In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well... And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.Romans 12:6-8

Saturday, February 8, 2014

My Word and A Winner ...

From: The Daily Good site
Since the beginning of 2014 I've been pondering what my "word" of the year should be.  I'm sure you all have seen these posts on other bloggers' sites ... a word is chosen to focus on during the year, one to remind you of what you should concentrate on.

Well my word finally came to my mind last night as I pondered what to write for this post. 
I thought of starting a list of all the things I was grateful for, but then every day those things I am grateful for may switch and fluctuate.  Yes, yes ... there are some days I am extremely grateful for some of the same things ... my daughters ... and then an hour later I could be grateful for time away from my daughters ... so my list would be ever changing.  How about just accepting that I live my life being grateful for what I have when I have it?
I believe it's called living with an attitude of gratitude ...

The thing is, if I made a list, there's a chance I'd miss something or someone that I'm grateful for ... the hot water in my shower, the food in my fridge ... the fact that I have food in my fridge, the friends that are there when I need them most, the men and women serving our country,  and well ...each and every day with so very many blessings where does a person start?

Don't get me wrong ~ I'm truly no "Pollyanna" ~ trust me! There are days when I really have to remind myself of all that I should be grateful for.  Again, this makes me grateful for the people and things that bring me back from unpleasantness with the simplest of things ... a message, a picture, a post ... a smile.

Smiles are important!!  
Share one today if you haven't already!!

I will end this post with the announcement of the winner of the She Who Sews basket:

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Theresa of Bumbleberry Stitches

I've contacted Theresa via email and haven't yet heard back from her, but hopefully this will be on its way to her soon.  

Sew Necessary from Art to Heart
Clicking on the book should take you to their website.

I give my grateful thanks to everyone who left such appreciative comments and wanted this basket in their own sewing room!!  Remember that if you want to make your own, you can find the pattern in Nancy Halvorsen's book Sew Necessary.

Until next we visit ~ 


  1. A lovely post and congratulations to Theresa - thank you for hosting.

  2. Whoo....Hooo.....thanks! just sent you an email.

  3. Gratitude is a word we should all focus on every day! Congrats to Theresa.

  4. We should ALL have more gratitude! I truly think people today feel more entitled than grateful. I try to be thankful for everyone in my life and everything that I have, tomorrow is not guaranteed. ;-> Toni Anne

  5. I think your word for the year is just wonderful and the perfect way to think of your life every day. Congrats to Theresa. I know she will adore it.

  6. and how grateful are we for YOU…totally

  7. I love your word for the year! I think it is so important to be grateful for everything in our lives!

  8. Wendy, I love your word of the year. It's something I think about each day. I'm reaching out to you re: a blog tour I'm planning thru each of the 50 states ("Travel the US! No Gas Required!"). We recently launched a new line of Cotton Solids that are 100% made in America ( The blog tour involves designing a new license plate for your state using whatever techniques you choose, writing instructions for making it, blogging about what you made with a fabric giveaway (we'll provide) and then selling your block pattern. I'm thinking 5/19-6/20 for the tour. Rather than spell out all the details, shoot me an email if you'd like to represent Montana. I think this could be really fun and spur the economy with these potentially collectible block designs. Look forward to hearing from you!