"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." —Hebrews 12:2-3

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Monday, March 26, 2012

I HAVE been stitching, Really!

Hi Ho!
How are we all doing?
Unfortunately I have begun to get arthritis in my fingers.  A few months back it was my right index finger.  It stayed swollen, stiff and painful for a week.  Now it is my left index finger.  I pray it goes back to normal in a few days time.  It has been bad for half a week now. It sure slows down any stitching progress.  Gardening is painful also.

Speaking of which, this is the small garden on the side of the garage.  I got it cleaned up.  As you can see, the grass needs mowing.  Not my department!  My husband and 2 teenage boys take care of the lawn.  The peonies and irises and columbine are coming in nicely.  That is foxglove under the chairs and table.  I planted a few purple pansies. :)

spring time in the garden :)
 Do you see the tea cup and saucer I mounted on a copper pipe?  I made this years ago.  Many little birds come each year for a nice drink. :)

Mr. and Mrs. Duck by Madeleine

This sweet little photo of the duck couple was taken by Miss Madeleine on her exploring adventure this weekend.  We have a park with a pond behind our home.  We also have a river a few blocks away.  She took this photo on the river's edge. I thought it was cute how they aligned themselves.

I have been stitching, but do not have pictures to share right now.  Just did finishing  on one project yesterday.  Began a new small last night.  Hard working on black 28ct at night!

Stitching and praying,


Shirlee said...

Your small garden looks great & I love the photo of the ducks : ) I'm so sorry you are having to deal with arthritis : (

Meari said...

I've been doing a little gardening myself. I've been wanting to make one of those teacup bird feeders for a while... never enough time, it seems. *sigh* Hope your fingers feel better soon.

butterfly said...

Hi Vickie, Sorry you are having pain in your hands I also get it most years about now , it's not to bad yet , but when I do get it I take a few hay fever tablets and it works some how..
Your garden looks lovely and so do those cute ducks.

Carol said...

Oh, Vickie, arthritis and stitching are not good companions... I do hope you get some relief soon.

Love your little garden--I'm so worried about our flowers with the coming frost tonight... Beautiful duck couple, too--I just love mallards.