Saturday, February 15, 2014


 thinking about the meaning of "confine" these days

it isn't my word for february, although it certainly would have been a good one... but i'm re-visiting words from 2012 and this month it's "prudence"

which i have also been pondering a lot and beginning to discover the two can go hand in hand

"confine" first though
{as it's prudent to only talk about one word at a time!}

"to restrict, to keep within limits"

the little heart below, the beginning of an angel

the lace edging providing a beautiful and delicate border, confining the buttons to the "body-heart", keeping them from the "wings-heart"

funnily enough, our hearts are something that know no boundaries and true love cannot be confined

 as i wrote my morning pages the other day, this was the view; from a distance, the curtains confining my view of the snowstorm outside

a small, narrow glimpse of a big, wide world


getting off the chair, taking a few steps forward, the view expanded, and as i leaned forward to the glass, it became unending

lean back, the view narrows, lean in, and you get expansion...

and so i leaned in to my sewing room

i spent the rest of the day removing all the excess "stuff" from the closet, the floor and the bookcase, finally understanding that i had been fighting all these years to try and make that poor little room accommodate how i prefer to work, when what was really needed was that i change how i work to fit that room

light bulbs lit up, bells rang and all that was missing was the hallelujah chorus bursting into song


intellectually i've always understood that when you let go of what you want to be true, what is true will be shown

the proverbial "aha" moment

well, i finally got mine

and at the end of the day, i had arranged and purged and tidied and dusted and was blessed to sit in a room that was finally organized to suit it

and in the quiet hush of the snow falling gently, i finally understood...

it also finally suited me


Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

Love this! Love you...Happy Saturday, Jillayne - Tanya

Createology said...

Beautiful view out your window. Amazing how we confine our vision in so many ways. Your little hearts are sew blissful with the little buttons and lace edging. How wonderful you must feel in your "new" room suited just to you...

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely post in thoughts and photos.

Have a nice Sunday ~ FlowerLady

oldgreymare said...

Love this post and you know the subject matter warms my heart. Worked with a client this weekend who has struggled for years to enjoy her spaces..We're getting there :D

FredaB said...

Beautiful thoughts and something we all need to come to grips with. I keep complaing about not enough storage space in my sewing room but hubby says more space - more stuff and he is right. enjoy what we have.


Marj Talbot said...

Sometimes life is like that - complicated with too much stuff.
It can be simply simple - it is what we make it.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Mosaic Magpie said...

All the clutter seems drain my energy before I even get started. Good for you, for having a proper clean out!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

A beautiful post girlfriend. Love you to bits.