Saturday, November 20, 2010

Celebrating this time of harvest and gratitude...


This Kaffe inspired pattern lulls me into peace as I sit and comtemplate the fragility of life,  Fall, Thanksgiving and the intertwining of the dark and the light...Thomas Merton writes...

"How sweet it is, out in the fields, at the end of the long summer afternoons! The sun is no longer raging at you, and the woods are beginning to throw long blue shadows over the stubble fields where the golden shocks are standing. The sky is cool and you can see the pale half moon smiling over the monastery in the distance.  Perhaps a clean smell of pine comes down to you out of the woods on the breeze and mingles with the richness of the fields and of the harvest.  And when the undermaster claps his hands for the end of work, and your drop your arms and take off your hat to wipe the sweat out of your eyes, in the stillness you realize how the whole valley is alive with the singing of crickets, a constant universal treble going up to God."

May you have a moment today and during this busy holiday season to revel in the stillness.


And this early quilt of mine  always reminds  of dancing leaves and it was so fun to have it whirl across America.  The other day Noah said, "Mom you've got to come see this..."  He grabbed my hand and took me out front.....A tree with leaves the color of red above were breathtaking....

 It is these moments of motherhood when my 8 year old boy with his skateboarding helmet or bmx bike takes a moment to note nature, That I thank God for simple beauty!

8 comments:

Blogless me said...

Em, you are a genius! I am in awe of both quilts above - heart-warming, sumptuous ... inspiring!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I do not know what I love most but it has to be an 8 year old noticing the world around him and its beauty. You are a wonderful Mother!

Stunning quilts!

Char said...

That's so beautiful. This holiday season I'm thankful for so much, mostly being able to share what we have with others who don't have and people like you with beautiful and giving hearts. Thank you Em!

Judi said...

Love your early quilt.

Vesuviusmama said...

What a precious child to come get you to share the beauty!

Nifty Quilts said...

Mmm. A very inspiring post. Beautiful quilts too!

Jenny said...

i love the insight of my children. noah is amazing!

Stray Stitches said...

What a wonderful memory Noah has given you!