Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Texas Mornings and a humming bird

One thing I have seen in abundance here in San Antonio is Humming Birds!  I have never seen so many, it is not unusual to see 20 of them at one flowering bush!!  Because of all the rain we have had here in the last month, the country side is bursting with flowers!!







I love to watch these sweet little birds!

 I have Incorporated that into my CQ Yellow color study ; here is a little bit I have done this week:


  It is a little hard to translate this into needle work of this kind.  If I were doing Japaneses Silk embroidery  using traditional silk on silk (Think Helen Stevens) I would have a stunning smooth image
Here is one of Helen's' beautiful creations:




But for my CQ block I am taking lots of artistic license with this humming bird: I've used a rubber stamp  to stamps  my image.
I used 2 strand Floche, 2 strand DMS variegated  and 2 strand metallic





Looking at the bird after the fact, I probably should have chosen a block without flowers.  Part of the fun of doing CQ  It is very impromptu and  FUN, nothing serious going on here!


I love the Mornings here in Texas, they are so peaceful.  We've settled in to a very healthy rhythm of life  and we are feeling very blessed.  Morning for me  is the time to get things done, it is just to hot after 3 to think about anything other than winding the day up - for me at least.
My mornings are up early, time in the Word and prayer, the little bit of house work required here and then I walk three miles with my sweet friend Pam. Generally I work from 10-3. Time for a swim and dinner.  I feel very fortunate in that I am living a life I have actually dreamed of.  Of course I miss my family and friends back east that goes without saying but I am grateful since we had to move for work and for calling, we moved to the south west and love it!

I read this morning in Proverbs 22:
'He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor'

I don't want my eyes to ever stop seeing need , I always want to have that drink and that food and that cloak and that visit  for the person who needs. 

I know I shall always be in need of the Love and Mercy of the Lord and I do not want to deny those which The lord brings into my life. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Ginny M

The Alamo in the morning.



3 comments:

  1. Ginny thank you for sharing those images of the humming bird - this is the first time I have had something I have known to compare their size with - I also have Penstimon flowers in my garden.
    Love your fabulously textured hummer.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Ohh sis, this isssoooooooo gorgeous, those humming burds are amazing ( as is the silk on silk, wow!)

    I love your stamped yellowy embroidered one though, thanks for sharing itl
    I love the verse you closed with, the great thing as I read this one in my devotions yesterday.
    Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
    Isn't it wonderful the way Gods word ties together???
    Thrilling actually.
    Thanks again for sharing sis, I pray for you and Steve everyday.
    Hugs,
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  3. I love hummingbirds, but they aren't as nice as they look. They fight a lot. One was injured in a fight on my son's back deck and he got to hold it. Beautiful picture and the embroidery is spectacular. Have a great day in hot Texas. :)

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