But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Peter 1:5-8
Saturday, August 31, 2013
I finished off the freebie I lost interest in. I still kinda like it. Brian liked it a lot. So I decided to make a bookmark for him out of it. I thought it would be a little something nice to do for all of the extra work around the home he has taken on for me in the last month.
here. (If this link does not work, go to google images to find it. Look under broderiepassion.net I do not know why I can't get it to work right now. It worked on the link I gave to it a few weeks ago in a post.)
I am now starting on a pattern I bought this summer.
Stitching and praying,
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I could not stitch at all for the first two weeks. I read. A LOT! I read almost the entire years' worth of The Word Among Us. I just finished Beverly Lewis' latest book The Secret Keeper. I really liked this book a lot. I have never been disappointed with a single one of her books through the years.
We went to the local antique mall in July, Brian, Madeleine and I. I found my second, wooden recipe box for $4.00. The first one I found at the thrift store for a dollar last year. This is the lovely freebie I stitched and mounted inside the lid.
Here is a picture of my two constant fuzzy companions. They have been with me at all times during these rough days.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Say! I have
On Wednesday night we went to Marquette University's New Student Convocation. What an experience. The keynote address was given by Chitra Divakaruni. She is the author of One Amazing Thing, the book I read along with Jacob and all of the incoming freshman this year. There are exactly 2013 freshmen this year, the year of 2013. Strange huh? They had 23,000 applications!! We are very proud of Jacob.Well, it is really happening folks. Our oldest has begun college now.Twenty-five additional nursing students were added because Milwaukee's VA Hospital has paid for the additional teachers and classrooms required to increase from 100 to 125 students. The VA prefers Marquette trained nursing staff. There are now 6 young men and 119 young ladies. Oh boy!! ;)
I did hear from our dear friend Carol over a week ago, that she received my gift right before she fell ill. Like a dummy, I forgot to take a picture of the beaded angel needle threader I made her. I made her in blue, Carol's favorite color. It was my first time making a needle threader. I also sent Carol this:
Yes, that is right. I actually gave her some of my Chocolate Swirl irises. These are the ones that smell of chocolate.♥ Carol commented on my blog over a year ago that she wished she had some. =) Now she does! And her DH even planted them while sweet Carol was ill .
I did NOT take a picture of the counting pins and two patterns I sent off to Vicki either. But she has received them and likes them. =) Here, I borrowed her picture of my gift.
And I also sent gifts to Angela P, which she has received and likes too! And you guessed it!!! I did not take a picture of pattern and counting pins either. But here is a picture Angela took and said I could show here.
Emerson and Madeleine have begun classes again as of Thursday. Jacob's first classes begin Monday. He has been to orientation things every day since Wednesday now.
I did not stitch one time while I was ill for the first week. Too weak and exhausted and nauseous.I am currently stitching up another freebie. I did get a lot of reading done. I finished The Last Runaway. That was good, but I felt very badly about the handful of swear words. I then read Evidence Unseen by Darlene Deibler Rose. THIS was an excellent, true story. She was a POW in WWII. She and her pastor husband were missionaries in New Guinea when WWII broke out.
That is it for today. I continue to take my "little purple pills" and hope to be all better very soon. Just wanted you to know I am still alive. ;)
Stitching and praying,
Friday, August 16, 2013
Carol, Vicki and Angela, I have mailed you out your prizes. I am a tiny bit concerned as I have not heard back from a single one of you three.Edit: I have now heard back from all three ladies. I have given everyone something different.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Speaking of weird feeling tummies, Henry threw up the other day. On Mabel's bed. yeah. It had been washed one too many times. The fluff was lumpy. So I made her a new one.
Did you notice Henry is getting a little bit fluffier? Yay! And Mabel is too fluffy. She definitely needs a haircut soon. She is doing very well presently. We are sure hoping it stays that way too.
I have been waiting for weeks to get a cute(if you can call it that) picture of Tilly and Todd. Our resident toads. Those two live under the patio stone in the garden. Well, we have a lot of Tilly and Todds. (◕‿-) Mabel found one the other night in the dark. I used a flash for the picture.
I found this on Etsy last week.♥
I have all kinds of viola seedlings growing here and there. The seeds fall from the previous years of plantings in the hanging baskets on the trellises. I just love finding them pop up. Here is one variety. So sweet!
If you did not read my last post, maybe you should! You can receive a chart or another gift for leaving a comment and answering a question. That giveaway ends Thursday August 15th.
That is all for today friends. I am stitching a freebie right now. I hope you have a stitchtastic day!
Stitching and praying,
Sunday, August 4, 2013
I received Cross Stitcher In Residence from June last year. It has been patiently waiting in my "must stitch folder". I stitched this last week, and made it into a knob hanger. It now hangs from a knob of my grandmother's china cabinet.
You might notice, I pinked it up!! ;)
Would you like this pattern friend? You may have noticed, I like to give almost all of my patterns away after I stitch them up! ;) Well, I have been thinking. And I have been wanting to ask a question of you,just 'cause I am curious, and just for fun! So if you would like this pattern you must first be a follower. Second you have to leave me a comment here telling me you would like it! And thirdly, answer this question. No answer = no pattern. ;) It's easy! This is the question: What color purse(handbag) are you currently using this summer? Yup, that's what I was wondering. I will close this giveaway on Thursday, August 15th.
For more fun, you can guess what color purse(handbag) I am using this summer. ;) tee hee! You need to be rather specific, okay?. It is one color. It is unusual. And we have all heard of it and know it! BUT probably not your first guess! That is all I am saying. IF you can actually guess the color it is, I have something for you too! I do believe no one is gonna guess this!!!
There! That made this giveaway a little different and fun =) So glad you came. You brighten my day with your visits. Mabel and Henry say hi!! Have a stitchtastic day my friends.
Stitching and praying,
Friday, August 2, 2013
It hangs above our stairs (in what we call the hole). The frame matches a mirror I inherited from my Grandmother, I had never seen a frame like her mirror which now hangs in our hall. One Mother's Day we went to Ironbridge and in a charity shop I found this frame - so I used designs from a magazine (Cross Stitch Crazy I think) and plotted them in a circle to fit the frame."
The winner of the Snappy Sampler pattern is Lelia ! I have emailed you Lelia, just waiting for your postal address now. =)
I am so glad you all came to visit me today. Your lovely comments brighten my day. And I need a little brightening lately. The ablation actually caused my pain to increase if you can believe it friends. My left leg now has pain up and down and all around it. I never had a problem with my leg. No improvement in the hip pain either. Still waiting for insurance to approve a very much needed and wanted prescription.
I hope your day is special! Bye now.
Stitching and Praying,