This is how I have spent the morning and a good part of the afternoon....Stitching! My friend and I have challenged...perhaps the word encouraged would be a better fit at this point, each other to complete three cross stitch samplers that are sooo pretty. She is way ahead of me and I decided I had better get down to business and get stitching in ernest. After all, I told myself....I have scads of free time and just need to buckle down. I am enjoying doing this (finally)...its hard on the eyes, but the sun was shining in the living room window so brilliantly that I knew it was a good chance to stitch. The floss colors are really 'art' colors. Gingersnap and Maple Syrup....Dried Thyme...aren't the names wonderful? And the colors harmonize beautifully....A special thankyou to each of you who left me a comment about my essay on 'Blogging'. Do you know, I woke up the next morning after posting that the evening before...thinking, I'd better check that and perhaps delete it. But..as you know *smile*, I did leave it be. I would absolutely love to come around visiting, but must practise first. There is a marked improvement in my Bach pieces and that is rewarding to say the least. Hope to visit everyone later tonight. Hope you are having a very good day! Do you know this hymn? 'How Firm a Foundation' 2nd verse....."Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, for I am thy God, and will still give thee aid; I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand." How I love this truth of this and the melody too...God feeds his lambs, does he not! St.John 10: 25-28. Jesus answered them, I told you and ye believed not....verse27...My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand". If you had a relationship with God like this, wouldn't you want to tell others about him too? If you are one of his sheep, lets rejoice together, we are safe evermore!