Monday, January 23, 2012

It must have rained last night as the snow is not so thick this morning, but it's still here! LOL The wind never did arrive - or I just slept through the whole thing. It's hard to say.

I did finish the left side of my stitching yesterday and started working on the right side. When I say "finish" I mean the full and half cross stitches. I still have long stitches, satin stitch and back stitching to do plus add a bazillion beads. However, progress is progress and I like it.

Loving in Truth, and Fain in Verse My Love to Show

Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show,
That she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain,
Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know,
Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain,
I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe:
Studying inventions fine, her wits to entertain,
Oft turning others' leaves, to see if thence would flow
Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sunburn'd brain.
But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay;
Invention, Nature's child, fled stepdame Study's blows;
And others' feet still seemed but strangers in my way.
Thus, great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes,
Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite:
"Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart and write!"

Sir Philip Sidney
1554 - 1586

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