Friday, May 27, 2011

Because I Heart This So . . .

Tiny Woodland Terrarium Robin's Nest NecklaceTiny Woodland Terrarium Robin's Nest NecklaceTiny Woodland Terrarium Robin's Nest Necklace

You can buy it for me here.

Or you can buy yourself one, take a picture, and mock me with what you bought for yourself.

Oh, and 20% off with this code: MEMORIAL2011

Weekly Quotes Part 21

Anne of Ingleside

It is as easy to give away a million as a hundred if you have not got either.  (251)

Garland of Love

Sometime during this day take a few minutes to contemplate, or better yet write down, a list of all the things in your life that you’d like to let go of: habits, memories, attitudes, possessions, opinions, people.  Do this quickly and spontaneously, and when you have finished, on the same piece of paper make a list of the things in your life that greatly nourish your spirit, the things, people, experiences, viewpoints, and ways of being that you want to take hold of or hold closely to yourself.  (May 20)

Every relaitonship teaches; every relationship, no matter its hardships, disappointments, or even its eventual dissolution, is of inestimable value.  (May 21)

Simple Abundance

Never assume that people in your life, especially those closest to you, won’t innocently meddle in your internal afais while you’re on the path to authenticity.  (May 24)

Every day offers us another opportunity to live passionate lives rather than passive ones, if we will bear witness to passion’s immutable presence in the prosaic.  (May 25)

Little Women

Mr. Bhaer was a diffident man, and slow to offer his opinions, not because they were unsettled, but too sincere and earnest to be lightly spoken.  (390)

Goddesses in Older Women

In a youth oriented patriarchy, especially, to become an older woman is to become invisible, a nonentity.  (ix-x)

When an active archetype rather than an external expectation is the basis for a role we take, there is depth to the choice.  (xv)

When you see yourself as a choicemaker, you take on the role of protagonist in your life story. (xvi)

Many women go through menopause smoothly; for others it is a turbulent passage.  You may miss the opportunity to know how you feel about yourself and your life if you attribute your symptoms only to hormones.  Hormone replacement therapy is prescribed to avoid uncomfortable physical symptoms.  However, . . . everybody else is more comfortable when menopausal symptoms—and therefore, menopausal women—are under control.  (xxiv)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Next Project If . . .

I would love to make this for my mother but it seems I am missing the chart for the center two blocks.  I'm hoping that someone reading this either cross-stitches or knows someone who cross-stitches.  I'd even be willing to trade the four squares of chart I have for the two I'm missing, this is how dearly I want those two squares.  I can buy the kit but I don't need it.  I have the fabric and the floss and 2/3 of the chart.  Seems silly to spend $45 plus shipping and handling when I really only need a small portion of the whole.  But if it comes down to it, I'm willing to spend the money I don't have to give my mother something she doesn't need.

Fruit Bellpull by Teresa Wentzler