I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A break in-between holidays

By this time, I trust that you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your dishes are all washed and put away.{: It was so nice to read all of your comments and I want to thank you. The weather here has still been quite warm. Warmer than last year. Our trees are still holding onto their leaves and I just love the little oak tree we have in our backyard. It is dressed and ready for this season.
The picture does not show how really pretty all of the colors of the trees against each other are. This is one of my favorite views walking from the grounds back to the house. Soon these limbs will be covered in ice. I hope to be back later in the week with something "stitched " to show. My fingers have been busily stitching away! Have yourselves a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Very Blessed Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Delights
On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.
For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.
We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.
The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!
By Joanna Fuchs
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, my blogging friends. May your day be filled with happiness and blessings, Kathleen

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Helen Steiner Rice's 10 Commandments

I have always loved the poetry of Helen Steiner Rice. I have never found another's poems quite like hers. So here is a little something to share with you all.
The personal commandments of Helen Steiner Rice emphasized optimism:
1. Thou shalt be happy
2. Thou shalt use thy talents to make others glad.
3. Thou shalt rise above defeat and trouble.
4. Thou shalt look upon each day as a new day.
5. Thou shalt always do thy best and leave the rest to God.
6. Thou shalt not waste thy time and energy in useless worry.
7. Thou shalt look only on the bright side of life.
8. Thou shalt not be afraid of tomorrow.
9. Thou shalt have a kind word and a kind deed for everyone.
10. Thou shalt say each morning -- I am a child of God and nothing can hurt me.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Of Things Yet To Come

I have visited just about all of you, blogging friends etsy shops and creative shops where you show your pretty things for sale and I am in awe! Such pretty things and quite a bit to offer.

I have been stitching away for hours, days, weeks, and months and still have not enough to open my shop to sell. I want to make sure I have more than one thing of each thing I embroider to offer. I am setting a goal to have at least 5 sets of the same thing to sell.

I am working a lot on dish towel and dish cloth sets. Pillowcases are also in the making. And going by the love of roses and pinks I see on so many blogs, I will have plenty of that kind of motif. So one day, my shop doors will open with shelves of good things to offer. {:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just gotta keep cookin!

My Country Kitchen Blog
Remember a few posts back, I was talking about deleting my cooking blog? Well, when I went to hit the delete button, it was like sending one of my children off to relatives to live while I take care of the other two. LOL. So, I am keeping the blog going and will post recipes as I go along. So I hope throughout the months, you might find something yummy to try in your own kitchen. Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Need a recipe for a Peace Filled Life?

These days are truly troublesome and full of stress. Go to my country living blog for a recipe of sorts to hopefully help you feel better. Blessings!http://eggsinmypocket.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Life of a Doiley

My life began one winter night,
When skilled hands worked by the warm firelight
with a beautiful color of a ball of twine,
and a strong hook so shiny and fine.
She sat so still and worked the hours away,
Anticipating what I would become someday.

She thought about family,

and said a prayer or two. And she thought
she might just give me away
when she finally got through.

Someone would keep me to decorate their home,
and as the years pass, to the flea market, I'll roam.

I'll sit and wait in a company of junk,
till a soft hand pulls me out of a trunk
Delighted with her treasure,
she will put me on display,
Wondering about the one who made me
and why she gave me away.
My life began as a circle,
And once again to a flea market I'll roam,
till someone finds me once again,
And displays me in their home.