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

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My exciting news for today is that I am the lucky recipient of some very special giveaway gifts, from Ellen (http://www.ellen-xstitch-passion.blogspot.com), whose gifts came all the way from Singapore!  Just look at these wonderful gifts! Thank you so very much, Ellen!
                                         C Street Samplerworks Historic
                                                       Reproduction of
                                                "I SIGH NOT FOR BEAUTY"
  The Spring 2011 Sampler & Antique Needlework 
  (Which includes the beautiful "Susan Ramboe " Sampler)
Lovely Flower Ribbon, Silk Marblethreads & Braided Trims
                        A Porcelain Thimble from Singapore

Tonight I wanted to take a few more stitches on "Jenny Bean's Humble Servant Sampler", before I head off to bed.  

Tomorrow morning I head off to the hospital for some surgery, so will be a little out of commission for a few days.  Of course, every stitcher knows that it is absolutely essential to  make sure that all of  the stitching projects are all  kitted up and ready for some "recuperation" stitching, so I think that I am all set in that department.  Dear Husband will set up my laptop next to my recliner and I will be snug in my "stitching nest" with everything I need to be happy after I am ready to pick up my stitching and keep in touch with friends and family, and of course my dear blogger friends too!

All for now.  Nightie, night!  See you soon!

Crossing in Stitches & Friendship With You!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today our hearts are deeply touched in rememberance of those whose lives were sacrificed on this day, ten years ago, in one of the most devastating terrorist attacks ever launched upon our country and its' people.  This was the image on the front page of a newspaper today.  The New York City night sky depicting the somberness, with two searing lights, representing the two fallen Twin Towers, reaching skyward against the the backdrop of night, reminding us every night of those whose lives were given on that fateful day.  

Our prayers continue for the families whose loved ones were lost so unexpectedly on September 11th, 2001.  But we pray that they will know that, when God allows such incredible suffering in our lives, He also provides His comforting love.  

"For His anger endureth but for a moment; 
In His favour is life:  for weeping may endure
For a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
(Psalm 30:5)

            The Hands of God Reach Down to Earth, to Hold Us, 
                     Comfort Us & Heal The Hearts of Our People

Isn't this an incredible picture.  It was sent to me from a friend and is a real photograph!  If you have ever doubted the existence of God, this image certainly looks strikingly like the hands of God, reaching down to earth, doesn't  it?  I printed this photograph out and have a full size on the cover of one of my notebooks.  Every time I look at it, I am so humbled.  

Ten years ago, on September 11, 2001, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing, when the first plane struck the first Twin Tower in New York City.  I had stayed home from work that morning because one of our sons was very sick and home from work.  Around 8:30 am, our son called to me from the family room, "Mom, come here quick!  You won't believe what I just saw!  An airplane just flew into a building in New York City!  We stood in front of the TV, with our mouths open in shock, and watched as the second plane flew into the second Twin Tower.  Holding each other, we stood there watching in horror, and then the terrifying circumstances that surrounded these horrible events began to be reported.  Our nation was under attack by terrorists!  We could barely take it all in that fateful day.   

In the days, weeks, and months that followed, our nation was so bonded together, as we mourned the deep sense of loss we all felt, for the thousands of Americans who lost their lives that day.  So senseless, shocking that it was almost unfathomable to absorb.  But one truth remains, no matter what kind of sorrow we have experienced, we know that, we are surrounded by the deep love and comfort of a loving and true God.    

Every year since that terrible and tragic day of great loss, I have read the scripture from 2 Chronicles 7:14, and it comforts me.  
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land."  

May God bless the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones, as we remember our "fallen heroes", and may He lead our nation forward as one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  Amen.

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)