Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Life is not meaningful......unless it is serving an end beyond itself;
unless it is of value to someone else."
_____ Abraham Joshua Heschel

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"If you choose a job that you like,
You will never have to work a day in your life."
_____ Confucius

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday's Message

"The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world."
_____ Zhuang Tzi

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"Live in love
And do your work;
Make amends of your sorrows;
For just as the jasmine
Releases and lets fall its withered flowers,
Let fall willfulness and hatred."
_____ The Dhammapada

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"To the right, books; to the left, a teacup. In front of me, the fireplace....
There is no greater happiness than this."
_____ Teiga

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world."
_____ Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Friend, hope for the truth while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive. What you call salvation belongs to the time before death. If you don't break your ropes while you are alive, do you think ghosts will do lt after."
_____ Kabir

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

Blue Hosta Leaf

"From the pine tree learn of the pine tree,
And from the bamboo learn of the bamboo."
_____ Basho

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday's Message

Blue Hosta

"Walking is Zen.
Sitting, to, is Zen.
If I speak or am silent,
Tarry or hasten:
Everything, in its true nature,
Is stillness."
_____ Shodoka

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment
And to look at all beings with eyes of compassion."
_____ Thich Nhat Nanh

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

Twisted Lady Fern
"When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways- either by losing hope and falling into
Self destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength."
_____ Dalai Lama

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

Bottle Palm

"The fundimental delusion of humanity is to
Suppose that I am here and you are out there."
_____ Yasutani Roshi

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

Red Dracena's
"Most people think that we live in the actual world while we are alive, and that after we take the last breath we somehow wander into the vague realm of the spirit. It is a great mistake to see two separate realms."
_____ Soen Nakagawa

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

European Fantail Palm

"I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness
From the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers."
_____ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday's Message

Witches Broom Spruce

"Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires."
_____ Loa-tzu

Monday, August 8, 2011


Hi everyone I just wanted to let you know that I am on holidays for the week.The blog will return next Monday.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true,
It is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transcience, we suffer."
_____ D. T. Suzuki

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"Root out the violence in your life, and lesarn to live compassionately and mindfully. Seek peace.
When you have peace within, real peace with others will be possible."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, August 4, 2011

And the Winners Are

I would like to thank everyone who entered my giveaway and for the nice comments that where posted.
The winners are,
The green doily goes to Lace Lovin Librarian, Diane
The Middle Earth HDT goes to Ladytats
The Peace HDT goes to Sharon D

Thursday's Inspiration

" look life in the face, always to look life in the face, and to know what it is, to love it for what it is.
At last to know it. To love it for what it is. And then to put it away."
_____ Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"The esscence of man is not what he is,
But in what he is able to be."
_____ Abraham Joshua Heschel
Remember there are still 2 days to enter the giveaway. See Mondays post to enter.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Some Tatting and a Giveaway

This is a doily I just finished making using Lady Shuttlemakers Silk Hand Dyed Thread size 60 colour Middle Earth. The pattern is just one I made up as I went along.
Below is a picture of the doily that I am giving away along with 50 yards of Middle Earth HDT, size 60. All you have to do to be entered is to leave a comment with your name. Good luck. Deadline is thursday noon.

Due to the overwhelming response to my giveaway I have decided to change it a little to give more people a chance to win. There will now be 3 prizes.
1. The green doily
2. 50 yard skein of Middle Earth HDT size 60 by Lady Shuttlemaker
3. A small skein of Peace HDT size 80 by Yarnplayer