Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the simple things - weaving

christina of soul aperture is taking her simple things one step further this time. she and her family will donate $1 to doctors without borders for relief for haiti for every blogger who participates in the simple things today. benefits for all - we remember that it is the simple things in life that are important and in so doing, help people in need all while being part of a worldwide chain of love and good will. i can't really think of anything better than that.

the feel of wool between your fingers.
favorite colors.
learning something new.
an age-old craft.
doing things in the right order.

evening light.
the company of enthusiastic people.
being at ease in oneself.
learning the basics.
a kind and patient teacher.

order emerging from chaos.
tools of the trade.
conversation over coffee.
tying knots.
threads and fibers.
softly falling snow.

what are the simple things you love today?
please do participate and do let christina know.


Elizabeth said...

From reading your post I guess your weaving-class was a joyful one last night.

Have a lovely day.

Erin Wallace said...

Thank you for letting me know about Simple Things and Christina. Have posted a comment on her blog. Your weaving sounds lovely and I hope it remains so.

SE'LAH... said...

Learning an aged-old craft. Isn't that the best? May you be entwined in many knots of love, my friend.


Dawn said...

'the company of enthusiastic people'
That's what I love about this blogging community.
Thank you for sharing your simple things with me.
xo country girl

Cyndy said...

Dear Julie, I am loving the way you wove your thoughts and pictures into a unique way of showing gratitude for the simple things today.

I am grateful for you leading me to Christina. She always sings such a beautiful song of love...

Anonymous said...

oh! wow! i love how you captured these images!

Char said...

beautiful image and so, just totally basic and touches at the primal level. one of the first ever things we learned to do for our families - weave the cloth to clothe them.

Yiota said...

softly falling snow- we're having that right now!
learning something new - i love it!
great list!

Tracy said...

Such splendid photos! I admire your taking up a new craft--always so exciting. Weaving is one I've not tried yet. There's a weaving revival happening now, which is wonderful how the old arts are "in" again, Happy Day :o)

Jessica said...

Your pictures are so beautiful here. I love your sensory descriptions, too.

stringsofpurls said...

Beautiful! I have always been intrigued by weaving and your photos are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

you make me want to try my hand at weaving.

christina said...

"a kind and patient teacher" i adore that.
this weaving comes with such detail. i love that you are making your way, though such an intricate art.

Teresa O said...

Words and photos intertwined that weave a story of an ancient craft...what a unique way to share your simple things list.

JoLyn said...

Beautiful thoughts and beautiful photos. They can apply to weaving...and to life. Well said!

Sherry said...

Being at ease with oneself...oh yes, that is such a simple blessing...a joy. For some that doesn't come easily and for some they might not even realize what a simple pleasure it is. I'm glad you listed it!!!

And your photographs are vibrant and intoxicating...just looking at them I can feel that wool and see the weaving taking place!!

Marilynne said...

I love the photos of the loom, but I don't know what work is in progress. Maybe that's the thing the loom is asking. What shall I be today?

Mari Mansourian said...

great images as always J and learning something new is certainly a good thing :)

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Oh, beautiful! So much texture and warmth in your words and in the photos.

I just love this day - all of this goodwill and happiness being shared, what a great use of this community!

Thanks for brining joy out to the world!

bekkah said...

a wonderful list and gorgeous images!

Heather said...

Beautiful photos - makes me itch to be back at the loom. One day!

Thank you for visiting - I think you are my first Danish guest. Welcome!

stephanie said...

The company of enthusiastic people really is such a wonderful thing.

I must say your photos are making me want to learn to weave. Thanks for the inspiration!

Zuzana said...

I have tried weaving when I was a teenager and I enjoyed it very much. About a year ago I read about the famous tapestries in Tracy Chevalier's *Lady and The Unicorn* and this brought back this lovely craft again.;)

Relyn Lawson said...

I love the single focus of this post. That, in itself, is a simple gift. To be able to focus on one beautiful thing.

Bee said...

I'm sorry that I missed this.

The pictures are exquisite.