"Everybody likes a compliment." ~Abraham Lincoln
So true, Mr. President. So true. Compliments reveal themselves in various ways.
When we create something -- be it a meal, a painting, an article of clothing -- we are gratified to see our work become a moment, however fleeting, in someone else's life.
And so, I was thrilled to hear from Faye of North Carolina, who stitched an ornament I designed for the 2010 Just CrossStitch Ornament Edition -- "Windows of Faith, Hope and Peace." Faye stitched the ornament a few times, changed the colors and framed it to create a new effect. I am so moved by the loving care put into each stitch.
Faye gave me permission to post this photo from her remarkable blog, Carolina Stitcher. She has an exquisite way with the needle and thread; you'll see many of your favorite designers (Little House Needleworks, Lizzie Kate, Rosewood Manor, etc.) there, among the charming stories.
Thank you, Faye, for sharing your passion for stitching.
And thank you all -- Dear Readers -- for visiting throughout the year and sharing your stitching stories through your own windows of faith, hope and peace.
May 2011 bring blessings to you and your families.