"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The fields lie open and blank

waiting for the crops to be planted,............. new plans to be completed.
That is how I am facing my life with the new year approaching. Looking forward for good things to come...............but also facing a difficult decision that I am thinking about making ............about my working world..............what the result will be in the new year...................I am not sure. All I am sure about, is that I have always believed that if I am not pleased about something............it is up to me to change it. At this time, I do not wish to keep letting things continue as they are.

Also, I am busily stitching away to create the linens I have been wanting to create. I also have open and blank garden spaces waiting for the new pumpkin and flower seeds that I will decide on planting this year. I have made the decision to plant only what I really love to work with this coming spring. That, of course, are pumpkins and flowers. So, I am readily saying goodbye to 2010, and looking forward with hope to 2011.

How about you? Are you looking forward to the new year? Do you have big plans? I would love to hear.

16 comments:

Daisy said...

I'm not sure what the new year will bring, but yes, I'm looking forward to it. I think I need to make some plans to try some new things this year. I love your needlework, Kathleen. It is so pretty! I hope you can make the changes you want to make in your work.

Patty H. said...

I like your outlook on the coming yr. Yes! I have plans and I'm so excited! I'm going back to school, classes starting Jan. I'm nervous but yet excited at what lies ahead for me.
Your needle work is exquisite!!
Praying this new yr is a blessed one for you.
Nothing in my stocking could compare to having my sweet daughter home with us for Christmas.
Blessings
Patty H.

The Gingerbread House said...

Kathleen, yes, I'm already planning to plant things I like and more of it :o)...this year wasn't too bad, I'm hoping experience will give us a better shot at everything. Your grounds look like they are already waiting for you to plant them!.Until it's time, keep working with your needlework it's a relaxing work...Ginny

Debbie said...

Kathleen, that embroidery is absolutely stunning! I laughed at you already planning your planting next Spring. Our ground is lying under 7 inches of snow. I'm just trying to figure out how I'll get through this dark winter. Maybe I'll follow your lead and plan my gardens!
Deb

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE your plan of just flowers and pumpkins...those are my favorites too. Your stitching is gorgeous and I am wanting to make more time to stitch in 2011. It is always reflective to think of the new year...things we want to change and things to do better. I like that!

Blessings!
Gail

Muddling Through said...

Your embroidery is beautiful, Kathleen! And I am thinking about what and where I will plant, too. I think gardeners are some of the most optimistic people in the world. We have to be, don't we? We plant, and we cultivate and water, but it is God who gives us the increase. Believing with you that you'll make the right decisions! Hugs, Elaine

Vickie said...

I'm looking forward, too, Kathleen. We're going to be moving to the farm - it's been happening gradually over the past weeks, but it's going to be a reality now. And Lord willing, our home will sell quickly. It only takes one person, my mom keeps saying. I'm looking forward to my garden this year, too. I am paring down a little myself and only planting what I really want to grow. I've gardened on my own for 3 years now, and am learning what's good for my area, what I enjoy working with, and what we'll actually eat. It'll be alot more serious this year.

Sounds like you are making some serious changes about your job, and that's good. We may be facing that this year, too. Things change and we must change with them or do something else. Good luck with that, Kathleen - have a great week!

Flower said...

Thinking ahead to the new year and making plans are so refreshing! It is natural for those of us who love living where we can plant a garden..to open up the seed catalogs during this time! Your choice of pumpkins and flowers sound great!! They will do well and you'll be thrilled to look at them! It sounds like you are on a good track!!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Follow your heart! I love to hear what you are thinking. BTW that stitchery is so fabulous.
Pat

grammy said...

I think I know what that change might be...you are right
about it being up to us to change it...hoping the best for you.
Plant some pumpkins for my Grandkids (o:
I love pumpkins.

Verde Farm said...

Your stiching is absolutely beautiful. Any chance you will sale them? I agree with you...if you aren’t happy with something it is up to us to change it. It can be quite scary sometimes though. My best to you with that decision. I am very much looking forward to 2011. I am making plans in my mind for more zinnias this year. I want to do more annuals from seeds overall and have some ideas for new flower beds. I’m looking forward to it :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi KAthleen- early Happy New Year to you. Being retired, I don't have to worry about the working world, but instead do some volunteering. What I plan to do is learn how to make more "me" time and also to catch up on some overdue projects.

marianne said...

Good day, Kathleen...
I know exactly what you mean about wanting, or even needing, to forge new trails. I am expecting open doors of amazing blessings this new year.

Your embroidery is exquisite!!! I love that kind of work.

Happy/Healthy New Year to you...
Marianne

Paula said...

Bless your heart Kathleen- I know you'll make the right decision.
If I could I would give you a big hug, but I know it will all work out so hang in there.
No plans here, just waiting to see what the new year brings!

LindaSueBuhl said...

I'm in the same mental state I usually am just before the New Year - amazement this year has gone so quickly and unsure about more changes (and change is the only guarantee in this world - other than the steadfastness of God). DH continues to cope with life altering illness and I have come to know - today is sweet whatever happens - we are still together and still in Texas - both blessings.

KathyB. said...

Your embroidery is beautiful, your field and gardens seem to be waiting for your special touch. The coming new year always holds an air of expectancy and the possibility of wondrous new things and times. With God's love and provision all things are possible, Happy New Year to you and yours and may His wisdom and discernment guide your decisions.