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

Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow, Snow, Snow!

Snow, Snow, Snow!  This is a perfect picture of what our little village center looks like here in Massachusetts, after another record snowstorm this week.  The main floor windows of our condo are now three quarters blocked by drifts of snow!  We have huge ice cycles hanging down from the roof too. 

As one neighbor said to me recently, "if you live in New England, you have to love snow.  Otherwise you had better consider moving to a much warmer climate!" 
So, today I will just cozy up with my favorite cup of tea and some of the oatmeal raisin cookies I baked, and settle down with my stitching.  Oh Joy!

When I was looking in my treasures of needlework accessories, I found this lovely felted pincushion that had belonged to my mother in law, (now deceased), but isn't it lovely?  I can't bear to think of sticking any pins into it though, because it has a few worn places on the sides, which can't be seen in this picture, but I want to preserve it because it is very special.

Just to share some exciting news, Congratulations to Belefonte Notes, celebrating it's "Two Year Blogovesary" with a special giveaway too!  Check out their blog site, listed on my sidebar, to read more details about the giveaway.  Who doesn't love a needlework giveaway too?

May this day bring you moments of happiness amidst the busyness of your day, and may our paths cross again very soon.  Thank you for visiting and for all of your wonderful messages too!

Crossing in Stitches & Friendship!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Touching Life With You...

Each day I wonder what the day will bring, but then I ask myself what will I bring to this new day?
For it is in seeking to do for others, that we can make a difference in someone else's life.
It is in giving that we we may reap the greatest joy, when we see a smile on another's face.
When my life comes to a close, and my loved ones recount my story, I hope that they will be able to say, that I loved much, shared much, gave much and that my faith in God made a difference in the lives of those whose lives touched mine.
"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you".
(James 4:8)
These are my thoughts for the day, and I welcome you to share yours with me.
On to what my "needle" has been stitching on these cold snowy days!  I have made some more progress on my LHN "Exodus 20-16".  I have changed some of the colors though, to get the desired effect that I want, but oh these are just some of my favorite colours!
                                                                         A few more close-ups .

Other exciting news.....Bruce and I attended the "Grand Celebration" opening of Bush Mountain Stitchery's new shop, in Ware, MA, which relocated from PA.  We were so excited to visit this wonderful new needlework shop.  We had met owners, MaeAnn and Gary Bush at Stitching Jubilee in PA two years ago, so we were thrilled to learn that they were moving up to MA. Their new shop is just marvelous!  It is truly a "Candy Store" for stitchers!  Vicki Clayton-Dyer, of Hand-Dyed Fibers, was there with her beautiful assortment of silks too!
MaeAnn & Gary Bush
Vikki Clayton-Dyer with husband Bob (Hand-Dyed Fibers)
Here is a peek of some of the stash that I brought home with me.

I hope that you are finding plenty of stitching projects to keep you busy, warm and cozy on these cold winter days!  For all of you who visit my stitching blog, thank you!  I really love reading all of your nice comments. 

Until next time, Crossing in Stitches & Friendship With You!

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)