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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thoughts and Finishing on A Sunday Afternoon...

Today is such a gloriously beautiful sunny day with almost clear blue skies, and temps are in the 40's.  Believe it or not, the prediction is for temps to soar into the 60's this week!  Could spring really be lurking around the corner after all?

 I want to thank all of you who have written such kind and thoughtful words of encouragement this past week, as my right foot continues to heal.  Believe me, you have really lifted my spirits so much!  I wish that I could tell you that I have accomplished a lot more stitching, but honestly, I don't know where the hours in a day go sometimes!  I feel so lazy sometimes, as I sit in my recliner with my foot on pillows, reading your stitching blogs, about all of your amazing accomplishing in your work, your families and so many other activities.  And you still manage time for stitching too!

Steadily, I worked on the "March Cottage" (Country Cottage Needlework " Monthly Cottage Series"), and finally finished stitching and lacing it so that it could be "popped" into this cute little frame today.  My dear husband set up a little stool, so that I could sit on it and take a picture.  I love the way it turned out too!
March Cottage
Country Cottage Needleworks

Summer Khaki Linen
Recommended DMC Threads
WDW "Pecan"
Crescent Colours "Tomato"

Now, I am contemplating whether I should pull out one of my WIP's , or start something new.  I just love the excitement of a new start, don't you?  Picking out new linen and some yummy new colours of thread is so enticing.   Hmmmmm.... Such difficult decisions:)

Miss Ella Modeling Her New Turtle Sweater.
Of course, cute as a button,  as she shows Grandma her latest dancing moves!
Oh, the joys of having precious grandchildren!

This afternoon, I found myself drawn to this piece, which I stitched a few years ago, expressing such a beautiful sentiment.  And, so dear friends, I leave you with these words.....

May today and the week ahead be filled with peace and love overflowing.
May you feel contentment in the smallest things,
And cherish each moment of your lives.
For we never know when time catches us unaware, and
those precious moments are quickly vanished away.

Blessings in 'Stitches & Friendship'!


  1. Hope you'll be feeling 100% soon! I love your "Lilies" peace. Isn't that a precious promise?! I like the idea of the frame that you can pop the cottages into. What a good idea!

    Blessings! Tricia

  2. Kathy,

    Your March cottage turned out beautifully!! I like the frame you have it in!! Your granddaughter is so adorable!!!

    I am praying for you!!

    Love, Heather

  3. Your March cottage turned out beautifully, and your lilies piece is gorgeous. Please continue to take care of yourself and heal well!

  4. Wise word Kathy, to be sure. We are experiencing warm weather extra early also. :)

  5. Hello

    I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.

    Your March finish is lovely and the frame is just right
    Your lilies piece is beautiful.

    You have a very lovely granddaughter!

    Hope your foot heals soon.

  6. Love your cottage finish! Lovely sentiment on your piece. Your granddaughter is adorable!! Continued best wishes on your recovery!

  7. Hi Kathy , what a lovely blog, you always blow me away with your sweet words.
    Your stitching looks fantastic and I love the frame so pretty.
    We have beautiful weather here at the moment nice and warm.
    Sorry to hear about your foot hope its better soon.

  8. I love your March Cottage finish -- and the frame is so pretty too! Your little granddaughter is such a cutie!

  9. Your March cottage looks wonderful in the frame. Miss Ella is the happiest child. Feel better soon.

  10. Cute cottage finish, love that frame. CJ in OK ;-)

  11. Before you know it you will be feeling much better. The frame and stitching are perfect. And I do love the start of a new project...so what will it be????

  12. It's good to hear you're taking it easy, Kathy, and not pushing yourself too hard. Your March cottage is darling and the frame is perfect for it. And what a dear happy granddaughter you have in Miss Ella...

    Got a bit teary eyed reading your last two sentences--we never do know the turns our lives might take tomorrow, do we?

    Best wishes for your continued healing and have a wonderful week...

  13. Dear Kathy! Your crosstitch are beautiful! Hello from Russia, Nika

  14. Lovely CCN finish and such a pretty frame. I'm sorry to hear about your foot, I hope it gets better really soon.
    That is a lovely poem and the flowers are beautiful,on the poem design and on your door.

  15. That wreath you have is lovely! I wish it was warmer here! It sounds like spring is under way where you are! Love the March cottage finish. That frame is adorable, as is your Granddaughter!! What a lovely verse Kathy ellen. Thanks for sharing that! I hope that your foot is getting better everyday!

  16. Your front door is so pretty with the wreath. Our temps are suppose to be in the 60's close to 70 at some point. Spring is almost here.

    Your March cottage turned out wonderful. I like the idea of the interchangeable frame for the different months.

  17. What a sweet cottage finish! I love the frame, it is perfect for it. Your other piece is so pretty and it is such a lovely sentiment.
    Little Miss Ella is just the cutest and I imagine very entertaining too. :)
    Sending prayers that your foot continues to heal.

  18. I too would love to stitch "that cottage" , you made a great job out of it!

  19. The wreath on your front door is so pretty. Lovely cottage finish. The frame is perfect for it.


  20. Your cottage is beautiful Kathy. The frame is gorgeous.

    I hope your foot continues to heal well. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  21. I'm sorry to be so late in reading your blog. I was at a ladies church retreat in the beautiful Smoky Mountains last weekend and haven't caught up reading yet. Your front door wreath is so pretty and your stitching is lovely. Are doing all the monthly cottages and using the sweet frame for all of them? Hope your foot is improving and your weekend is filled with stitching. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

  22. How very pretty your March cottage looks in the frame.
    Your little grandaughter is adorable :)
    Hope you will be back on your feet soon.


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)