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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Quiet Reflection Sunday





praying for the people of France

praying for the world at large

It seems to me that we are fighting WW III.
Not in the style of previous world wars, but 
rather a  different kind of war. A war of hatred
and injustice. A global war of intolerance.

There is nothing new about religious war, but
this has an edge that is different. This is not just
about land or my faith is better than yours.

I truly don't know how it can be stopped.
I am normally an optimist, but this has me
stumped. They say it starts at home, but when
our children are being taught hate, how can we
hope for a brighter tomorrow?

Normally I don't write about negative issues, 
but everyone needs to talk so we can all find
a solution.

Does anyone have ideas or solutions?
I would love to hear, brainstorming is a good
way to solve problems.




Sunday, November 8, 2015

Quiet Reflection Sunday







Each leaf plays a note in the
symphony of autumn


Hello everyone, it has been a long time since I posted a Sunday reflection. I had decided to 
close my blog, but have missed it so much.  


Hope you all had a lovely summer and have 
been enjoying the splendid fall. The colors in Ohio
have been spectacular this year. I have been
enjoying the warm weather as well. 
 Hibernation season is almost upon us.

As we move into the holiday season I hope to
keep in mind the "reason for the season". Hopefully I am not to busy that I forget love, charity and all the wonder of the season.


I'm curious, is anyone starting a new tradition
this year? It's always exciting to try something 
new. I will be thinking of a new tradition myself in the next week or two.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.

Sue

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Saying Goodbye






I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be closing down
my blog. It has been fun and I am grateful to all my followers.

I am headed in a different direction now. I'm going back to school
to finish my degree in art history. I have been wanting to do this for a long time. It is now the right time.

I will still be around on Facebook and Twitter and I hope to see you all there.

Good luck in the future.

Thank you,

Sue

Quiet Reflection Sunday






When you pray move your feet.

African proverb







Sunday, March 22, 2015

Quiet Reflection Sunday







And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of it's wintry rest.


Percy Bysshe Shelley


Ah Spring and poetry go together. I can hardly wait
for the leaves to turn. Saw a robin the other day!
This photo was taken at a park not far from my home.
It is my favorite spot. Hope you have a wonderful
Sunday. I will be busy painting with my grandson.



Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Dye Pot






I've been busy with the dye pot again.

I call them my experiments. It feels like I am a scientist, madly working 
in my lab.

So I had some indigo and white fabric
and I wanted to see what it would 
look like dyed. As you can see from
the first picture, I laid some silk
ribbon and coins on the cloth. Then 
I rolled it up around a copper tube.

Meanwhile in the kitchen I had a 
large pot of water boiling to which
I added turmeric. Love turmeric, it 
is good for you too.

So once I had rolled the cloth around
the copper tube, I tied it on, varying
the spaces between ties. 

I then stuck it in the pot and boiled away for an hour. I turned the pot
off and left it to sit for 24 hours. 
After 24 hours I took the cloth out,
unrolled it and hung to dry. 

I like the lines the silk cloth made
on the fabric and the yellow color.
The copper coins did not show up,
or change the color of the dye. I'm
not sure why, but I will leave that 
to the chemists and just enjoy the
fabric. 

Note: I did run it through the dryer
and I pressed it to heat set the color.

Also, once I removed the fabric 
from the pot, I rinsed it out.

Hope you will try dyeing with 
natural products. It is great fun.

Have a good week. 

Sue

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Quiet Reflection Sunday- remember when....








Life isn't a matter of milestone's, but of moments.

Rose Kennedy


Sometimes I get so wrapped up in finishing,
without paying attention to the process.

It isn't about how many, but of quality.

Sue Hemann

have a great week!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Quiet Reflection Sunday- gracious words




Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing 
to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24


First I want to say, the photos above
were not taken looking out my window. Bummer. Oh well I like the snow.

I used this quote today because sometimes it is very hard to be
gracious. I tend to be cynical.
Lately there have been a few people
in my life who have challenged my
ability to be gracious. Nicely put
right? You know what I mean, people
you want to tell off.

It is truly hard to be nice, especially
lately. Especially when people , say something, do something and even omit doing something. I don't say
mean things in response to someone
else's action, but I go away thinking
about them. Well at least for this week, I'm going to try and wish them the best. Ugh. 

Hope you all have a pleasant week 
and that you are treated graciously.




Sunday, January 11, 2015

QUIET REFLECTION SUNDAY- May the stars...






May the stars
carry your sadness away,
May the flowers
fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever
wipe away your tears,
And above all,
may silence make you strong.

Chief Dan George


Good Sunday morning to you all.
Hope you all made special memories
this past holiday season.

January is a reflective time of year
for me. A quiet time for listening in.
A time for the stillness of nature as
it rests, that is until a clipper arrives.

I do not set goals or make elaborate
plans, instead I make a priorities map.
I take a large sheet of paper and 
randomly write my priorities.
ex: spirituality, family, artist etc..
Throughout the month, as I reflect,
I will write under the headings things I may want to do to move along my path.

It is not a path of change, such as I will loose 50 pounds, but rather adding quality to my life, as defined
by me.

Is there something you would like 
to do this year that would add to 
the quality of your life? Please share,
I enjoy reading what others are doing.

Have a good week! Keep warm!
For those of you in warm climates,
I could use your sun.

Sue