Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday's Message

Crown of European Fan Tail Palm.

"Now today, moment by moment, realize that each person and event that happens is life for you.
Life is not somewhere else. See how fully you can accept the life that presents itself to you now."
_____ Brenda Shoshanna

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"Let there be many windows to your soul,
.....Not the narrow pane
Of one poor creed can catch the radiant rays
That shine from countless sources."
_____ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest.
A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is kind of a prison for us,
Restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us."
_____ Albert Einstein

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.
Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that that never leaves."
_____ Buddha

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes.
Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes."
_____ Alan Watts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"The sublime vision comes to the pure and
simple soul in a clean and chaste body."
_____ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday's Message

"At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want."
_____ Lao-tzu

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep it simple. In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control. In work do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present."
_____ Tao Te Ching

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"Calm is the morn without the sound,
Calm as to suit a calmer grief,
And only through the faded leaf
The chestnut pattering to the ground."
_____ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to
Which he has attained liberation from the self.
_____ Albert Einstein."

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"The prayer of the monk is not perfect until he no longer
recognizes himself or the fact that he is praying."
_____ Saint Anthony

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"The person of superior integrity does not insist upon his integrity.
For this reason he has integrity. The person of inferior integrity
never loses sight of his integrity; for this reason' he lacks integrity."
_____ Lao-tzu

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday's Message

"He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
But to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden."
_____ Plato

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tatting and Weekend Inspiration

This tatted doily was made from Linda Davies, Coronet Doily pattern. I just omitted the last row because it made it the perfect size for it's new home. I will post a picture of it's new home next week. This doily was made using Oren Bayan threads size perle 12 colours 804 and 865. The directions can be found on Lindas' blog which can be found here.

"Spiritual love is a position of standing with one hand extended to the universe and
one hand extended into the world, letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy."
_____ Christina Baldwin

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"To set up what you like against what you dislike,
this is the disease of the mind."
_____ Seng-Ts'an

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm in The Newspaper

Our local newspaper the Brantford Expositor has done an article on me and
tatting today. Although a couple of the numbers are off I think it is a good
article to promote tatting. You can find the article by following this
Happy tatting

"If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."
_____ Chinese proverb

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"It is not only by the questions we have answered that progress may be measured, but also those we are still asking. The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.
_____ Freda Adler

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Meditation is not an escape from life,
but preparation for really being in life."
_____ Thich Nhat Manh

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday's Message

"Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as an enlightened person.
There is only enlightened activity."
_____ Shunryu Suzuki

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity;
The struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish."
_____ Simone Weil

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"Do not turn away what is given you,
Nor reach out for what is given to others,
Lest you disturb your quietness."
_____ The Dhammapada

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"I believe in the forest, and in the meadow,
and in the night in which the corn grows."
_____ Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Monday's Message

"Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance.
Thorns spring up when an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory.
Do only what needs to be done, without using violence."
_____ Lao-Tzu

Saturday, January 1, 2011