Sunday, September 27, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching

Life Is Beautiful block #16

Another embroidery block is finished for my Life Is Beautiful project. This is block #16 and it is a quote by Victor Hugo. I have been pondering the meaning and I think it might mean something like...
love is the sweetest creation that a beautiful life can produce. 


Here are more of Victor's interesting quotes to ponder:

*Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
*When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
*Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
*Music expresses that which cannot remain silent and that which cannot be put into words.


I won't have much time for slow stitching today, but hope to have time to get a few more embroidery blocks prepared.
Moon rising at dusk last night
And of course tonight is the "super harvest blood moon" event, so there won't be time for stitching then. It's a harvest moon (first full moon near the autumn equinox) and it's fixing to be the biggest, closest and brightest moon of the year. As if that is not cool enough, there will also be a total eclipse of the moon. You can read more about it here. The last time this happened was in 1988 and the next time won't be until 2033. So this is our big chance to see an amazing and rare lunar eclipse during evening hours. My parents are moon freaks, and I remember once when we were young, they woke up all us kids in the middle of the night to go outside on the balcony to watch a lunar eclipse! 
Will you be watching the moon tonight?  
What are you sewing today? Link up your blog post below and share your hand stitching project with the slow stitchers.




24 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

The quotes on your blocks are quite pithy and always give me pause for thought. Keep them coming! I hope to watch the lunar eclipse tonight too.

KaHolly said...

Well said, Cozy Quilter! I haven't heard anyone use the word pithy since my mom died over thirty years ago! Love your stitchery. Your stitches are all perfect! I'm certainly going to try to stay up to see the moon. I might have to set an alarm clock and get up especially to view it, it will be worth it.

Julierose said...

Love those quotes especially the music one...we are hoping that it will not be cloudy tonight so we can view the total moon show. Your block is lovely...these will be so beautiful set all together....hugs, Julierose

Kate said...

Hope you get in some time for stitching today. The plan here is to check out the moon, My Guy is already charging up the camera and has his largest lens all cleaned and ready to go.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Well this morning I could not see the moon due to cloud cover ; hope that it won't be the same situation this evening ! :) Your embroidery is so pretty.

CathieJ said...

Clouds are supposed to be covering our view of the moon. I really like that quote and the accompanying embroidery. I am looking forward to seeing all these beautiful blocks together.

Christine Feldstein said...

Such a pretty embroidery and beautiful quote!

Dasha said...

The quotes are good, but the first one about laughter is absolutely so true! Pithy is a word rarely used. Nice to hear someone use it.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

These little stitcheries are just wonderful and full of meaning. I think we will be cloud covered tonight, but I plan to see what I can see. My SIL and I are advid night sky watchers.

Barbara said...

That's a very pretty project you're working on.

SandraC said...

I hope to see the moon, also....maybe I'd better set my alarm as I'm sure this is after my bedtime!

Stephie said...

We should have clear skies, so I'm considering going down to the sea to watch it from one of the highest hills roundabout - if I have the energy, otherwise, the garden it is! Your blocks are looking wonderful Kathy, hope you've had time to do the prep you planned today :)

Angie said...

Thanks for the Victor Hugo quotes, definitely some good ones! I will be hoping to see the eclipse, but we're supposed to be clouded over tonight. We'll see what develops!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm not sure we will be able to see the moon because of cloud cover, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I love your little embroidered block--so cute!

Audrey said...

Thank you for the eclipse info and link. It answers all the questions we had and some. It is going to be a remarkable evening.

Cathy said...

I always love a good quote and when it is stitched for remembrance it's even better!
Might be too cloudy to see the moon or eclipse tonight so I might not be singing "I see the moon and the moon sees me..."

Jeanna said...

Lovely embroidery and sweet quote. I'm taking a break from knitting helmet liners and stitching a Halloween banner.

Enjoy your day!

teacupsandstitches.com said...

A little bit of stitching is better than none. Very nice photo of the almost super moon. Thanks for hosting Slow Sunday Stitching.

Ivani said...

It is a great serie of embroidery, with quotes that makes us think about our lives. Your stiching is beautiful. I am also waiting for the eclipse, although now it's raining here. :( Enjoy

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

we will try to see the eclipse tonight also - hope you do too

audrey said...

I remember being woke up when I was a child to go outside and look at an eclipse. Guess I'll let my family do that without me this time.:)

Janet O. said...

My kids and I loved to get out in the night to view the heavens, whether it be an eclipse, a meteor shower, comet, or Northern Lights. We have even been known to stand on the porch and howl at the full moon. : )
Now I have to do my viewing (no howling) alone. DH hits the hay early and budges for nothing.

Janet O. said...

p.s. We had cloud cover and couldn't see it until the eclipse was almost over. : (

margaret said...

lovely stitching and some very good quotes. Went into the garden at 3am and saw the eclipse but it was too dark and far away to get a photo! it was not as red as I thought it was gong to be but worth seeing, such luck I woke up at the right time