Thursday, February 05, 2009

It's not money that makes the world go 'round....

I found this quote from Louise Bogan today and it spoke to me

"In a time lacking in truth and certainty

and filled with anguish and despair,

no woman should be shamefaced

in attempting to give back to the world,

through her work,

a portion of its lost heart."

This is as true today as it has been through all the hard times throughout history. It makes me think of the bright colors of patchwork quilts made with outgrown clothing and feedsacks, & plain rough linens decorated with colorful embroideries, stitched in spare minutes. We still do it today, times are hard and money is scarce...but we still manage to make a loving home, comforting meals, and gifts from the heart.

Here's another quote from the Ladies Home Journal 1932, another lean time in our history

" When money is plenty, it is a man's world. When money is scarce it is a woman's world. When all else seems to have failed, the woman's instinct comes in. She gets the job. That is a reason why, in spite of all that happens, we continue to have a world."


Kymali said...

Love your post...I posted about having it all in my blog, along the same lines. We are blessed.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

This resonates with me so completely. Thanks for sharing the view.

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...


Mikey said...

So very true Karen!


Thank you for the lovely post. I've been having trouble sleeping at night. - Teresa

Anonymous said...

Great post, and so true!
thanks for visiting my blog...I was going to say we need to go thrifting together, but maybe not, I might have to share the goodies :)

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Karen..
Oh you just make the cutest things(:) love them both..
well thank on the sheepies(:) LOL
and have a fun Friday ok..hugs, Patty

starrynightimpressions said...

love the quotes, Karen :)
Women are sooo powerful and amazing!

Jenn Maruska said...


Niesz Vintage Home said...

SO true. Love your little patchwork drawstring bag.

Kimberly :)

The Catnap Cottage said...

So very true!! Thanks for sharing that!! Cindy

Wanda said...

Just found your blog, very nice. I think women are natural nesters, and as such want to make their nests as beautiful as possible.
I also like your hearts on the previous blog, I especially like the pink one. TTFN

Pinky said...

I needed this today, or tonight, whichever you choose. You are so right! I've missed visiting so much, but time is so limited. I truly hope that you are doing well and thriving! HUGS and love and blessing all for you!


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Twyla and Lindsey said...

I guess it's a woman's world right now! That way, I know everything is going to be alright. Twyla

Lucy said...

I love the quote and believe it's true wholeheartedly :)

Love all your creations, Karen, they always bring a smile to my face!

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