Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rispettare (to respect)

I borrowed from the library the film "Funny Face"
starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire and loved
the song , sung by Audrey and Kay Thompson..

"On how to be lovely,
you gotta be happy
when you can be light and gay
then you'll be lovely as a holiday.

On how to be charming
you gotta be merry...
if only to weave a spell
and you'll be as lovely as a carousel too.

I know you can show how
it's all in the know how
and once you know oh how
the world looks good to you...
as it should to you.

Oh how to be lovely
you got to be jolly
when you can be fancy free
and flash a smile
that folks come flocking to see..
you'll be as lovely as can be.

Can't do it with makeup
you've just got to wake up
and starting to take up
life delirious
nothing serious.

Oh how to be lovely
you've got to be cheery
then you are guaranteed
you don't need doe
or a college degree...
Make sorrow incidental
let joy be monumental
and you'll be lovely..
you'll be as lovely as can be."

"And also, that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God."
Ecclesiastes 3:13

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ms Sopracciglio

This is an
excerpt from the novel "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh:
It made me laugh, I am enjoying this book...

I knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and his eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds. My first sight of him was in the door of Germer's, and, on that occasion, I was struck less by his looks than by the fact that he was carrying a large teddy-bear.
"That, said the barber, as I took his chair, 'was Lord Sebastian Flyte. A most amusing young gentleman."
'Apparently,' I said coldly.
'The Marquis of Marchmain's second boy. His brother, the Earl of Brideshead, went down last term. Now he was very different, a very quiet gentleman, quite like an old man. What do you suppose Lord Sebastian wanted? A hair brush for his teddy-bear; it had to have very stiff bristles, not, Lord Sebastian said, to brush him with, but to threaten him with a spanking when he was sulky. He bought a very nice one with an ivory back and he's having "Aloysius" engraved on it- that's the bear's name.'

"That which has been is what will be,
That which is done
is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun."
Ecclesiastes 1:8

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vintage Skirt

I found this "vintage skirt" recently and I love wearing it,
it keeps me warm as the days are now cooling ..

Excerpt from "The Age" Melbourne newspaper,
Odd Spot
"Broken-hearted Andriej Ivanov,26, was planning to
throw himself off a bridge in Ufa, central Russia,
after his fiancee died. But he found love again -
after stopping Maria Petrova, 21, from jumping off the same
bridge because she had fallen pregnant. The couple are to marry.

"Therefore shall they come and
sing in the height of Zion,
Streaming to the goodness of the Lord-
For wheat and new wine and oil,
For the young of the flock and the herd;
Their souls shall be like a well-
watered garden,
And they shall sorrow no more at all."
Isaiah 31:12

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lemon Tree

I found this old poem in a book called "A Treasury of The World's Best Loved Poems"
published by Avenel Books, A Division of Crown Publishers, Inc. New York in a coffee shop.

I remember that I had to learn this poem at school
many moons ago...


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hill,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

This is the first section only of this lovely poem by William Wordsworth.

"He who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness and honor."
Proverbs 21:21

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I Dreamt I was On the Moon

Inspired by a picture in The Age, Sat 1st May,
on an article on Australian Fashion Week
"the poignant offerings of Romance Was Born"

"A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of
his mouth,
And the recompense of a man's hands will be rendered to him."
Proverbs 12:14

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

OH Jonah

"So they picked up Jonah and threw him
into the sea, and the sea ceased from it's raging."
Jonah 1:15

"Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights."
Jonah 1:17

and after he prayed....

"So the Lord spoke to the fish
and it vomited Jonah onto dry land."
Jonah 2:10

RecyK the cloth

Jumper: child's size bought from country market
(hand knitted).
I croqueted the ends ..added length at wrists and waist..
Skirt old jumper I knitted some years back, back and front
sewn together and then croqueted on the bottom for length.

"Great men are not always wise,
Nor do the aged always understand justice."
Job 32:9