Holidays are coming...
just around the corner it seems ~
and with the onset of Holidays
...comes stress and feelings of being rushed and hurried.
I try to take time out each day to do a little handwork of some sort to give my mind & soul a rest ~
a few stitches made,
a few loops pulled or some tiny little x's on linen
are all I need to make me slow down a bit
and enjoy the Season....
doing what we love,
and especially making time for it
is an important part of being who we are
and how we feel...
getting together with our Friends
and sharing moments of creativeness, however brief ~
are things we as women have always done.
quilting bees, sewing circles and rug hooking retreats
are still going on today, but in a different way.
we can now be a part of a group via the internet
to join in and share our love of needlework...
to lift each other up with kind words and Friendship.
When I started my
in January 2013
I really had no idea of the response I would receive ~
I thought maybe a handful of folks would want to join, and we would have fun along the way.
I realized just how many of us long to be a part of 'something' together, when I received my 80th or-so
email from another person wanting to join in on my stitching club....
I can tell you how very warm my heart felt at that moment ~
...like I was helping to connect us all a bit more.
So at the moment,
I am working on the Jan/Feb/March 2014 design for the LSHC
I want to Thank all of the previous members for participating this past year,
...and welcome all of the new members as well.
The 2014 LSHC promises to be another year-full of original designs & finishes for you,
and I can't wait to release each & every one of them and share them with you!
(If you are a 'founding' member from 2013 and wish to renew your membership, now is the time to do that...OR if you are wanting to become a new member and join us for 2014, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me your shipping address and I will renew you)
* Blessed be *