Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.(Philippians 4:8)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Thoughts

This morning, after driving my daughters to school, I realized that the unfriendly little stomach bug that came for a visit yesterday, had not packed it's bags to move on and so I therefore decided to stay home to assist the little "bugger" on its way out the door by resting and drinking lots of fluids...

Bonus for me is, I get to spend a little time cruising blogland.  WooHoo!! 
oh, I mean ... cough, cough, uuuuggghhh ... woe-is-me {{wink}}

Before the bug came to visit me this weekend, I got a very good start on my table topper for the April Blog Hop to be hosted by Madame Samm from Sew I quilt .... notice this button?


Should be some mighty creative blogs available for visiting.   Will you hop along with us?

I also found today, which I take as a must have been meant for me, a deadline extenstion for signing up for Michele's round robin .. found here:

quilts from the crayon box

Michele's at the awesome blog Quilts from My Crayon Box ... and if she'll have this newbee round robin quilter, I am so there!  I can't think of a better way to join my first round robin that with a mini quilt... can you? :)

You see, I've really missed feeling a part of my quilting circle.  I think these present me opportunities to take little steps back into my cirlce without feeling totally overwhelmed by "oh my gosh I gotta do this and that ..."  You all know that feeling :)  Besides, now that I've got my new fishbowl basically in order, the water is beginning to calm, having things keep me occupied with newly found free time will help keep my waters calm, or so I'm told ...

While I've long known that the friends I've made through the blogland mean so very much to me, for the quilt chat, for the shared experiences, for the feeling of friendly connections when I felt I had so very few, life recently showed me just how dear my circle of blogland friends are.

You wonderful, wonderful friends that come and visit me here, take time to leave comments, those that have shown me so very much support and love ... I don't believe I'd be where I am today without each one of you.  Thank you ... two very simple words, but from me to you, they are two words filled with every ounce of gratitude and love I can possibly fill them with.  Thank you, from my heart to yours.

So, I guess I best be getting another refill on my cuppa tea and then get ready to go pick up my girls,  but before I go, long distance hugs from me to you and I look forward to visiting with you soon!!

Thank you!


  1. ahhh a word that speaks volumes...gratitude...often one simple word that brings a wealth of translations...to a new chapter of your life that is unfolding...may it bring many smiles and comforts for you and the girls.

  2. I'm so glad to see you back here Wendy - you've been missed. blessings, marlene

  3. Wendy, Wendy, I also joined that round robin today!!
    It is amazing what two words can mean and nothing works as well as those. Nice to see you back ! xx

  4. Good things come to good people - all in their own time. Be well, and good to see you back.

  5. I'm glad you are back and things are getting ironed out.

    I'm also very happy to have you join my little round robin.

    Sometimes I am amazed by the wonderful people in the quilting world, but then again I shouldn't be surprised at all. It is through the support and encouragement of everyone in quilt blog land that gets each of us here each day.

  6. Hi Wendy! It's a wonderful community of people, that's for darn sure! Glad to see you found the mini round robin...me too. Can't wait to get started mailing.

  7. You are very welcome Wendy...you have been missed... and with calmer waters your heart will sing again.

    I have to start working on my table topper for the blog hop....and my kitchen project for April. Both of them are still in la la land. I'm hoping some inspiration will lift me soon or I'll be in big trouble with Mme Samm!

    Have a wonderful and happy day...xop

  8. To you dearest Wendy! There will be a day that you will look back and be thankful for these 'troubled-waters' and possibly for the 'shark' that created the waves... Until then please know you are ever so special, loved and talented! You share your heart and mind with us all! Be brave and know we are here with you to provide you strength and share your wonderful life! The bugs will flee...(or flea) (((smiles)))

  9. Glad to see you back in our community! I joined that mini project, too! Take care!