Saturday, February 20, 2010

Week 8 - 21st February

I am soooo tired today.  We had a working bee earlier at the church ready for our big week-end coming up.

I only stitched on Crabby Crush this week - 10.50 hrs.  I did finish off Page 5 and make a start on page 6.  I will do another 20 rows before returning to Leaf.  Crabby Crush now has a beautiful puffed sleeve.
 The artwork of Hannah Lynn traslated so well to cross stitch.
Priceless Moment
Watching a young man yesterday who has given his life to the Lord  be baptised. Such a special moment.  His lovely wife is due to give birth any day to their second child. Is was a thrill to see someone so young dedicate their life to God.

Bittersweet Moment
I guess it could only be described as that.  Last night DD rang on Skype and we talked for nearly 2 hrs. Just watching that beautiful face - I wanted to reach out and touch her  and hold her.  The tears streamed down my face but I didn't let her know I was crying. She has been gone nearly 12 months now and I miss her soooooo much. I love you my child you are flesh of my flesh  and you are a part of me that can never ever be replaced or forgotten as long as I live.

Annette B

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Week 7 - 14th February

I did it - this week I finished off page 14 of Leaf and I am sick of the light colours so it was nice to put her aside and concentrate on the beautiful colours of Crabby Crush.
She is now at the 70% mark - next page is going to be more of light coloured stitching. I managed 11.25hrs on her this week.

There is a lot of confetti stitching in the last 20 rows of page 5.  The goal this week is to finish the page and make a good start on page 6.  1.55hrs on Miss Crabby.

Priceless moment
Walking along the beach in the evening and then just standing and looking out to sea thinking how small are we in Universe - Earth is not even a dot in the scheme of the universe yet Jesus chose to come to Earth and die on the Cross so we can have eternal life - awesome.

Grrr moment
Getting bitten by mosquitoes and the bites turning into itchy welts.  Itchy Itchy Itchy.

Till next week keep on crossing those stitches.

Annette B

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week 6 - 7th February 2010

I can't believe another week has passed.
Where does time go?
Why do the days seem shorter the older you get?
I only  managed to do do 4 1/2 hrs on Leaf so you can't see a lot of progress.  My goal this week is to finish off Page 14 - it is all boring stitching and light colours. 

Priceless Moments this week
All week has been a good week.  I have been taking baby steps in Trusting God with our finances.  This is not easy at the moment but God is helping me moment by moment and I am feeling totally filled with trust and joy. I am claiming  Luke 12:13-24 for my promise all this week.  I have to keep reminding myself that God holds this universe in place, the planets spinning, sun shining that he looks after the birds that sing and how much more important am I to him than these.  

We had 2 wonderful God filled speaker this week-end and I so want to serve the Lord and tell people that he is coming soon to take us to heaven to end all the pain and suffering.  The earth is groaning under the weight of evil but Jesus has already won the victory at the cross. All Praise to our Father in Heaven.

Have a fantastic week.
Annette B