Monday, September 16, 2019


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.