14 February 2013

The past couple months have been filled with a great many things! New patterns are in the works for Clementine, wonderful books are being read, coffee is being brewed (and heartily drank), memories are being made, and hearts are filled with gratefulness. (What a wonderful God we serve!)

One of the projects (details still under wraps) involves a good deal of this:

Illustrating and Editing

Breezy (left) illustrating and yours truly (right) scanning and editing illustrations. It is such a joy to be able to work alongside my sister. Not only do we share a home studio, but our interests and talents compliment one another, going hand-in-hand.

How wonderfully true this is:

“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from Him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?” —Ecclesiastes 2:24-25

Bently Enjoying the Sunshine

To top it all off, we all – even our dog Bently – are enjoying every ounce of sunshine the Lord sends.

  1. 15 Responses to “A Time to Create”

  2. Eady on Feb 14, 2013 said:

    We do indeed serve a marvelous God!! I love working with my sisters as well – we think so similarly and yet so differently that it works out perfectly!
    Blessings to you and your family~

  3. Jess on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    Thanks for the encouragement to enjoy and delight in work and creativity, Emily!

    Looking forward to whatever is cooking up! You girls do cook up something good.

  4. Lauren on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    I’m so excited to see what new project is in the works! And I must say, I’ve missed your frequent posting on this blog. You never fail to inspire and encourage me, Emily Rose. I always leave here feeling refreshed.

    Much love to you,

  5. Emily Rose on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    Lauren, thank you for your sweet and encouraging words – I’ve missed blogging and am looking forward to getting back into the groove!

  6. Madeline on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    I’m so excited to what your new project is. :) loving the photo’s in this post and your’s and Breezy’s updo’s are so lovely!


  7. Sarah@mommypretty on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    I’ve so enjoyed following your blog. I hope that you’ll follow me on my new blog endeavor. Thanks!

  8. Lori on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    Delightful that you 2 sisters share in the work you love! Always praying that for my children, too. Now, tell my 19yo dd and I…how do you get your hair to stay so beautifully in the back of your head?! We have been trying hairpins and bobby pins and…? Is there some secret clip or something? LOL

  9. Emily Rose on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    Lori, Breezy uses bobby pins for her hair and I use small clips for mine. Because my hair is thicker, the extra grip that the clips offer are great for keeping it all up. I hope that is helpful!

  10. Susan Smith on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    Can’t wait to see the new projects! I’ve finished several of the ones I’ve gotten but still have 2 I think to do.

    They are turning out beautifully! I’m so thankful for the talents that God has given both of you and that you are using them for HIM!

  11. Emily Rose on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    Mrs. Susan, we’re so glad that you have been enjoying the embroideries! (We’d be delighted to see pictures of them!)

  12. Purity Leigh on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    I love reading your blog updates. This one, in particular, has excited my curiosity. I can’t wait to see what’s coming up in the Clementine pattern shop.
    Also, I was wondering, is your hair naturally curly? Because it’s absolutely beautiful! How did you create that up-do? Is there a tutorial online that you followed, or did you just pin it up?
    Have a blessed day,
    Purity Leigh

  13. Emily Rose on Feb 15, 2013 said:

    Purity Leigh, thank you – yes, our hair is naturally curly. In this shot, my hair is clipped up in sections with small clips. I haven’t seen a tutorial, but it is a quick and easy hairstyle.

  14. Jessica on Feb 16, 2013 said:

    Love Bently’s picture and can’t wait to see what you all have in store! :-)

  15. Renee on Mar 5, 2013 said:


    I hope this isn’t to personal but…back story

    I have two daughters one has graduated home school last year.My daughter has her on web-site which she makes money monthly. This will be her 4th year working on her web-site…this year she is working full time now that she is out of school.

    Grandma doesn’t see this as a job or career and thinks she should go to college. I know that neither you or Breezy have chosen to go to college..what do you say when others ask you about your future plans or goals?

    Grandma won’t even look at her web-site to see what my daughter does with her time in the day. We feel it is a huge blessing from God that she doesn’t have to go into the world and work. I know my daughters feelings are hurt because Grandma doesn’t approve of her career choice.

    My daughters web-site is http://www.americangirlfan.com She hopes that she blesses young girls by sharing about homeschooling, God, her faith and the love she has for others:)

    Thank you for your time….


  16. Marie B on Mar 25, 2013 said:

    True confessions…when I “read” anyone’s blog I always scan the pictures first then I go back and read. I just can’t help myself. Well, I saw the picture at the top and thought it was two different pictures of Breezy. I thought she just had her hair extra curly in the 2nd picture.
    Anyway, I am so thrilled that you two are working on more beautiful things for the rest of us to enjoy. ;) Can’t wait to see what happens next.
    Love and hugs to your family!
    Marie B :)

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