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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Life-storm Blessing

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Meet my newest (and latest) personal bag.  Life-storm Blessing.

I know...

What kind of name is that - for a bag, you ask?

You might even be wondering - How, in the world, does she come up with names for the bags within Bags by Bevy, anyhow? 

I would have to say, it's a process. Here is how this name came about.

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Warning:  This may feel like a bunny trail...

Life-storm Blessing. 
It often will start with the colors of the bag and buttons.  Most times the pattern in the fabric will play a huge role...just by something in the look or texture...but, it will get me thinking.

Not for Sale!
The main fabric of this bag is a tapestry.  The colors in it remind of fall, with it's hint of reds, golds, greens and black/browns.  I love Fall.  It's my favorite time of year.  But, I accented the bag with a black upholstery, red, blue and black buttons and gave it a Williamsburg Blue - homespun fabric plaid lining. 

I love rain and thunderstorms... the colors, in this bag, combined, reminded me of a rain storm.

I also recently made a bag that closely resembles this one (more olive greens) and it is currently still for sale in my etsy shopI named that one Season's Change.

So.  This was on my mind when I was thinking of a name for my own bag here.


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Currently, I feel like Scott and I are in a time of change.

A season.

A storm.

Not terrible. 

It's just the way life is, at times. 

Different.

Lots of questions.

We have had much "worse" come our way.  Believe me!


Also.  A lot of our friends and family are currently in the thick of some really tough stuff. 

We have a choice. And, we are choosing to pray along side, stand alongside, battle alongside, weather the storm alongside of them.  We want to be a blessing.

Blessing.  I love that word.  It's one we (Scott and I) know and understand as we have worked through previous life-storms.  We can appreciate the song " I will praise you in this storm" by Casting Crowns.


When we praise the Lord in the midst of what we find ourselves in... we find HIM in the MIDST of our STORM.  Because, he is.  And that, friends, by far, is the greatest of any blessing that one can know.

Of course, in using this bag...I'm constantly reminded of my life-storm's and I will to stop! and see the blessing that comes out of them.  With that, I'm also reminded to continue to be praying for and to think of others who are in the thick of it all. 

Life-storm Blessing.

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So, that is one way a name for my bags will often come about...but, not always.

4 comments:

  1. just to let you know, I am really enjoying your blog.

    What a lovely post.

    What a lovely new header!

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  2. Thank you, Amanda. You're always so encouraging. ;)

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  3. That's a beautiful new bag! I enjoy hearing about your inspirations for the names. My bag will be put to good use again~~it's perfect for my counted cross stitch projects.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL! I love this one! Great job!

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