Saturday, 22 October 2011

Be Thankful

A little food for thought . . .

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
Author Unkown

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Stitching On The Lake

Well today I stitched and ate and chatted with some really lovely ladies (thanks Lee, Shirley, Penne and Stella for your company) at the biannual Stitching on the Lake day, hosted once again by the wonderful Sylvia and Fiona . . .

(from the stitching day in May, with thanks to Sylvia for the photo as I didn't take any pics myself today)
On arrival we were each greeted with a goodie bag with starter kits for 6 - yes 6! - projects. Now, I've finally learned from past experience that with all the eating and chatting going on, the likelihood of getting a project finished on the day is pretty slim, so I just chose my project and started stitching.

No deadline.

No stress.

Just relaxing and stitching.

I decided on the "Oh Christmas Tree" stitchery, which is just lovely in real life, very delicate and the leaves remind me of filigree. Lots of chain stitch and lazy daisies on this tree, which I think I will frame over a canvas.

I know it doesn't look like I did too much, but I did stitch all day - I promise!

I won't get this finished tonight, or maybe even this weekend, but one thing I do know - I am enjoying the process with this project, just stitching for pleasure. And really, isn't that what it's all about?

Pattern: Oh Christmas Tree Stitchery
Designer: Sylvia Frazer
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