Very windy Friday evening at Pawleys Island, tornado warnings were in effect.
This place is huge and has an amazing selection! It’s a bit south of Charlotte and I went on my most recent trip while visiting a friend. I’ve seen a lot of textile stores but this one impressed my by the sheer volume and selection! There were your typical calico’s, suiting fabrics, upholstery, patterns, etc…but there were some jem’s hidden in those rolls!
They also had a wonderful selection of bridal and evening wear laces and silks at pretty reasonable prices.
We (a fellow textile design friend and I) totally loved one particular line of printed upholstery textiles by Spanish company Textiles Vilber. They were whimsical, large in scale, funky, fun, bright and playful as well as well designed! As we walked by the US textile upholstery manufactures designs we just wondered why we can’t design better, more original designs here domestically?
And Paper Dolls! Oh My!
And a whole lot of NEON!
Mary Jo’s is worth a trip if you are in the area and I spotted the infamous lady in the store, her reputation precedes her! She certainly knows how to run a fabric shop!
Do you really give yourself permission to do, be, feel who you are? As I’ve been traversing the path of the Mondo Beyondo Big Dreams course I wrote myself the following permission slips…personal get out of jail free cards. It’s liberating and maybe you would like to try it to?
I give myself permission to make mistakes.
I give myself permission to take it slow, take my time.
I give myself permission to be compassionate towards myself so I can do the same for others.
I give myself permission to accept my faults and be imperfect.
I give myself permission to be an explorer and try new things especially if I’m afraid.
I give myself permission to be sad and grieve.
I give myself permission to be self confident.
I give myself permission to be happy and silly and fun!
I give myself permission to love and be loved.
I give myself permission to listen to my intuition.
I give myself permission to follow my dreams even if they are not always clear.
“The gift of honor unwraps the gift of permission and together these two establish a place for you to stand in confidence in regards to the future unfolding before you.”- Andrea Scher and Jen Lemen (Mondo Beyondo)
Happy Valentines Day!
“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”– Anonymous
“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston
I was very close to spending today with out my dear valentine but alas fate swept in at the last minute and changed our plans so we will be together.
“Whoso loves, believes the impossible.” — Elizabeth Barret Browning
“We need not think alike to love alike.” — Francis David
I hope each of you has someone you love to share this special day with. If they are not with you in person, please always remember none of us are ever alone!
“Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.”– Cole Porter
Today isn’t so much about romantic love, dates, sharing greeting cards and the media filled attention that Valentines day gets as it is about really appreciating the love we receive from others and inviting love into our hearts and lives on a moment by moment basis.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. -Peter Ustinov
PS. Don’t you just love these tulips? They came my way via a dear friend who works for a florist and she was thoughtful enough to share them with me.