Nashville Needlework Market Releases
Three new patterns, released in conjunction with the Nashville Needlework Market, are now available! Look under Featured Items below. All are available as mailed patterns or instant downloads. Floss packs available, too! Happy stitching, my friends!
“The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest”.
~Thomas Moore, 19th century Irish poet~
The ordinary acts, such as filling the old enamelware pitcher with birdseed and making the rounds to the feeders; tucking pussy-willows in the old dough bowl; brushing the sprig of scented geranium on my windowsill to release its spicy fragrance; or opening the blinds in such a way that the sunshine falls in lovely ribbons across the floor...
I am a bigger fan of the ordinary than the extraordinary. I guess that’s why Thomas Moore's quote has hung on my bulletin board for more years than I can count. ‘Tis the ordinary that fuels my creative spirit. And 'tis why flowers and houses, animals and plain, ordinary folk populate my needlework. Thank God for the dear, old ordinary ~ a blessed anchor in this tumultuous world!
“I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them and the study of nature.”
~Abraham Cowley, 1618-67~
Early Work Mercantile
Take a peek at my Early Work Mercantile page where I've listed another wonderful group of antique samplers!
Until next month, my friends, my wish is that you find unparalleled joy in the ordinary…