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!
The Alamo in the morning.