Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thoughts on Tuesday

Some people wonder how you can really know some body on line. I don't know about everyone, but I do know about stitchers. My blogger friend DJ at tickled pink in stitches stitched this piece by My Big Toe called Quaker Seasons. She stitched it, I loved it and the next thing I knew she had sent me the chart. At a time when she is going through one of the biggest challenges of her life, she took the time and trouble to mail the chart to me. I won't tell you her story...you can read about it on her blog, but she reached out to me because she knew what my husband and I are going through with his cancer and now the chemo treatments.
And then next, my friend JulieL from the first group I ever joined sent me this beautiful angel needle minder from Kelmskott. Her husband lost his battle with cancer some time ago and she reached out to me because she's been through what I'm going through now and because that's just how Julie is :)
And then there's Mary Burton, also from the original group, but absent for a few years after the loss of her husband to cancer. She sent me these beautiful coasters crocheted by her own hand just to let me know she's thinking of me and praying for us. She's back with the group now :)

And these two little dancing girls? They are two of my beautiful granddaughters, Emily and Morgan, at dance recital. Emily is 14 months older than Morgan :)
And what does this roll top mess have to do with anything? That's where all my cards are. Before I can send any out via snail mail, I've got to clean up this mess so I can find them.
Am I saying it's all about giving and getting from on line friends? No. I'm saying that's just the kind of people you meet in the stitching world. All of you have touched my heart in some way and how it helps on those days when you lose your footing just a little bit. Thanks so much and maybe next time I'll show you a really neat roll top....you think? and maybe something stitched?


DJ said...

Awww Babs, see how much you are loved and missed in the blogging world? I'm so glad you are back!! Your granddaughters are adorable! Um...your desk looks a little like mine...LOL It just goes to show you how busy we are at the moment huh? Know that you are often in my thoughts and always in my prayers. *Hugs*

Tami Minor said...

I love you SOOOOO much! Don't you ever delete your blog again!

Joke said...

That's what life is about, Babs, reach out to someone who needs it!