Saturday, September 19, 2015

With every stitch...

At some point, the tide has GOT to turn!  I can't even make up all the things going wrong in my life right now - it's at the point of being absurd!  But my family, my friends, and my hobbies keep me sane and keep me lifted and keep me going.  Right now, as I begin hand quilting this sailboat baby quilt for a baby who is due to appear in a month's time, I am trying to focus on my many blessings with every stitch.

My family and I are healthy...stitch.

I have a job that I love...stitch.

I am free to make choices in my life...stitch.

The view off my front porch is breathtaking...stitch.

I can sleep late tomorrow if I want...stitch.

There's a pint of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream in the freezer with my name on it...stitch.

Season Three of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is now on Netflix...stitch.

OK, now I'm getting silly, but I feel better.  When I take a step back and evaluate, that which seems so overwhelming really isn't.  Life may not always go according to plan, but life is good, nonetheless.  Back to stitching.  Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


ES said...

Well the baby quilt is very cute, lovely colours and I'm sure some hand stitching really will help calm your nerves. Life is all ups and downs and there is no one to make sure we all get a fair share! Some people seem to have too much on their plates. But counting all blessings even when they are small will definitely help - I know it helps me!! And another good feeling is crossing something off a list!!

Anonymous said...

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help...really! Love the sailboats!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Life can certainly become overwhelming at times! We all need to focus on the good things...thanks for the reminder. Have fun stitching!

Chiska said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts--they're uplifting to me on a bit of a bogged down morning for me. Thank you! Stitch!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Pray and stitch, and count your blessings. That is the way to get thru. One step (stitch) at a time. It WILL get better.

Becky said...

I, too, find stitching great therapy for all that ails!! Sending up some prayers for things to "level out"!