Saturday, March 23, 2013

Of Patience and Moment-flows


Dearest child, clothed in blissful innocence
And dancing on life’s placid moment-flow
Like everyone, you too must learn patience
For soon you’ll see how swift the hours go

We smile and envy cautiously the restless gleam
Spurring you on to greener pastures sweet
The pure delight of youth’s unhindered dream
Is hampered only by Time’s sluggish feet

…and though we murmur ‘patience, child’ we nod
And urge you on in spite of what we know
For patience is a thing learned as we trod
The hastening of living’s moment-flow

© Janet Martin

Victoria began sewing her rag quilt today. She just asked if it will be done by tonight?! We are both having patience lessons as she is still learning all the little 'tricks' of the sewing machine, but she is doing great!
p-s-s-s-t! I am glad its the sewing machine though and not a car;)) v-r-o-o-o-o-o-m! Sc-r-e-e-e-e-e-c-h!repeat.


  1. Hi there, Jassy thinks it looks cool:) have fun making it!

  2. The X's are done and we are ready to 'piece' it. If she wants to try one simply google images-rag quilts- for lots of ideas. Some of the sites also include instructions!

  3. Sometimes I think patience is something I'll never have the patience to master.

  4. Tim, I'm afraid I know exactly what you mean!:)


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