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)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Superpower you say??

I'm an optimist.  I'm someone who believes good about people ... first, second, and last until proven otherwise. I love whimsical because it makes me smile.  I've always picked out and given the "funny and sweet" cards to people ... yes, I still like to purchase and send cards to people just because I think it might bring a smile to someone's face ... I like to share a smile with people for no reason ... beyond making them think I'm up to no good or that I hold a cherished secret ... I do what I can to bring a smile to anyone I encounter, whether with a smile, a sincere compliment, lending a hand when needed, or giving what I can of myself when I think it might be helpful ... sometimes when it is even not helpful {grin} ...

So for this challenging blog hop, in having to chose a superpower ... I say it is the smile God put in my heart and I joyfully share it with anyone I can.

Recently, a young man at the elementary school I sometimes sub at for noon-duty asked me, "Are you a joke?" ... "What?" said I, having no clue to what this young fourth grader could possibly mean.  He says "You smile all the time .... "  "Well...." at which time I promptly tried very hard to not smile at him and made him laugh.  

I'm told when I was an infant and sick in the hospital for several days, so much so that the doctors told my mother that if I survived, I would more than likely be mentally disabled,
--- Yes, the ruling is still out on that one some 45 years later --
 ... it is said  the whole time I was ill, I had a smile on my face.

In fact, the song I am named after has these words ...
....
Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
.... "Windy" by the Associations

So today I share with you Smile in My Heart ...

I created this small wall hanging in bright and cheery colors from Deb Strain's Fresh Flowers line of fabric as it brings me joy to add to the smile in my heart ... 


The design of the heart is mine ...
What surrounds it is inspired by
Jenny of Elefanz and Cinderberry Stitches
Check these wonderfully creative ladies out ...
I promise it'll be worth the visit!!

Thank you for allowing me to share what I believe is my superpower ...  Please be sure to visit my fellow bloggers that share their superpowers with us today ...
 as I am sure they will be bringing us lots to smile at!

MONDAY APRIL 14

I give my thank yous to Pauline of Quilt n Queen who has been a super hop leader.  I also thank Madame Samm who devotes so very much of her time and energy to help bring a smile to so many of us with her creativity and inspiration.  And  ...

I thank YOU for stopping in for a visit with me today!!


Me :)


57 comments:

Lana said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your stitching is gorgeous and I love all the colors!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Your superpowers worked! I "SMILED"

Susan said...

I love your 'whole' heart! You did a beautiful job. It is a true reflection of who you are.... a beautiful lady!

Judy B said...

Lovely quilt and such bright and smiley colors! Thank you for sharing your Superpower.

Suze said...

Thank you for sharing your story. Your quilt is wonderful. I have been attending a grief group and those who have decided to smile and not be bitter are the ones who are healing faster. We all grieve at our own pace and attitude plays a great part in that process. I've had other challenges and have decided I don't want to be a bitter old lady. With God's help, I am a survivor. My opthamologist stopped during an exam and said he just had to tell me I have a pretty smile. That made me realize that maybe it's working. You are amazing to be making such a difference in the lives of young people for one to take the time to ask you about your smile. Thank you for participating; sharing your story and your quilt; and being an immense inspiration to all of us.

jan said...

Well not only did I sit here and read your post, but I smiled all the way through it! You really do have Super powers!
Love your wall hanging!
xo jan

Anita said...

Thanks for being an optimist! You made a beautiful wall hanging!

Kay said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is a superpower I wish I had.

Shari said...

What a lovely idea for a quilt. It is very pretty. Lovely stitching. If smiling is infectious, God must have been smiling when he made you, cause this simply must be a God given talent! Beautiful post, thank you for sharing!

Mdm Samm said...

I totally agree with you here Wendy....when I think of your superpower it is the ability to bring a smile to my lips every time I think of the creations you have made from your heart....so I will add here..heart is very much part of your smile....a lovely special superpower...

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Now that's a superpower I wish I had. Your wall hanging is truly beautiful and smile-inducing!

Thearica said...

A smile is infectious... I try to smile as often as possible too... why frown.. it only causes wrinkles. :)

Jeanie said...

A smile is certainly a powerful, powerful attribute! It's so contagious and uplifting. Love your little quilt and may we all keep on smiling!

charlotte said...

Wendy, I love your story and your beautiful smile. Yours is the best super power of all. And your quilt says it perfectly. Love that song, by the way.

Dorian said...

It's a lovely little quilt. Full of sunshine and smiles :)

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful superpower with a gorgeous stitchery to share :) thank you for the smile!

Shirlee Fassell said...
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Shirlee Fassell said...

Lovely smile and a lovely quilt!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wendy this is adorable! It's a special gift to be smiling all the time and it lights up the lives of others. blessings, marlene

Brenda said...

A great super power to have. I know what you mean about the funny looks you sometimes get from strangers (or even those who know you) when you smile at them!

Quilt n Queen said...

Wendy...WOW...what a beautiful superpower to have!! You do have a beautiful heart...and a beautiful smile. It is contagious...I smiled as I read your post. I adore your 'Smile in my Heart' wall hanging...great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Mary said...

Your quilt is sweet. Love the stitching. Optimistic is good.

Carol said...

You have a wickedly wonderful smile that is definitely contagious and beautiful. I smile every time I read a post or email from you, so your superpower is very, very SUPER! Even your gorgeously stitched pillow makes me smile...love it!

Linda said...

How beautiful! A smile is a powerful superpower!!

Purl Buttons said...

Optimism and joy is the greatest super power! Congrats on that as well as your SMILE project!

JanesQuilting said...

Oh so true! I like your smile with a heart. You have a terrific super power and ever loose it!

Carolyn said...

I LOVE your superpower, and I simply adore your quilt! So bright and cheery! I admire that you always have a smile on your face. I want to be like that! :)

MooseStashQuilting said...

What a bright and cheery way to remember that it really is just that simple! I love scrap busters too! I might have to have one of these for my sewing room! :-)

evelyn said...

Love your superpower. Great design with the smile /heart. I am old enough to remember that song. You live up to that name!

madebymeinred said...

Wow, smile is your word. I love the design and the colors.

Charlene McCain said...

It's too bad more people don't possess your super power. Love your quilt and your smiling heart design.

Createology said...

Thank you and I am smiling at this cheerful SuperPower quilt you have created. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

Pam in IL said...

Wonderful, uplifting post to go with your awesome quilt and embroidery.

Late Night Quilter said...

Seems like you'd be a great friend to have around! Beautiful stitch work!

Janarama said...

That's the best way to go through life ... being an optimist and smiling. Your little quilt is beautiful.

Doris Rice said...

Oh my goodness Wendy, that is awesome and it sure made me SMILE! I simply LOVE it! Life's too short not to smile. I too smile all the time. If I'm not smiling, somethings wrong! And I had a teenage tell me when I was subbing some 15 years ago, almost the exact same thing! She just didn't get it, and yes, I made her smile too!

Brandy Pettit said...

:) What a lovely happy post! Thank you for sharing the love Wendy. It's a personal philosophy of my mom and myself to keep a smile in your heart if not on your face in order to have a positive outlook on life, and while I'm not as good at it as she, I do strive to maintain the optimism. I really enjoy the wall hanging you made, it's so cheerful!
~Brandy

Kids and Sewing said...

Smile...hoe perfect. I say all the time "Smile, Always be a Happy". That's what I see in your superpowers! Great job

Leanne Parsons said...

What a beautiful wallhanging, and a great superpower.

Kylie Lloyd said...

I love a good smile

Amy said...

Your smiling super power is quite contagious. Beautiful smiling super power stitching! And there is your tongue twister for the day! ;).

Corrie said...

Awww, that was super sweet. What a pretty wall-hanging, Wendy. Your stitching and colors are so bright & fun.

carla said...

Hi!!!! Love your wall hanging!!!! Your superpowers are wonderful!!!! I have never met you in person but that is exactly how I see you!!!!! Internet is a wonderful thing to have!!!!

Linda J said...

What a lovely way to live your life, Wendy. Your choice is perfect for you and showcased so well in the word stitched into it. Well done!

Carla said...

Oh, Miss Wendy, I do believe you nailed your superpower. The way you describe yourself is exactly how I think of you. You ALWAYS make me smile. You are contagious.....

Carla said...

Love your superpower project, it is so sweet.

Mara said...

oohh.. This is lovely, so bright and cheerful, it brought a smile to my face :) Thank you.

LJ said...

You've brought a smile to my face, too. Perfect superpower!!

Marian said...

Loved your projects, the smile wallhanging being the fav.. you are obviously a person who does bring joy to others!! Made me smile for sure.

MalinisQuilts said...

This looks beautiful! Love that beautiful hand embroidery.

Bonnie said...

Love it. Your blog brought a smile to me and made me remember that it is always better to smile.

Quilter Kathy said...

Wendy I just love it! Your stitchery design is fantastic!
And what a Superpower indeed - to be able to smile and uplift others even when life is hard is such a gift!

sandra said...

Wendy you always bring a smile to my face when I read your blog. I love your wall hanging and it is so appropriate , that is a wonderful super power.Hugs Sandra

Val Spiers said...

What a fabulous design and your super power is marvellous. Smiling a lot is definitely a positive.
valspierssews

Michele said...

It is absolutely perfect. What a great way to celebrate your superpower.

RenaissanceSandi G said...

I love your little stitchery! It is too cute:) Hi, I am Sandi, and I will be a fellow blogger for the American Made Brand fabrics blog tour. Please stop by my blog, and follow if you like! RenaissanceSandi.blogspot.com

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