Pleased to meet Ya

Now it's time to say Hello to me and all my kin
I would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of our hospitality!
Hillbilly, that is, sit a spell, take your shoes off
Y'all come back now, ya hear?

--adapted from "The Beverly Hillbillies" by Paul Henning

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fix Your Eyes Upon the Dawn


Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny--Carl Schurz
The above photo is a dream come true for me. It's a bit dark as I don't have all my lighting done yet, but this is my new workspace.

Success lies, not in achieving what you aim at, but in aiming at what you ought to achieve, and pressing forward, sure of achievement here, or if not here, hereafter. --R. F. Horton
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. --Thoreau

See that dowel rod, and that big blank wall? Soon to be a staging area for photos of wallhangings.

This may be an ugly floor to you, but it's one of my inspirations. I hope to sell enough to purchase a huge cutting table and cutting board. Here is where it will go. Can you see it? It's invisible now...but it's there.

A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.-- Fiona Macleod

A bit untidy right now...but this is just a small amount of my fabric.

Before men can come to Utopia, they must learn the way there. Utopia, I see, is only a home for those who have learnt the is not the place for men who grow wealthy by intercepting but by serving.--H G Wells

Stephen, of course, gets a nice section of the new workspace. Decorated bright and colorful, he loves it!!
As you leave...this is what you see. Thanks for visiting!

Emerson said: "Hitch your wagon to a star." One can see in those six little words the summary of human achievement, and an everlasting inspiration to the future races of men. From Socrates to Edison, every forward step taken by mankind through revolving centuries, every advance by humanity towards the ultimate goal, has been led by some valiant dreamer whose eyes were fixed upon the dawn. Moses, with dying eyes, saw a star that blazed in the Promised Land; the radiance of an eternal star led Three Wise Men to the manger in Bethlehem; Columbus pinned his faith in the dawn of a new day; Kepler, announcing the laws of the unchanging spheres; Newton, watching the apple fall, each looked beyond, and into the future. --J. E. Dinger


  1. Lovely workspace!
    May you spend many happy hours there. xx

  2. I'm so ready to come visit now! I'll bring my sewing machine too & maybe we can get a project or 2 done...

  3. Work spaces are heaven! (until they get messy)! But that just means you are actually using it. Have fun, you will love it!!!!

  4. That is a great wrokeroom!!
    How fun.

    I wanted to thank you for signing up to follow my blog. Hope you enjoy your visits.

    Off to see more now.


    barbara jean