Friday, April 26, 2019

Filling the days

A new crochet project...
a blanket/throw for my lounge room

Cutting out calico doll patterns...

From this book...

This one is for you Lisa...
a sometimes visitor to my garden

Good books...

Just finished reading Stronger Than Pain.  What an amazing (true) story!  Challenging and inspirational.
And dipping into A View From The Buggy.

Some scenes from my river walks this week...

"The question is not what you look at, but what you see."
-Henry David Thoreau

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot."
- Aristotle

 "The leaves fall and the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cotton into its winter wools."
- Henry Beston

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike."
- John Muir

And what better way to end a walk...

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely."
-Louisa May Alcott



  1. So much beauty around you! Is that a neighbor kitty? I look forward to seeing this doll when it's finished.

    1. I assume the kitty lives somewhere nearby as I have seen it a few times in my garden, but when I try to go near it runs away. It looks well cared for and fed, so I don't think it's a stray. xx

  2. I read Stronger Than Pain a good number of years ago. I was inspired by the strong and unfailing faith of the girl, and sickened by all the doctors who kept offering their so called cures. Personally I think most of the surgeries the poor girl had to endure were probably not necessary.


    1. I agree, some of the operations did seem a bit futile, and seemed to do more harm than good, but it was an inspiring book. xx