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April 17, 2011


Sherry Smyth

Ready to captain my ship!! I love Ben Kingsley!! And I love everything on Masterpiece all the period pieces!!!

What are you making?? I haven't done any sewing for years...a sewing machine and I were never good friends!!

I'm off to read a couple of chapters and yes, I'll take care of that messy corner that has been buggy for a month at least!!!

Enjoy the day -- rain and all!

Gillian daSilva

I am attempting to make a couple of things. A pair of pants and a dress. I used to sew tons of clothes in high school. Let's hope it is a skill like riding a bike...in the spring I always feel the need to create, start something fresh or just try something new.

Lisa Swifka

here is the poem written out, definitely moving with Ben K. speaking it aloud:
To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honor still;
To do my best, and let that stand
The record of my brain and hand;
And then, should failure come to me,
Still work and hope for victory.

To have no secret place wherein
I stoop unseen to shame or sin;
To be the same when I'm alone
As when my every deed is known;
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pretense or sham
Exactly what men think I am.

To leave some simple mark behind
To keep my having lived in mind;
If enmity to aught I show,
To be an honest, generous foe,
To play my little part, nor whine
That greater honors are not mine.
This, I believe, is all I need
For my philosophy and creed.

Can't wait to see what you've sewn as well as what you've sown in the captaining of your ship.

Gillian daSilva

I love this...thank you for putting it down here. I am still going over the machine and all it's accoutrement...making sure it is oiled and functioning etc. Then and only then will I do some test runs. I have fat quarters I can sacrifice.

I'm open to making a few things...here and there. Kind of like Zen sewing. A project to distract me from thought.


Great post... those UBS adverts are totally inspirational, thanks for posting them!

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