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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

April 23, 2010

Stitch With Us~Counting our Blessings....

This week has been amazing...my mother has had surgery, total knee replacement. It went very well...I got a little stressed out with trying to paint, move things in our house to get ready for my parents moving in and started having serious chest pains Sunday morning. I lead worship at church and have to be there by a certain time to practice...was starting to get so stressed and hubby stepped in. Canceled music/Sunday for me and off we went to the hospital...after a day and a night it was decided there were no heart problems just alot of stress, too much lifting and painting and probably pulled and strained muscles, torn ligaments...etc.

My mother bless her heart went ahead with surgery, my husband told her I wasn't feeling well...and she bought it(didn't want to stress her out right before surgery)...oh my...he is my hero. So I'm taking it easy...and we are paying someone to paint which just gets me to no end....that is like painting someone to spray paint for me...I'm thinking you have got to be kidding!
So in order to 'MAKE MYSELF TAKE IT EASY' I have started a new stitching project, below you will see where the inspiration hit me, be careful~IT MAY HIT YOU! bIG SMILE!!

...a new project....one where I have to sit down to stitch...you know....relax!!!!

Got out all the thread, fabric, and needles
Should I start with turquoise? Red, greens, blues?

Amy who is very talented started a stitchery with little one inch squares...take a peek here http://countedblessingsproject.blogspot.com/
She is stitching little squares that represent things she loves and is blessed by. What a great idea! So if you would like to join in go there quickly...it looks easy and so much fun...


Go take a look at what everyone else has done so far, and remember
Anyone can play along...
Decide and write down the things that you enjoy and are blessed by and then start
small...stitch a little here...doesn't have to be fancy. I wrote down 40 things so far that I love or have blogged about in the past year. If you think 'I can't draw or cross stitch or embroidery'...I would say "Oh yes you can!" Type in at google...vintage embroidery patterns, or free cross stitch patterns. If you see something you like you could use a bit or piece of the design for one of your squares. Of course you want to be original, but start with an easy design and incorporate it in to one of your squares....

I even started a new blog to just focus on the stitching/blessings project! Take a look when you have a chance...you may get inspired. http://countyourfarmhouseblessings.blogspot.com

I love this idea also for a baby blessings sampler, wedding sampler, anniversary sampler...wow...the ideas are endless.

How about for a teenager (pink and black) or kids (red, blues and greens) or a shabby friend, do a small sampler with pale pastels....

Come stitch with us!




Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Ohh my...when it rains it pours! But the Lord is sooo good and gracious, I know that He'll minister to each of your needs, Debbie! I'm so glad to hear that your mother's surgery went so well...that's such a blessing! I do hope that all is well with your son now...I'm praying! Girlfriend, I am so sorry to hear that you've been so stressed to the point of being physically sick! I have already said a prayer for you and your family!!! Do get some rest and relaxation...I think that embroidering is a wonderful idea! I just took a peek at your pretty Christmas sampler...I love it! Can't wait to see what you've decided to do...enjoy, sweet lady!!! Debbie, I didn't know that you were the worship/music leader at your church. I did the very same thing at my church for about 10 yrs. I hate to say it but my voice isn't very good these days! But I loved doing it...it was my ministry unto the Lord!

Well Darlin', just stopping by to say hello! Wanted to see what you had been up to...now I know! Rest and enjoy your sewing, sweet lady!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Simple Home said...

I'm so glad you're okay and that you found a way to take it easy. The chest pains would worry me too. I hope your son is fine and I'm glad to hear that your mom came through the surgery well. Take care of yourself my dear friend :-)

Terri said...

Hello Debbie,
Being a charter member of the "sandwich generation" is stressful, isn't it? You don't quite have your kids raised and suddenly mom and dad need help. I've been there and sure understand your stress. Take it easy! I know that's easy advice to give and hard advice to follow but please try, my friend...

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Debbie I am so glad it wasn't serious. Please take it easy and show us your stitching when you can! Sending prayers that you feel better and that your mom has a smooth recovery!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

It sounds like you had a scare of your own...so glad all is well...but I hear ya on paying someone to paint...that would drive me crazy too!
Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement...a prayer being said right now for your rest...

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh Debbie, stress must be in the air. I'm so glad that it wasn't more serious. And I'm glad that your Mum's surgery went well.

Yes, take care of yourself and rest my friend. Can't wait to see you creations!