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Sunday, June 28, 2015

~ Juggling ~

...did you all know that I can juggle?
yep I can.
~ both relatively & figuratively.

I can juggle those little bean-filled balls 
{so as not to hurt myself}
and I can keep them in the air for quite the little while.

I taught myself how to juggle back when I quit smoking ~
many many moons ago.
and I can juggle the checkbook, the farm chores, the shop chores too ~
all while I'm juggling life-in-general.

Peter can juggle too,
tho he is more of a 'professional' than I am.
He can actually juggle those shiny-plastic purple & silver pins you see at county fairs…
he can also juggle knives {machetes ~ somewhat-dull, of course} 
a few of you have even seen him juggle fire.
that's right ~ 
my man can juggle flaming torches soaked in oil & set ablaze 
….to the astonishment of myself and many!!!

Peter is also a juggler of life ~ 
he manages to keep many things going for us here on the farm ~
... he helps me with every-little-thing and does so with love.
sometimes things don't go smoothly and something will inevitably fall out of motion 
and kink up the whole shebang.

I'm sure many of you reading this can relate
and are expert-jugglers too ~
we should all run away & join the circus!

...but then again, 
isn't life somewhat a circus at times itself?

ah well,
that's when we pick up whatever has fallen,
dust it off and begin again….


I have been working on my
"Huswifery" design that I stared a few weeks ago ~

the hot temps & humidity has kept me indoors as of late
and I try to put that to good use.

my favorite stitching spot

using my favorite tiny hoop, gold needle and favorite scissors ~
slowly coming to life in thread…

I have been charting other cross stitch designs
~ as well as sketching new punch needle designs…
{there's that juggling-thing again}

I have three names chosen for my upcoming cross stitch designs ~
I have chosen three wonderful stitchers to help me!
the names of the designs and who will be stitching them are as follows:

"Hallowe'en Treat Bag" ~ being stitched by Jim Waldecki
"The House that Jack Built" ~ being stitched by Pat Simon
"Olde Mustarde Moone" ~ being stitched by April Whitaker

all three of these fine-folk are members of our beloved
Prim Stitchers Society group on Facebook ~
{link to group on my sidebar --->}

I'm excited about adding new stitchers to help with my models ~
and I cannot wait to share the finishes with you all…

I have so many designs in my head they need to get out!

sometimes I just can't do it all.
that being-human-thing I guess…

this stitch-in-progress, "Huswifery" ~
 is being stitched by me in between the house-cleaning, 
~ order-filling, banking, shipping, laundry 
and any/everything else that happens to come my way daily…

it will all get done, 
… as everything good usually does :)

what are you juggling lately?
….taking care of your family?      …. tending your garden?        …. work?

whatever it might be ~
remember to keep those balls in the air,
and if one should fall
it is OK.
 it is always OK….

just toss it back up there and keep going!

where you'll find me ~

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


denise said...

gonna start my great nephew's shepard's bush christmas stocking today.had to but down mt Little House land of the Free due to excessive frogs!!!! i hate frogs!

Mrs Farn said...

I loved your post today.

Mrs Farn said...

I loved your post today.

Mrs Farn said...

I loved your post today.

Donna Rae Barrow said...

Thank you for these encouraging words for all of us jugglers out there!

Prims and Needles said...

Like Donna said, thank you for your words. Sometimes it takes someone else to tell you it is okay when things don't always go perfectly. I too am my harshest critic and it is hard sometimes to let go when you can't control things. Again, thank you for your words of wisdom as always.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

You just have to stay calm and carry on...
I'm sure the heat and humidity adds fuel to being less tolerant or finding fault in others.
Its like September here today... raining (your favourite), grey skies and rather sullen. A perfect day to stitch be it on linen or in my case a little mouse.
I always look forward to your change of headers.
Stay cool...
Susan x

Silent Stitches said...

Lovely message. Thank you for warming our hearts each & every day!~C
PS Tell Peter that my husband is thrilled with the pocket sander!!

Sandra Sullivan said...

Dear Lori, My heart understands your words and understands what "juggling" means in this world of ours. Love and Blessings, Sandra

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