Morning has broken…

Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation; praise ev’ry morning,
God’s recreation of the new day!

(Words by Eleanor Farjeon)

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I wish you a refreshing renewal for the rest of this Holy Week.

Thoughts of SPRING!

Good morning, everyone.  I hope you are having a terrific start to your Tuesday!

The thought of spring makes me hope these would come back and say hello to me again – I hope the severe ice storm we had earlier this year wouldn’t hinder them:

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Enjoy the rest of your day.  I will be sewing today!!!  YAY!!!

My vacuum “ate” my… , and other updates!

Would you ever have guessed….. the answer is “embroidery floss”! My vacuum ate my embroidery floss, causing a major delay in the progress of my French rouge cross-stitch. When that happened, I had a better understanding of the phrase “in the twinkling of an eye!”. I was running the vacuum around my stitching corner, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw my skein of embroidery floss – the next thing I knew, the floss was in the belly of the vacuum cleaner. It took me days to get another skein of floss at the store. Here is the progress over the weekend:

Meanwhile, I have started my new quilt projects that are to be featured in “The Quilter” early 2009. I am switching over to the “assembly line” method instead of rotary-cutting as I go. I hope this would speed things up:

Working on the spring fabrics reminded me that I need to wish my Aussie bloggy friends — a very HAPPY and BEAUTIFUL spring! For the rest of my bloggy friends, I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day nonetheless! :)

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I also received all of these from wonderful bloggy friends. What an honor – a heartfelt THANK YOU to these dear ladies!!!

1. From Cathi in Canada:

2. From Barbara H:

3. From Charlotte: