Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I Know He Watches Me--Thankfully

This past week has flown by with many things to learn and to live. I flipped through my stash to stitch something encouraging and I'm sure it was not by accident that this fell out of my stack of patterns.

The Sampler Girl-Tanya Anderson, designer

Sweet Sparrow Sampler

I decided it was meant for the perfect time to stitch. Now.

  I so love the tealish blues in this one AND it goes perfectly in my bedroom. I plan to finish this in a pillow for the settee in this room.

I'm stitching slowly but surely on 32 count natural belfast linen in cream. I still need to machine sew the sides and cut the linen down to size a bit.

I have been grateful for the following today:

~~watching a beautiful, yellow butterfly out the window in the sun while I write

~~lunch date with a favorite soul

~~the clearest, brightest sun after a cold night on a Fall day in the mountains

~~homemade, juicy hamburgers with scrumptious fries

~~strolling through antique and junk stores just to look with someone special

~~starting on this sampler with beautiful bright colors

~~hot cups of tea

~~hair clips on bad-hair days ;)

Using Crescent Colors and DMC so far. Trying to use the colors called for but still haven't made my mind up on the lettering color.

I stitched this up outside today because the bright sunlight is the best to see.

I'm so glad I found this one.

The verse is a favorite of mine. I used to play this song on the piano before church started.

I draw the closer to Him
from care He sets me free

His eye is on the Sparrow
and I know He watches me.

I sing because I'm happy,
I sing because I'm free,

For His eyes is on the sparrow,
And I know.....He watches.....me.

On the pattern, Tanya wrote His Eyes Is On the Sparrow words were written by Civilla Durfee Martin in 1905 and then Charles Gabriel put it to music.

And of course, Miss Abbie is snuggling on a blanket. Those feet are well tucked under as it's pretty doggone (no pun intended) cold!

Of course this pic of her I took this morning, shows she is also keeping one eye watching.....

Our last 2 nights have gotten into the upper 30's with a little frost on the ground yesterday on my way to work! We are definitely into Fall now. Of course, I put a sweater on her last night and she wiggled out of it in an hour. Bad girl, Abbie! ;p

Stay warm and safe,


  1. So happy to see you stitching (and blogging) again.

    I hope all is well.

  2. Great Start on Sweet Sparrow Sampler!! I'm glad you found a project that will remind you He is always watching out for you!!!

  3. I am so glad to see a posting from you. I hope that you are doing well. Abby looks sooooo cute. The verse is one of my favorites as well. Best wishes and prayers are with you.

  4. Love the sampler that you choose to next. The teal colors are so pretty.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  5. I'm sure it was no accident...
    He speaks to us in many ways.
    Be blessed.

  6. Me again. Forgot to say that if
    you're perhaps searching for some
    wonderfully soothing music you
    should get into Fernando Ortega.
    He is gifted and you will be
    encouraged and blessed listening
    to his music.

  7. Good to hear from you Jennifer, I do see Abbie is snuggleing poor little Girl.
    I love your sampler it is lovely.

  8. That's a pretty new project! Looking forward to more progress!

  9. This looks like a sweet sampler. It is nice to find just the perfect thing for your mood in your stash. Sounds like you had a lovely day.

  10. That's a beautiful start. I'm sure the finished piece will bring you much comfort.

  11. Hey. welcome back!!! Glad you have sorted out things:)

  12. So thinking of you; a beautiful post. I have to ask: I noticed you have a Quote from Animal Crossing WW in your welcome at the top; did you play that game? If not, where did you find the quote?

    I love those games. :)

  13. What a lovely sampler Jennifer, and yes we have so many things to be thankful for, if we are just willing to see. Tell Miss Abigail to keep those paws nice and warm.
    LiBBiE in Oz :@

  14. Good Morning Jennifer. Sweet Sparrow Sampler is lovely and perfect right now. It is cold here in Wisconsin at night and the early mornings also. We have had frost too. Dogs are a real gift from God aren't they? Our oldest one just died a few days ago. I am thankful for the other two.

  15. Jennifer: It is good to hear from you, I love your choice of pattern The Sampler Girl has such lovely patterns.
    I hope this posting finds you well.

  16. It's good to see stitching Jennifer and it's such a lovely piece you have chosen.

    Abbie looks so cute :)

  17. I love that hymn, too. It has sustained me many times through the years. I love your new project and I know it will be a beautiful addition to your bedroom. So glad you're taking some time to do things that bless you! It always helps to stop and count our blessings from God.

    God bless you - Julie

  18. Welcome back..I have missed your stitching and your sweetness...thought of you often....I saw this on another blog...."Be Calm and keep cross stitching" It helps me to sometimes get lost in the now .......Mary V

  19. What a beautiful and comforting piece! I don't think I have seen this one before. Glad you're back. :)

  20. That is a great pattern and one of my very favorite hymns. I am so glad to see you blogging again. Abby is so sweet!

  21. What a beautiful piece you are working on. May it bring you comfort during these rough times.

  22. I've been out of blogland myself, so I'm just seeing your earlier posts. Hope the worst is behind you and that you can recover at your own pace. Good to see you here. :)


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