Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Joy Comes in the Morning

I stitched the last letters of my daily embroidery piece this morning while watching President Obama's victory speech. I couldn't work on it yesterday evening—I was just too anxious. Instead I went to the gym and worked out. I thought, I can't control the outcome of the election, but at least I can control the number of calories I burn today.

Begin Again, Day 55

This morning was Day 55, and now it's done. Fifty-five days of stitching the words "begin again." Sometimes only a single letter on a day, sometimes several. Not every single day, but most days (life got in the way now and then). A different yellow thread each day. Yellow: the color of hope.

I feel very hopeful today!

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

I am filled with hope today as well. That speech last night still brings tears to my eyes. It feels so good to exhale....

KnitNana said...

I totally agree! Lovely work.
(((hugs)))

Betsey said...

Love it!

twinsetellen said...

Indeed, joy in the morning!

Jane said...

I agree with all of you. Once again, hope. Our president delivered a wonderful speech.

I so enjoy your blog. What kind of fabric did you use for the "Begin again" embroidery? Lovely.

Prairiepoet

Bonnie said...

Thank you, Jane. The fabric is linen.

India said...

I already loved your "Begin Again" project, but now it is even more meaningful. What a beautiful expression of optimism as the country can now begin again. Thank you Bonnie!