Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Just Another Mosaic Monday!

Summer Flowers & a little piece of the baker's rack in my breezeway!

This is my first mosaic! I'm still working on my techniques! But you can go see alot more professional mosaics by going over to Mary's @ http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/. It's been almost a month since my last post! Thank you all for your sweet and caring comments concerning the post about my sister! My elder sister lives in Fresno, CA and keeps up with my blog and your comments meant the world to her too! Now, for an update.

You might have heard of the great meeting of the midsouth bloggers! Laurie @ Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie and Susan @ thoughtsfromovertherainbow and Glenda @ adabofthisandthat all met for lunch and had a most wonderful time! We knew each other instantly and fell into conversation as if we'd known each other forever! Glenda shares my passion for vintage jewelry and making jewelry! I'm hoping we can get together and share ideas! And yes I enabled Laurie into buying some great things! Both of them were pairs! First a pair of outdoor light fixtures that I loved!!!! and then a beautiful pair of country girl and boy figurine pot thingamajigs that Laurie has already used in a tablescape! We were comparing our southern accents! Laurie with her Arkansas country, Susan with her Mississippi belle drawl and Glenda and I have our own unique west Tn. city accents! And the value of words like "ya'll" and "fixin'" and the phrase "bless her little heart" or the variation "bless her little, pea-pickin' heart!". Being the southern lady that I am I can't tell you what it means when a southern belle replies "Thaatt's nice." But rest assured we always say it with the sweetest little ole smile on our faces! I have been busy making a huge mess on my kitchen table making jewelry! I told ya'll I am a messy crafter! So I haven't done any tablescapes lately. I'm hoping by next Monday I can put together a mosaic of my jewelry. I'll also tag it in Met Monday because alot of the jewelry I make is from vintage pieces I reconstruct! So now I'm going to leave you with my 2nd attempt at mosaics! These are photos I took in the greenhouse at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC this spring!


  1. Oh girl I am so glad to see you back...I have missed yu'all ha ha!! Sounds like you have been a bust bee my friend...May you have a great week...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Hi Lauralu..I am so happy you girls got to meet ..how fun.. you know what? My sister lives in Fresno too..what a small world..Glad to see you back. Love, Cindy

  3. LOvely mosaics. Don't look like the first time. :))

  4. Your mosiacs are pretty!! I have not attempted to do one - I do well to get my pictures in and out of photobucket. :-) You probabley don't make as big a mess as I do. Good thing I am not expecting anyone for dinner any time soon, as my table looks like a jewelry box exploded. I started working on a piece - got destracted and left it all sitting. I am really looking forward to seeing your creations.
    Hope you have a great week.

  5. Beautiful mosaics my friend. What fun you girls must have had..I hope all is well your way... hugs ~lynne~

  6. Your mosaic is beautiful. I know what you mean about still working on it. I am having trouble. BTW I love your flowery background so pretty. I am so glad you posted. I'll have to come back and spend some time visiting. I am offering a Gift A Way tomorrow. I think you might enjoy entering it. Come by and check it out tomorrow.
    Have a Blessed Day,

  7. Lauralu, your mosaics are beautiful! I had so much fun reading about our day-I'm just sitting here with a grin on my face, remembering the fun. Sorry I've labeled you an "enabler" (Bless your little heart!). I can't wait to see your jewelry. (Tell me you are NOT making jewelry on my all time favorite table! - you better not mess up that wonderful table!). love ya, laurie

  8. Hi Lauralu! So good to see you posting again! You've done a great job on your mosaics! Beautiful flowers! Glad you were able to meet these sweet blog ladies! Glad you had so much fun! Wish I could meet some bloggers!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Those flowers are beautiful! I'm so glad you got to meet some fellow bloggers...it's so much fun to get to meet the ones who live in your computer! :)

  10. Oh, what LOVELY mosaics! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful images at Mosaic Monday. :)

  11. Gorgeous first attempts! I am very impresssed, and I LOVE all the flowers (especially those lilies) and also that really cute bunny in the first one, on the baker's rack. You did very well ... hope to see more next week!

  12. Very nice - not sure what the flower is on the bottom left, but I like it! Very pretty!

  13. Very very pretty.

    Nice job!

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

  14. Laura--I am so proud of your mosaic! I still have not tried to tackle one! You may have to help me. I would love to visit the Biltmore--especially when it is decorated for Christmas!

  15. Laura- you did a great job on your mosaics and I can't wait to see your jewelry!!!

    It sounds like you all had so much fun from reading everyone's blogs about the great blog get together!

    I have made some progress on the breakfast nook and though it wont be complete I hope to show it off next week. I did do a little blog about my cabinet I put in there and if I should paint it. I really think I probably should just not sure I have the guts to do it yet!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend friend!!



Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)