Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Courage


Each morning after a restless night of sleep this is my mantra...Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear.  It is a daily struggle but the wonderful side of social media is seeing all the stitchers who wake up and create something for strangers...all the mask makers, quilt creators, cross stitch designers who encourage us to exhale the fear through our stitching.  Thank you to all of you who lift my spirits and I hope I also do that for you!

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  1. Chris Yoo from Ohio sending you hugs across the miles. I sure hope this crazy time does not change us so that we cannot hug friends close because although we are only friends across the miles, I want to hug you in July for all the times you have gotten me through with a smile. Sending good vibes and hugs from Ohio. #SOQS and #QuiltersAffair.

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    1. I totally understand as of today they say shaking hands will be a thing of the past...a new reality...it will take time but we will develop new ways of showing the love.

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  2. It’s interesting Anna, I had a tough night trying to fall asleep last night but eventually I managed to shut down my mind.

    This is a great mantra. Thank you. I’m spending my morning choosing wools for my version of Sue Spargo’s Instastitch. I think I’ve figured out what to use for my circles and background,

    Stay well, stay calm and stitch on my friend.

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    1. somedays have been harder than others...it depends on which way the mind blows!

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  3. I have not been sleeping well either. I am even afraid to open my eyes...so say my morning prayers first,then walk in faith and start my day. Always thankful for friends, family, utilities, food, medicine and my loving husband. Can not get my "mojo" started for sewing and quilting but have been online supporting our quilting stores!

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    1. I practically chant the Lord's prayer to help me fall asleep...I am adopt a morning ritual to greet the day...yeah...online shopping...

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  4. Good words to live by in these trying times. Hang in there we will get through this.
    Hugs and happy stitching,
    Edna

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  5. Thanks for lifting my spirits with your blog posts and YouTube videos.

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    1. you are welcome...thank you for hanging out!

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  6. And so, this too shall pass. What is happening is beyond our control. What is in our control is how we react and handle these times. When God is in control, I can rest in His assurances that He will see me through. (And my family) By placing all my cares in His Hands, I have nothing to fear.He has centainly gotten me through this past year since losing my dear hubby. And you know, I am now thankful he does not have to deal with all that is happening. With his health issues, cancer and especially the dementia, he would not have done well. Did I want to lose him? NO, but I am thankful he is in a better place free from the disease and confusion of our world. With that, I stitch on on whatever project I want to. There are definitely more than enough to complete!

    Thak you Anna for all you do for the stitching world.😷

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    1. he is now like you angel where you get to be comforted by the memories of good times with me...I think about how my mother would have handle this...she would have been a warrior!

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  7. What a lovely message, Anna, “Inhale Courage Exhale Fear”, ❤️
    I appreciate the encouragement you give to us.

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  8. A message to the Queen Bee: Remember the admonitions
    of "Be Good!" "Be-Have" "Be Quiet"
    Would love a design to offset with "BEE" "BEE Kind"
    "BEElieve" "BEE Still" "BEE Enough" From a talk by Max Lucado Thanks Anna for the smiles and words

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