sexta-feira, 27 de março de 2009


I'm sorry I haven't been around much. Too many things going on on my mind...

This weekend I have lots to do at home, and Saturday we will be spending the day out with family. The list of things to do is huge so I'm not going to write it here, I'm really not in the mood to feel overwhelmed. I'll be back monday. Hope you all have a nice weekend.

sexta-feira, 13 de março de 2009

Let's talk about cross-stitch, shall we?

After finishing the crochet doilie, I started to think what I wanted to do next. I have a lot of new projects that I want to do, but there is one unfinished project that I can't get off of my mind. It's a cross-stitch picture, and today I'm going to tell you all about it.

I learned how to crochet and cross-stitch when I was on primary school (between 6 and 10 years old). We used to make something for Mother's Day (which in Portugal is always on the first Sunday of May). Since then, I didn't even remebered I knew how to make those things, until my first niece was born. I wanted to make her a cross-stitch pillow, but didn't do it until my first nephew (her brother) was born. Then I made two pillows in cross-stitch, one for each. (I don't have pictures of them, but I'll ask sis to send me a few so that I can show to you)

By that time I was already dating hubby, and he was all into boats. So when he saw a few boats in cross-stitch in one of my magazines, he asked me to do them, and so I did.

After the boats, I made these ducks. They are in my kitchen.

After we got married, and before getting pregnant, I found this "Last Supper" and thought it was perfect for our dining room.

I started to make it, and then I got pregnant... and then the twins were born... and then my life was turned upside down... and then I had no time to do the things I liked. For the past 5+ years, this is how the "Last Supper" looks like.

Every time I try to do it, I feel overwhelmed and put it down after a few days. Just look at the amount of different colours it has. Just by looking at it, I feel overwhelmed already...

But I really want to finish it. That's why I've decided to alternate it with the new projects I want to make. After the crochet doilie, I'll be making the "Last Supper" for one month, then I'll make something else in crochet, and then one more month of cross-stitch, and so on until the "Last Supper" is finished. This way, I hope I don't get so overwhelmed and can actually finish it.

I'm starting this weekend. Wish me luck!...

terça-feira, 10 de março de 2009

It's done!

Finally, the doilie is done! It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it. I'm going to wash it, iron it and then I'll show it to you. But for now, I'll show just a little bit...

quarta-feira, 4 de março de 2009

Praying for my husband

Day 31

Pray that your husband will recognize the lies of the Enemy in his life. Pray that his attitudes and actions will be guided by the truth as he brings his thoughts into captivity to the Word of God. (John 8:44; 2 Cor. 10:4-5)

terça-feira, 3 de março de 2009

Praying for my husband

Day 30

Pray that your husband will serve God and others with pure motives.
Pray that he will obey the Lord from his heart, and glorify Him in everything. (1 Cor. 10:13; John 7:17-18; Col. 3:23-24)

segunda-feira, 2 de março de 2009

I know...

... I haven't been around much and I would like to apologise.

A lot has happened in the past two weeks, both good and bad. I've had a hard time accepting the bad ones, but God has helped me to pass through them. *thank you, Lord!*

The house is looking good. You know that we are trying to sell the house, and we've had more visitors to see it in February than the whole last year! So the house must be clean and tidy up all the time. I'm still having a hard time to stick to a daily routine to clean it, but I'll get there. And regarding the "organizing" part, I'm going to start again my challenges and mini-challenges. This way it will be easier.

My crochet doilie is almost done! I'll post a picture when it's ready. After that I think I'll do some cross-stitch. As for books, I finished reading "The edge of Winter" by Luanne Rice 2 weeks ago, and I LOVED IT!!! Last week I started "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks.

And that's all. I hope you have a good week, with lots of love.

Praying for my husband

Day 27

Pray that your husband will understand the importance of taking care of his body—the temple of the Holy Spirit—for the glory of God. Pray that he will practice self-control by making wise food choices, and get sufficient exercise to stay healthy. (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 6:19-20, 9:27)

Day 28

Pray that your husband will be a man of prayer. Pray that he will seek and pursue God in purposeful quiet times. (1 Thess. 5:17; Luke 22:46; James 5:16)

Day 29

Pray that your husband will surrender his time and talents to the Lord. Pray that his spiritual gifts will be manifest in his career, at church, and in your home. (Eph. 5:15-16; 1 Cor. 12:4, 7)