Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Counting Our Blessings Linkup

I've been quiet here lately. I have been on a social media break, as much as possible these days. I have only been posting book reviews, for the most part, especially here. I needed a break to quiet my heart and my soul. There has been a lot going on here and I've also been experiencing pain issues more intensely. I did get a back injection on Tuesday so I'm hoping for some relief, however, right now I'm sore and moving slow. It's been a long, hard process of getting my injections for my knee and my back as the insurance company is getting more difficult in approving these shots that help me so much. It's frustrating and concerning when you feel like you won't get the help you need. I'm so thankful for my doctor who fights for me and gets me the help I need so I can live a more normal life.

I have been starting off my mornings with coffee (of course) and cross stitch. I take the time to start my morning off quietly, stitching and praying, before things get hectic. I got this idea from Vonna over at the Twisted Stitcher who started doing this during the Lent season. She worked on the most beautiful portrait of Jesus and had quiet time each morning. I realized that this was a great idea, especially since I'm not a morning person. It helped me to ease into my day. So here's what I've been working on

I love this Desert Santa with his cute, little burro! It reminds me so much of my years of living in Nevada and seeing these packs of burros roaming the desert. I'm nearly done with the stitching and then the fun part will be next - the beading.

After I'm done with this project, I'm going to pull out one of my large projects and finish it. Either the sampler I'm doing for my son (his birth announcement - he's only 28 years old - but it's never too late, right?! lol) or the Queen Elizabeth I've started. I'm ready to put away the small projects using the perforated paper and get back to stitching on my cloth.

We had a lovely Easter day here. I made ham, cheesy potatoes, loaded cauliflower casserole, and more! It was a very delicious meal shared with my family, which made it very special. We played cards after dinner, which was a lot of fun.

I made Easter baskets and was so happy with how they turned out! My hubby and I went to three different stores looking for just the right things to put in them. It was so fun!

It was a lovely day all the way around and I am so grateful for the saving grace of Jesus that we celebrate every year. He makes everything worthwhile and I honestly know that I could not get through the things I have to deal with without Him. He is risen!

Thank you so much for coming by to read my blog. This blog has brought me so much joy and friendships that I would never have had otherwise. I have several friends that I met through my blog and I am so thankful for each and everyone of them! It's amazing how God works all these things out and brings us together despite many miles apart.

Share your own blessings on the linky below!

Many blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Oh Julie, I am so sorry to hear that you have been suffering so. I will be praying for you. Your stitching is darling. I know I find peace in stitching. I still make up Easter baskets for my three adult children.


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