Thursday, June 12, 2008

A New Start

I had a friend over last night to do some stitching and I always seem to start something new after I've stitched with her. She has about 12 different projects going all at once, I see that and *shabang* I start something new. This is a series put out by Plum Street Samplers called Stories To Live By. This one is Noah. I'm doing this on 40ct R&R Daily Grind. This is the first time I've stitched on 40ct and my eyes are struggling (even with a dazor light and magnifier). I love to stitch on 36ct and I didn't think there'd be that much of a difference but there is. And..... there's 1/1 in this piece. Yikes, the 1/1 over makes the 1/2 seem very easy!!

My friend has a wonderful listening ear. This past year has been extremely difficult for me and I spent most of last night crying on her shoulder about it. I hate it when I do that, but some people are so easy to talk to. Thank you my friend :)

I take the quote at the end of my post to heart.

"I want to learn to live each moment and be grateful for what it brings, asking no more."

15 comments:

Kim B said...

A beautiful and very brave new start! I've never stitched on anything higher than 32 count.

I'm so sorry to hear the past year has been rough for you. I hope you have all the joy and happiness you deserve this year. Good friends are treasures.

Coni said...

Beautiful start! I sure admire you for stitching on 40ct. I haven't been brave enough to try it yet.

Karoline said...

Nice new start :)

Barbara said...

I do love this series!

I hope you are feeling better after talking to your friend. A good friend is an invaluable treasure. Take care!!!

Vonna said...

BEAUTIFUL start and I hear you on the 40 ct. ;)
We all need friends and you are lucky to have yours...I sometimes wish I had a very special friend close by to lean on during times of trial...

Julie said...

Lovely new start, i've not used anyhting about 32ct, maybe i should try?

It's lovely that you have a friend who can listen, i bet you are there to listen to her sometimes too.

Carla said...

Lovely new start!

Katrina said...

Very pretty! I love the Sunday School lesson pieces.

Suzanne said...

This is a great new start, but 1 over 1 on 40ct, yikes! I am working 1 over 1 on 28ct at the moment and it's driving me nuts.

Sally said...

What a gorgeous new start! I shall enjoy watching this one grow. I've through about trying 40 count but maybe I won't!

I'm sorry to heat things have been rough. You have a wonderful friend there. I often wish I had somebody I could really talk to here but unfortunately I don't:(

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I like this one!!!! You're doing a lovely job so far :o) I hope you still have your eyesight at the end. LOL!

That's wonderful that you have such a good friend. They are hard to find.

Lynn said...

OMG 40 ct! I don't think my eyes could manage it. Great start to it.

How lucky for you that you have such a close friend to confide in. They are a blessing indeed!

Kathy said...

Nice start. I need to go take another look at the Sunday School lesson designs. I think I might want to do them.

stitcherw said...

Your earlier posting of Maude looked great. Nice progress, and it does look like a fun stitch. Your new start of Noah is looking wonderful as well, but the 40 ct. would be a challenge. I'll enjoy watching it grow.
Sue

Sonda in OR said...

40 ct is a brave undertaking...I've not yet ventured there! Hope this next year is better. Friends do make great listeners...God bless 'em all!!