Hospital time has given me stitching time. I finished this one…
If you’ve been reading the blog you know that I started this series of Sheep Virtues by Little House Needleworks back in January before Kramer was diagnosed with cancer. Little did I know when I bought them how fitting they would be. I’ve stitched “Hope”, “Love”, “Peace”, “Courage”, “Faith” and now “Simplicity”. I was thinking “Simplicity” was a little lame. I really didn’t think that was so relevant in my life right now. Wow…did that change as I stitched.
I’ve learned that many things mean so little in life once you get to where we are. It’s truly the simple things that matter. It matters that we are together. It matters that we have our kids and friends. It really doesn’t matter that when I went to the hospital with Kramer, I had capris packed and it was colder weather and I wished I had pants. It doesn’t matter that I accidentally packed two socks that didn’t match. All of this doesn’t matter at all.
Simplicity really has taken on a new meaning for me.
With “Simplicity” finished, I am on to “Patience”
I love this one…and again, it seems it will be a timely sentiment.
Kelli gifted me a cross stitch pattern…this one.
We had both liked it. I am excited to kit a couple of these up and throw them in my stitchy bag. Working on something quick while I’m on the go really makes me feel like I accomplished a lot. So..this is on my to-do this week list….
I can see that I’m going to want to get the other patterns in this series. Am I goofy that once I start a series I want the whole thing??
Anyway…Kitting these up are on my to-do list. I should probably kit up the June one but I like the April one best…Oh decisions, decisions.
The rest of my weekend was spent gardening…
On Sunday Kramer and I went to the garden center. I got the impatients from my front boxes….
I got the ones that line the driveway….
and I got the tomatoes, peppers and cabbages.
I thought about not putting in a garden this year. But then I decided that I wanted to “feel normal”. A garden is normal around here. I also decided that we’ll be sticking around home and I’ll want to get out of the house from time to time and the garden is a great place to go.
Who knows…maybe it will be a large week patch but for now, I want to give it a try.