Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Do your stitching friends ever make you fill just so Blessed? Today when I got home there was a wonderful package from April . She lives less than an hour away but we are still working on a stitching gathering, Life is too busy. Isn't this a wonderful fall surprise? She sent me some Sullivan's threads I have been wanting to try but not able to get down the dreaded 280 to the store that carries them. Also some finishing extras perfect for a fall finish. And who could not love the cute owl? I suspect the card was made by her as well. April's package was within a week of the one year older mark so technically Birthday or Fall. Actually I believe it was sent to pick me up after recovering from moving my mom this past weekend. 35 years in one house plus she is a touch of a hoarder. 4 seems to be her magic number. 4 brooms, mops, yard sticks, dish sets, and multiples of  4 for things like bath gels(36), pots for plants (32), quilt sets(16). Y'all are getting the picture of how much fun that was. Thanks April for the moving recovery/fall/birthday gift.
Next up is the amazing birthday package from my retreat companion Teresa. She knows of my love of acorns and squirrels and had me on a theme overload. Three wooden acorns. The green acorn is the back is packed with cookies!!! A acorn spatula for my love of baking. Prayer books and some lovely mother of pearl cross charms(another love of mine is MOP) Some Lady Earl Gray tea to go with that box of cookies, a squirrel mill hill pin and 3 charts. How could that not be a happy birthday? 
Last up is my stitching progress on Do Not Worry. I am getting to practice this as I stitch it with a fair amount of uncertainty about my job. God as always allowed me to be in a better place when He makes a job change so I will trust Him that that will occur again. I saw a quote on FB the other day that I really liked. It wasn't new to me but it was a good reminder of who is really running the show. God Shuts Doors No Man Can Open and Opens Doors No Man Can Close. I will leave you all with that to chew on for a while.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Glad you like the Fall package Pam. Sorry you had a ruff week. Thanks for the sharing what God can do! I know he will put you in the right job. Enjoy stitching!

  2. Great gifts! Sorry about the stress in your life right now...that quote is so right! God is always in control and right by our side!

  3. Glad you liked all the acorn goodies. We are about the same place on the "Worry" piece.
    Love your saying about God opening doors.

  4. Wonderful goodies you received! Isn't it the best when things arrive just when we need something to perk us up? Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Your saying reminds me of a cross~stitch that my husband stitched for his mother years ago, God never closes one door, without opening another. When she passed, it came to hang in our home.

  5. I love your attitude on the job change. I always try and remember the times I was panicked about losing something or other, only to find it replaced with something 10 times better.

  6. Beautiful gifts and a beautiful saying. Believe in it as it always comes true