Homespun Gathering

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sunday? Stitches

I had fully intended to post Sunday Stitches yesterday, but I knew I would be more awake today.  Did I stitch?  Of course I did.  :-)

I've been looking back on my progress, and here is where I was 2 months ago.

last week

The stitching of this verse was very special.  I have spent my fair share of time teaching special needs children to write.  Part of that process is across the table as I guide their hands in the formation of the letters.  The letters are rightside up for them but upside down for me.  That is exactly how I stitched the verse--very special indeed.

this week

I everything below the verse finished?  Not quite.  I ran out of Brethren Blue.  As soon as it comes in I'll finish up my little birdy.

There has been a little redecorating on my YouTube account.  The photo is still cross stitched but now looks like this.

It is spring here in Middle TN, but of course the dogwood and locust winters are still hanging on.  There was light snow falling as I sat in my yellow dusted car (pollen) waiting for our son to get out-cool.

Does anyone else have a hard time buying presents her husband?  Well, I hit the jackpot last Christmas.  Not only was it something Mr. HH would enjoy, but it was a clutter free gift.  Two Saturdays ago he finally cashed in his second gift of the same type from Groupon.  He got to drive a really fast car along a course in a parking lot, and got the ride along with the driver who turned off all the safety switches and burnt just a little rubber.  I went with and nearly froze that Spring afternoon.  It was crazy how bundled up I was for a Spring afternoon.  There were high winds and beautiful snow.  Nothing accumulated--just really pretty.  :-)

Speaking of cars.  I was at it again with the scones.  Our son was planning on making dessert.  His thinking was a berry compote, on top of Hawaiian rolls and topped with homemade whipped cream.  I cringed when I heard the roll part--even if they are sweet.  I made him scones.  I've not seen the other elements yet, but the scones are nearly gone-lol.  

What does ANY of that have to do with cars?  Maybe it's just me, but I swear I see a scone parking lot.

Would you like the recipe?

Here it is . . . straight out of my recipe box.

Heidi was really trying to act cool, but she has been really Jonesing for a scone.  Sorry, kiddo, no people food. :-(

Speaking of Heidi, we have learned she'll play fetch if we used the right toy.  She prefers anything soft.  Daniel, bless his heart, was playing fetch with her a few days ago.  Let's just say his throwing is worse than mine, so this is not a mid-air shot.  It is where the bone got lodged.  Whoopsie.

I went to Mom's last Friday.  The plan was to go to Lowes and buy a new push mower for her, mow off what I get to with the riding mower and have some lunch--not necessarily in that order.

One of the first things she asked me after getting into my car was if it had a name.  Well, I've decided to call it the Blessingmobile.  It's a great reminder I should be a blessing to those who I come into contact when I arrive.  I don't want to give anyone cause to roll their eyes when I arrive.  Mom liked the sentiment, but she suggested the name Matilda would be a nice name.  Hmm, I do too, so now the Blessingmobile is also known as Matilda.

On our way to town we pass by a home with these adorable little alpacas.What joy I feel everytime I see them. :-)

This photo has been taken of the southwest portion of my mother's property.  Do you see a dark spot with trees around it?  That dark spot used to be a pond with a single tree.  My brother used to fish there when we were kids and visiting my grandparents in the same home my mother lives now.    

Eventually, the pond drained and a sinkhole opened up.  I noticed several weeks ago the shape reminded me of a heart.  I love this land. I love the people who have lived on it, and I love getting to spend time with my mom who now lives here.  We are blessed.  

Things for which I am thankful:
  • love of history
  • the internet
  • technology that allows me to mix the two
Until next time count your blessings--God's gifts to you.



  1. I love dogs, so I think Heidi is simply adorable. She needed a bite of scone really bad.
    The land is pretty; the sinkhole would unnerve me...I am like that.
    Clever gift idea, because it is so hard to find things to buy for my hubby. He has everything or just buys it before we can get it.
    AND I love your stitching. It is coming along beautifully. One more reason to stick with a project instead of all this hopping around. I think I may have come to the end of that idea even though it is the popular thing to do now.

  2. Your sampler is coming along great. My husband drove a NASCAR last year.

  3. Judy, I liked seeing your scone parking lot. You have made awesome progress on His Eye. What a fabulous gift idea for your husband! Enjoy your week!

  4. Judy, your stitching is coming along so well! I just love that fabric. It must be a lot of fun to stitch on.

    What a great gift idea for your husband! Years ago, a friend invited me to participate in an autocross school. I drove my little Honda Civic. I can say I did not finish LAST! It was such fun.

    Your scones look great, and I agree, scones would be way better than Hawaiian rolls. I'm baking banana bread as I write this. :-)

    When I bought my last two cars, the Twilight books were all the rage. I named one Edward and the other one Esme. My reasoning? The characters are immortal, so I thought if I named my cars after immortal characters, they, too, would live forever. haha!

    Have a great week!


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