“If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn.” Bernie Siegel
I have always adored Spring and it’s gentle rebirth and reawakening. Everything seems new, as if we are seeing everything for the first time. After a long cold and dreary winter the season is particularly appreciated. Anne Bradstreet said: “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” We mustn’t be fooled by this heralded day. A last gasp of winter will surely come and snap us out of our revery. As Henry Van Dyke stayed: “The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Yearning for birdsong and the floral beauty of spring. Patience, as it will surely come.
🌷Welcome🌷to #weatheredandwonderful !
We have been swooning over all of the great posts this past week, keep them coming, we love it! 🌷This weeks feature goes to Julia @juliaterpstra her sweet capture of that rusty tool box filled with succulents on that weathered table won us over. Julia, we would love to have you as our guest host this week! 🌷We also want to thank the lovely Jana @thevintagejoy every week she shares amazing photos.
it’s no wonder we had the pleasure of her joining us again, she is surely #onetofollow . 🌷This week is the official start of spring, we can’t wait to see your chippy, rusty, weathered goodness with a spring theme🌷 🌷Here are the rules: 🌷post Tuesday through next Monday. 🌷follow each host and our guest host, be sure to tag us, and few friends to play along. 🌷Patty @thefoothillsfarmhouse. 🌷Amy @rachelsgarden_artbyamy. 🌷Elizabeth @lastdoordownthehall. 🌷Lynn @quakerhillfarm. 🌷Tammy @tammy_thyme. 🌷Our guest host Julia @juliaterpstra. 🌷We will choose our favorite posts during the week in our stories, next Tuesday we will announce our feature winner and give that person the opportunity to guest host with us! 🌷So lets see some #weatheredandwonderful#springtime#chippy#rustic#gardens#succulents#oldtoolbox#rusty#rusticdecor#oldmetal#oldwoodendoor#oldwood#olddoorsandwindows#olddoors#gardenrustic
GÖDSEL HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE BEST GERMAN GARDENING BOOK OF 2017.
The much celebrated GÖDSEL: OM TRÄDGÅRDENS NÄRINGSLIV, by TINA RÅMAN, EWA-MARIE RUNDQUIST and JUSTINE LAGACHE, has been awarded the prestigious book award DGG (Deutsche Gartenbau-Gesellschaft) for best German gardening book of 2017.
We rejoice with Tina, Ewa-Marie and Justine over their unique accomplishment, succeeding as a translated book to win first prize as the BEST German gardening book of 2017.
How do you continue to make things when you have a full, full life? This is a question that I struggle with because there is a lot going on and all of it is so wonderful that I continue to say yes to it even if it means some seasons I have less breathing room and less time for rest. I think the biggest thing that keeps me making through the busy days is that I am willing to work on projects in tiny, tiny scraps of time in between other things. I am fortunate to have a space that lets me keep my projects in half finished states as long as I want so I have found that if I do just one thing a day - for example, taping the pdf pattern for @annaallenclothing #persephonepants together like I did in between running and church or washing the fabric while cleaning up the house or like yesterday where literally all I did was lay out the fabric and pin down one piece of the pattern because I only had ten minutes before bed. In this season of life I don’t have a lot of time... but I try hard to use those scraps of time wisely making things, cooking, or writing a note to someone I miss or love, because it adds up. I have learned over and over again that the sum is greater than the parts and that a handmade shirt is a handmade shirt even if it was made in ten-minute increments before bed over the course of two weeks.