Friday, April 11, 2014

What is Your SUPERPOWER?

What a question! What a fun hop! I had so very many ideas.

Thank you 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
 
Thanks so very much for visiting and for leaving your lovely comments. Each and every one is truly appreciated!

56 comments:

  1. Cross stitch is certainly your Super Power and your sampler is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Awesome, love your sampler!!

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  3. Love your cross stitch piece. Cross stitch was my very first love. The words on the stitching are such a sweet reminder.

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  4. your cross stitch sampler is so wonderful with sweet meaningl. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Beautiful cross stitching. A perfect superpower.
    valspierssews

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  6. It's a lovely cross stitch. Great superpower

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  7. I have not sang that gospel hymn in years. I almost could not remember the tune... it is a complex one... but a beautiful hymn.

    Your cross stitch piece is beautiful!

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  8. I recognize that hymn and I do believe your superpower is one of lifting the hearts of others...she will treasure this ...

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  9. what a lovely stitching, never heard this saying....... it's great

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  10. Fantastic piece!! I recognize this verse very well...grew up with this in church.

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  11. We are sisters at hart when it comes to buying things to start and not getting to them. I love the cross stitching, and I rejoice in your superpowers of creativity.

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  12. Very beautiful, Shari. I know your mother-in-law will treasure this and it will be comforting to her.The song is one of my favorites.

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  13. Wonderful project! Thanks so much for sharing with us today!!

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  14. So pretty. I just bought my nieces what I think will be their very first cross stitch kits. We will see how that goes!

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  15. What a wonderful piece of cross stitch and such a sweet gift for your mother-in-law. It is beautiful and definitely a perfect way to show your superpower. :O)

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  16. What a gorgeous project to help heal a broken heart! I love it!

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  17. Beautiful cross stitch, but even more beautiful (and TRUE!) words. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful cross stitch, but even more beautiful (and TRUE!) words. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  19. The cross stitch is BEAUTIFUL but I think your superpower is greater than cross stitch. Your heart is SEW big!

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  20. Shari...your MIL will treasure your beautiful cross stitch. Beautiful word to heal her broken heart. I'm also one who starts many projects and before I finishes the first one. I also buy 'just because' I like it or I may need it some day. Thanks for revealing your superpowers... happy stitching, Pauline

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  21. Your stitching is beautiful, Thank you for sharing your superpower!

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  22. Thanks for sharing your superpower! Your MIL will treasure the beautiful stitchery you made!

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  23. I like to cross-stitch too. That's a wonderful piece. Nicely done!

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  24. I LOVE your stitching! Counted cross stitch is a passion of mine as well. What a lovely finish! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  25. Well, I have a huge respect for all the ones who can cross-stitch, so your project is just WAOH!!

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  26. I really enjoy cross stitching too. A beautiful piece.

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  27. Your stitches are all so perfect. I use to do cross stitching but my eyes won't let me see the small stitches. Thank you for sharing it is beautiful.

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  28. Beautiful cross stitching! What a wonderful gift to give to your mother-in-law. I'm sure she will treasure it always.

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  29. your cross stitch is beautiful! job well done!

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  30. Beautiful cross stitching. Lovely thought. She will be so touched by it and the prayer.

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  31. What lovely project. Your work is excellent. Lucky MIL to have such a caring DIL in you.

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  32. Blissful Cross Stitch. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and sharing...

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  33. What a beautiful work of art for your MIL. Such love and compassion went into your stitches! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Very nice, your MIL will be uplifted by your gift and card. Beautiful cross-stitching.

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  35. Beautiful your MIL will appreciate it greatly.

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  36. I couldn't agree more. Where would we be without DMC! I love you work.your mother-n-law will be so excited to receive this and proud of the thought you put into it. Great job

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  37. This is just gorgeous and what a treasure it's going to be for your mother-in-law! blessings, marlene

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  38. What a wonderful sampler. Yes, your so right, it's much easier to find our faults than our super powers!

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  39. It sounds to me like your superpower is your faith; the gift of faith is magnificent! Your MIL is going to love the CS and the poem was so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. You have a lot of super powers, but you are a great cross stitcher. Just beautiful.

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  41. Beautiful stitching and stitching. Your MIL is going to love it.

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  42. Beautiful stitching and such thoughtful present too. xx

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  43. Lovely work. I had to sing the song in my head as I read the lyrics. He lives within my heart.

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  44. Beautiful work Shari. That is one of my favorite hymnals too. Your cross stitch is really beautiful!
    xo jan

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  45. What a wonderful gift for your mother-in-law! It is exquisite. I lost my husband last July and haven't had the umph to do much since. I've been going to a grief group and that has helped immensely. I have good days and better days. I want to get back to cross stitch. I put a hoop on fabric last night and it popped right off. I decided it wasn't the time to start that project. Thanks for participating and the wonderful inspiration.

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  46. Your work is amazing!! I started cross stitching years and years before considering quilting and am always impressed with the work such as yours as I know how much work goes into such projects ... thank you so very much for sharing!!

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  47. WOW! I admire your work! Cross stitching is so hard! Amazing!

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  48. Beautiful stitching. Great projects.

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  49. You are most definitely a champion cross stitcher! Well done, Shari and a joy to read your story of how you came to the craft :-) May your MIL find comfort from the gift.

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  50. Your Easter sampler is wonderful. Cross stitching is a great superpower.

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  51. Beautiful... you sure are a super stitcher!

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