Counted Blessings Project

This is where I will chronicle my progress in the Counting My Blessings (a group stitch along project). We will all be embroidering 100 one inch squares with examples of how we are blessed. When trying to figure out a name for this blog I came across the Cherokee Blessing which is under my blog title. I thought is was so beautiful and since my husband and our son are part Cherokee and I count them both as the blessings I am most grateful for it seemed natural. I am new at embroidery and excited to see how it all unfolds!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

5-Otis the Cat

This is Otis the cat. He used to be Opal but much to our surprise when we took him to the vet to get shots and fixed the vet asked why we called the cat Opal. Thinking it was a strange thing to ask I replied "cause I like the name". The vet clarified by asking why a girls name and I answered cause it's a girl cat. "Well no it isn't" replied the vet! Seems that part of kitty's business had not quite dropped in place so we thought he was a she. Come to find out this is not all that uncommon. So we changed her name to Otis and she became he. He has one beautiful green eye and one blue one. He is a sweet cat who likes to lounge on our dog Angel like a pillow. In fact when Otis was still Opal and a kitten Angel used to carry her around in her mouth like the kitty was one of her pups. I think she really thinks she is the cats mom...but it works out because Otis thinks so too.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

4- Wedding Date

This is the date my husband and I were married. Don't ask me why anyone would get married in the dead of February and not even on Valentines day. The only thing I remember about the date was that once he asked me to marry him I booked the church as soon as it was available just in case he changed his mind! We went to Nashville on our honeymoon because we were broke and a client of mine was a big wig at Opryland Corp so he gave us a nice suite for several days. It was sleeting and raining and we couldn't go anyplace......ahhh but we were in love so didn't seem to care :)
WOW! I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast. It seems like barely a month since I posted my last blessing and here it is 3 months. Not sure what happened to the time as I certainly do not have a pile of finished projects to show for it :) Does anyone else find they just get busy during the summer months, too busy for mom time? My "baby" started his senior year in high school and though I do miss him during the day I am glad to be back in a routine that the school year brings with it. So I have picked up my sampler and finished two squares this week. I am hoping to average at least two or more a week and maybe this time next year it will be ready to frame and hang. I have been checking on the flicker account and it looks like there are many beautiful new additions. Can't wait to see more of everyone else's.