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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Let There Be Peace On Earth

'Let There Be Peace On Earth', and let it begin with me.....  Such a beautiful sentiment, and so much needed in this very troubled world.  This was the verse that I finished stitching last night on my 'Quaker Christmas II' sampler, and I thought, "How very appropriate, and so beautiful."
It is truly a joy to stitch each little motif of this sampler, and I finally crossed the "half way" mark last week!  Maybe there is hope that I will have it finished in time to have it hung up for Christmas!

I know that a lot of my stitching friends say that they like starting a lot of different projects, but I prefer to only work on two at a time, and not have a lot of unfinished ones calling out to be stitched.  That raises my anxiety level, and stitching, for me, is my favorite way of getting in touch with the more peaceful side of my life.  

Here is some more progress on  my  'Spring Morning Sampler'.  

Our family surprised me with a birthday celebration this past week.  Birthdays are just so much fun with excited little grandchildren to share in blowing out the candles on the cake and helping you to open your presents!

My dear friend, Martha and I made our annual birthday trip to Mrs. Bridges Pantry to celebrate both of our birthdays in our most favorite way.  

Just look at all of those delectable pastries!  Believe me, it was not an easy decision, for us to pick just one dessert!

Well, dear friends, as we try to keep our Sundays as a day of rest, from the busyness of the week, I believe that it is time for a cup of tea and some stitching time.  

Where ever you are, what ever you are doing today, may you take a little peaceful time for yourself, and maybe join me for a cup of tea and some stitching time!

Blessings In Stitches & Friendship!


  1. Happy Belated Birthday! It certainly looks like you had a special day!

    Great progress on your projects!

  2. Belated birthday greetings! How much fun your surprise must have been, especially with your grandchildren!

  3. Your Christmas Quaker is coming along beautifully! Happy Birthday and what a wonderful way to celebrate with those adorable grand children!

  4. Kathy: Happy Birthday, the picture of your Grandchildren is my favorite picture today, love the stitch works.

  5. Beautiful Christmas sampler--I'm cheering for your finish.

    Happy Birthday!

  6. I have that Christmas Quaker chart and can't wait to start it.....Its beautiful! Laurel

  7. Happy Belated Birthday Kathy! It looks like the celebrations were wonderful and very yummy!
    Wonderful stitching progress!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday! You sure have a great birthday with grandchildren to help you celebrate.

    Love the progress on your two wips, beautiful!


  9. Beautiful progress, Kathy! I'm with you, I can't have too many projects going at once, it stresses me out. I like concentrating on one or two projects until they're done. :D

  10. Happy belated birthday! What deliciousness those pastires look like! I love both your WIPS. So beautiful!

  11. happy birthday dear :)
    such sweet picture of you with your sweet grand children.
    glad you had a fun time :)
    sweet stitching..i love all your sampler so much.
    big hugs
    love & smiles x

  12. So very, very glad to hear from you Kathy. And thank you. I now have that hymn rolling through my mind. =) Hugs to you and Meggie.

  13. Your Quaker Christmas sampler is coming along beautifully! And I agree, such a lovely sentiment. Even though it is late I will still wish you happy birthday!! :) What a beautiful cake and a couple of cuties to help with your celebration. Hope you have been feeling better.

  14. Your Quaker Christmas is such a lovely WIP Kathy. Given that you are past the halfway mark I see no reason why you won't finish it for Christmas. Your Spring Morning Sampler is so pretty too. Belated birthday wishes. Looks like you'd a wonderful day!

  15. Happy birthday, sounds like you had a lovely time.

    Both your samplers are looking gorgeous

  16. Happy Birthday greetings to you! You seem to have had two wonderful celebrations - with your family and with your friends. Is there a better way to celebrate one's birthday?
    I'm one of those who always love starting new projects and I love to look through my boxes of WIPs. But I can fully understand all those who want to finish a project before starting a new one. Both your projects look gorgeous and I'm sure that the Christmas one will be finished early enough to hang on your wall for Christmas.

  17. Happy Belated Birthday, Kathy! Looks like you had some wonderful celebrations and some tasty treats. Love the photo of you and the grandchildren :)

    Your sampler is just gorgeous--I'll bet you will finish it in time for Christmas. I'm another who can only work on one or two projects at a time! My mind feels very "cluttered" if I have too many WIPs!!

  18. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Your WIPs are gorgeous. I really Love Quaker Christmas II. So pretty.

  19. Happy Belated Birthday, Kathy!
    Your grandchildren are precious and I'm sure they helped to make your day a special one.

    Quaker Christmas is beautiful. It looks as if you will have a wonderful new sampler gracing your home for Christmas this year.

    Mrs. Bridges looks like a perfect place to celebrate with a friend. Glad you had a good time!

  20. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Your samplers are looking lovely.

  21. Happy belated Birthday!

    Love your blog background!

  22. Happy Birthday! How fun to have been surprised! Beautiful stitches!!

  23. Hello

    just found your lovely blog.
    Your samplers are both beautiful and I agree, that is a lovely verse.
    Happy belated birthday - lovely photos!


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