My Dream Reader

[The assignment for Blogging 101 tells me to write a blog directed to my ideal reader.  I have thought about it all day and decided that I am probably going to cop out on this assignment because if I don’t know where this blog is going how can I know who the ideal reader would be?  But because this aspiring good woman also wants to be a good student I will do due diligence and attempt to complete the task.]

Dear Dream Reader,

I am in the process of determining the direction of my blog so you will find the topics I choose to write about will be varied and perhaps not very cohesive.  But having spent an entire career in a field with rigid rules, the freedom to do be able to include whatever topic in my blog is refreshing!  I hope you will appreciate the randomness you might find in this  blog.   Like me, I expect you are also exploring avenues and adventures to follow in your life. For me, even at age 60+, I find that I am still striving to see what else I want in life.

One thing I have always marveled at and appreciated (and I trust you do to) is the ability of people to create by their own hands, whether it be a painting, a piece of woodworking, a sculpture, a photo, ceramics, a delectable dish, needlework,  crafts, a poem, a story. I am amazed by the work of human hands.  ( I am also amazed by the work of God in his creations but that is another story, although perhaps those are not two separate and distinct things.)

imageIt is because of this appreciation that today I want to share my latest and largest counted cross stitch project.  It took me 14 months to complete. It’s story and significance will be saved for another time.  It is my hope that this provides a taste of what might be found in this blog and is enough to make you want to come back for another visit.


14 thoughts on “My Dream Reader

  1. tj720 January 10, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    that stitch project is amazing! i could NEVER work on a project like that for 14 months. way to go!!!


    • Helen Elizabeth January 10, 2015 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks so much. I had special motivation for doing this one which I will blog about another time but that made it relatively easy to persevere.


  2. kfayer January 10, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Let me know what you think about my approach to the Dream Reader assignment.

    What were you feeling when you completed the cross stitch project? Are you missing it like a friend? Similar to how I feel when I finish a good book – and don’t want to leave the well-formed characters.


    • Helen Elizabeth January 10, 2015 / 11:00 pm

      I wrote a rather lengthy reply and then I went to view your blog and lost what I had typed. I love your blog and your style of writing which strikes me as easy and laid back. I would love to follow your bog but did not see a “follow” button. Because I was doing my cross stitch project as a gift and was running against time issues it was a relief for me when it was finished, which is different than my typical reaction. I intend to do another blog about the story behind that piece.


  3. Katie B. January 11, 2015 / 3:11 am

    I’m looking forward to the story of your cross-stitch project! It’s beautiful!

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      • Katie B. January 16, 2015 / 3:00 am

        Just read it. Absolutely beautiful story, thank you for sharing it, and very sorry for loss. My heart goes out to those boys.

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  4. Margaret Miller January 11, 2015 / 6:15 am

    Hi Helen – I love the idea of random, and also the dedication to focus which you clearly have to finish your cross stitch. It’s a lovely balance.


    • Helen Elizabeth January 16, 2015 / 1:57 am

      Thank you. That was a hard a difficult assignment for me to complete. I felt I was really grasping for the right idea.


      • Margaret Miller January 16, 2015 / 2:03 am

        Yes, me too. I think it will be ongoing as I find my way into a style of posting that seems to suit. Best wishes.

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  5. kim January 11, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Nice post – I too appreciate the freedom to blog about whatever I fancy. And that cross stitch is beautiful.

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    • Helen Elizabeth January 16, 2015 / 2:00 am

      Thank you for the compliment on the cross stitch. As I check out a lot of blogs with a very specific focus I am questioning if I should go in that direction, but I fear that might bore me over time.

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  6. daphnecybele January 13, 2015 / 3:18 am

    The detail on your cross stitch is amazing…I’m a bit speechless. I’m following your blog to see new posts!


    • Helen Elizabeth January 16, 2015 / 2:22 am

      Thanks for following me and for the compliment on my stitching. I don’t yet have a good handle on blogging but hopefully I will post other items that interest you.


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