Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gratitude and Stitching

" At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. " - Albert Schweitzer.

Well friends, I have been in a bit of a slump of late. Seeming to muddle through my days and nights. A general funk, I guess, because when I take an accounting I realize I have done quite a lot in spite of my malaise. I shall blame this all on taxes!

I have neglected to journalize my Gratitude. It's not that I've not spent considerable time thinking on the subject. I have so much to be grateful for. This has been an extremely lucky year for me. Matter-of-fact, I should rush out and buy a lotto ticket.

To date, I have won three giveaways this year. Becky's Be Of Good Cheer tin. Cheryl's Oak Basket. And today, Deb's Springtime Contest. I love my stitchy friends! Your teach me, encourage me, share openly, make me laugh, and occasionally, make me cry. You are my connection to the world from this "Oregon Outback".

In spite of my physical disabilities I am getting healthier. I am better today than I've been in twenty years! I am grateful for the help of my class leaders, support group, on-line group and especially my doctors. This past year has been an amazing journey!

Well... for today, that's enough! Lets get on to my stitching update. I'm kind of stuck on LHN's 'The Library'. The brick work was extremely boring as are the book backs. Only one to go. Whew! I really want ot finish this piece. I keep chanting "this will not become a UFO". So many other projects are calling to me.


  1. love this piece but I can see that that's alot of brickwork there! LOL
    Hang in there because when this is finished it's going to be a beauty.

    Feathers in the Nest

  2. Oh your Library looks fabulous!

    Hmmmm. I know I started mine. I wonder where it is? LOL

    As for that low feeling. There seems to be a lot of it going on. I blame it on the long, cold and snoy winter. But soon, very soon I hope we ill have those warmer lovely days of sunshine and flowers. That is sure to help lift everyones spirits.

    Congrats on winning those lovely giveaways. I'm sure they will help too.

  3. WOW, it's looking lovely :)
    (((hugs to you )))


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