Thursday, April 28, 2011

may 1 - what a week!

From the devastating storms in the southern United States to the joyful wedding of Kate & Will (has any couple ever looked so happy?) to the amazing news tonight of the killing of Osama Bin's overwhelming! I remember so clearly that morning in September 2001 when I thought my BIL was in one of the twin towers and the sheer relief when I learned that he wasn't much much later in the day. We carry these experiences with us, even when we think they have long been buried, and I don't think we even realize the toll that takes. So I continue to pray for the victims of September 11 and their families, and the victims of the horrible storms this week, even as I also pray for a long and happy life together for Kate & Will...the circle of life...

I have been so negligent as far as blogging goes....I'll be amazed if anyone is left out there who even cares to visit any more! Something is going on with me but I am not sure what. I have just been feeling "off" for the past several weeks. Not really sick, but not really feeling great tired some nights, it's all I can do to read a few pages of a book. I think that our weather is finally turning the corner towards spring, so maybe that will make a difference in how I feel. I hope so!

We had a sleepover with our grandson Saturday night which was lots of fun, as always. I miss him so much when we don't see him, and am always amazed at how much he changes in only a few weeks. He is truly the joy of our lives.

I have not been stitching much lately, but have been reading instead when I have the energy. Sonda wrote on her blog exactly what I have been thinking lately...guiltless stitching is such a pleasure! I started out the new year with those new and UFO challenges, and I have been stitching on some of those pieces, but it is starting to feel like more of a chore than a I have to get such and such done by such and such a time. It kind of takes all the fun out of it! So I think I will stop setting "goals" for myself as far as specific projects go, and just set a goal to stitch as much as I can whenever I can and enjoy every stitch!

I do have a small finish to share. I heard (in a roundabout way) that my partner received her exchange piece in the Blackbird Exchange, so I can share a photo here. It is a piece form the Stitcher's Journey book...Summer Sachet. I hope she liked it! I finished it as a small pin pillow and added a little bit of lace and an old button.

It is getting late and I think I should be heading off to bed. Don't forget about Edgar's blogoversary...the link is in my "Great Giveaways" tab, along with other giveaways from generous fellow bloggers.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!


  1. Hi Lynda :) oo sorry to hear your get up and go is not with you atm ... if it continues please go to the Dr's and get checked out :) love your little pin cushion you made :) love mouse xxxx

  2. I love this BBD finish!~ I may have to "borrow" your wonderful idea, Faye

  3. what a wonderrful exchange piece. I am sure it will be enjoyed for many years

  4. Wonderful pin pillow! I am sure your exchange partner was thrilled with it!!! We all get into a "funk" sometimes...don't sweat it, just do what makes you happy and you will rise above it!!! ~HUGS~

  5. It has been an amazing week...both good and bad! Love your exchange finish. Hope you get in the stitching mood ...

    happy stitching...

  6. Sorry you are not feeling well I know what you mean. I jsut can't seem to find the energy to read or stitch. I am with you on the whole deadline thing taking all the fun out of it. I think I am going to just mosey along at my own good pace and enjoy! Hope you feel better

  7. Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. I think stitching (and blogging) mojo comes and goes...I'm sure yours will return :)

    Gorgeous pinpillow finish!

  8. Beautiful pillow. I always set VERY attainable goals (because I don't like pressure) :)

  9. Hi Lynda, sorry to hear that you have been feeling a bit "off" - know how you feel.... I think we all get times when things seem to be a bit out of kilter. It will come right again soon - but if not please pop in and see your GP!

    Love your pillow finish. I'm sure that your exchange partner will love it too!

    Certainly has been a week of contrasts, hasn't it?

    Hope that you start feeling better and that your stitching and blogging mojo return with vigour! But don't stress, stitch what you want, when you want, and blog when you feel like it - we are all still here!

  10. Love your Stitching,and your blog, what part of the Northwest are you from, I live in Pendleton, need to make a trip to Acorn and Threads...

  11. That pillow is very nice. You sure can stitch.


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