I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

There's is comfort in hand stitching

 

the hours away, slowly in the late afternoon.
Do you agree?

Even when you are tired........or things may be heavy 
on your mind ........or heart.......
the stitches of colorful floss and the time
you have to say a prayer or sort out
the day's stress, while you stitch,  
come through in such a beautiful way. 

Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there:
Like a yawn of fire from the grass it came,
And the fanning wind puffed it to flapping flame...
Francis Thompson


Wishing you comfort and peacefulness 
as you stitch the day away. 

9 comments:

Sandra said...

Your vintage pieces always make me smile. I love your many different stitches. You bring life to each piece of cloth with your love of embroidery.

lil red hen said...

I always love seeing your beautiful handwork!

The Merry Olde Dame said...

Your handwork is beautiful. I can feel the peace embued in each stitch. I love stitching, too, once the chores of the day are done. After stitching, I can't even say what my thoughts were, but they were good ones, fleeting, light and sweet!

SIRVIENDO AL SEÑOR said...

HOLA: ES LA PRIMERA VEZ QUE TE ESCRIBO, ME ENCANTA TU BLOG, ME ENCANTAN TUS BORDADOS, TUS COLCHAS, TENEMOS TANTAS COSAS EN COMUN, AMO BORDAR, COSER, TEJER CROCHET Y A 2 AGUJAS, APRENDI DE NIÑA, INSPIRADA POR MIS TIAS Y ABUELA MATERNA, QUE PENA QUE ESTAS ARTES MANUALES, YA NO SON TENIDAS EN CUENTA, LA GENTE LO VE COMO ALGO DEL PASADO, ABURRIDO Y FUERA DE MODA, QUE TRISTE QUE PIENSEN ASI. AYER ESTUVE HASTA TARDE LEYENDO TUS PUBLICACIONES DE AÑOS ANTERIORES, HACE POCO QUE DESCUBRI TU BLOG, QUE FUE A TRAVES DE OTRO BLOG, TIENES UN ENORME TALENTO HERMANA. BENDICIONES Y ABRAZO DESDE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

(translated to english from SIRVIENDO AL SENOR in the above comment) HELLO: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I WRITTEN YOU, I LOVE YOUR BLOG, I LOVE YOUR EMBROIDERY, YOUR QUILTS, WE HAVE SO MANY THINGS IN COMMON, I LOVE EMBROIDERING, SEWING, KNITTING CROCHET ALREADY WITH 2 NEEDLES, I LEARNED AS A GIRL, I WAS INSPIRED BY ME MATERNAL, WHAT A PUNISHMENT THAT THESE MANUAL ARTS ARE NO LONGER TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, PEOPLE SEE IT AS SOMETHING FROM THE PAST, BORED AND OUT OF FASHION, HOW SAD THEY THINK SO. YESTERDAY I WAS UNTIL LATE READING YOUR PUBLICATIONS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS, IT IS A LONG TIME THAT I DISCOVERED YOUR BLOG, WHICH WAS THROUGH ANOTHER BLOG, YOU HAVE A HUGE TALENT SISTER. BLESSINGS AND HUG FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
Thank you Sirviendo

mamasmercantile said...

Your work always make me smile too, such beautiful work.

Debra said...

Lovely work. Your blog is very peaceful. I always love visiting you!

Prims By The Water said...

I love having a needle in my hand creating. Gives me great pleasure. Great embroidery. Janice

letslearnembroidery said...

Agree with you.