Sunday, January 3, 2010

Feathering the Nest

Another windy,snowy day so the snow is drifting and piling up.
 A perfect day for feathering my nest.
Homemade chicken pie in the oven with a lovely deep red cranberry sauce for supper.
To splurge, a double chocolate cheescake.
Next week I will think of calories.
Dr Who on the tele - one of my favourites.
Not to waste commercial time but read a book "The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold".

And having started the book had to finish it.
A don't put it down book!
The first part - horrifying,
the second frustrating and
the last part tissue in hand and tearful.
Yet it was hopeful, enlightening and very loving.

The next few days project is to finish the piece above. I have been doing some cross stitch lately and really enjoying it. The pattern above is one of Stacy Nash's available through a club I joined with Country Sampler. We get 4 different designs a year exclusive to the club. This one I hope to finish as milady's dear pillow and post it on Pfatt Marketplace.

A lovely poem I found on Willow Manor blog (link on the side) that I thought was perfect to start the new year.

To laugh often and much,
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends,
 to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others,
 to leave the World a bit better,
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

G'nite, Joni


willow said...

Hi there, glad to see you enjoyed the Emerson. He pretty much summed up my thoughts, as well. Yes, perfect quote to start out the new decade!

Moose said...

Great quote & Happy 2010 & Tail Wags to All.
~Moose is glad you received the Colorado package!