I just wanted to check in, since I completed Mary Ann Hutton I have been busy stitching a non Scarlet Letter Sampler. I am a one project at a time girl, but I have read all of your posts, enjoyed all the pictures, and stayed caught up with all of your beautiful projects. I have changed my mind SO many times which Scarlet Letter Sampler will be my next project.
Well, August is my birthday month and I would like to celebrate with a give away of my own. I have a kit for c.1800 Gift Pincushion, it includes 26 count Linsey Woolsey, silk thread, and black velvet for the backing. The finished size is 4 X 6 inches. If you would like to stitch this pin cushion leave a comment and I will draw a name next Wednesday, the 21st.
This is a big birthday for me, 60! I don't quite know how that can be, I still feel 29. I have spent a lot of time thinking about growing older gracefully and I found this prayer. I love all it says and read it frequently.
Lord, Thou knowest better than I myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion.
Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all; but Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains; they are increasing, and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.
I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessening cock-sureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.
Keep me reasonably sweet, for a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people; and give, O Lord, the grace to tell them so.
Happy Stitching All,