Thursday, April 10, 2014

Growing Things

(Hyacinths, tulips, daffodils are beginning to burst forth in vibrant, happy colors while the lilacs and berry bushes are starting to bud. I'm thrilled that my little gooseberry bush, the middle picture above, survived the winter after being given to me by a friend who claims the mother-bush has a history of somekind.)

Over the last several  weeks I haven't sewn a thing, much less walk into the sewing room, but for a few moments. It may continue to be this way for an unknown amount of time. If you read my blog solely for my projects, let me apologize to you!

But all is well. I've been getting more hours at work, I've been getting more violin students, and I've been reading in my quiet moments the words of Elizabeth Elliot on the topic of suffering. She write so pointedly yet her words are full of truth and grace. Spring time is my most favored time of year, and this year I'm vividly seeing the real and very raw beauty of life that follows death.

No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in world’s storm-troubled sphere.
I see Heaven’s glories shine,
And faith shines equal,
arming me from fear.
~Emily Bronte


Laura said...

Beautiful photos! Early spring flowers are poking up out of the ground here but I have only seen one or two blooms so far. Spring is my favorite too. I haven't done any sewing in a long time, either. It's just not the right season for me, I guess, although once in a while I think, "I could just do a quick project!" We'll see if I get the chance to act on that whim...

Cheri said...

Good to hear from you, Laura! Glad to know I'm not the only one in a sewing hump. Right now I'm far to busy to miss it, let alone think about it. Perhaps it's better this way than to have "nothing to do" and only the excuse of a lack of projects. :)