Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Oh my, I have been quiet for almost a week! Kat got me going with her very curious prompt from Tracy. Tracy writes:
Like many folks, I picture myself as a modern day Wonder Woman, trying to use my superpowers, to do lists and pure force to get what I want. In 2014, I found that my effort wasn’t often tied to my desired outcomes -- except when it was.

In 2015, is there something you’d like to try harder at because you believe it would make all the difference? 

Conversely, what is something you could stop trying so hard at that might actually help you manifest what you’d like?
Yeah, definitely I want to try harder to find more time for me and love myself a little more. It just hit me that I have nobody to take care of me if I become ill. It's funny, my whole life I always was taking care of somebody and now I CAN NOT think of one person that I can depend on. And I'm not getting any younger - I better try harder to take care of my well being for a change.

And what I will stop trying? I will stop being harsh on myself, after all it is me that I 'm talking about.

As for my stitching - I have a finish!

And I am a winner of the Kelmscott Seventh Day of Christmas Giveaway. Seven must be my lucky number! Oh, they have the cutest little scissors and needle minders. I love them all.

So long my friends,


  1. The strong people get stronger and more independent. You are one of those. Feel compassion for those needy ladies who depend on others a lot. They probably envy you your strength, good sense, and creativity. If you ever need to be looked after you will be in a hospital bed.

  2. A beautiful cross stitch finish x

  3. Exquisite self-care and self-kindness - those sound like wonderful things to shoot for in 2015 Evalina. And your stitching turned out marvelous. I also like the peeks at your projects while they're in progress and then seeing them finished. Congratulations on the win - how fun!

  4. I want to be better and not working so hard AND doing more fun things. All I've done since Dave died is work, work, work. I know that's because the work has to be done but...but...I'm ready for some more f.u.n. in my life, more traveling, more taking it easy.
    Love the stitching but disagree...respectfully. When we moved to the farm, because I'm slow, it took me a year to figure out the work was *always* there, it never went away. I finally learned to work only 6 days a week and rest the 7th...I finally figured out to work until I, not the work, was finished and then ... stop. I could always pick up the next day. The only time I always finish a job is when it involves working with the animals...and even then, sometimes I forget.
    Merry Christmas from a wordy woman -LOL-

  5. That's a lovely piece! Beautifully done!

  6. Congrats on the lovely finish Evalinga. Congrats on another great win.


  7. A really pretty piece. I have never seen it before.

  8. A lovely finish. I have enjoyed hearing the philosophical thoughts. Yes, indeed, it is so important to take care of oneself-not selfish.

  9. Oh, such a lovely little finish.

  10. You should also think about your own health,i am Always ready to help someone but do not Always get back if i need help.Your embroidery is beautiful as all your embroideries. Greetings Marie-Claire

  11. ;)... I found your first blog and projects! Lovely!

  12. Love this post. We have to take care of us or we become unable to care for anything or anyone else. Great finish. I'd like to put that one on my wish list.


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