I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Friday, October 21, 2011

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say,
"I used everything you gave me".
Erma Bombeck

I have always loved Erma Bombeck and this saying  holds so much meaning to me.
There is still so much I want to learn..........to try...........to accomplish as I watch the time on
" life's clock"
tick on.
How about you?
 Have you discovered your many talents and used them all?

9 comments:

Miss Holly said...

Oh my gosh...I was just contemplating this very thing....I have so many things I love ..not like ...love to do...and the list keeps growing....how can I do it all...not cook..but I love that ...not garden ...I love that ...not sleep!!!!

lil red hen said...

At the age of 70, I have so many things I want to do before time takes my eyesight, the dexterity of my hands; so I'm trying to catch up with things I have started. I'm already getting slower.

I think you can truly say to God that you have used your abilities in your wonderful work.

Sweet post!

Betty Lou said...

Erma Bombeck taught me that I don't need to eat the overripe bananas, I can eat the pretty yellow ones. I miss her humor, she was one of a kind.

Ladybug said...

Yes !!! So True I want to say To the Lord I have given it my best with the talent and gifts you have allowed me to have and share with
others... Expressing my Love for
you to others...

Lovely Post.....

Harvest Blessings ....
Ladybug :-)

GardenofDaisies said...

You sure use yours! You make such beautiful pieces!

Working a full time job does not leave me a lot of free time to pursue the hobbies I love. I think I do the best I can with what I have. And I also hope that one or two talents are reflected in my work with children.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Every day I ask myself why I am here? What is my purpose? What should I or could I be doing? I think there are some of us who feel that way all our lives and hope that we are doing our best along the way. If I can do one small kindness each and every day, then I hope I've accomplished something for the good. Each one of us has so many talents we can be using in so many different ways. Have a super Saturday. Tammy

KathyB. said...

Erma Bombeck had a way of saying things truthfully, with humor and kindness.

I love your embroidery .

staci said...

That saying just sums up what life is about.

LOVE the picture with your embroidered linens...drool!

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous quote! Thank you for this and such a lovely blog. I came to visit via Linda Stubbs at Prairie Flower Farm and am so glad to have found your blog. I'll be visiting often since I love embroidery.