By now, you know my life has taken a left turn somewhere and it does not seem to include much stitching or blogging. It happens to all of us at one time or another so my philosophy is always "go with the flow"... or at least pretend I'm doing that!
On Wednesday when I got home from work, tired and in need of sustenance, a mirage appeared on our hallway table. It was a package that had arrived in the mail. From the distance of just getting in the front door, I racked my brains to see if I had ordered something and had forgotten about it. Nope. Then as I approached, I found a familiar handwriting in the return address - Terri!
Oh, my! My first thought was "I hope it's her (now famous) strawberries!" YES!!! Look what that sweet girl sent me!
Not only did I get the strawberries, and the pincushion, she also included a beautiful new-to-me magazine! You're so sweet, Terri! Thank you so much. Your handwork is just beautiful. The gift just lifted my spirits. I had passed on a chart, Be Kind and Be True, when I was finished with it never expecting something in return. And that's what I mean by 'Friends are Angels in disguise'. If you haven't visited Terri's blog, please do. It's a wonderful place to visit and reflects her generous and fun personality!
I have also received some emails from stitching friends wondering how I am doing. Thank you for that! I'm fine just busy with other things at the moment. I have been stitching a little bit here and there. Here's some progress on Mary's Best Handwork.
I do love all the reds in it. As you can see, it's been taking me awhile. After I get the pasture done, it will be faster I think. Stitching all that grass in the evenings just lull me to sleep!
I've also been watching the FIFA World Cup games when I can! I love 'football' as most of the world calls it. It is, indeed, a Beautiful Game! I've loved watching Germany and the Netherlands. I think they will be the final two duking it out! I watched the Germany vs Argentina game this morning and the Germans were awesome to watch - poetry in motion!
I will sign off with a bunch of white lilies in bloom. I had planted them in the spring for the first time and they are stupendously gorgeous! But I cannot remember the name of the bulb at the moment!
I hope you are having a good summer. Here it's not so good but it's not the worst that we've had weather-wise. To my American friends, enjoy a Happy Fourth of July!
Thank you for coming by and I love the comments and emails! Take care!