...hello dear readers
can you tell me what you see here:
this isn't a trick question...
there is no hidden Waldo in there
do you see ~
part of a chair,
an enamel pitcher of lavender,
some green grass
a cotton crochet lace tablecloth too??
a lovely image,
i was thrilled the day i found that table cloth
pictured over the arm of the chair,
and it would be a generous statement indeed,
to say that it was without some flaws...
at first i thought that i would use it to cut up
and make a lot of different pretties out of it
as it was already tattered and torn...
some might even say, ruined
i decided to stitch up a few of the larger holes instead...
a funny thing happened as i was stitching those broken threads
#1 there were a lot more holes than i thought upon closer inspection,
which took a few more breaths of my time
#2 i started thinking to myself,
in how that i was similar to this tattered cloth
no, i don't have any physical breaks
my holes and broken threads
are more in the form of
~ broken dreams ~
~ heart aches ~
~ sorrows ~
some tatters are way BIGGER than we care to admit,
or even acknowledge ~
they are there...
~ loose ends ~
almost like they are taunting us ~
sometimes almost beyond repair...
that's a pretty nasty lookin' hole!!
i'm not sure that THAT hole can be repaired...
but when we look beyond the obvious gaping hole staring at us,
and dwell in the possibilities instead...
we are able to turn those nasty, gnarly parts of ourselves into
you heard me correctly~
it has been said that
"beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
so isn't the question we should be asking ourselves
WHO, is my beholder?
what if we choose to allow love to wash over us,
instead of, let's say,
the list goes on...
and by using threads of love, hope and gratitude
to stitch our broken strings,
we can become stronger
we can see,
that in the bigger picture
we were always meant to be
sharing this over at
Faded Charm's: White Wednesday
i will have a few of these faux grain sack
"flower gatherer's" available
they measure approximately 24" wide
and have a sling length of 34" long
ruffles are 3" long
they are $55 plus shipping
if you would like to reserve one,
just convo me.
here's to becoming a beautiful tattered cloth!