Signing Off – Night decends on the Stitching Garden

As time goes on my two jobs take up much more of my time than they once did. This is a GOOD thing, I am far from complaining. I rarely have time for needlework, or reading, or whatever these days – and once again, this is a good thing. There also seems to be less and less that I am willing to “put out there” on the internet.

 I will still read those blogs I enjoy as I can, and even comment on them from time to time. It does, however, seem time to allow night to fall on the Stitching Garden.

 My prayers and best wishes are with everyone who I have met through this blog, and also for those who keep the blogs that I read on a regular basis.


Literature Nerd

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Your Result: Literature Nerd Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it’s eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today’s society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works. It’s okay. I understand.

 What IS it about these quizzes? 

Speaking of literature, it’s time to go read something 🙂

Incredible Poem

I am afraid of the Cross
As a drunk is afraid of sober,
As a hypermodern dreads the sublime,
Fainting with fear and foreboding,
Premonizing what is mobilizing in the world,
For the powers of heaven will be shaken.

I am afraid of the Cross,
Tomorrow stands on the other side,
That is the Day that He has made.
Today, however, is a day I have familiarized
Down to gray:

Go here to read the rest. . .

Welcome to my new blogging home…

Welcome to my new little internet ‘port’, WordPress has different features not really available on blogger – though I won’t be deleting that one for some time (nor will I be adding to it).

I won’t be posting until after Pascha, but thought you might like to know what I look like after a hard day at work 🙂


Snow, Snow and more Snow

I just had to say something about this snow. This is Central Indiana, not upstate New York, so we don’t have snow covering our windows like some of the pictures I’ve seen. However, as a Southern woman, I just don’t have all that much experience with snowfalls that come close to a foot. I know, I know, wimpy and all that – but it is amazing to me how much a foot of snow slows things down, I am just not capable of imagining what it must be like in update NY.

I didn’t go in today, snow and ice are still falling – and my car is small enough and light enough that if I hit a rabbit I am probably dead… seemed prudent to stay home today.

I’ve actually spent a good bit of my adult life away from the South – but I don’t remember getting this much snow at one time since I lived in Nebraska twenty years ago – and I didn’t yet drive in those years (I didn’t learn until my late 20s).

Ok, back to my snow-day activities – and I wish all the Orthodox a good first week of Lent, hopefully it won’t be a snow-bound one next week!

Time for a break…

Wow, I haven’t posted here since January 9th! It seems like I either have time for stitching or posting, rarely both 🙂

As today is Meatfare Sunday, aka Sunday of the Last Judgment – which means that Great Lent begins in one week. I won’t be posting again until least Bright Week (the week after Pascha, in early April).

There are still a few blogs that I will be reading from time to time, but things are going to be too busy for me to spend much time on the internet. One thing is sure though, when I return there will be pictures!

I am also considering moving this blog, such as it is, to WordPress, but there will be a message here should I make the move.

Strange meme :)

It had to happen, eventually 🙂 Meg tagged me and it looks like I am supposed to list 6 things that are peculiar to me… hmmm, ONLY 6? How to possibly choose? Let’s give it a try 🙂

1. Television. I used to be a tv addict, now I don’t even have cable! I do, however, have this love for a very small number of movies, which I watch from time to time when I HAVE to turn the television on.

2. Tea? Love it, especially Oolongs and SOME blends – indeed you could call me a tea SNOB. Yep, I must confess to that. Perhaps I am not a true snob because in some cases I WILL use a tea bag, but not if I have a choice 🙂

3. Silk snob…. I love to do embroidery – preferably using silk floss. I love the colors and how it feels between my fingers as I stitch with it!

4. I dearly love Byzantine Orthodox chant. And Russian chant, and Romanian chant, and… get the point 🙂 It doesn’t have to be in English either. (this is probably cheating, I don’t think it’s something unique about me 🙂

5. I have to admit that I don’t like basements, indeed, sometimes I can even detect a little fear when I go into the basement… a carry over from a childhood in which I was allowed to watch WAY too many scary movies. The worst basements of all are those that aren’t finished, or only finished part way, and are used for storage… what IS hiding in those shadows between those boxes and that wall? 🙂

6. I used to love to travel, indeed couldn’t be happy with a year that didn’t see a LOT of it. These days I am pretty much a stay-at-home kind of gal…

Time for more needlework 🙂