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

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Day For Peace and Calm...

What a gorgeous and glorious day it is today!  The humidity dropped last night and we woke up to dew on the grass and sweet cool, wispy breezes in the air at last!

Sundays are always special days when I attempt to quiet my spirit and take time for some very precious and quiet times for reflection, meditation and prayer, to refresh my soul and lighten my heart from all of of its' burdens. 

" I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child, with his mother; 
 Like a child is my soul within me."  (Psalm 131:2)

One of my happiest times this past week, was when a group of  my very dear stitching friends came to spend the day here.  We had a fabulous time, sipping cups of tea, eating, chatting and laughing, while we stitched and stitched the day away!  Oh what joy!  

Happily, I finished stitching Mr. Rooster in this cute knotty piece.
The stitching on 'Barnwood Buttons' is almost complete, and then the really fun part, stitching on the adorable buttons can begin!  I can't wait!
With permission from the ladies, I would love to show you some of the unique and beautiful pieces that they were stitching.      
          Janet's lovely knotted flower basket pendant.
             Pat's beautiful, knotted cottage by the sea.

                  Carol's cross stitched house by the sea.

                  Shirley's cross stitched silouhette of angels.

              Janet newest 'knotted' miniature chair seat.

There are absolutely no calories in this deliciously 'sinful' cherry pineapple dessert, which our dear friend, Janet made for us!  It was yummy from the very first to very last bite!

What a wonderful and memorable day, girls!  We just have to plan another stitching day again very soon!

This past week we enjoyed a rather quiet, but happy celebration of The Fourth of July, enjoying especially the wonderful firework displays. 

                    Long may her banner wave!
                             Let freedom ring!
Thank you, Lord for blessing us with so many freedoms in the United States of America.

Until next time, dear friends.....  Miss Ella is coming over in a few minutes with her Daddy, for supper, so I must go!

Have a very blessed and wonderful week!



  1. Your stitching day sounds wonderful! Everyone is working on such great projects.
    Enjoy your dinner!!

  2. Kathy, that does indeed look like a marvellous day. So glad for you.

  3. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful projects.

  4. It looks like you had a good time with friends!! Great fireworks!

  5. Your stitching day with friends sounds wonderful, Kathy--such beautiful pieces they are working on. And your little rooster is adorable. Hope you have a lovely week ahead :)

  6. It sounds like you had a lovely day of stitching with your group. I love all the little knotted pieces. I haven't tried anything knotted, but I really love how it looks and hope to try it some time. Hope Bruce's foot is doing better.

  7. That day with your stitching friends sounds great. And the array of stitching projects they were working on is just a feast for the eyes. For me that's the best part of a get-together with stitching frineds: looking at and admiring all the different projects. And of course being enabled, lol.

  8. Kathy, what talented ladies you have in your stitching circle! Lovely to see progress on your WIP's and what a handsome Mr Rooster!

  9. Your group of ladies is very talented, beautiful work.
    The dessert does look delightful.

  10. Sounds like you had a lovely time Kathy!! I love that psalm verse too. Lovely work from all of you! Your knotted rooster is very handsome I have to say!!

  11. What wonderful stitching all around! I just love the fabric your button piece is stitched on!

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  13. You did a wonderful job on the rooster! I love the Barnwood Button piece - beautiful fabric! And what a lovely assortment of pieces by your stitching ladies! The dessert looks delicious - and no calories - that's my kind of dessert. :)

  14. Thanks for the lovely pictures and you have done much with all the stitchings.
    The rooster is so beautiful !!

  15. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time & you're all working on lovely pieces

  16. Beautiful needlwork projects, and great photos of the fireworks.

  17. I love that colorful rooster and the 'by the sea' stitchery is just gorgeous! I love everything about the ocean!


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