Don't know where time goes ...

Yes, it is true, it does fly.  Have been in a bit of a lapse here, no energy to do anything, health not too good.  Not sure when I'll pick up again, but I am still seeing your blogs from time to time, to keep up somewhat.  Until I am ready to get back, have a blessed time meanwhile!

Lori xxx


It's been a while

I'm back!  Today we have the real April showers!  Five minutes blazing sun, then thunderstorm, then sunshine again! I have been busy today re-arranging my office, and mainly the library, putting books in order and arranging it nicely!  My Baby is inspecting the job, if well done, LOL!

 I have not been very productive lately, celebrating Easter twice, 
as I also celebrate the Orthodox Easter. 

 Here is my latest cross stitch finish:

Despite the cold weather, the spring flowers are all around us, these are my blessings:

Wishing you all God's speed and His numerous blessings,

Lori xxx


GREAT Britain!

Recently at work and around Paris I have been taken with the GREAT Britain campaign, and proudly added my contribution to the whole mood!

Here are my latest WIP, my mini Union Jack collection:

Paris is still beaming with sunshine, hope wherever you are the sun is also smiling upon you!

Bonne semaine, Lori xxx


Of Spring

This week we have been blessed with much sunshine, Paris took off its winter coat and dared some colour, so off I went in search for the signs of Spring:

How delightful and how renewing. I soaked it all in!

And I have finished a little project for an exchange here in France:

And my latest WIP:

Wishing you all sunshine and a praying that all the blessings you give - care, goodness, joy, kindness, hope, prayers, laughter - may they be all returned to you with love.

"The Lord continually bless you with heaven's blessings as well as with human joys."
Psalm 128:5 TLB

Hugs, Lori xxx


Grey and wet!

Today's miserable, really is, despite the mild temperatures, honestly the outside is not awfully inviting! No bother, I've got plenty to do inside.

Just finished my latest WIP and now ready as a birthday card to be sent off.

And caught up with a mini Christmas project I had in mind and did not get round to do.

Hope your side of the world has a bit more sunshine than mine!

Hugs, Lori xxx


Enjoying ...

... this morning the calm and rest, listening to Music thru the night, a favourite programme I listen to on Moody radio, on the internet.

Hope your week was filled with love and thoughtful little presents.

I have started another mini cross stitch project for a birthday card.

And I am knitting a sort of TV blanket, to be used on cold evenings when watching the telly.

May you be rested and refilled for the new week ahead.

Hugs, Lori xxx



So pleased to show you the finished product, a surprise to my dear one, he has not seen it! Not easy to hide to sew, when we both have almost the same working hours.

Still very cold over here, but the snow did not last, so dry and sunny really.

Wishing you all a restful weekend and a week ahead filled with much love,

Hugs, Lori xx


Such cold!

OK, so I will not be the only one moaning about this sudden wave of freezing temperatures, but in my garden at least 3 times this week the termomether reached minus 10C! Saturday it was freezing, but bright sun!
View over my back garden:

And this morning it turned to a bit of snow, but not that much.
Temperatures still minus!

So this last week I went about some knitting, and here is the result.

And my Valentine card is getting in shape, but not yet completed.
Hope Valentine Day will find me ready!

Wishing you all warmth and ending my little post with a thought:

"If we had no winter, the spring will not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672), 'Meditations Divine and Moral,' 1655
Hugs, Lori xxx


New project

My next project is a Valentine card, and I hope to be able to finish it in time.

I am so happy to report that my second cross stitch in the January trilogy is now framed. Third one I hope it will be done in Jan 2013.

And I'm leaving you with a lovely text I found on Dayspring.com

Your life is a beautiful tapestry that the Lord is weaving together for good.
Each day new threads are added ... a little here, a little there.
With each new experience He brings about His glory in you, and it shines as you grow beautiful with time.
You are a masterpiece of His creation!
"And we know that all things work together for good in them that love God ..."
Romans 8:28KJV


Past time

Dear all,

I have just finished my January project, and here is the result:

And one little reminder that time passes, but love lasts!
"Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the water of adversity and grief." (source unknown)

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead and much peace and joy in you hearts,

Lori xxx


My New Years wish for you:

" I wish you Health
So you may enjoy each day in comfort
I wish you the Love of friends and family
And Peace within your heart
I wish you the Beauty of nature
That you may enjoy the work of God
I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities
For those things that really matter in life
I wish you Generousity so you may share
All good things that come to you
I wish you Happiness and Joy
And Blessings for the New Year
I wish you the best of everything"

Feeling a bit low after the festivities, but I am starting the New Year with a new project, may my spirit be restored and all be to His glory