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

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Feeling Blessed

Looking out my window, the late afternoon sun has drifted behind the floating grey clouds, providing a wonderful backdrop to the tall pines and trees, now barren of their autumn leaves.  Halloween has already past and November is upon us.  

Early days this week, our Northeast seacost and inland towns weathered one of the worst storms in over a hundred years.  We were thankfully spared any loss of our home and maintained power.  Others up and down the coast, including New York City, New Jersey and many other coastal towns and cities were not so fortunate.  The cleanup and restoration of homes, businesses, roads and power will take weeks and months.  Our hearts ache for them and our prayers are ongoing.

Being among the very blessed and more fortunate, I spent many long hours, stitching to calm my very anxious heart, as I watched continuous news coverage of the storm's path and the havoc she wreaked on Monday and Tuesday.

Fortunate that we were among the blessed, that our power did not go out, I was able stitch to pass the time, and made some more progress on 'Christmas Garden' (Black Bird Designs), 

I managed to finish the first right top section on Monday and started stitching the the top left section on Tuesday.  

A pretty varigated snowflake, some little snowflakes and a snowbird....

Just for a little change of pace, this sweet 'School Girl Sampler Thimble Purse' (With Thy Needle and Thread), seemed like the perfect thing.  I am thinking of re-drawing the purse template to fit the purse hardware, so that the full design can be appreciated, as it is so sweet.  Having made two previous purses, the template for finishing has covered up some of the design, which was very unfortunate. 

To brighten up our week, two of our sons sent us some cute pictures of our youngest grandchildren, dressed up for Halloween.   Harrison, who is such a cute, happy little boy, was in his glory with all of those stuffed pumpkins.  We couldn't believe how he would sit there, happily posing for his picture.  

Sweet little Kyleigh, dressed up in her little dinosaur costume, lives in a much warmer climate, so that her picture could be taken outside.  We haven't met her in person yet, as they live quite far away, but we enjoy visiting with her on Skype, which is just wonderful.

Well, the afternoon is slipping away, dear friends, and I think that it is about time for my afternoon tea and some stitching time!

It is always such a blessing whenever you visit with me here, and I love to read all of your wonderful comments.  Thank you so much!

Blessings in Stitches & Friendship!

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)