Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mid-week show-n-tell

Post #471 - 40 days until my blogoversary - # of followers 100+ and has continued to grow

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Thank you all for your comments on my last post. I have been amazed, when talking about the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, how many people saw that they have been to it. I didn't know about it until I saw another hockey family post pictures of their visit on Facebook a few years ago.

I found out yesterday, when catching up on some of my blog reading, that Lisa V from my Ornament Swap group received her ornament I made for her. No I can let my breathe out...for I always get a little anxious when I send things over seas, let alone to the other side of the world, via snail mail without any tracers. It took just a couple of weeks, not too bad! So without further ado, here is what I stitched for Lisa:

Side One - Design 1 of 4 called "Wishing You Happiness"
Side Two - using the some of the motifs -reindeer & tree - from 2 of the other designs
From The Gift of Stitching: Christmas Ornament Issue - Issue 23 - December 2007
Four Winter Wishes by Belinda Karls-Nace of Blue Ribbon Designs (page 5 - 9)
"Wishing You Happiness" Ornament - Side One
Using Deer from "Wishing You Prosperity" & Tree design from "back" pattern - Side Two
Stitched on 28ct evenweaved I dyed using GAST (substituting with colors I had onhand)

This was such a fun stitch...and fun to finish. It came out pretty much like I had envisioned. So much so, that it was hard to part with. I might have to stitch all four of these for me sometime, for they would look lovely on a Christmas tree.

Last night, at the rink, I started the ornament I will be making for Conny, the last one in the group to be stitched for...not only for this year, but the last one period. After Conny receives her ornament, our little swap we have had for 2 years will come to an end. As they said..."it is best to end on a good note" and "all good things must come to an end." This group has been wonderful to be a part of and I am sure that we will all come across one another in some other exchange group out there in stitcher's blogland :)

Before I sign are just a few little thoughts to share with you:

We all want recognition for our “specialness.”
But we should never take our self-worth from our society, feedback from others, or our own comparisons to others.
Our self-esteem should be based on the fact that God created us with the utmost care and has called his creation good.
In his foresight we are all made of “the right stuff.”
Our self-worth then comes from how we use it, in service to our families and communities, exercising our creative gifts, and becoming one with God.

When we recognize that nothing has to go right for us to be happy, that people do not have to behave for us to love them, our walk home can be surprisingly simple. We have enormous power not to manipulate the world, but to be happy and know peace. ~Hugh Prather

There are no secrets of success.
Success is doing the things you know you should do.
Success is NOT doing the things you know you should NOT do.
Success is discovering your best talents, skills and abilities and applying them where they will make the most effective contribution to your fellow human beings.
Success is 99% mental attitude - it calls for love, joy, optimism, confidence, serenity, poise, faith, courage, cheerfulness, imagination, initiative, tolerance, honesty, humility, patience and enthusiam.
~ Wilferd A. Peterson

May you be happy and successful on this Wednesday! Until next time...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!


jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Oh Lisa, the ornament turned out awesome. Congratulations.
Be always in stitches.

MoonBeam said...

I really like the little happiness orny. The colors are great for the holidays...or year round.


cucki said...

wow..the ornament is looking so lovely..big well done.
love for you xxx

Penny said...

What a lovely finish. I enjoyed reading the little thoughts at the end of your post ~ thank you. :)

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Your ornie is gorgeous Lisa must have loved it :)

valerie said...

Beautiful little ornie Lisa! I love both sides and the personalization you did with the initials and highlighting the L on the front. I am sure Lisa is thrilled!

CalamityJr said...

What a beautiful ornament! Lisa must be a very happy lady!

Danielle said...

What a wonderful ornament!! I especially loved the quotes. So much so that I printed them out and put them in my notebook.

Catherine said...

Lovely ornament!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely finish on your ornie - Lisa will be very happy with it. Love your quotes - all so true!

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely ornament... and its double sided so you actually did two!!