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

Sunday, November 18, 2012

It has been a very busy week, with preparing for my dear husband's birthday last night.  As he says, "I hit one of those milestone birthdays, where you don't want to tell people how old you really are!"  It was a great celebration with family and friends, and the grandbabies running all around the house!  Just wonderful!

Last week Janet came over for another lovely day of stitching and we made some more progress on Christmas Quaker II. 

 We always have such a wonderful time chatting, sipping tea and enjoying some wonderful goodies too.  Janet made this lucious apple crisp dessert. Perfect with afternoon tea!

 'Christmas Garden' (Black Birds Designs), is showing a little more progress too.  

I loved stitching this pretty little flowering tree.

Love this sweet pair of Christmas Birds!

A lovely surprise came in the mail this week from Nicola.  I was the lucky recipient of  the chart, 'Ann Medd 1742', (The Scarlett Letter), which Nicola had finished stitching. It is an amazingly detailed and beautiful design!  Tucked inside the package from Nicola, was also a box of wonderful Clotted Cream Fudge!  They are delicious!  I don't believe that we have anything like it in America.  Thank you so much, Nicola!

It is always such a joy to share with all of you, my very special friends, and I am thankful that our lives continue to cross with one another.  May you find peace and contentment in the journey of life every day.  When there are difficult times or sorrow, may you know that the love of God always holds you through whatever comes.

With love & blessings!


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful celebration.
    Beautiful stitching progress too.
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy birthday to your dear husband! Looks like a wonderful celebration! Love your Christmas Garden! Glad you got to get together to stitch with your friend too -- that Apple Crisp looks so good! And lucky you to win the Ann Medd chart! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. hi dear, i am so glad and so happy to see the lovely pictures of your family..
    happy birthday to your hubby..
    beautiful stitching and lovely chart from nicola..
    it is so cute..
    love for you x

  4. Both of the Christmas designs are looking wonderful. I'm trying to get the "Christmas Garden" done by Dec. 1 not sure I will make it but it will be close. Your husband's party looked like a lot of fun. Wish him a Happy birthday for me. I know how he feels, this year I'm going to have one of those birthdays that I might not want to share the year that it marks!

  5. Very wise words Kathy. You are quite right about God getting me through.
    Happy Birthday to your husband.
    I love the colors you are stitching.

  6. I love your china plates such a beautiful pattern.

    Happy birthday to your DH.

  7. Happy Birthday to your DH!

    Love your progress on Christmas Garden, I must stitch it next year ha ha! Congrats on the winning, enjoy stitching her(Ann Medd)!


  8. Happy Birthday to Bruce! Christmas garden is beautiful! Have a great Thanksgiving.

  9. Looks like fun, happy Birthday to your DH, lovely win from Nicola and yes those fudge are just yummy, hugs.

  10. Happy Birthday Wishes to your husband, what a lovely action family picture, everyone looks so happy.

    Beautiful stitching, this design really is very pretty and your SAL is growing well too.

    Fudge is adorable, and so additive, bad for the waistline though... i can vouch for that lol

    Have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family x

  11. Happy birthday to your DH! It looks like a fun celebration. :)

    Lovely progress on your WIP! Congratulations on the win, too.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  12. Such beautiful progress on your samplers! And happy birthday to your DH. :D

  13. Kathy,
    Looks like you are blessed being able to spend your birthday surrounded by family.

    Sounds like you have a great stitching friend to sit and enjoy some tea and a treat. Tell Janet the apple crisp looks delicious. Christmas Quaker II looks great so far.

    Christmas Garden is coming along nicely. I am loving the colors as they seem so calming.

    I can't wait to see your start on the pattern from Nicola. The fudge sounds delicious also.

    Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

    Hugs in stitches,

  14. Happy Birthday to your DH

    Both your samplers are looking lovely, great progress

  15. Happy birthday to your husband! Lovely stitches and good times!

  16. Happy birthday DH!

    Your stitching is lovely. Christmas Garden is gorgeous!

  17. Happy Birthday to your Husband!!! I love your progress on Quaker christmas and BBD's Christmas Garden. Both will look stunning displayed in your home. What a lovely surprise from Nicola! Ann Medd is so beautiful and quite the project!



  18. As you can see, I'm just a little behind in my blog reading! I just had to tell you how much I'm enjoying both of your stitches. I have Christmas Garden kitted up and will probably be stitching it in the new year. Christmas Quaker II is also another favourite of mine. Your stitching on both is just lovely!


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