Sunday, November 6, 2011

Who Said It?

 I needed to stop and motivate myself
to finish the projects I am buried under.

Who said,
"By perseverance,
the snail reached the ark."

That was Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Who said,
"When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another."

Helen Keller said that.

Who said,

"If the power to do hard work is not a skill,
it's the best possible substitute for it."

James A. Garfield.

Who said,
" Genius is one percent inspiration,
ninety-nine percent perspiration."


Yes, that's Thomas Edison.

Here is another.

Who said it:

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back
and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things."

 Leonardo da Vinci


Who said,
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds you plant."

That was
Robert Louis Stevenson.

Who said,
"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy
is that one comes from a strong will,
and the other from a strong won't."

The Abolitionist and preacher Henry Ward Beecher said that.

 Who said,

"What a blessed relief it will be when that kid goes to bed!"

 That would be a very weary Farmer
who has had a lot of extra babysitting to do lately
while the wife of the child
wields a rapidly tiring paintbrush.

I admit: I am extremely grateful for his help!

(And it seems obvious to me that this child must have fallen down
in the near past.)

I hope you are having a super weekend!!!

 Most of the quotes used were taken from


  1. You are so talented! Are you gearing up for a craft show?

  2. There is even a leaf stuck to the dummy on the ground near little ones shoe..........what a great photo....sums her up in one shot I bet...x
    Good luck getting all of your items finished, I know what it is like when you so badly want to get it done but time and effort sometimes abandon creative mums....

  3. You have done such a great job, I am amazed by your paintings and ideas. I love those slates. I think every FARMER should see sometimes a day in the life of a mom. I hope your sale goes well.

  4. oh, bless your heart! by the looks of all of those photos, you must be getting weary! but you do such beautiful work! :)

  5. Truly enjoyed all the historical quotes - and your "dones" are looking amazing - but gotta say, love the last quote the best - and that photo just captures "busy" childhood perfectly! Love it! Happy Sunday ~ Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Oh Tonya, that was so good. That last photo was so funny. Everthing looks so good. I can't wait to go see them. I already want some. LOVE the verses!

  7. At least 1 of those snowmen have my name on it!! Can't wait to see them...have you slept at all?

  8. Great work!!! You are so gifted by God. Thank you for sharing the wonderful works and inspiring quotes.

  9. Some wonderful quotes here. I especially liked the lat one!



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