Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

A new counted cross stitch kit

A beautiful morning for walking. Sunny and temperatures in the 40's.
A picture along one of my paths this morning.

I ordered a counted cross stitch kit of a picture done by the artist Viktor Shavaiko. The same artist of the picture we bought for the living room a little while ago called Spring Colors.

It came in the mail yesterday and I'm anxious to get it started. This one is called European Bistro.I am so glad that instructions are in color - so much easier to follow than black and white. I'll be working it on a dove gray 16 count Aida cloth. The finished picture will be 16 x 11 inches.

Cheryl and Kathy came by the house today for lunch and a visit. Cheryl made us a delicious tasty salad, just like the one we eat at Mimi's Cafe - balsamic pistachio salad. It was just as good if not better. Kathy brought over some thirst quenching iced green tea. I provided the bread to go with the salad and cheese cake that I baked yesterday. We had a most enjoyable time and must do this soon again. Bonnie couldn't make it because she is in Arizona visiting friends.

I did a little reading in the afternoon and then we went out to eat with our friends Jackie and Kerry. They came over our house and we went up the road to LeeLynn's for dinner.

No snack tonight - I ate a bit too much today.

Hope your Thursday was a happy one.
Happyone :-)


  1. That will be such a pretty picture. Sounds like you had a very good day.

  2. Oh it's beautiful. I love to cross stitch, well I used to and seeing this kind of brings up my creative juices again but I know I just won't have the time. I cannot wait to see the finished product!!!


  3. Sounds as if you had a great "friends" day! That's great. The cross-stitch is going to be keeping you mighty busy. I love all those colors!

  4. That cross stitch is beautiful and appear REALLY complicated! You're so talented...

  5. The cross stitch should go very nicely with the picture. It sounds as if you had a wonderful day.


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