Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weekend Inspiration


"In this world hate never dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, ancient and inexhaustible. You to shall pass away. Knowing this, how can you quarrel?"
_____ Buddha
“Not to have the flexibility to change is a tragedy in itself, and have too much flexibility not to stand for anything is a tragedy in itself.”
_____ Yogi Bhajan

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration


"We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended upon it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like Autumn and Winter they gradually pass away."
_____ Chuang Tzu

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday's Message


"The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to it what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful the world will prove loving and friendly to you."
_____ Thomas Dreier

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Taking a Break

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I am taking a break from blogging this week so I can devote my time to test tatting. See you Monday.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration


"Knowing that I am of the same nature as all other natural things, I know that there is no separate self, no separate personality, no absolute death and no absolute life."
_____ T'ien Tung-Hsu

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday's Message


"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potters oven?"
_____ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday's Inspiration


"You shouldn't allow yourself to be confused by others. Act when you need to, without further hesitation or doubt. People today can't do this. What is there affliction? Their affliction is in their lack of self-confidence."
_____ Linji

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration


"Life just is.You have to flow with it. Give yourself to the moment. Let it happen."
_____ Jerry Brown

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada


Today we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in Canada. For me it is an opportunity to give thanks for the good and bad in my life that make it what it is. It may sound a bit crazy for being thankful for the bad, but I survived it, I have made peace with it as best as I can at this time and because I lived through it I have been blessed with a super caring and understanding personality. I have the gift of being able to help others through horrible things because I have been there. I have moved past the role of victim and now help those who are victimized.

So today I am thank full for the person I have become. A father with 2 great children. A listener for those who need one, a helper for those I can help. A person to turn to when life gets you down. A smile to help change that frown.

I would like to thank all my tatter friends who inspire me to be a better tatter. Thank you for your patterns, techniques, ideas and compliments. I count you among my best friends.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekend Inspiration


"Silence accompanies the most significant expressions of happiness and unhappiness...."
_____ Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration



"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These are your greatest treasures.
_____ Lao-Tzu

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration


"The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose; do not like, do not dislike: all will then be clear."
_____ Seng-Ts'an

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tatting and Inspiration

I know it has been awhile since there has been pictures of tatting but here is a doily that I just finished. The pattern is called Mom's Pink Doily and was designed by Nancy Tracy. The pattern can be found here. This doily is made with Oren Bayan size perle 12 colour #865. The doily still needs to be blocked.



And here is today's inspiration.
"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
_____ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weekend Inspiration


"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
_____ Henry Miller