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

Friday, January 14, 2011

Blessed With Contentment

"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are...no more, no less.  That is the moment when you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought."
(Matthew 5:5 (MSG)

Contentment within ourselves is sometimes difficult to achieve.  The world tells us that we must compare ourselves to others and strive to achieve to the highest heights of our capabilities.  For me, I have learned, through some difficult life lessons, that it is in the simple things of life, and in joy and love of family, friends, and my Lord, that I can find the truest contentment.

When it snows, I am always truly content and peaceful, and love being able to cozy up for some peaceful moments with my stitching, a nice pot of hot tea and some of my favorite movies.  Two days ago, I got my wish for lots of snow!  It even piled drifts up past our lower floor windows!

So, while it snowed, I was snug as a bug in a rug, happily stitching on my latest LHN project,
"Exodus 20:16".  I love the rich colours in this piece, various overdyed Crescent Colours fibers in rusts, golds, and greens...some of my favorite colours!  Here is a sample of my progress so far.

So, where ever you might be, I hope that you can find some peaceful time for yourself, perhaps with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate, and your favorite stitching project!  Thank you so much for visiting my stitching blog.  It means a lot to share with you, and I love all of your nice comments!

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  1. Beautiful stitching! It's so nice to remember the "simple" things can bring contentment.

  2. I love the sampler with the verse at the top of your post and the LHN piece too. The colors are wonderful.


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)