Tuesday, July 17, 2012

never give up

I have been reading about Finland while visiting my Dad this week.  
 
About the astonishingly beautiful aurora that happens in the sky in winter there.  Green, blue, red, violet.  
About the 30 year war between Sweden and Russia (1293 - 1323) that divided Finland between those two countries for 800 years.
About the German advance on Leningrad over the top of Finland in World War II and then the retreat when everything in Northern Finland was burned including the city of Rovaniemi
This month I begin a third year of journalling with thread, one skein of embroidery floss every day.  
                                                  never give up

10 comments:

Dolores said...

I look forward to seeing your future projects. I think it's always a good idea to find out where your ancestors came from. You are part of them.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

my mother's motto is, "keep going." she is 91 and as her memory and physical being starts weakening, she does her best - that is all we can ask at any age, do our best to keep going. your journal is a memory that will keep going too.

Nancy said...

I am impressed by your commitment to your journal pages...to continued learning...to your family. Yep, never give up!

opusanglicanum.wordpress.com said...

Now I am going to have the monty python finland song running wild in my head all day!

Threadpainter said...

Beautiful piece and I am looking forward to your embroidery journal !

Margaret said...

Thank you.

jan said...

i love your idea of a row a day; and your photo of your dad is very moving.
jan, yorkshire, england

mansuetude said...

never give up! :)

Jackie said...

That was perfect timing for me to read that post... i got my rejection from houston... 4th year in a row... so thank you for posting that today=)

blandina (aracne) said...

I love the embroidery and the idea of keeping an embroidered journal. One skein every day seems a lot of work to me, have you time for anything else?