Friday, February 28, 2014

The Stitched Journal Project - February

Happy Friday, friends. I hope you all had a nice week.

I have joined a challenge hosted by Lola Nova. It is simply a stitched page of where you are personally, or artistically, well...it can be anything really. I found it as an encouragement to get going on something, anything as long as it is forcing me to get my heart and thoughts together in an artistic way.




My journal will be on thankfulness.  The first page was a given for me.  It is an abstract paper (magazine) piecing of the view from my front porch her at Little House.



The only actual 'stitching' is the card stock begin attached to the felt page.  The paper is the medium that I ended up being led to use.



The thankfulness part of this is very deep in my heart.  I will share it with you now.  I didn't tell anyone about this at the time, but a year ago last October when they found I had cervical cancer, the only thing I heard in that phone call was 'stage 4'.  So, when I packed up the car and headed for Portland for the real diagnosis at Compass Cancer center, I feared the worse.

I stood on the porch and looked at that view and felt that I would not be coming back and that would be the last time I saw this.

As it turned out, the actual cancer was stage 1 and a good prognosis...So thankful, I am.  Very thankful indeed for this view. 

I thank the Lord for never leaving my side.

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I am joining the rest of the group over at Lola Nova's.


Have a happy weekend.  xo

16 comments:

Katiebee said...

your page is beautiful! i'm so happy you are doing well & continue to enjoy the view and a gorgeous view it is! happy weekending my friend~

xo

katie

Lola Nova said...

Sherri, it is wonderful! Totally unexpected and lovely. I am a huge fan of collage and you have done a fantastic job. Beautiful. I really like the stitching on felt, makes it pop. I am so thankful for you and that view as well. I am so very glad you decided to join the project!
xo

Blackberry Lane said...

Very pretty. I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed you and that you returned home to this beauty. God is so good.
Have a nice weekend.

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

What a fun and inspiring project! It's wonderful to know you were able to return to this view... I often think of my grandmother and when she left her home that last time. Hope you are, and continue, to be healthy!
~Chris

Daisy Jones said...

I love the fresh take you have achieved with this project, so happy that you are well and prognosis was wrong...bestest wishes to you today and always....Daisy jones x

Beth said...

I am so happy that your cancer was treated and you are in remission as I am. God is good!!

FROM CINTHIA said...

Such a chance to be able to be thankful for what is surrounding you, it's a very positive way to start this Journal Project ! I like your collage a lot, it's "vibrant" and give us a part of your little paradise ! Thank you.

Debby said...

The view is pretty. Isn't it amazing that a cancer diagnosis can change your outlook on life. I'm glad that you are doing well.

heikeherrling.com said...

What an artwork. And what a story. Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm glad to hear the situation improved and that you continue to look out at that beautiful view.

steph said...

i love how everyone has taken this idea to heart and made it their own.....your 'paper' page story is stitched beautifully!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Aw, so glad everything worked out! I love the idea of the journal-happy weekend:@)

camp and cottage living said...

Oh Sheri, I remember that time in your life and I know how scary it is too.
I'm so....happy and thankful too that the Lord has made it possible for you to see this favorite view again.

annewheaton said...

What a lovely idea to make your journal one of thankfulness.

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the view. Excited about gettin my teacup. It will be a treasure. I am thankful that you are able to enjoy the view more and more and that God will bless you with continued help. The verse that you have on your side bar, "The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still," was the verse God gave me last year, but one of the darkest times of my life. Thanks for the reminder. I look forward to getting to know you.

Lindsay McCoy said...

Wow. I teared up a little reading this. Such a gorgeous view, and I'm so glad you're doing well, and can see it whenever you like.

Have a happy weekend, Sherri. :)

Stephanie said...

Hello, my sweet friend! Your photo is quite captivating, dear Sherri, and I love that you were thinking upon thankfulness.

I am so thankful for you! Much love and big hugs!