Monday, December 11, 2006

More Quotes

My friend DD sent me this quote, which I love, love, love, love, love!

Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859

Keep 'em coming, people!

Today's UFO is Alpine Garden by Drawn Thread. I started it for a friend's wedding, sometime in the late 90s. However, I couldn't finish in the one year period, so I sent a pine needle bowl, which she loved. There is a major mistake in that square on the bottom, which has prevented me from picking it up again.

4 comments:

cheryl in dc said...

I'm enjoying your UFO series.

Michelle said...

This is such a lovely piece, I hope you get back to it some day.

Coral said...

Gorgeous pattern!!

Lelia said...

And, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a whole chapter "V. Hester at Her Needle" in the Scarlet Letter.

quote: "Women derive a pleasure, incomprehensible to the other sex, from the delicate toil of the needle."