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,


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