He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!

It’s Easter morning – very early.  The rest of my house is asleep, even the cats.  I sit here typing, thinking I should make it to bed soon, as 7 am comes quite early, and I’m going to be blessed with watching babies in the nursery for first service at our church.  I’m looking forward to the teaching our pastor will give, loving the feel of my Bible open on my lap as he applies those sacred words to our daily lives.  I wish my childhood held these memories, but know I can keep on learning from God’s word all the rest of my days.

Easter has been such an evolving holiday for me.  My memories of my own Easter baskets waiting with candy mingle with filling baskets for my kids with many of the same candies, along with so many new kinds now available.  As my kids have gotten older and their beliefs have changed, their focus has shifted to providing Easter egg hunts for the neighborhood children who have gifted my kids with their adoration (it is mutual, my three love spending time with them too).  Baskets have been replaced with bags, and we no longer color hardboiled eggs.  I grew up watching “The Ten Commandments” and it occurred to me that my three have not ever seen the movie in it’s entirety, if even at all.  I feel I’ve cheated them of something special, a glimpse of the awe I felt watching it, although death and ressurection are not a part of that traditional Easter tale.  I’m developing a more spiritual feeling for this day, as I came upon my firm belief in Jesus in my life much later in life than my children did.  I plan to bring down the ressurection eggs I have had for so many years, and going over them again with them when we all gather after church.  I hope we can make new ones for those neighborhood boys and girls who have a special place in our family’s hearts.

Stitching has been a part of each of my days lately – RR’s and exchanges to stitch and finish, and dreams of projects for myself, hopes of decorating my walls with many samplers, plans to frame and otherwise finish the multitude of projects that sit under my couch waiting their turn to be seen and admired, if only by me!  Just today, I’ve finished stitching on an ornament for the Ornament RR I’m a part of.  I was able to mail it off to it’s next stitcher, and I have started stitching a duplicate of the ornament I chose, to gift to a wonderful friend who was not able to join us this round.  I have begun on a Drawn Thread RR from a new group of friends I’ve been so happy to be a part of.

Here are just a couple of things I’ve finished lately and have received in exchanges: Okay, technical difficulties seem to exist between me and my images, and I’m a bit too tired to figure it out now.  I’ll try with a fresh mind tomorrow.  My picture came through HUGE!

Prairie Schooler Fans Needlecase Exchange

 Okay, I think this worked, but it requires a second step.  At least you don’t have to move across the room to view it!

I wish for you all a peaceful, joyful Easter.