Saturday, November 2, 2013

hello

I got some crafting done -- one Tabby satchel.

Hi everyone! Just a super quick post today to check in and say how are you, and I hope you're all doing peaceful and well. It's been busy and challenging and lovely and sweet here -- learning to be brave, learning to be calm, learning to be grateful -- life, basically. It has brought to mind the words of my much beloved Le Fanu: "Thus, if there are afflictions, there are also comforts: great consolations, great chastisements. There is a comforter, and there is a chastener. Every man must taste of death: every man must taste of life. It shall not be all bitter nor all sweet for any. It shall be life. The unseen ministers of a stupendous equity have their eyes and their hands about every man’s portion; as it is written, 'he that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.’

"It is the same earth for all; the same earth for the dead, great and small; dust to dust. The same earth for the living. 'Thorns, also, and thistles shall it bring forth,' and God provides the flowers too".

Keep smiling, dear friends, see you soon!

19 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is super precious!! I'm glad you've been well doll!! I hope you continue to be as well. Have a wonderful weekend xx

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a lovely post :) I hope all is well my friend.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a cute satchel! And thank you for sharing that quote with us!

Jim said...

Hi Jan. Good to see you this morning at my post.
A very inspirational quote.....one to read a few more times. Thanks.
Jim

AntiquityTravelers said...

Hi Janice! good to see you here, and glad to hear you're making it through to the other side :) those first few weeks and months can be a bit of a fog as you know! but you are one of the most amazing people and mothers that I know - remember that!

Fundy Blue said...

Profound comment, B&R! Wishing you a restful weekend! *hugs*

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So wonderful to see a post from you, Janice! I hope you and the rest of your beautiful family are all doing well. A new addition to the family is always exciting --- and exhausting! But always worth it! Have a lovely weekend.

Erika said...

What a powerful and sweet post. I do love your satchel, and your words are always so poetic. Thank you also, for always checking in on me. Erika

Magic Love Crow said...

Hello my friend ;o) Great to hear from you!!! Love your new satchel! So cute ;o) Sending big hugs and much love ;o)

My Garden Diaries said...

And that is the truth. That writing impacted me deeply. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful inspiration....and a lovely weekend to you! Nicole

Jane Chérie said...

Great words :) I hope you are your little ones are doing fine! Hugs. Jane Cherie

trishie said...

What a cute little satchel. Hope you are well xx

Christine Altmiller said...

Good to see you and a good quote to keep perspective. Pretty tabby with her flower :-) Sending you calming thoughts!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Cute tabby satchel. :) This quote is so true. Life is not easy for anyone. We have to take the good with the bad and learn as we go!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What beautiful wisdom for guidance. I needed that today. Your crafting skills are as sharp as ever :) Hope you and the kiddies have been well my talented friend.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Knitted Fox said...

Hey there~ thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Your words were very sweet and encouraging. *^_^*

You have a wonderful blog here and your crafty items are so cute! The broaches are just gorgeous.

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Take care~
Sarah

India said...

so nice!

FASHION TALES said...

The bag is so cute! Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful week./Madison

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Jan - the satchel is adorable. Love the peach fabric you chose - so cheerful. Hope life is getting better dear. Love your wise words you shared. In the end I think we all find we are connected and the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike. Take care my friend and God bless!

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