Sunday, January 03, 2010

More thoughts on words

Over the last couple of days I have finished the last 4 blocks of Gail Pan's BOM, and I am searching for border fabrics in my fabric collection.

  P1040971

Function: verb
Date: before 12th century
intransitive verb 1 a : to have a firm religious faith b : to accept as true, genuine, or real <ideals we believe in> <believes in ghosts>
2 : to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something <believe in exercise>
3 : to hold an opinion :

I believe that we all are able to make our days as good as possible by being the the best versions of ourselves, not only to others, but also to ourselves!
I believe every day is a gift to treasure.

P1040972

Function: noun
Date: 13th century
1 : a high degree of gratification : joy; also : extreme satisfaction
2 : something that gives great pleasure <her performance was a delight>
3 archaic : the power of affording pleasure

Take pride in what you make and what you do, and you will both give and receive delight.

P1040973

Function: noun

Etymology: French noël Christmas, carol, from Old French Nael (Deu), Noel Christmas, from Latin natalis birthday, from natalis natal
Date: 1811
1 : a Christmas carol
2 capitalized : christmas

I like Christmas carols, especially if sung by the tenors. You know me - I like Advent the most, doing the Christmas preparations and listening to Christmas music on the radio. I found in another dictionary that carols also applies to other religious celebrations.
Carols are part of our traditions. Traditions gives continuity through generations.

P1040974

Function: noun
Date: 14th century

1 a : the use of means (as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces b : magic rites or incantations
2 a : an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source b : something that seems to cast a spell : enchantment
3 : the art of producing illusions by sleight of hand

Add a magic touch to everyday life by being good to yourself, daily. Warm tea, candles and a daily thread on your favourite stitchery or quilt - need I say more ? :-)

P1040977
All the words cut to size and put together :-)

P1040975 
I have been working on something else too, but I can not show you for a long while yet.

Hanne

3 comments:

Flittige hender said...

Hei Hanne! Dette var mega bra,så stilig at du har beskrevet ord for ord. Jeg har også brodert disse, men jeg har ikke siste ordet magic. Jeg kan ikke ha fulgt med til det siste, jeg har ikke fått montert blokkene ennå. Gleder meg til å se ditt resultat, håper du legger det ut. Ha en fin uke. Fra Grethe

Stina said...

Well done Hanne.. I have been working on these too.. but not come as far as you..:o))
Lovely fabrics for your new project..;o)

Anne said...

Vakre ord til ettertanke... og veldig spennende stoffutvalg på det nederste bildet!