Saturday, January 24, 2015


 Hi! I'm Terry. Welcome! 
First, I would like to thank Vicki from 2 Bags Full for hosting this annual "Grow Your Blog" party. Thank you, Vicki! 

I am most happily married to Gary. I am the very proud mother of Meredith, Rick, Shannon, and Tracy. My children are 26 years old. Yes, all four of them. They are quadruplets. Here's a picture when they were babies. 


I also have a furry baby named Dory. 

I am an elementary school special education teacher. I was blessed to be able to stay home with my children for the first 8 years, then I returned to work - part time at first, but full time since they were 14. I am looking forward to retiring. I dream of baking cookies and doing crafts with my grandchildren (none yet, but I'm dreaming) and having lots of time to devote to my other passions.

I love to teach, read, write (in the form of journaling and blogging), take long walks with my girl friend Denise, care for and decorate my home, spend time with my family and friends, craft, knit, crochet, and needle felt. 

I named my blog "Sharing Divine Inspiration" because every morning I have my first cup of coffee with God. I express my gratitude, read a devotional or two, and listen. I listen for Divine Guidance and Inspiration. I then go about my day following that Guidance and Inspiration. I blog to share with you what I am Divinely Inspired to do.

I choose not to blog about my job, however I may occasionally share a good child's book or website.  I sometimes blog about my home and family. I always blog about my creative passion.

My creative passion is hand making felt fabric, then needle felting a design on it, then making pictures, pillows, and handbags with it. Here are a few photos of my projects: 

Above is a pillow I made for my sister. I hand knit-felted, also known as fulling, the green fabric then needle felted the design. Green is her favorite color, and she has a granddaughter named Daisy. 

This was my give away for Vicki's first Grow Your Blog party. I made this using the same procedure as above, then matted and framed it. I used cookie cutters to help me with the house and the heart. The stars are buttons. 

To make the bag above I hand knit, holding two strands together, the bag in two pieces, front and back. Then I crocheted it together and felted it. The bumps on the sides were by accident - I think they were the result of crocheting. I needle felted the design, and attached the handles. I still need to line this bag, then it will be done. I've been making this for myself, so it keeps getting put on the back burner. I am planning to use this as my knitting bag. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am designing a prize for a visitor from this wonderful party. I don't know exactly what it will be yet, but I can tell you that it will be felted. Just leave a comment on this post, and you are automatically entered. I will announce the winner on February 15 as Vicki requested. 

I am looking forward to curling up in my favorite green chair, with a hot cup of coffee, my iPad, my cat Dory, and visiting your blog. 

With gratitude,


  1. I enjoyed this post about you and your life. Very interesting and inspiring. Amazing.

    I've not tried needle felting. I've got to many creative bits and pieces going on now to try to take on something new. I enjoy working with needles, hooks, threads, ribbons, laces, buttons and beads.

    I think your bag turned out lovely.

    Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

  2. Hi Terry. I enjoyed your introduction. You have some beautiful felt work.
    On behalf of Vicki thanks for joining 'Grow Your Blog'.

  3. Hi Terry! What a lovely family you have - quads! - and your needlework - so very pretty! I can see I'll be enjoying following your blog. Cindy from

  4. Dear Terry,
    Welcome to Grow Your Blog party. Love your knitted-felt art.. is really interesting to see how that can be a great piece of art-work.
    Hope you'll made some new friends and have new followers in the weeks to come. Big Hugs from Singapore

  5. good morning, and so nice to meet you.I love your pieces-I do allot in the fiber arts with wool but have not tried felting for fabric yet-I do love needle felting.
    I am retired now and live very rural and explore all my interests.
    enjoy the party! Kathy

  6. Hello Terry! My name is Judy. I love to felt and I love Jesus! We sit in the mornings and talk too. It's the best way to start a day!
    And Wow! 4 at once! You have been truly blest! Come visit me!

  7. Hi Terry! thank you for visiting my blog. It is very nice to meet you too! I am sure I would love to felt if I weren't so terribly allergic to wool! Lovely work.

  8. Good evening Terry, thank you for hopping over to my blog, isn't it great to meet new bloggers, especially when we have things in common. The first thing I do each morning is have a cup of Tea or coffee and have my quiet time, read my bible and reflect on God's word.You do such great work, I love your knit felt pieces.

  9. Hi Terry, I'm visiting you from the Grow Your Blog event. You have a nice blog and I'd love to follow along. I love your felt work you make! I am a crocheter and I do a little bit of knitting. I do hope we can become blog friends and I'm following you via google friend connect. I do hope you stop by my blog Julie's Lifestyle and visit and enter my giveaway. Thanks.
    Hugs, Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  10. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!

  11. Visiting via GYB Party, Quads! Can't imagine the loving chaos that goes on with 4 babies growing up together. I have tried knitting several times but I find I cannot fix my mistakes which just frustrates me. Needless to say, my knitting bag and needles are collecting dust. Thank you for visiting my blog ans leaving such an encouraging comment.

  12. Hi Terry! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and it's nice to "meet" you. I want to follow your example and run until I'm 50 as well. At least!
    Happy blogging!

  13. Hi Terry,
    Lovely to meet you.
    What a wonderful family. You and your husband must have been O, so very busy!
    Your felting work is ver nice!

  14. Visiting from St. John's, NL Canada via GYB. Your felting projects are great. I work with felt for some of my art.

  15. Nice to meet you and see your felting art. Thank you for having us in for a visit.

  16. Hello Terry,
    So nice to meet you. You do lovely felting. I found you in my own section on Vicki's GYBP. I'm a follower now. Really hope you will visit me at my place.
    Blessings to you, we are sisters :)
    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

  17. Found you on the right blog this time! your felting is really interesting work, very sophisticated. I'm following you here!

  18. I love your bag! It is frustrating to make things for yourself and keep putting them off because you need to finish projects for others - I have several projects like that.

  19. What a beautiful name for a blog! Well I think you need a medal for the work you have done in your life in raising quadruplets! I too love to incorporate felt into some of my mixed media work. Your felt projects are beautiful!
    I hope you are enjoying your tour of the GYB party!
    Thanks for sharing with us all!

  20. Just tiptoeing in quietly, late on a Sunday with the Crazy Poodle at my feet, so I hope Dory is off mousing somewhere otherwise I'm afraid we will cause quite a commotion! Love your gentle blog and guessing having raised your beautiful Quads you have a tremendous inner strength which combined with your love of felting art has charmed me to be your latest follower. I am delighted to meet you through GYB.
    Happy Sunday
    Wren x

  21. Hi Terry, Nice to meet you. Still slowly working my way thru the GYB list...(i started from the bottom up!). Love your felted pieces. I really want to try that some day. So many crafts, so little time!

  22. It was nice to meet you in the GYB hop. Your felt work is so pretty.

  23. Hi Terry - I'm glad the GYB Party brought me here! I have recently been playing with needlefelting - began when I needed buttons for a knitted neckwarmer, of all things - and now I've just knit and felted a pair of slippers (in the washer) and may needle felt a decoration on them. Your work is lovely and inspirational.
    I am also having a giveaway on which you may wish to enter :)

  24. Hi Terry! I apologise for only getting around to visiting your blog now! I am glad to find you and your fab felted creations!
    To know God guiding throughout the day is the best comfort there is!
    Every blessings

  25. Hi Terry, I came from GYB party :) yes, still partying lol I've never done felting, I think that will be on my next to do list :)