Apr 15, 2011

Everyday Gifts by Amy Duncan


The straight stitching of the apron edge, the pressed edges of the handkerchief, the sheen of the silk thread…as I gathered up the remnants of my mother’s sewing basket, I couldn’t help but admire the intricacy…the time and attention that contributed to this handiwork…the delicacy of the linen which belies its strength over time.  And though she has passed away, I was reminded that these designs are indicative of the everyday gifts she left me
always do your best; anything worth doing is worth doing well
creativity is a worthwhile pursuit
there is beauty in the simple
you are stronger than you think
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a guest post by Amy Duncan of Four Corner Design

8 comments:

Our Typical Life said...

I love this.

Jamie said...

What a beautiful post.

ELK said...

so very true . so very lovely

Kim Klassen said...

Such a powerful post. I'm so happy you are here, Amy :)

xxo, Kim

deb colarossi said...

oh, I so love the details , the linen.. these are beautiful pieces.

everyday gifts are priceless

kelly@thebluemuse said...

she taught you some wonderful things. beautiful.

amyd said...

thank you for letting me share my everyday gifts - appreciate the support!
amy of four corners design

Anna said...

Beautiful handwork and lessons learned! Timeless.