Archive for February 2011

well gang I am trying to keep myself  busy.  Kids were on vacation all week.  Oh thank heaven they are all back to school tomorrow.    It has been wild. Very wild indeed.  Snowstorms, kids and a big red dog.

I have not been really good about watching what I eat all week, as it is just hard to pay attention this week.   I have been having a lot of back and sciatica pain,  sore throat, and swollen glands, and yes gums… guess I got what the kids have.

I have been having such pain in my left shoulder I wonder what I did to hurt it….  hurts to raise the arm at all.

But enough complaining.  I saw tonite  on Christian Tv,  Joel Osteen was speaking on the possibilities in life.

He said the truth is that  God will love us no matter what, but we must remember that we are the one who foretells our destiny.  We must realize that the gifts He gives us daily are going to grow into more amazing gifts when we yield to His Will. It is not only that we are given more, but,  the fact is that when we are in tune with Him, we realize how important each step we take towards a goal really is.   The step you take toward healing yourself , is huge. Let God in and let Him help you reach that goal. He never promised that we would have a rose garden without working for it. He did however give us His son to wipe our tears, comfort and  cleanse us of sin.    The Love of God is amazing isn’t it?


So now in order to honor Him we have to take care of us, not let others steal our joy and bring comfort to others.  We have to be the ones who bring His love to others…. Will you take care of you and follow him?


with love,


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I was asked if I thought that we get more love than we give.

Here is my answer:I thought I would reply to your ?   For me I have been a loving person all my life, Mom said I was this way before 2 .  At 3 she had to watch me that someone did not walk off with me.  Being loving is a hard thing. people misconstrue genuine love for manipulation,among other things. Weakness is one of the things people think of. I Know it is strength, rather than weakness to love others more than yourself. There indeed is a fine line between giving of yourself and giving all of yourself.  To open yourself to pain, non acceptance, feeling different, and yet still wanting to help another person is strength.    To allow those around you to accept the love and kindness you offer is a strength that I am proud of.  It is a gift dropped on me by God ,of that I am sure.  Many of us never know love. I have a lot to give.  I have been hurt many times, but it is ok. I still love those who have hurt me. Strange ,but true. They are human. They are creations of God. We are all weak, insecure, human beings, who make mistakes, some big some small. To not love would be the biggest mistake of all.  To not feel the touch of a loved one, a child, the breeze or rain upon your cheek,would be a great loss.    Patti  aka grammasrunamuck


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I love seeing stitches come alive in color. As an embroidery design stitches out it is like watching an old time movie or cartoon slowly emerging.

The colors evoke memories of daily life,blue skies, yellow sun,red balls, lollipops,kids having fun

It took me a long time to unlearn  bad teaching on hooping.    Now I know to hoop the stabilizer  not the fabric.  clip the fabric to the hoop .

With the help all the  great embroidery folks  and designers it makes me happy.

I am very happy when I EMBROIDER   lol


Well lots of stuff is going on here.    I took as a web addy.

Then started a group on Facebook,    Stitchaholics Anonymous.

I adore machine embroidery.  Then found my grandson wrecked my desktop with all my designs on it.   Found some backups of the designs. Also found the  program for my machine   It does not work with windows 7 aghck.

I am planning on doing something with this machine.   I want to live my life again.

I have a creative soul and have buried it.  So now time to dig me out of the wide hole I made.

I finally found the floppy drive and hope it works.   Kids  why do they take my computer apart?   Son will have to take the hard drive out see if he can save the designs on it.  14 yrs of designs on it  …  I have to have my designs back  please….

I have tons of sweatshirts to decorate , what to do with them then?   no idea, have sheets and pillowcases  i want to embellish   did I say that ?

Yep it was me.  I read it as I typed it.

So my friends life is still in me   I want to embroider….lol




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