The Alabama Stitch book inspired me to start embroidering on these little muslin bags. Natalie describes "loving your thread" before you start stitching. Basically, while you're running your fingers over your thread to straighten it you say to yourself "I'm making this special for someone I love." I thought that was completely adorable. These were stitched without any knots or a plan. I just let the needle guide me. I start stitching on the outside of the bag and leave the frayed ends as part of the look I want to achieve.
I've been unable to post regularly because personal matters have taken up a lot of my attention. Ever since my Gram died, we've been under constant attack by our neighbors regarding the remodeling of our home. It's been a very trying time and we certainly would appreciate your prayers.
As you can tell, I'm thinking a lot about homes and trees. A person's home is so very personal. It is a place where your heart is, it's your sanctuary and somewhere you should feel safe. Unfortunately, a lot of that has been ripped away from us. I feel very sad about it because Buck and I were so excited to have a new home and now we're just trying to finish it so we can sell it and move away.
We've found some places in Montana with a lot of acreage, so maybe that's where we'll end up. I've always wanted to move back and maybe God is telling me that now is the time. Life is too short to live in a place where people watch your every move and literally hate you. It gives me an upset stomach which causes me to lose weight. I guess that's a bonus.
I pray every day to remain calm in the middle of the storm. I've had a lot of storms in my life and I'm getting to the age where I'd really like to have less of them. If it means moving away, well then I guess that's what we'll have to do. I'm sad, but it's just a house.
My heart is broken but it needs to heal somewhere else.