Sunday, 10 April 2011

Bring No Book

It's a beautiful day here today. Not one for sitting inside and cutting and sticking. It's a day for throwing my head back and looking to the sun and remembering a favourite bit of Wordsworth:

"Put on with speed your woodland dress and bring no book. For this one day we'll give to idleness"

I'm going out for some fresh air. I'm not even bringing a book. I'm going to be completely idle. And I hope that you find room for a little idleness in your day too.

44 comments:

helena said...

fantastic quote - not heard it before - and gorgeous layout

Mary B said...

Wow to that layout, it is gorgeous.
Is that real stitching I spy?
love the quote too

Lizzie said...

What a lovely quote to start the day! I agree with Helena - that really is a very gorgeous scrap page, Sian!

Funny thing... I always equate a "day of idleness" with curling up with a nice book! I find reading relaxing and a good "escape" from Life.
Enjoy your lazy day in the sunshine - sounds wonderful. I'm off to Scrap Club, for a day of cuttin' and stickin'!

Scribble Monster said...

Hello Sian, I can't think now how I got to your blog this week, but I did find it this week and I have really enjoyed it so far. I love your mix of the scrapbooking and whimsical approach to your blog. I find it inspiring and something I would like to emulate with mine. I shall enjoy looking back through your archive when I have a bit more time next weekend. Oh and the layout is beautiful. Jen x

WendyB said...

Beautiful layout Sian, love the stitching detail and a lovely quote to start the day.

JO SOWERBY said...

r yes, it is beautiful here too. i am off to church soon then plan on sitting in the gorunds with a gr8 book! or else watching the cricket and pretending i know what's going on. i clap when the others do, heehee.
Jo xxx

Clair said...

A beautiful layout and the most perfect way to scrap that quote.

Karen said...

It is a beautiful quote and such a gorgeous layout! The border around it is amazing, and I'm always enamored of the beautiful details in all your layouts. It's supposed to be a bit cloudy here, but the warmest day we've had in months. After church, I'm heading out to a new (to me) park with my camera.

Winnie said...

Gorgeous LO! I hope you had a fantastically idle day. Maybe pondering the answers to your questions on Friday? LOL

debs14 said...

A perfect day for doing nothing here too! However I am busy cooking dinner for 8 - one of whom is a professional chef (no pressure!)

Alison said...

Gorgeous Lo! It's actually too blessed hot here for me to sit out (about 28degrees)..at least until later in the day, when the sun's not so hot. So it will be a little bit of scrapping for me after lunch. Enjoy your day!
Alison xx

Cheri said...

your layout is beautiful. And ummm... idleness? Maybe tomorrow when the sun is finally supposed to shine HERE.

Karen said...

No idleness here today as DH is home and on a mission to get the house in order BUT he is at work all of next week and I am not so I have lots of idleness planned in the hours he is out of the house - heee heee heee.

darkpoetess said...

that is such a soft and lovely page, based on and inspired by something very apt for a sunday. i love that you have such a great knack for scrapping thoughts of times gone by x

S said...

Oh so lovely layout. I think maybe today I get a bit of sunshine too - it's good for the soul.

Jimjams said...

I'm here to heap more praise upon your beautiful page - just stunning. The quote is fab too. I've been busy in the garden and come indoors to cool down - and, with the patio doors wide open, the awning down, it's as close to open air scrapping that I can manage :D

Alana said...

Ooh, you devil! Sometimes it's nice just to do nowt. Beautiful layout, are they Websters pages....Iv'e just bought some myself.

Louise said...

we might not get many more days like this Sian, so we need to make the most of it. I've been out in the sun doing nothing for the best part of the day too xx enjoy, and gorgeous page.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great thought Sian. I'm off to the baseball game today . . . should be a lovely family day.
Rinda

Sandra said...

I'm with you 100% ... enjoy the sunshine while it's out I say :)

alexa said...

Very softly beautiful page ... and didn't know that quote. Wishing I could be idle, but hope you are thoroughly enjoying yours! :)

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

And here people think I'm being idle when I bring a book! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Heather said...

love the quote & the LO is gorgeous Sian. No idle time here today though as its my sons 8th birthday & we just had a mad few hours with his friends here for a party!! Good times xx

Jennifer said...

Sounds like an amazing day! Love this sweet LO and that quote is lovely and love how you used it in this LO! Perfect paper choices, so soft and delicate!

humel said...

Love the quotation (which was new to me) and *love* the layout!

I wish I'd enjoyed some idleness today.... But the church meeting, painting the garage, changing the bedding in all the bedrooms, vacuuming the whole of upstairs, cooking dinner etc were all important jobs to get done today! This evening I shall play :-)

Becky said...

What a beautiful layout! Not been very idle today unfortunately, as I had my idle day at Ally Pally yesterday! Hope you had a lovely idle day.

Jo said...

I love the layout and I hope you enjoyed your day being busy doing nothing :)

Denise said...

Yep, I've been totally lazy and had the Mother's day that I didn't have last week!! Hope you enjoyed your day x x

Lynn said...

Beautiful layout. In my head I had planned a pleasent afternoon of hand sewing the binding on my quilt. Sadly such pleasures did not happen. Oh well. Hope you enjoyed your day.

Scrappi Sandi said...

No idleness here today I'm afraid, as Sunday is my work day! But I did pretty well on the idleness front yesterday!! ;)

Hope you had a glorious day!

Melissa said...

A beautiful layout - I really like that quote and the way you highlighted certain words for the title. Hope you enjoyed your beautiful day!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely LO Sian and a great quote hope you enjoyed the sun x

Ginger said...

Sian you are so lucky to have all these wonderful photos at that age, what a cute little dress and hat. I love the flowers at the bottom left.

Thanks for your comment today, I won't tell you how many takes I did ;)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love the quote and your page. I'm thinking I will have more time for idleness come summer break, but that's 10 weeks away. Think I will need to claim some before then.

Angelfish said...

What a beautiful page. You must have so much patience for all that stitching!
I spent half the day being idle-ish, out and about with my Mum. My feet didn't touch the ground when I got home though, as there was a lot of catching up to do!

Rhona said...

Love your layout and the quote Sian! I also went outside but I did take my book with me :o) xx

Rosemary said...

(smile) What a wonderful post, I love the idea of being idle and drinking in the beauty of nature. Love the layout, it's perfect.

Hope you enjoyed yourself!

Carmen said...

Such a stunning page Sian - it reminds me of flower fairies. All that stitching must have taken forever but it's a real beauty.

Was SO idle yesterday - recovering from Saturday.

Bubbles said...

I have a copy of this layout kept in a file folder on my computer... named "Inspiration". It is scrumptious! Love it... and the quote is so beautiful too.

laurie said...

i love that sentiment. and your layout. i hope you had a wonderful time on your beautiful day.

Lisa said...

that is such a gorgeous layout. wonderful

Rachel B said...

Gorgeous layout Sian. There is nothing wrong with taking a day out to chill, it's good for the soul :)

luv2scrap said...

What a gorgeous layout. Hope you had a great "lazy" day.

Miriam said...

I am having an idle sort of day today,17th! it is a beautiful day here hope it is where you are. I love your LO, the colours are gorgeous.

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