Or Motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."
Miserable was pretty much my attitude when my brother asked me a simple favor. I only have a brother and he is the kind that would help you out with anything. He said he had been on EBAY and saw a cross stitch pattern for "Grumpy" and was just wondering if it was something I could do. "Grumpy" is my brother's nickname and at times fits him to a tee. Don't get me wrong I love to go to Disneyland as much as anyone, and I love a good Disney movie. I just don't like to wear, stitch or decorate with Disney characters. So I went on EBAY bought the pattern. It was one of th0se after you buy it they send it to you to download. (No I am not real sure of the copy right law in this, it was coming from China) On Saturday I just couldn't get my heart into it, I started, I walked away, I try again, left to go cleaning I was so desperate not to stitch it, put in a few more stitches, go to bed instead. On Sunday morning I woke to my quote of the day that gets emailed to me daily (it's the one above). I took this as a sign I needed to change my attitude and do this one small thing for my brother. Since it is a cartoon type picture and I have a stock pile of Aida (and my brother won't know the difference) it became my fabric of choice. Here is my progress on "Grumpy".
On a much happier note, I got my first letter from my pen pal. Parsley at Seasons of my Mind thought it would be fun to receive old fashion hand written notes. She started a pen pal exchange. My pen pal wrote me the most wonderful note. She has beautiful handwriting, I feel sorry for my pen pal hope she can read my chicken scratches. In my letter she included skein of Sullivan overdyed floss. It is so lovely, I can't decide what to make just yet. This is the first time I have seen Sullivan floss.
I also have a new addition to the family, actually several. I was on Crafty Stitchers blog and they make the cutest dolls. When I saw the nurse one I knew it would be perfect for a friend of mine. Then I saw the little fisher boy and my heart just melted. He will sit in my trailer. While emailing her I asked if she had a school or patriotic one, and yes they had both. So the teacher with her books will join my September back to school decorations and the patriotic one will be a raffle prize at an upcoming event I will be hosting.
Aren't they the cutest. They sent me the cute little one as a thank you.
I am off to finish packing up the trailer. We are going with our camping group for the weekend. It is only about 10 miles away but will seem like 100 as we sit and enjoy the scenery of the lake and enjoy being with friends. Yes I will be taking "Grumpy" with me. My parents and my brother with his family will be camping also, maybe my brother will have some finishing ideas for me.
Always keep love in your stitches,