Mdm Samm and Pauline for organizing this hop and us as well! And of course, our sponsor...DMC Threads...without which I would be completely lost!
Did you ever notice that when someone asks you what you are good at more often than not you begin thinking of all the things you are not (yet) good at?! Well the next logical step is to turn that to a positive.
For example, I like to buy buttons, trims, fabric, patterns that I don't need for a particular project, but rather just because I like them, or just because they are a good buy. I love beginning new projects...apparently more so than finishing them, so this would make me a "collector". Oh I had lovely ideas for making a wall hanging or curtain for my craft room, but I had other things to do first...
Also, I thought of describing myself as a "scratcher" of kitty bellies, of dirt for gardening, and of chickens...that is, I love to do chicken scratch embroidery. I bought the fabric for new curtains for my living room...green gingham in 1/4 inch check, and the green DMC floss to use for the embroidery, the curtain fabric sits awaiting me to make them into curtains, but I had other things to do first...
I love to do cross-stitch...guess that makes my superpower CROSS-STITCHING, and I found the most lovely Easter sampler at Plum Street Samplers. It is called Rejoice. I wanted to make this for my mother-in-law for Easter. She lost her daughter to lung cancer just before Christmas, a 50-year-old, never smoked a day in her life, physically fit and active elementary school principal. My mother-in-law is a strong Christian, and has been leaning especially heavily on the arms of Jesus for the last year. The following song lyrics were provided with the sampler, and I will include them in the card when I give her this gift..
Rejoice, rejoice, O Chrisian! Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind.
He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know he lives?
He lives within my heart.
Thank you DMC for such an awesome product as your floss (and other things). I began cross-stitching in my early teens with DMC, and until last year I never knew there was any other product...why fix what ain't broke...
Here are today's participants...can't wait to discover their SUPERPOWER!
FRIDAY APRIL 11
Just Let me Quilt
Living with Purpose (you are here)
The Quilting Queen Online Blog
Words and Stitches
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