Sunday, September 6, 2015

Be True

I love the Little House Needleworks designs and when I saw this one I immediately remembered this saying that was quoted to me by my manager a number of years ago. It is a quick little project with rather special meaning.

 I have always believed that we should stick to our principles, not assimilate, and that we should do what we believe. It is certainly beautifully phrased, and invokes ideas with positive connotations: truth, self-ownership, individuality. The quote is from Hamlet -  This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!  It was Polonius's last piece of advice to his son Laertes, who is in a hurry to get on the next boat to Paris, where he'll be safe from his father's long-winded speeches  !!

I did change a couple of the colours and didn't work the single row of white crosses around the border as I am not sure of the finish though I feel that it will  most likely be one to add to the pin cushion collection.


Mary said...

Great to see another finish.

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely little finish.