Saturday, 14 March 2015

the quieter you become, the more you can hear






Apt words for a busy mind. I find experiencing nature always brings some much needed stillness.

16 comments:

bayou said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, again, so beautiful! Might be a cigar box - I still have some empty cigar boxes waiting to get a new purpose. Countdown has started for me ;-)

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Gorgeous piece, and wonderful words as well.
Lin

Evergreen Mo said...

This piece is so lovely.Stitching is exquisite.

Tamara said...

This is so beautiful...Are those Queen Anne's Lace? Nature is so soothing and calming. You've done such lovely work...again.. Old paper <3 and your words remind me of one of my favorite Bible verses. "Study to be quiet and work with your hands." Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.
Best wishes for your weekend.
Tamara

Maricaillou Deschamps said...

It's so beautiful.....i like this lovely box.

Tina Gilmore said...

Breathtakingly beautiful xx

la mignonne said...

HO! very nice ! i love this flower with pearl

Maelchen said...

It's time for me to step out from my niche as a silent observer and express my deep respect for your beautiful work. It might have been the words you have chosen for this stunning combination of a word-covered box with the few, but oh so powerful words inside. Together with the pieces of lace and embroidery they seem like an oasis in the middle of sand-corn words surrounding them, they seem quiet and fertile. I amalways impressed by the inspiration I find here and todays words are a good prompt to start the day. Thank you so much for sharing, dear ?
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Manu

BĂ©atrice Kempf said...

Always gorgeous!

susan hemann said...

I have gone quiet lately, listening, lovely work- I admire your designs and needlework
i collect and dry queen anne's lace, it presses beautifully!

Sue said...

This is STUNNING! I love every bit of it.

Conniecrafter said...

true words and just love your bead work in there too!

Marci said...

Gorgeous!

Jayne said...

As always Christine, just simply beautiful, lovely sentiment, and so very true x

Amber at Sequin Stitches said...

Gorgeous x

Carol Rose Parker said...

These look like Queen Anne's Lace, no? It grows in abundance along the roads and pastures of Illinois, and is one of my favorite wildflowers ever. I especially love the 1 tiny garnet floweret in the middle. Do yours have that, too? I've heard the aren't native to North America, but I'm glad they're here! Here's a quote I found about it (Daucus carota L., AKA Wild Carrot):
"wild carrots belong to Mercury, and therefore break wind, and remove stitches in the sides, provoke urine and women's courses, and helpeth to break and expel the stone; the seed also of the same worketh the like effect, and is good for the dropsy, and those whose bellies are swoln with wind"
~Nicholas Culpeper, 1653
(You'll have to excuse me - I work for the history department at the U of Illinois - I'm prone to waxing historical about almost anything)