Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Drinking from the stream...

"...Make a small thing great,and the few into many- Take on the largest things when they are still small, Start the hardest things while they are still easy..." Tao I must apologize. For many things. My life has taken a sudden turn towards the disarray.
I wish I could show you some finished knit. I have been neglectful.
I apologize if I have not gotten to thank you all for your lovely comments... or left comments on your blogs ... I am sorry. I have received many gifts over the past few weeks. Lovely gifts. From generous and lovely friends. Friends from far away and friends from not so far away.
Lovely Michele... One was expected...the others not... As I unwrapped,I felt the true beauty of the person A person who took such time to choose and send. Every piece,including the wrapping a treasure.
And Chawnee... a trade of a knit for a sewn came with so much more. Tactile and tasted... socks so lovely ...the fit like a glove.
And Lin... who gifted me with a precious piece of vintage Japanese velvet,
artfully crafted by her hand into a precious pincushion.
There is an old Chinese proverb:
"When you drink from the stream,remember the spring."
I have drank from the stream.
I am thankful...now,to remember the spring...
I now have 3 bags full,
full of yarn and things,
bits and pieces,odds and ends,
maybe they can be put to some good use.
They prepared,they drew and we have some winners.
Would Lisa from Littlefish Studios, Greenolive, and Nicole-Cocoknits please email me with your mailing address...I'd like to send you your bags!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Plainly content...

"Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires." Lao Tzu from the Tao Te Ching The pleated wrap from the cover of the new Debbie Bliss magazine Artful Yarns Cliche in the palest of summer grays a blend of cotton and linen to make the perfect summer wrap. simple garter and stockinette stitches combine in this simple pattern plain,understated,but charming none the less. Adding a charm,using elastic this time,instead of yarn to make this simple bracelet once again. doing a little cleaning up...here on the blog feeling the need for simplicity,and white, plainness... with that in mind...and a little past my 1 year blogiversary, it is time again for a giveaway. This time a surprise... actually,let's do 3 grab bags of a sort. spring cleaning from my stash...odds and ends. so if you are interested in helping me on my pursuit of simplicity..let me know. I will enter only those people who leave me a valid email..and a valid interest. I know many of you don't need any more...and that is fine,too. Just say no,thanks :) And thank you to all for the welcome interest in pause for breath. I will post the winner here..in a week or so. Spring is arriving...take a deep breath!

Monday, March 9, 2009

An open invitation~

"What move men of genius,or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas,but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough." Eugene Delacroix...France This is an invitaion to you, to you all, to please join Nora and I on our photographic journey here Pause for Breath...our joined effort ... a look into ourselves... through the beauty of combined photography Please join us. We'd love to hear your comments

Monday, March 2, 2009

Ink and thoughts...

" A small drop of ink falling like dew upon a thought,produces that which makes thousands,perhaps millions think" Lord Byron this is my ink...Shibui and Claudia's hand painted ink with thousands of drops transformed into this Point Mousse Cardigan rows and short rows of garter stitch knit in one piece composed while the mind had a chance to settle,a chance to think the simplest and least clad creations leave you with a sense of most beauty it was a struggle to decide on the closure but these metal,curved beauties a treasure from a friend, easily won over the amazing assortment that have been gifted to me by the most amazing persons. Winter is nearly over a new month has begun Spring is really just a dream away (don't forget to chage your clocks this weeked!)