Saturday, March 20, 2010
It is a teacher of sorts, showing the importance of self-control. We are like the candle holding the flame. The flame burns hot and it’s up to us on if it burns low and quiet, mesmerizing as we move through this life or if it burns out of control consuming everything and everyone in our path until there is nothing.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I come from the dust of the earth,
From the thunder, lightening and rain,
I come from anguish and pain,
From struggles and torment,
I come from burdens carried through the darkness,
Bound by heavy chains,
I come from sunshine,
And cool breezes in the night,
I come from the smell of lavender,
Of freshly cut grass and honeysuckle,
I come from the moon,
And the stars that sparkle,
I come from waves of the ocean,
Washing in on the coast,
I come from the bird’s song,
Serenading the earth,
I come from spirit torn and freedom won,
I come from the smile of a child,
With a sparkle in her eye,
I come from joy in the heart,
And from peace in the soul,
I come from the love of a man,
And from integrity and grace,
I come from faith and hope,
From gentleness and self control,
I come from power in my times of weakness.
I come from the Creator of all.
Sonia Parham 3/4/10
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Now it's time to move on the "hearts" quilt, but I have a couple of crocheted aftghan's to do first and a block of the month to keep up with... So maybe by the end of May I will be able to start on the "hearts". The good news is all the "heart" blocks are done and ready to be pieced into a top, so half the work is done. :)
Monday, March 1, 2010
Like life, sewing is not perfect. :)
There is always a seam that needs to be ripped out or you will see a mistake after a project is completed.
The other day, I was looking at the quilt I have hanging in my living room. It's the very first quilt I made. It is full of what I would now call mistakes, but in the beginning I was proud of my creation, not seeing the flaws.
I am still proud of it but for different reasons. Looking at my first quilt reminds me that nothing is perfect and with each quilt I learn something new. I have also found this true with the handbags and tote bags I make. That's the fun in creating something with your hands; it's growing, learning and accomplishing new ideas each time you work.
So the next time you have to rip out a seam...