.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


It's been too long! As I'm sitting here, thinking of the quite time in my home and how it all starts. Once the sign that reads..."please knock children sleeping", is hung children are in... "rest mode". This gives me some time for possibly lunch, book work, bill paying, reading, sewing, cleaning, computer work, furniture rearranging, organizing, friend tag-ins, social network, blogging and the list can go on. I have done little bit of everything in this time of "rest mode" @r Gonzales family childcare. I'm very blessed to be able to work from home. God has given me the opportunity to be self employed as a childcare director since 2005. I've had the year of not getting paid for my services until budget was signed, basically went under for about a year BUT God kept us afloat. Having survived, here we are striving to do his will. I pour my all in everything I do. I just have a really deep issue, I do too much"/. I'm starting to realize for the sake of my sanity I need to focus! I need to do one thing at a time, and let all the other things and stuff become discombobulated rather then myself:). Sometimes I can't even finish a conversation I just started with someone because I go on to something else. Eeeek! Major issues I do have"). I'm going to work on my issues, with the help and grace of God:).
All in all I have finished up some Spindle31 work. I absolutely love Embroidery work! It's so beautiful! It reminds me of my grandmother. I'm truly going to slow it down a notch in my brain, and focus. I will be posting some bags I've personalized and worked on as of late. Also some youth blouses for DunaMISS<3. Please feel free leave feed back or just comment! Life is happening and God is always good through it")
nough' said time to put the "please knock children sleeping", sign away and feed my awesome little friends! Good day to you all!
p.s.please excuse all typos...this is me=) in the little time I have.
p.s.s.I take orders=)