do you need a laugh today?

Okay, I’m going to admit that I was feeling perhaps a little bit sorry for myself today for a variety of reasons that I won’t get into. I decided to go online after breakfast and visit with my fellow stitchers, at least over the Internet waves, and in my wanderings I came across a new-to-me blog (she has a Barb section of stitching – shouldn’t everyone?!) and in particular, this post of Eva’s had me absolutely rolling. I’m still wiping the tears off my cheeks.

Another online stop, though not new to me it may be to you, is The Toymaker.  Here are a few words of wisdom from her most recent newsletter:

What is the best gift you can give someone? Your time.

Whether it’s a phone call to a friend, helping out a neighbor or reading a story to a kid, your time and attention is the most valuable thing that you have to offer the world.

So, don’t get caught up in the hype. Don’t stress.

The gift of your heart makes you a millionaire, don’t you think?

Today was Nicky’s swearing-in ceremony at the Scouting group and Rowen went along as an invited guest. As I had already made plans to be away today for an occassion that didn’t work out  :( , I decided to take Arden with me to the new exhibition of antique samplers created by needleworkers from this area at one of Gouda’s museums. It was a very small exhibit with only 27 samplers, but I’m glad we went. Here’s a sample of what we saw.

AntiqueSamplers

(There are more detailed photos at my Flickr account.)

We also enjoyed the exhibit of vintage paper cutwork, which I’ve noticed is enjoying an upswing in popularity. And of course, when I saw this tile rooster, I had to take a picture. ;)

Cutwork from 18 or 19th Century

GoudaMuseum Rooster Tiles

I hope this finds you well and enjoying a great weekend. :D

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