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Monday, December 22, 2014

All is calm….

yes, all is calm…
Hannah & Willie Nelson 
{her Italian Greyhound}
are once again home safe & sound ~

Willie, you are one handsome Santa!
and I cannot believe I have a 20yr old baby...

I always worry about her getting home safely…
oh who am I kidding? I worry about her constantly!
Just having her home makes me feel better ~ 
I know her stay won't be a long one, 
...but we will cherish every moment we are with her. 

well, now that she's home, I can relax a bit & work on some serious stitching!
I am working on the first LSHC project model for 2015!
well, ok ~ that's a half-truth.
in actuality, Miss Flea {Felicia Martin ~ The Martin House} 
...has already finished the project model.
{{yeah, she's got quick & nimble fingers that one}}
She stitched the actual model on our 3oct Old Farmhouse Linen ~
 that will be the linen included in the kits going out soon…
I, on the other hand, decided to stitch a smaller version onto my 40ct Old Farmhouse Linen.

...and I love love how it's coming along:

can you see how funny my stitches are? how they don't lay flat and are twisted?

I always work with one thread of floss, no matter the count of linen I'm working on…
I wax my threads heavily with beeswax ~
I'm thinking that's what is creating this almost 'crocheted' look to my tiny stitches…
whatever I'm doing, I love it.

and ya know? that's what we're supposed to do ~
L O V E what we're doing.
not be perfect or worry about perfection.

Being able to be happy with ourselves is a hard thing to do ~ BUT
trying to strive for some kind of perfection is crazy and not fun at all.

I want to have fun.
I want my handwork to look like just that ~
H A N D W O R K.

Wishing you a Peaceful Day spent doing something you love…

* Blessed be * 


Susan said...

Love Willie Nelson! Hannah looks so happy to be home.
Merry Christmas to all!

Gisela Suski said...

I want to thank you for always taking time out for your bloggers. I look for your post every day. Your blog is so beautiful and I love your stitching and you only use 1 thread?

dogwoodfarm said...

I so agree and loving your design and color choice!
What a sweet photo of Hannah and Willie!
Merry Christmas!!xox

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy Belated birthday to your lovely Hannah! Enjoy the holidays with your family!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Happy Birthday Hannah . . . . what a cute pic!

Yes, dear . . . handwork by thy hands and none other :-)

Happy stitches!

Jane said...

Such a sweet picture of Hannah and Willie Nelson!! How do the indoor cats get along with him?

I did my Winter Solstice cleansing with my oak leaves today!! Happy Solstice to you!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Welcome home Hannah and Willie Nelson! He is so adorable in his santa outfit! I hope you have a wonderful visit together while they are home Lori. Hugs, Lori

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

So very glad to see you are all happy and under one roof for awhile....love your free spirit stitching. Merry Christmas my friend and all the best to you and the whole family in the new year..... and that includes the fur family too:)Kisses to Pinocchio....LOL

ParisMaddy said...

Sweet pictures and thoughts. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

marly said...

I totally agree. Sweet photo! I hope they have a safe return trip On the Road Again. Merry Christmas.

Blessings in the Country said...

What type of floss do you use? I use DMC floss, and one strand of it is much thinner than what is in your photo!

Trace4J said...

Merry Christmas to you & Family!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

REPLY to: Blessings in the Country/Jessica ~
yes ma'am that is DMC floss, one lonely little strand…just looks bigger in the closeups! :)
Merry Christmas & Blessed be!

Susan said...

I hope you do not mind that I printed out part of this as a perpetual pep-talk! I love reading your posts. Merry Christmas, Happy Yule. Blessed be!

Susan (in Toronto)

chickenchupacabra said...

I would visit your blog just for the headers!!! Thank you for the work you put into them & your posts & Merry Christmas - oh, & I adore Italian greyhounds!

Martha Doe said...

Love Willy Nelson...makes an adorable Santa...great to see Hannah safely home!
Your stitches are just beautiful. Have a Happy Christmas with your lovely family!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Willie Nelson. I love it! Great picture.
Merry Christmas.
Hugs :)

diamondc said...

Merry Christmas


AnaCristina said...

Merry Christmas!

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