God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Senses Have Returned

I must start this post with an apology for my emotional breakdown yesterday.  I am blaming it on stress.  I know many of you have serious problems to deal with, yet here I am feeling like the world is ending because of my house selling issues.  Last night I was getting a few things ready for John to take to the post office this morning.  I was writing out a little notecard when I noticed a quote written quite small on the bottom of it ...

"Be still before the Lord
& wait patiently for Him...."
Psalm 37:7   

I think God was trying to tell me something   : )   I hope that I will handle my disappointments & discouragements better in the future.  

I received the most wonderful RAK in the mail & it certainly couldn't have come at a better time.  Barb ... Barb's Ramblings - stitching 'n things ... sent me these gorgeous gifts!

Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you!  Not one, but two stitched items, both beautifully stitched & finished!  The pinkeep at the top is a Shepherd's Bush design called Simple Joys. The little mini pinkeep at the bottom ... stitched over 1 on 40 count no less!!! ... is a Sampler Girl design.  I can't stop looking at them!  I have them displayed on my dry sink which sits across from my computer table (actually our dining table but we never eat here).  Barb also sent me a little notecard & wrote the sweetest words inside it.  How very blessed I am!  Thank you again Barb, for your thoughtfulness!  I truly am gobsmacked    : )

This weekend is IHSW weekend.  Last night I went through my stash, picked out 3 projects & kitted them up.  Just small projects, mind you.  I plan to give myself lots of stitching therapy this weekend   : )

I have no real plans today.  If you had asked me a few days ago, I would've told you that I would be starting to do some serious packing this weekend.  In fact, I recently ordered some much needed packing peanuts & large bubble wrap.  However, I'm now thinking "Why bother?"  I'm not asking myself that question in an Eeyore sort of way, but if I start packing things I'm not using but enjoy looking at, it will make the house rather empty ... & what if we end up stuck here for another year?  I think I will just postpone the packing until we get a contract.  Of course then I'll be zipping around the house like a tornado, but that's okay.  I'll zip   : )

13 comments:

cucki said...

Aww such sweet gifts and really came on perfect time for you..
Big hugs x

Catherine said...

Beautiful gifts!! Isn't it amazing how they seem to arrive when we need them most?
Hugs!

Carol said...

What a wonderful surprise from Barb, Shirlee!! Keep your chin up!! Your house will find a perfect buyer very soon...

marly said...

Well that would certainly lift your spirits. What a beautiful gift. And - no need to apologize for anything!

Dawn said...

wonderful RAKS Shirlee, I love that psalm

Simply Victoria said...

How like God to give you gifts and scripture just when you need them! Glad you are in a better place today...xx

geeky Heather said...

Glad you're feeling calmer. What gorgeous gifts!!

Enjoy the stitching!

Vickie said...

Oh wow! I like your gifts very, very much. I agree. Wait on the packing. Keep the house filled with happy things.

Joyce Mayer said...

Keep repeating that Bible verse. It's God's timing, and He has great plans for you. Be still......

Hugs

Myra said...

That was such a sweet gesture from Barb. Aren't stitchy friends the best? I have been where you are Shirlee and it isn't pretty any way you look at it. Hoping and praying things work out the way you want them to.

butterfly said...

Lovely gift from a friend.

Every thing will come together for you Shirlee when the time is right , never push , it is God's timing .
big hugs.

Kaisievic said...

Two gorgeous gifts and so apt. Barb has been very generous. No, I wouldn't start packing yet - just stitch!

Angela P said...

A gorgeous RAK :) Selling a house and moving are extremely stressful, take care :)