Wednesday, January 28, 2009

take your needle, my child...

antique wool challis shawl & my dear leaping stag pin keep by sherry hunt
Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern...
it will come out a rose by and by.
Life is like that . . . one stitch at a time,
taken patiently.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

hearts a flutter

a small watercolor painted for me by my daughter,Katie
she wrote her heart in sepia script
with small and delicate letters.
with written words that she longed kept
and did not dare to utter.
then safe she sealed it with crimson wax and sent
her heart
...a flutter

Thursday, January 1, 2009

quiet new year

our new year dawned onto glittering snow covered fields
and quiet iced landscapes.
Our breath hung in the thin pale pink light
and crunched beneath our feet
as we did our chores in the early morning
of the new year.
ethereal quiet and calm
not even one rustle of the last leaf was heard
just the tinkling of ice crystals
from our breath frozen in mid air.
it's as if this frozen sleepy place
was a stopping and a beginning all at once.
a jumping off place.
where we stand at the edge
and gather ourselves,
getting ready for
a new beginning
for positive changes
and wonderful things to come.
I hang my heart on the hope of it
and wish you all the very best~