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

Monday, April 7, 2014

It has been said that, "Happiness adds and multiplies as we divide it with others." (Author Unknown)

What a lovely thought, and so cleverly put, don't you think?  For after all, it is in the sharing of our love and our lives, with one another that relationships are made and strengthened over time, built one after another.  I have missed you, once again, dear friends, and am finally here once again to share with you the happenings in my life.

Although I have long been one that preferred to stitch on one design at a time, I have several of them going and am rather enjoying them all.
"Giovanni's Alphabet"
Tempting Tangles Designs
It is difficult to appreciate all of the intricate lacey bits from afar, so hope that you won't mind a few close-ups, to see the full effect.  These are quite challenging to stitch!

This satin stitched flower and leaves was a really big challenge, as this designer doesn't provide any stitch diagrams.  I had to look at the graph of the total design and graph each stitch to create it.  A major pain in the neck!  I think that it looks alright though..... it will have to do.

                         "Snow Angel" by Lone Elm Designs
I can't believe that I am still stitching a wintry design, now that it is already April, but it is almost finished.  Thank goodness......

Do any of you remember "Strawberry Shortcake" and all of her little friends, when some of our now grown up daughters, were little girls?  Well,  she is once again, most popular with our little granddaughter, and all of her friends!  Miss Ella turned 4 years old, and we had a Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party for Ella and her little girlfriends and Mommies and Grandmama and Nana. 

Our daughter, who is an expert baker and cake decorator, made these adorable cupcakes, and purchased vintage Strawberry Shortcake paper plates, napkins and utensils.  She even found a beautiful china teaset for Grandmama to give Ella for her birthday!

It was a perfectly lovely time, but poor little Miss Meggie was totally worn out when we came home.

Well dear friends, I will make an effort to try and keep in touch with you on your wonderful blogs too.  I think of you so much, and am so thankful for the beautiful threads that bind us to one another.......... one thread, added and multiplied, and divided with one another......


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)