MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A pillow recap

As promised, here's a re-run of all the pillow covers....



WINTER



SPRING


FALL


SUMMER


CHRISTMAS

Because this post is mainly pictures, perhaps you might enjoy this poem, also found among my mother's papers...

JUDGE NOT

Pray don't find fault with the man who limps,
Or stumbles along the road,
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
Or struggled beneath his load.
There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt
Though hidden away from view,
Or the burden he bears, placed on your back
Might cause you to stumble too.

Don't sneer at the man who's down today
Unless you have felt the blow
That causes his fall, or felt the same
That only the fallen know.
You may be strong, but still the blows
That were his, if dealt to you
In the selfsame way at the selfsame time
Might cause you to stagger too.

Don't be too harsh with the man who sins
Or pelt him with words or stones,
Unless you are sure, yea doubly sure
That you have not sins of your own.
For you know, perhaps, if the tempter's voice
Should whisper as soft to you,
As I did to him when he went astray
'Twould cause you to falter too.


18 comments:

  1. That's a great collection! The poem is nice and we could sure use more that that message being taught in these days seeking out personal offenses.

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  2. very pretty pillows but I think you have spring wrong this year!!

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  3. I like that you made Christmas its own season!

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  4. Did you mother write these, some are quite deep and thought provoking. while others were short and sweet.
    I think all the pillows are very pretty, But I still like the summer one the best, I don't know if it's because I watched it being done and your thoughts as you went along or not.

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  5. How lovely to see again all the cushion fronts. All unique to you.

    I liked your mother's poem also.

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  6. Your pillow covers are all beautiful.... it is lovely to be able to change them for the different seasons! Like the poem today.... a lesson to be learned there! Hope it has stopped snowing! Christine x

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  7. When you see them all together it's quite a lot of work you've done. Bravo!

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  8. Beautiful, bravo! Lots of gorgeous keepers!

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  9. The pillow covers are all so beautiful. I think, though, that the spring one needs one addition: a little snow! lol. Love the poem.

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  10. I love all those pillow covers and remember your processes for most of them. That spider, though..... (shudders).....

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  11. Lovely set of season pillow covers!

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  12. Wow, they are just beautiful! There is just something about all those little stitches that spins it like a spider's web into something amazing:)

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  13. Having a special pillow for each season of the year is such a brilliant idea and way to enjoy your amazing handwork. I love them all!

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  14. Love the pillow covers! Beautiful stitching.

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  15. Oh, my! What gorgeous treasures!! You are an inspiration, Lady!

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  16. Fantastic! Each one different and special.

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  17. the embellishment on each of these is breathtaking Mary Anne.....I may even have dribbled a little bit!

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  18. What a gorgeous collection of pillow covers! Beautiful work!

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