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

Monday, July 4, 2011

"The Price of Freedom"
(The Sweetheart Tree)
"Long May Her Banner Wave....
Let Freedom Ring!"

This is one of my favorite patriotic  pieces, because it symbolizes the sentiments, I hold so dear,  giving thanks for our great and free nation of America!  For the many sacrifices, made by those who have gone before us, and for those who continue to fight today, to protect our freedoms, we are eternally grateful.

My prayer for today, as we gather together with family and friends to celebrate our nation's national day of Independence,  is that we always cherish the many freedoms we enjoy in America.  May we strive to give thanks to God for all of His blessings, and may we always seek to uphold the values held so dear by our forefathers....Faith, Hope, Peace, Love, and Charity for all.

            God Bless You Always.
                        God Bless America!

                                                     Materials Used
                                         32 Count Clay Belfast Linen
                                               (Fabric Size: 9x12")
                                                    DMC Threads
                                           DMC #12 Pearle Cotton
                                        #001P  Balger Silver Cable
                                            Mill Hill Petite Beads

                                                  Specialty Stitches
                       Cross-Stitch, Backstitch, Star Stitch, Tent
                Cross Stitch With Surface Weaving, Scotch Stitch

  Yesterday, our son, Kevin, wife, Gwen, and our little grandson, Emery (now 18 months),
arrived for a weekend visit!  

 Emery proudly carrying his own little bag!

Emery enjoys learning to eat his FIRST corn on the cob!

Where ever you are today, I hope that you are enjoying the love of freedom and peace in your lives, the love of family and/or friends, time to treasure your faith in God, with His abundant blessings, hope for the future of our wonderful country, and charity for all people everywhere.

Blessings to 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)