Monday, October 26, 2009

Some days are

"Some days are diamonds, some days are stone" goes the line in a song. My days haven't been completely stones, just not my days.

We had two weeks school holidays; then my son home very sick once again, for over a week. Poor kid, he wasn't a "happy chappy." He's been sick and home more time this year than nearly all his early school years combined. Hubby has commenced two months of an 8 day fortnight working at head office in Perth, as a Project Manager in records management.

So days I thought I'd have to work on blocks and things, haven't been as I wished.

However, I've been working on the "Ten Virgins" sampler, a free x-stitch pattern from Gigi. The photo's show my progress.

The second photo has been added because I now have glasses, just for close work. I began to notice I wasn't able to read the small print on jars and packages, when listing the contents, preservatives etc. When reading a book or doing fine hand sewing, I began to see things bit smeary and blurry. So I have to look like a "granny" as we often have described, when reading through glasses then looking over the top of them at everyone and everything else!!!

I'm adding extra to the "Ten Virgins" sampler. I put the Bible reference of the parable as spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ. I'll also add below the alphabets, the whole of the verse Matthew 25:13 "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day not the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." A very serious message to take note of.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Susan, Iam so glad you emiled me to seethis. Isn't it just beautiful to see it develop as you stitch? I just love walking past mine now as it hangs on my sampler wall. And I see that you too have opted to do it in more than one color. It will be wonderful when you have it finished including the verse. You are stitching it up so quickly too.

    I am sorry I am not always quick on looking at the blog. Stop in to mine later on today as I will be explaining what is going on. I am off to get ready now to leave for the hospital. Hope all is well there and that you son is back to good health.

    Hugs ~