Last year my word was Inspire. Both as a seeker of it and hopefully being an inspiration for others to find in things I have done or do through the year. A past word has been Create. This year I think I'm making the phrase Inspire Creativity to be my touchstone.
I came across this Instagram Post that someone I follow had shared and decided to play along. What are the first four words you see? I'll tell you later in the post what mine were.January 1st I decided to start this cross stitch called Begin by Bent Creek. Well it didn't quite go as planned. I had to change the colour of the linen I chose as I didn't realize how long the piece was plus the recommended borders for finishing the piece. I was lucky to find something else that a friend had found in a thrift shop that she gave me along with several other pieces of linen. Irene has my gratitude for gifting me with these pieces of linen and also a wonderful fish depression glass bowl her eagle eyes found for me last year.
This is the 18 month one I got for this year. It is a larger book and has some goal setting prompts in it.
If you have been reading this closely you will have found what the words I first found were.
Gratitude, Connections, Change and Strength.
My gratitude to good friends and family and the staff caring for my mom and other residents of the care home where she live.
Connections that have been made thru my blog with Anna and then meeting her friends in Sisters and Portland. Also thru workshops and quilting groups which have been a lifeline during this pandemic time. I cant wait to be able to travel and see them all again along with family in other provinces.
The ability to Change when you can't just drop everything and go to the store when you want to. Having the Strength to hold onto the hope that things will improve if everyone takes the time to respect the science of what the Doctors and care givers are presenting to us.
Doing this so we can continue to make new Connections and Changes in our lives and have the Strength to show and share Gratitude to all in this time.