Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thoughts on words

As I have been working on Gail Pan's BOM I have been reflecting on the words in the stitcheries and how they are important.
These small words that carries the world.


Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lufu; akin to Old High German luba love, Old English lēof dear, Latin lubēre, libēre to please
Date: before 12th century1 a (1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child>

I love my DH and my DDs!
I love my friends, I love blogging, and I love stitchery and quilting.

Love is a feeling you must take care of, if not, it will fade.

Function: adjective
Date: before 12th century
1 archaic : giving pleasure : delightful

Be sure to do something merry every day!


Function: noun
Date: 13th century1 a : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires

I wish for you a joyous year in 2010 - I hope you find joy in the small things in life!


Function: verb
Date: before 12th century
intransitive verb 1 : to cherish a desire with anticipation

I hope that all that have heavy loads to bear will find relief.
Hold on to the golden rope of hope always!

Function: noun
Date: 12th century
1 : a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a : freedom from civil disturbance b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>
2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3 : harmony in personal relations

Peace - a very important word!
Find peace in your own mind and the world will a much happier place. Be the best version of yourself, always!

To all - I wish for you a year filled with all of the above words !

Carpe Diem!

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Flittige hender said...

Takk for hyggelig blogging i 2009.
Ønsker deg et Godt Nytt År.

May Britt said...

Wonderful words.
Hope we all can remember the meaning of these words. How important both family and friends are.

Pen Pen said...

these are wonderful words and BEAUTIFUL stitcheries... Happy New Year!

Annette said...

That is beautiful. A new way to think of the words when I look at my wall hanging. I should keep it up all year. Thanks.

Nadine said...



Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How sweet Hanne! Happy New Year!

Kaaren said...

Sometimes we have to be reminded of the true meaning of these words that we tkae for granted. Thank you for that reminder, Hanne.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

julieQ said...

I love this stitchery, and hope and wish for all these things to you!

Miriam said...

Happy New Year Hanne.

A lovely post.

Lynda said...

Happy New Year Hanne.

Sandy said...

How great of you to show us all the meanings of those wonderful words. I, too, enjoyed stitching those words and looking at my wallhanging the whole holiday season! Blessings to you in 2010!

Lappetausa said...

Flotte innlegg du har hatt dei siste dagane, eg er imponert! Godt nytt år, og takk for det gamle!

Anonymous said...

Same to you Hanne. Happy new year

B_Blogg said...

Koselige refleksjoner! Takk for masse koselig inspirasjon i året som har gått. Godt nyttår! Ønsker deg mange flotte håndarbeidsdager i 2010!

Anne Ida said...

A lovely post!

Wishes for a very happy, healthy and creative new year to you, and to your family! hugs...

Quilt all day said...

thank you dear friends for taking the time to post these wise words chosen from your heart
I wish you the very best
love Caroline in sunny Brussels