Monday, July 28, 2014

I love these swan needlepoints from mid-last-century. Swans are such elegant birds. I can only imagine how peaceful it was to work these needlepoints. Time well spent.

Monday, July 07, 2014

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These mid-century needlepoints are gorgeous. The colors are artistry in fiber. Such beauty has aged well, don't you think?

Friday, July 04, 2014

Vintage needlepoint rendition of Vernon Ward paintings.

...of course I didn't know that until one day while out antiquing with my daughter when I ran across some prints of Vernon Ward's paintings. Why didn't I know about his art until now? Have you seen his wildlife paintings? or his floral paintings? Absolutely gorgeous. 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

French Lilacs

I love lilacs, don't you?This lovely vintage needlepoint pillow can be found ~ here~

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

C'est Chouette Home's Word of the Year


Friday, July 20, 2012

Just sit.....

.....and be still!
I have had many opportunities in the past year and a half to ask my husband of 30 years "In the still of the night, what do you think about?" and he will return a blank stare. Was he never taught to sit and be still?  So I have begun to think about our world.... the one that is presented to us each morning over breakfast, or each evening during our supper, or the 24 hours news cycle that blasts at us in airports, doctor's offices, and restaurants. It seems to be all about people who strongly believe one thing telling people who don't believe the same that they are "just stupid" or worse that the everything we know of this world will end if we don't all believe the same thing.  Really? In the still of the night do they believe another human, an intelligent, thinking human is "just stupid" because they don't see all the issues the same? That perhaps they were "dropped on their head at birth" Really? Is that what they really want to say to another human? I think not. I think people have forgotten how to sit and be still..... to find their core......to find their reason for being.....to think about the pain of other humans.....to find compassion... to find peace.  I love the still of the night, it centers me. 
Today I am wishing you all the peace that comes with just sitting and just being still. Peace to your core. Peace to your being. Peace to your soul. Then, peace to your fellow man.   ~OX

Friday, May 18, 2012

Life Changes (again)

Photo from Wikipedia
Tomorrow we are celebrating another college graduation (our last until grad school decisions are made) and my baby is moving back home. I wonder what life will be like with four adults living in this house? I am not too worried, because I am a proud mother and I am happy to have both my daughters at home for as long as they wish. The world sometimes rotates to quickly anyway.