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

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sharing Thoughts & Stitching With You

Friendships bloom amidst the threads of time, connecting all of us into a lovely tapestry for all time.  I am so thankful for each one of you, dear friends!

Though I have been terribly out of touch with all of you, I have thought of you every day, and treasure all of the wonderful things that you have written to me here.
Stitched last spring, I love this cheery little April Wordplay by Brenda Gervais, of 'With Thy Needle'.

The past few weeks have been filled with with it's bits of busyness. But, thankfully, in between those busy hours, I have also enjoyed stitching with my Wednesday morning stitching friends at our LNS.  We have such a wonderful time, stitching, chatting away and laughing until our sides hurt.  It is such wonderful medicine for the soul!

Although I can't claim any incredible progress on any one project, I have found many peaceful hours with a few things.

'Quaker Christmas II' is coming along.  I am almost finished stitching the top 3 sections, and will soon begin on the 4th page!

Last week, I received this wonderfully unique design from Anne, who had stitched this biscornu and then offered the design as part of a giveaway.  I love it!
I was so thrilled and started stitching it this week at my Stitching Group.  Thank you so much, Anne!

Typical of a stitcher, we always have another wonderful design, calling our name to start something new, right?   Because I adore Samplers, and would love to create a collection of some very special ones, I decided to start a new one.  
             'Spring Morning Sampler'
                      by Karen Kluba
                 Rosewood Manor
As you can see, I haven't made a lot of progress yet, but it is a beautiful design, and I am really looking forward to stitching it so much.  It calls for all DMC threads, but could be stitched in silks too.  

On a more somber note, this past week, our country has suffered  terrible terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon.  Our hearts go out with prayers for comfort and solace to all of the innocent victims and their families, especially to those who lost loved ones in this senseless and evil attack.  Last evening, we watched, on TV, as the second terrorist, was captured alive in Watertown, MA.  It was a tremendous relief for our country, and epecially for the residents in the towns around Boston, who were on 'Lock Down' for the past 24 hours.  

It made me think about so many people in other countries, around the world, like Israel, who live in terror every day, because they are threatened on every side by evil that threatens to take away their very lives and savage their countries.  We are so blessed in America, that we do not live under that fear every day of our lives.  But we must hold fast
to our faith in God and live according to His  principles, the same principles, upon which our Founding Fathers created our great nation. 

This morning, this scripture was with one of my devotionals, and seemed so appropriate for those who have lived with fear, and those who are now living with fear.

'Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you.  I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'  (Isaiah 41:10  NKJV)

'For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning.' (Psalm 30:5)


  1. Oh Kathy, what a wonderful, uplifting post. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for sharing such wonderful passages with us.

  3. Your stitching looks wonderful! Glad you had fun stitching with friends too.

  4. Your stitching is lovely, Kathy, and I appreciate your words of wisdom and the precious verses you shared.


  5. Kathy: Beautiful stitching projects love the pillow with the buttons, I pray for Isreal three times a day I ask the Lord to keep her safe.
    I am glad you are safe and the terrorist is captured, I do hope there are no more out there.

  6. What a beautifully written post. I've missed you, Kathy! Your posts are always so warm and loving. And your stitching is beautiful! I see you've started another Rosewood Manor design - great choice! And I love your progress on Quaker Christmas II. Hugs!

  7. Such a lovely post, Kathy! I just finished the April Word Play as well, although I really didn't enjoy the stitching of it... Yours looks so cute with the little flower shaped pearly buttons adorning it. Love your new starts, too, especially that pretty Spring Morning Sampler. That is exactly what we have here today--a gorgeous spring morning :)

  8. Christmas Quakers II is looking just wonderful!

  9. Oh Kathy, I've been feeling the same with you too...out of touch and I miss everyone so dearly! Your April word play is darling! I love your finish of it. I have it to and still need the threads. Perhaps next April I will have it ready. Any progress is progress so I think your Quaker is coming along nicely. I'm so glad you started stitched the biscornu! It's such a pretty design isn't it?! I like your new sampler that you are stitching. The border is what catches my eye. I too feel saddened by what happened but glad they got caught. It made me think a lot about people who live in countries that live in terror daily. We are so blessed to be where we are. Many hugs and blessings to you my friend.

  10. Your Wordplay is looking lovely & you've started some gorgeous new projects

  11. April is such a lovely wordplay. Christmas Quaker is growing nicely too.

  12. Lovely post ~ I am so far behind in reading and posting!! Love that biscornu ~ I have yet to try one of those, perhaps one day!


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)