“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” I love all of these. They express what this blog is to me: I am sifting out what is good and cheerful and hopeful in my own life each week, and focusing only on those things. Like the Bible verse Phillipians 4:8, Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
Here is a cheerful face. Robin sometimes will sit down and draw out hundreds of these fun faces, one right after another, all different. I love to look at them. Here are a few examples:
It includes a story serial : Daddy Long Legs. Maybe you have read the book or seen the movie. There are also many photos of needlework and making lingere that are lovely. I love old fashioned clothes. I used to be a costumer and tailor. I have made many historical and theatrical items. It has been quite awhile now, maybe I am due to attempt something new. I would love to make myself something from the 1820's. For Robin's confirmation a couple of years ago we wanted something special, so we browsed online for an idea for a starting point, which led us to this museum photo (sorry I didn't keep the link).
Another special day occured recently, my Mom turned 75. She is a true sweet-heart. Here is a photo of her (at age 2). Happy Birthday Mom!