I week after the van was broken into, I got terribly sick. I'll spare you the details but I spent the wee hours of Saturday morning in the ER at our local hospital. Pain meds and a quick prognosis helped so much but it took me a full week plus to begin to feel human again. And again, it was such a little thing. Thanks to great pain meds, I was still able to hear my daughter's Junior High Band play at church on Sunday morning. I was still able to meet a friend for a birthday lunch celebration. Bottom line, I was still able.....
Anyway! Today is the start of one of my favorite times of the year, Holy Week. I am a practicing Lutheran now but was raised Roman Catholic and during Holy Week, we always went to church to pray the Stations of the Cross. This is a beautiful way to remind ourselves of Jesus' trial, betrayal and walk up Mount Calvary to the Cross which He endured of His own. free. will. This fact never fails to astound me and in light of the last couple of weeks, I have to admit I am a bit ashamed that I certainly cannot fathom willingly taking up that Cross or another such trial. All of this of course, just brings me back to remembering all of my many blessings, even in the trials of life. I am forever thankful.
So! I am in a mad dash to finish up Easter projects. Recently, I have gotten back into something my dearest friend and college room-mate taught me eons ago - Cross Stitch. This is a pattern by one of my favorite designers, a mother/daughter team from Kansas - "Lizzie*Kate". It was a quick and easy finish and I like the way it looks in an old frame I had on hand.
The smaller bunny definitely needs more eye definition....it's funny what you see in a photograph.
Finally, just after Christmas I started this tiny, bunny needlepoint. I've never done such a small needlepoint and I am finding that I need a lot more practice. I am having a hard time keeping my stitch tension even, although I don't seem to have this problem on larger works. Anyway, it is just for me and I think it is just too cute, despite my horrid stitching.
See if you can find the leaves whose stitches I need to remove because they are going the wrong direction! What in the world??
Praying peace and blessings on your week and wishing it is Holy indeed, for each of us.
Until next time,