Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

The limits of the possible 
can only be defined
by going beyond them into
the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

One ought, every day at least, to hear
a little song, read a good poem, see a
fine picture, and if it were possible,
to speak a few reasonable words.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

You've been criticizing yourself  for years and it hasn't worked.

Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Louise Hay

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience
in which we really stop to look fear in the face.
We must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.

Mary Ann Radmacher

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Find the seed at the bottom of your
heart and bring forth a beautiful flower.

Shigenori Kameoka

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Don't look at the world with your hands in your pockets.
To write about it you have to reach out and touch it.

Mark Twain

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

To often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the
smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential
to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Friday, March 22, 2013

My Artistic Side

I just love a bargain, so when a friend brought over these shoes and they were only $2.00, well how could I resist. I knew I would transform them, but with what?

So out came the baskets and suitcases full of lace. Who doesn't have a stash! After much searching
and getting side tracked, I found the perfect piece of lace. I sewed some pearls onto the lace and then
glued the lace to the shoe. I used Jewel-It, it is a great product. You just have to be careful not to put
the glue on to heavy because it will show.

Hope you all will try and re-make a pair of shoes. If you do let me know, I would love to see them.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud,
was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Dye Garden

This year my garden focus will be on plants to use in dyeing fabric, paper and yarn. I will achieve this goal using specific plants that when added to a dye bath add color. Along the way I will record from beginning to end my results on this blog. I am going to use seeds and plants to make the dye garden. 

As things stand right now I have used plants I've collected from the fields plus all the flowers my neighbors send over. I do not get fresh
bouquets but rather the dyeing bouquet. I love them all.

Hope you stay tuned, or perhaps try it at the same time!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

The materials of wealth are in the earth,
the seas, and in their natural
and unaided productions.

Daniel Webster

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Keep your thoughts positive,
because your thoughts become your words.
Keep you words positive,
because your words become your behavior.
Keep you behavior positive,
because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive,
because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive,
because your values become your destiny.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the
quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again

Mary Ann Radmacher

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our
soul blossom.

Marcel Proust

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

If my ship sails from sight,
it doesn't mean my journey ends,
it simple means the river bends.

Enoch Powell

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Another fresh new year is here...
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

William Arthur Ward

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