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"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
~~ Thomas Moore ~~
The ordinary acts, such as filling the old enamelware pitcher with birdseed and making the rounds to the feeders, winding the grandfather clock, or opening the blinds in such a way that the sunshine falls in lovely ribbons across the bed. The ordinary acts, such as taking up needle and thread…
I am a bigger fan of the ordinary than the extraordinary. I guess that’s why Thomas Moore's quote has hung on my bulletin board for more years than I can count. ‘Tis the ordinary that fuels my creative spirit. And 'tis why flowers and houses, animals and plain, ordinary folk populate my needlework. Thank God for the dear, old ordinary ~ a worthy anchor in a tumultuous world!
"I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them and the study of nature."
~~ Abraham Cowwley, 1618-67 ~~
Early Work Mercantile
I was so taken with the little paper-covered boxes I made last month that I have made a few more sets to offer this month on Early Work Mercantile. Each set includes a pincushion featuring a wee, crowned maiden…
Until next month...
My wish for you is that you find unparalleled joy in the ordinary…
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"God, give me grace,
I ask no more;
Contentment is a constant store."
~~ Old Sampler Verse ~~