I’m guessing that this person is 1) an ardent practitioner of crewel embroidery and 2) an admirer of the villainess in the The 101 Dalmatians!
“Crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, is a type of surface embroidery using wool. A wide variety of different embroidery stitches are used to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old.”
I encountered Star Wars Day 2018 being celebrated with style in a Vietnamese pho restaurant and on the interstate this past weekend. 🙂
I recently came across these harsh, but humorous, ways to inform someone that they’re wrong.
“I can explain it to the gentleman, but I cannot comprehend it for him.”
—Andrew Jacobs, Jr., American congressman, 1969
“I’ve been called worse things by better people.”
—Pierre Trudeau, Canadian prime minister
“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.”
—Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer
“I’m right, and you’re smart, and sooner or later you’ll see I’m right.”
— Charles Munger, American businessman
This woman is living the (Mr. Darcy) dream!
In any good home organization system, it’s important that you label your containers. Take this toy box, for example. You can easily identify the contents at a glance.
Here are some fun sayings and quotations about family:
Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some just have a bunch of nuts.
It is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking.
Friends come and go, but relatives tend to accumulate.
He who has no fools, knaves, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.
—Old English proverb
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
—George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright
I don’t have to look up my family tree because I know that I’m the sap.
—Fred Allen, American comedian
Can a first cousin once removed be returned?
The American West:
Where we’re cool with your open carry firearm, but not with your aerosol spray sunscreen.
Here is a lovely example of visual irony that made me smile:
Further irony—Hanging below the “Simplify” sign, covered by the stack of paperwork, is a great quotation:
“Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.”
—Dee Hock, American businessman
As the photo illustrates, sometimes one falls behind in the quest for simplicity. However, there is always hope:
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?”
—Robert Browning, English poet
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
—Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia
In my own quest to simplify, clarify, and organize my mind and my life, I’ve found David Allen’s Getting Things Done model and method to be very helpful.
If you have not yet set your exercise goals for the new year, perhaps these signs will give you some inspiration!