"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Stitch Here and There...

There is nothing more refreshing and soothing than when I pick up my needle to take a few stitches on my current "work in progress", which happens to be the "Quaker Faith" sampler by Cynthia Bradford, of "Little by Little".  Here is a "birds' eye view" of my latest progress.

 My attention is drawn to these "autumn" colors, especially as the long days of summer officially ended yesterday, and now that we have started to notice that some of our trees are beginning to show their early changes of color.  The days are getting a little shorter, and the evening hours seem to come upon us a little earlier every night.  My favorite color palette has always been those among the "autumn" hues.  From early childhood, I was always drawn to shades of gold, olive, brown, orange, teal.  My mother used to shudder when I would choose those colors, but I love them!

Yesterday I saw my throat surgeon and received a good report that everything is healing well...still a little way to go, but that is ok.  The "not so good news" is that I will never recover any "normal" voice again, and that it my new voice is only a "whisper".  At least I am blessed with that, and for it I am grateful.  My husband can now truly say that he doesn't have to worry that his wife will ever yell at him again!  Not that I have ever really yelled at him....he is a pretty wonderful guy and we have a very special relationship...another great blessing!

This happy grandma had the inexplicable joy of getting in some more hugs from our baby granddaughter, Ella this week, who is more beautiful everytime I see her.  She will be 6 months old on September 29th.  These little ones grow when we aren't looking!

Well, I am off to do a little stitching and enjoy a new Netflix series, called "Lark Rise to Candleford", made in 2008.  The story takes place in late 19th century England, and was a BBC series.  It kind of reminds me of Masterpiece Theatre's "Cranford" which aired several episodes this year and in 2009.  I am drawn to this type of Victorian drama...similar to Jane Austen stories. 


  1. Kathy, Great WIP! I am happy to hear that you are healthy and feeling well. It really looks like Ella likes the way you taste. What a beautiful baby.

  2. Glad to hear that you are doing so well. Love the WIP. the colors are beautiful. Ella is a beauty.

  3. I glad you are healing well, but sorry that you are reduced to a whisper. Of course you can still make a big impact with a whisper plus personality! Ella is the sweetest thing. She will make your heart sing along with Bruce and plenty of stitching.

  4. Hi Kathy Ellen, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :) It's nice to find another stitching blog to visit - I shall add you to my Google Reader.

    I love your Quaker Faith WIP, you've made wonderful progress - I started this one a while back and am ashamed to admit that it hasn't been worked on lately. I love the piece though, so I shall be getting it out again once I'm done with Hallowe'en stitching. I've always been drawn to autumn colours too - our lounge is decorated in those tones and I also wear autumn tones most of the time :)



Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)