This morning, simply by ‘chance’, I opened an email from a cross stitch/embroidery group and learned about a stitch-a-long that involves 100, 1in. blocks, each depicting a ‘blessings’.
Now, blessings have been keeping me afloat lately. Not exactly the blessings…but the RECOGNITION of those blessings. And that journey started when a fellow plurker asked for people to join her with “Simple Abundance” journey. I have been reading through that book and trying to keep up with that here… Simple Abundance ~ Curiosities808. Well…I couldn’t help but wonder if the message of the Universe was to PAY ATTENTION to the coinciding messages here…and get to stitching!
My thoughts? Well…this is what went through my head…
“100 blocks! OMG!”
“1in. blocks! OMG!”
“Hey, this could be a lot of fun”
“Another large project…it will never get finished…”
“But, wow…that could be a lot of fun…”
I looked at the link provided in the email. (here it is, …don’t forget to come back here after you take a peek…) Counting My Blessings and after looking…and thinking…and wondering…and dreaming…
I started digging. Digging DEEP into the supply bucket of fabrics. The whole while I was wondering how much detail I could pack into a teeny tiny itty bitty 1″x1″ fabric area.
And then I found it.
40 ct. fabric.
Only problem…I only had a 5″x5″ square of it…and I will need at LEAST a 10″x10″ to stitch in 100 squares of wonderfully thoughtful blessings.
So, needless to say, my wonderful hubby, who
a. knows how much I love to start projects
b. knows how important it is for us to ‘count our blessings’
c. is always and ever supportive of any creative project
volunteered right away with ideas and solutions! Off we went to the Local Needlework Shop, Fiddlesticks! Where I was able to get a piece of 40ct. large enough to start my layout of 100, 1″x1″ squares to stitch 100 blessings!
(See the 40ct. fabric…sooooo tiny)
Now you’ve seen the stash…I am off to card up the threads, mark in the squares, and get set to GO!
I’m posting this also in a separate “100 blessings only” project blog:
Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! –
alicia in Hawaii
If you’d like to sign up to join the stitching fun, follow the links and info on Amy’s Counting My Blessings blog.
I’ll be happy to add you to my links as well, so send me an email
or leave a comment here if you are planning to stitch along with the 100 blessings blocks!