Showing posts with label 2ND TIME AROUND TUES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2ND TIME AROUND TUES. Show all posts

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Those of you who have read my blog for awhile probably know that I love needlework, especially if it contains, what I refer to as, "words of wisdom". You see, when my children were growing up, I didn't have words of wisdom to spout to them (you have to be wise to have words of wisdom), so I hung them on the walls! At my house, we need all of the words of wisdom we can get!

Today, I am sharing some of my "words of wisdom" with you. I have done a lot of needlework myself, but today I am sharing some that I have collected from flea markets, tag sales, and garage sales. Therefore, I am participating in all of the wonderful events in Blogville that pertain to these!! "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears".

A very ambitious post for me!

Diane at A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words, sponsors 2nd Time Around Tuesday, and these needlework creations are at least second time around. Victoria at Auction Girl Vintage is sponsoring 30 Days of Junking. Although I don't consider these "junk", somebody certainly did, because I purchased all of them at garage sales, tag sales, and flea markets. Tam at The Gypsy's Corner sponsors Three Or More Tuesdays. I certainly have 3 or more Words of Wisdom needlework pieces to share (actually, I don't think I've pictured all of them in this post!) Barb at Grits and Glamour sponsors What's On Your Wall Wednesday. These are all hanging on my walls, so I'm going to link to that event also!

"The heart hath it's own memory like the mind, and in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes". I am the self-appointed rescuer of these words of wisdom! Having done some needlework myself, I know it is a labor of love, and it just makes me so sad to see, what I consider to be family heirlooms, in garage sales, etc. and selling at such low prices. I don't think I've ever paid more than $20.00 for any of my needlework pictures, and usually not more than $10.00. (NOTE TO MY CHILDREN: If you are reading this after my demise, please do not sell my needlework-keep it in a box in the attic if you don't want to display it-perhaps my grandchildren will want it one day!) If you sell it, I will be back to haunt you!

Of course, I have MY mother's needlework hanging on my wall! My mother created this piece in 1930, and it is probably one of the reasons I ever did any needlework. "Sweet are the thoughts that savor of content. The quiet mind is richer than a crown".

"He Careth for You"

A small garage sale purchase. "This is the day which the Lord hath made".

"A Child's Prayer-Dear God-Thank you for Your care. You've been right with me everywhere. At school at play you're by my side, my special friend, my loving guide. And when the sun has said goodbye, and little lights shine in the sky, you're still with me, not far above, right in my heart, for you are love".
An estate sale purchase. (This still has a price sticker of $12 on the back).

"To love and be loved is the greatest joy on earth"

"Love makes everything easy"

Don't forget to visit these blogs:

Diane at A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words for Second Time Around Tuesday,
Victoria at Auction Girl Vintage for 30 Days of Junking;
Tam at The Gypsy's Corner for Three Or More Tuesdays,
and you don't have to wait until tomorrow to go see Barb at Grits and Glamour for What's On Your Wall Wednesday. All of these ladies have wonderful blog posts, no matter what day you visit them. Thank you ladies for these wonderful events you sponsor.

I am SO ambitious today. I have one more very important thing to share.

Cathy at Mille Fleur, has honored me with the Attitude of Gratitude Award. Thank you so much Cathy for honoring me with this special award. If you don't already visit Cathy's blog, you should hurry over there right now and see her beautiful blog. I love that title of this award. The award requires me to tell you "how I've come to have an attitude of gratitude".

I really don't know how anyone could not have an attitude of gratitude. No matter what our circumstances, God has given all of us so much. When I look around at God's creation, I am so grateful, and when I think of the gift of His Son, dying for my sins, I have so much gratitude. Most of you know that I was adopted, and I am grateful to my biological parents for knowing that they were not going to be able to raise me, and I am grateful to my adoptive parents for raising me in a God-loving environment. I know that I am not supposed to be telling you what I'm grateful for. I'm supposed to tell why I have an attitude of gratitude. These things that I am grateful for are what have given me an attitude of gratitude.

If you would like to do a post about your gratitude, please take this award with you. I'd love to read your gratitude posts.

I am also grateful to each and every visitor to my blog, and grateful for visitors who take the time to leave a comment and let me know that my ramblings are being read. laurie