Heart Full Of Gratitude

Heart Full of Gratitude

Well, it’s been a long time again, hasn’t it? I feel very out of touch with you all after spending most of the past three weeks caring for my mom and helping her get stronger. But, today, I have one word for my life and that is grateful–I am truly filled with gratitude.

Just two short months ago, mom was on the very edge of leaving this world. And, last Friday, guess what??? She was released / kicked out / graduated (whatever you want to call it) from hospice!

Yes, she no longer was deemed ill enough to be under hospice care so they could no longer provide their services. The hospice nurse was so happy as she said that is not something she sees in her profession very often. She credited the tender loving care and support that mom received from her family with her truly miraculous recovery.

I am so filled with gratitude that I get to spend more time with her and very hopeful that she’ll live to see a few more family milestones–even at the ripe old age of 93!

Therefore, my latest finish (which I began way before mom got so ill), is especially meaningful to me. I put the last stitches in it while sitting with her on her couch as we chatted away… This is “Heart Full Of Gratitude” by Cottage Garden Samplings. Stitched on 40 ct. pearl gray Newcastle with the suggested overdyed threads, this has to be my favorite one of the Songbird’s Garden Series so far… The colors are just luscious, aren’t they?”Heart Full of Gratitude” finish

And the details… all so beautifully designed and thought out by Vinniey, the designer at Cottage Garden Samplings. Little pink houses (for you and me!)The handsome Dark-Eyed JuncoThe stunning shades of pink, mauve, and crimson in the roses

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Can Mental Health Issues Be Improved By Cross Stitch?

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Why Mental Health Problems Are a Growing Concern For All Society

Okay, so besides the normal day to day hustle and immense stress of daily living in this modern digital age, we now have a pandemic to contend with. And the uncertainty surrounding us just makes it so much harder to deal with. So it’s little wonder that so many people have mental health issues; although often unaware of this.

Unfortunately, dealing with these mental health concerns has become somewhat of a normal part of life for too many individuals. Although this problem is not necessarily a new phenomenon, it is a growing one. It’s also clear there are certain aspects of modern living that have served to exacerbate the issue.

Due to our digitally-dominated world being so connected through the internet, social- , and other forms of -media, people today are not only exposed to the mental health issues in their immediate environment…

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Free Cross Stitch Patterns Let You Try Before You Buy

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One of the most frustrating parts of learning a new craft can be the cost of getting all the materials. Free cross stitch patterns help you keep the costs down before you find out whether or not you enjoy cross stitching. This keeps the amount of hard-earned cash you have to shell out to a minimum.

I don’t know about you, but I love to find something for free, especially when it is something I haven’t tried before. Cross stitch patterns can be found free in several different areas, so save yourself some money and check out these ideas for cross stitch charts for free.

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Cross Stitch Journal: Enjoy the Pleasure of Owning A Good One

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You love cross stitch and spend a lot of time working on your projects. A wonderful way to remember what you’ve created is to write a small journal entry for each one you have completed. These cross stitch journal entries also make a very nice addition when you give your framed cross stitch projects to family and friends. They provide a source of information on the project.

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