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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Peace Like a River.....

Little did I know, when I began stitching this adorable LHN 'Little Sheep Virtues' PEACE, that  I would find scriptures and hymns about 'Peace' floating through my mind as I stitched!  What incredible blessings!  

I found myself humming, "I've Got Peace Like a River" (see the two little fishies swimming in the river)..... I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river in my soul....."
Then I kept thinking of this wonderful scripture, 

"Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give unto you:
Not as the world giveth , give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, Neither let it be afraid."
(John 14:26-28)

Heaven only knows how much we need PEACE so very much in our hearts, in this very troubled world that we live in, all around the globe today!  

Yesterday was a shower of blessings, as family members gathered to celebrate the marriage of one of my sister's youngest son's.  It was a perfect sunny, blue skied day, as we heard the young pair exchange vows under a canopy in a beautiful park garden.  The looked so happy and the bride was radiant.  

Later at the reception, the little ones had a marvelous time dancing.  Ella said, "Grandma-ma, "I've  never been to a wedding party before!"  
  Baby Harrison shyly tried to imitate her and his 3 year old brother.  He would cry if we tried to coax him to give up his 'binkie', so he moved shyly to the music, 'binkie' in place.  So sweet...

Miss Ella thought that she was Cinderella!
  Ahhh....the sweetness of childhood passes all too quickly.  My promise to myself, is that I will cherish each and every day of their precious young lives.  One day, sooner than we realize, it will then be their day  for us to celebrate their vows with their chosen beloved one.....

Before I leave you today, I will share one more piece of needlework, begun a few years ago, but never finished.... We all have many wonderful WIP's stashed away in boxes, to be "finished one day, we say to ourselves":)

"Autumn Bellpull"
StoneyCreek Collection

Each one of the letter scenes is just like stitching an individual piece, which takes more time to stitch each one than one would realize.   So.....here is hoping that maybe this autumn it will be finished so that it can be hung at last!

It is always such a blessing to share here with you, my very dear friends, and to visit with each one of you, reading about your lives, and seeing your beautiful needlework too!

I love reading all of your wonderful comments and am very happy that we are all connected to one another, through the threads that we share, one little stitch at a time!



  1. Such a lovely post and I so enjoyed going to the wedding with you and Miss Bella!

  2. Love Bella's dress! She is darling. I love your Peace finish and your Autumn bell pull will be lovely. I just want to send a quick note to say that karma as come full circle --wink,wink

  3. Thank you for sharing beautiful pictures.

  4. Wow, the wedding looks wonderful -- and it looks like the kids really enjoyed it too! Love that Autumn piece -- it's gorgeous! Your Peace is beautiful too.

  5. Wonderful post ~ there is always so much love and promise at a wedding ~ may they share many years together! And to me, a wedding is not complete without children...they are adorable! Lovely stitching as always....

  6. Wonderful wedding pictures! The baby's are so sweet. You must finish that gorgeous Autumn piece. It is stunning.

  7. Yes what a beautiful post, beautiful wedding photos .
    Love the word PEACE your stitching looks just wonderful , Love the S/C one it is sitting on my pile to do, so must bring it foward soon to stitch, hugs.

  8. That looks like a beautiful wedding! Gorgeous stitches, too. I love the "Little Sheep Virtues" series, and they're all resting on my wishlist until I find the time to order them. ;D

  9. I love the little sheep ornaments. It is wonderful when you have such a connection with the message on a piece of stitching. I think it always gives it special memories and every time you look at it it will remind you. You NEED to finish your autumn banner, it is gorgeous.
    What a lovely wedding.
    Have a great week!

  10. A lovely finish. Great photos from the wedding. The roses are gorgeous.

  11. Aww such a sweet post..I enjoyed it from my heart.
    Sweet stitches.
    Big hugs x

  12. Glad you had such a beautiful day for the wedding.
    What a lovely autumn stitch.

  13. Lovely finish, congratulations

    Cute photos of your grandchildren at the wedding, looked like a wonderful day

  14. Lovely finish. And congrats on the family wedding.

  15. thank you for the beautiful pictures

    bisous from FRANCE

  16. Lovely wedding photos. Beautiful stitching. You have to finish your bellpull, its wonderful.

  17. A beautiful post, I too have just stitched a peace design, an ornament for Christmastime. Congratulations to the happy couple. Wishing them a wonderful life together.

  18. Lovely finish on Peace and your WIP is stunning too. I haven't sang that Peace Hymn since my school days. I went to a Christian school for 15 years. It brought back memories. :-)

    Lovely wedding pictures. I love how the little one thought she was Cinderella. Too cute.

    I am a new follower.

  19. Wonderful post Kathy and I agree with you about needing to find more peace in our lives. I'm doing just that by praying lots. Love the SB piece and the Autumn bell pull is just so lovely. I hope that you will be able to finish it this year!! Those photos of the children are priceless. Ella certainly is a little Cinderella!

  20. Such an enjoyable wedding celebration and party, for the adults just as for the little guests. Must have been a great day for everyone.
    Wonderful stitching, Kathy Ellen. Yes, I can see that the Autumn piece is a lot of work but it looks gorgeous so far.

  21. The Peace finish is lovely and I agree that this will be a special and meaningful piece for you. Loved the wedding photos - your grandchildren are gorgeous!

  22. Sweet finish! Peace is something I find myself searching for. What a beautiful setting for a wedding! And of course, your little grandchildren are absolutely adorable! I hope you can finish the Autumn Bellpull - it's beautiful!


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