Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

A Stroll in the Garden

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” —John Lubbock


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“Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” —John Mayer


“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” —Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird


“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams


“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter


“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” – Mungo Jerry

Dusty Miller (Silver Ragwort)

 “I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” —Kellie Elmore

Dusty Miller (Silver Ragwort)

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” —Swedish Proverb


“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau


Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Slow Sunday Stitching

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau


“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.”
– Charles M. Schulz


“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
– Rainbow Rowell 

While I enjoy these splendid Autumn days, I am slowly making progress on the Aunt Bea’s Parlor embroidery blocks.

Block 18 is finished!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 18

Along with stitching on Block 19 today, I am going to plant a few bulbs in the garden.  

That is an interesting thought to ponder…planting hope while the leaves are falling.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 19

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.  If you click on the link, you can check out the projects that others are working on!  Maybe you’ll be inspired to relax with some slow stitching, too!