Thursday, October 28, 2010

Current Projects

I have two current projects.  Only two you ask?  Well, I have more UFOs than I care to admit to.  However I'm trying to get that number down. 

The first project is really my main project that I stitch on during weeknights after work and on the weekends.  It's a gift so I really can't post a picture of it yet.  Sorry!

The second project is my lunch/errand project.  I've just started it.  I know this picture is horrible.  I'm so sorry, but I really wanted to post today so I had to take a cell phone picture.  Something is better than nothing, right?  This will be a Christmas ornament.  Christmas is my favorite holiday!  The design is from a book called A Cross-Stitch Christmas Celebrations in Stitches from Better Homes and Gardens.  The name of the design is called Ho Ho Ho Ornament.

Like I said, I've just started it, but I really wanted to post today.  

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Giveaway

Terri is having an amazing Halloween Giveaway.  Be sure to stop by soon and enter to win! Terri's blog can be found here.


First, let me say thank you to all my stitching friends that have inspired me.

Have you ever been in a place in life where all the sudden you stopped and asked, "How did I get here?"  That's kind of where I am now.  I'm certainly not where I thought I would be.  And I have to say, it's mostly the decisions of another that have brought me here.  Kind of frustrating, really.  I'm reminded of a scripture from Jeremiah 31:13.  "Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well.  I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow."  That's exactly what I need:  comfort and joy instead of sorrow. 

I was reading a book this weekend, The Perfect Life by Robin Lee Hatcher.  It was a great book.  And I want to share a couple of sentences that spoke to me.  "We can't always alter our circumstances, and we can't control how others behave or think, no matter how hard we try.  Our focus must be on what we need to change about ourselves - our attitudes, our words, our actions - even if our circumstances and the other people in our lives remain the same."

I think it spoke to me because that's where I am. 

I will be back later in the week to share my stitching with you.