Sunday, June 26, 2011

a composition sustained~


"Whether people are fully conscious of this or not,
they actually derive countenance
and sustenance from the 'atmosphere' of the things they live in or with.
They are rooted in them just as a plant is in the soil in which it is planted."
A.A.Bühlmann


I sit near the window...
in the early morning light...
a cup of tea....

and some buttons...

I sit..
finishing...
rooted in the atmosphere...

and for a moment I watch..
a house wren feeding her newest one 
one just out of the nest..
mouth open...waiting,trusting..accepting of nourishment...

I retained my countenance...
fully conscious of the ways I have..
been sustained...fed..by the hands of beautiful friends
this yarn...

these buttons...

sustenance for the soul...
and
for the body~

32 comments:

the nest said...

what a beautiful top! i hope summer is treating you well. we had a beautiful day here today, ahhh...

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

love love love...

Kim said...

What a lovely Summer knit!

Larissa said...

So very beautiful on you!

I love this poem. So true that it doesn't matter where you are or what you are doing - just who you are with. So glad i can spend a moment in this uplifting space that you create here. Never fails to put a smile on my countenance.

peaknits said...

Gorgeous photos and prose - as always! Thank piece is perfection and looks so wonderfully wearable!

Artista said...

I love greys! mostly to my mother's horrified dismay. "it's so bland" gorgeous! Do we get to know the pattern used?

Gigi said...

Yes. And that's why the creative process is so important. It feeds and sustains us in ways beyond measure--much like friendship.

Your beautiful post makes me think of one of my favorite poems by William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel That Greeny Flower," in which he writes,
"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there."

Thanks, Theresa, for providing rich sustenance!
xo Gigi

trudypettit said...

i love seeing your work and so wishing i can learn
things are {tumultuous} around me in every manner so
thank you for the sustenance, the calmness & the light of your images~
i've subscribed to your posts since time on flickr is fleeting
-always look forward to pinterest to glimpse your thoughts..

Christina said...

hello friend,
how beautiful it is to see you in lovely grey.
xo

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I love everything about this!!!! Your words, the design, the color, the yarn, the buttons, the tea set, and of course seeing you - LOL I'm so pleased you have found sustenance that brings peace to your countenance ~

ohangelina said...

loving this. thank you for sharing simple rooting thoughts. helps me to focus on breathing, and relaxing, and the importance of birds, tea , and wool.
ps. is that lace for crying out loud? x

Pauline said...

I saw the pictures already but i still like them. The delicate yarn is so lovely for this knit. Have fun wearing it.
Hugs, Pauline

sampling said...

So beautiful!

Leonie said...

It's beautiful. Love the grey. so simple and so effective, a piece of art.

Angela Levy said...

lovely sweater! what pattern and yarn is this?

beth said...

i'm so happy to see you back here....and those buttons certainly grabbed my attention )

Caroline said...

Such a gorgeous sweater. Hope you are well my dear...miss you on flickr, but I can't keep up anymore. xoxo

Monica said...

beautiful.

both the words and the sweater.

amanda {the habit of being} said...

what a beautiful handknit top! i have some similar buttons and am waiting for just the right project to put them on. love all the light in your photographs - so ethereal and soothing.

Alice in Knitland said...

lovely !!

L'Atelier said...

beautiful photos and beautiful word

AND the knit is just exquisit Theresa!

Demoiselle Libellule said...

It's so good to read your words and to see your wonderful photos again. Both are so beautiful and peaceful.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

Gorgeous! I always feel so uplifted after reading one of your poetic posts.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Ally Johnston said...

Like gossamer threads, your words soothe, create peace within, while beauty is worn.

nicole said...

stunning!

Renee said...

oh my what a stunning knit!
looooving the yarn colour and buttons!
your photos are spectacular, T!

YarnSnob said...

This is so YOU! wow you look amazing, as always a perfect match, yarn and buttons xx

Pam said...

The images on your blog are sustenance for my soul just now. And very thankful I am too.
P xx

Knitting Out Loud said...

Gorgeous gorgeous knit!!!

Metro Mari said...

Beautiful!!

flo said...

Lovely knit
j'aime beaucoup ce gris chiné

Doreen said...

Sustenance...that is what your posts are to me Theresa...so enriching, so evocative...and yes...so sustaining...not to mention your skills with needles and yarn...am in love with this pattern and that gray wool
xx