Monday, September 16, 2019

Thankful

Hi, stitching friends!

I have a lot to be thankful for today.


1. The generosity of good friends.


Robin in Virginia sent me a gorgeous (I do mean gorgeous) assortment of charts from her stash. I am humbled beyond words. I want to stitch everything. Right now. Can we just hit the "pause" button on time so I can? Please?

Expect to see beautiful things on this blog in the future, and I will be sharing the love. Thank you, Robin!



2. A good call from my doctor's office.


My tumor marker (a measurement of a protein expressed by tumors) is stable, so we are going to put off scans for a month. That's such good news!


3. Found treasure.



Look what I found on my walk tonight! And to think I almost didn't take Scout for a walk this evening because A. I was oohing and aahing over my goodies from Robin and didn't want to stop, and B. it's awfully windy out tonight. But the little guy has gotten quite used to our evening strolls, and he would not take no for an answer. He kept flopping at my feet, swiping at my toes with his paws and whining.

So I put on a baseball hat and my Skechers slip-ons and out we went. We were almost home when I spotted this pile of old fence boards my neighbor had bundled up and put out with the trash. I rushed home, grabbed my hubby and said, "Help me haul away our neighbor's trash!"

Is it just me, or does anyone else see what I see in this?

Think "rustic." Think "Priscilla and Chelsea finishing ideas." Now do you get my excitement? I have several projects in my finished-but-not-finished pile or my want-to-stitch pile that would look great finished with some torn homespun and mounted on one of these rustic boards. And look how many! Did I hit the gold mine or what? Any that I can't use will be great firewood in the outdoor fire pit. Hooray!

Here's hoping that you have lots of blessings coming your way today, too.

16 comments:

  1. A good day! Wonderful news on the test result! Good thing Scout tore you away from Robin's gift because you hit the jackpot!!

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  2. A good day indeed! I am so happy to hear about the scan news first and foremost!
    That Robin is the sweetest.
    Thank goodness for Scout. I can see your vision. The question is did your hubby:)?

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  3. Nice! I would be hauling that wood off too! Scout deserves a new chew toy:) That's great news on your tumor marker tests. Have fun checking out the rest of Robin's gift.

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  4. That's great news from the field, which makes me very happy for you.
    What you make out of the boards makes me curious, I look forward to all your beautiful work.
    Have a nice time, Martina

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  5. Hallo Meg,
    das waren viele schöne Neuigkeiten. Ich bin schon sehr gespannt, mit welchen Stickereien du uns die nächsten Monate überraschen wirst und die Fertigsstellung auf den Brettern. Es freut mich sehr zu hören, dass die Tumormarker in Ordnung sind
    Enjoy your week and a big Hugs, Manuela

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  6. Great news from the doctor, Meg...so happy to hear it! Your wood pile has lots of possibilities and I'll look forward to what you come up with. And yes, Robin is the best!!!

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  7. Meg, so thrilled to read that your marker is stable. What a blessing to receive that news! I think you scored on the boards. Good for Scout on getting you out the door! Enjoy the charts/threads!

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  8. God bless you Meg! I am so glad for your good news my friend. Taking walks with Scout sounds like a nice habit. :) Have a fun time creating with your fence boards! As for Robin.... she is such a dear, sweet friend, isn't she??

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  9. Oh so happy that you got good news from the doctor. I am praying for you my sweet stitching friend. And yes that Robin is a dear. She has sent me a lovely gift as well. The wood looks rather like the old barn wood we used for our fireplace and headboard at Grimmwood. Cant wait to see what projects you make with it!! it was quite a find.

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  10. Sounds like a perfect day Meg!

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  11. I am happy you had good news about your markers, I will keep you in my daily prayers.
    I do see your excitement, I see loads of frames and boxes to be made, what a great find, you are very lucky, they are weathered just right.

    Catherine

    Catherine

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  12. Good news all around, Meg! I'm especially happy to read your tumor marker is stable. I'm excited to see how you will be using the found wood :) Enjoy your day ♥

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  13. Hello I'm new to your blog. Astrid won your chart and I headed over to see where it came from. What a lovely find on your walk. So many uses for that beautiful wood. Glad you got a good call from the doc. Those calls are always nice to get. Enjoy your new charts!

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  14. Definitely a great day! Wishing you many more of them!

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  15. That is fabulous news Meg. What a wonderful season you're currently in. I know you're going to love creating with the wood and stitching the designs. Robin really is an awesome woman. Have a great rest of your week. Judy

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