Funny little story to go along with this new adorable publication. It's just pure eye candy by the way! A little expensive so I passed it by when I first saw it a few weeks ago.
But it came back to me, via images of a friends recent art travels. I decided to order it. I thought, was I buying it to justify not getting to take an art trip this Fall? Wasn't it too expensive?
However, wouldn't this book fuel my creative gift and couldn't it be and a blessings to others as well? Wasn't I ready for some stitching inspiration for Fall? For gift giving season?
Then wouldn't you know it that very day, my devotional lesson with friends brought up the point of denying ourselves. How our culture is to want and have......usually immediately.
I remembered Charlotte's wise words this Summer too....."an eye for restraint" she said.
I ordered it. I felt good about it. It was for me to have. I recieved it today, and it is very delicious......will take a long time to digest. Even a little gift enclosed. Well worth the money.
But, wouldn't you just know it~ and my very last point......... As I was taking it out of the box, and snapping a few photos, all I could think of was painting on that massive amount of crinkly brown packing paper! I. Am. Serious. My fleshly desires are so fickle! I had to laugh. In the end, it is all good and I am a huge supporter of allowing blessing into our lives as it presents itself. All of it. Yes, let's understand restraint and let's use it too, but don't forget to inspire and bless your beautuful self! Sending love your way today, my friends! Please allow blessings for yourself! Crafting time too! xo