"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!

Crossing in Stitches & Friendship With You.....One Stitch at a Time!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friendship and Some Time for Tea!

"Yes, we must ever be friends;
And of all who offer you friendship,
Let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest."
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

One of my most favorite of all pasttimes, is the happiness of sharing a nice pot of tea, and some baked goodies, with one or two special friends.  We share the stories of the day, sometimes full of joy and laughter, and sometimes of grief and sorrow.  But when we part, each of us has experienced the lifting of spirits, and the cherished joy of true and treasured friendship.

Yesterday, I was in a baking mood, and made some cranberry bread and corn muffins, ready for a special friend to drop by for a "pot of tea".  Naughty, naughty, but oh so yummy!

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)