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

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Little Stitching Progress...

If your days are anything like mine, at the end of the day, you probably ask yourself, "where on earth did this day go?"  Every day I imagine myself having some nice quiet time to peacefully stitch on my latest project, but somehow other things seem to take over, and before I know it, it is time to make supper and my husband is home!
Last night, I did manage a few hours, albeit late, to make some progress on my latest stitching piece, called "Deepest Love" by Turquoise Graphics & Designs.  I chose some Vikki Clayton-Dyer Hand-Dyed Silks (only three overdyed silks needed), for this project.  I'm not sure what I think of the way this piece is turning out, but will see when it is finished.  Hmmm.  Here is a sneek peek at progress so far.
On another note, I want to be sure to tell all of my readers about the very special 300th Follower Giveaway for Cranberry Samplings.  Deborah has a very special giveaway of fantastic needlework stash for a very lucky recipient!  Maybe it could be you!  I would love to win too!  Check out her blog on my sidebar, for more details.

Our little poodle, Meggie just came up to me with her "blankie" stuck on her back.  She was sleeping in her bed, and I think she is trying to tell me that she needs to go out for a walk...hint, hint, Mum!
Those sweet brown eyes look so sad, as if to say, "are you going to take the hint, Mum?"  Well, all for now!  Must take Meggie for her walk!

Crossing in Stitches & Friendship With You!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sharing Thoughts and Stitches With You

Brrr....Brrr...Brrr... it is really cold in New England, and it is only February 6th, but thankfully, the predicted heavy snow last night was more of an icy rain, that is melting this morning.  The sun is out and it is 37 degrees, but my bones are still so cold. 

While the snow fell again this week, it was the perfect opportunity to work on some of my stitching projects, of course!    Using a February banner pattern that I have had in my stash for quite some time, I decided to embellish it a little differently with some flowers and hearts.

I love my latest LHN piece, "Exodus 20:16", which I also finished this week.  The colours are so rich and I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  The verse is one of my favorites..."Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor".  If we can keep this one in our hearts every day, it would make the world a better place in which to live. 

Just to give you an idea of what our record snow falls look like, here are a few pictures around our neighborhood.

The snow plows are having a difficult time trying to figure where to put all the snow, and lately, in the evenings, they have been coming into our neighborhood with dump trucks and plows and taking away some of it.  There is just no place to put it and the roads are dangerously narrow! 

This is a view of all the snow that fell on the roof on our second story!  Many of our neighbors have had major roof leakage, and have had to call roofers to come and remove the snow.  Earlier this week we too had to have some snow removed from the roof in back of our house because we had water leaking on our living room ceiling.  We just need some sunny days to melt it!

Where ever you live, I hope that this finds you well and cozy, and that you are able to take some special moments for yourself, and time for some stitching of course!

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)