pendrops couture
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@pendrops

textile art ➕ writing ➕ music ➕ wabi sabi life all photos pendrops couture pendrops.com

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Today, I was stacking a pile of old deckle-edged papers and linen scraps to put in my little pendrops nook. It was a ragamuffin lot of stitched and restitched textiles and pages with tears and blemishes. A friend looked on and said, “Stuff for the recycle bin?” And without missing a beat I said, “Nothing goes to waste at pendrops.” Perhaps this is also how goodness and light and love win. Whatever is thrown off, whatever is cast aside, whatever is devalued, there will be those of us who come along, gather the pieces, and say, "these too are beautiful." Because grace makes beauty out of everything. Grace and peace to you, dear friends . . . . . . { #compassion #kindness #mindfulness #rustic #wabisabi #twinkle #shineon #riseup #youareloved #youbelong #vintage #wholehearted #grace #peace #liveauthentic #simplethings #simplicity #hope #belove #beloved #sustainable #zerowaste #eco #plantlove #givelove #repurpose #reclaimedwood #allshallbewell }
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"The Grim Reaper is actually the Happy Reaper. Making peace with our lack, with our non-being, is the only way to truly live and rob death of its sting.” - Peter Rollins . . When I opened the mailbox today, I couldn’t help it: I danced in the middle of the street all the way back to the front door. My Happy Reaper pin from @peter_rollins had arrived! If you don’t know Peter’s work, please check out his books like The Divine Magician, Insurrection, Idolatry of God, The Orthodox Heretic....so many great books. He also does these fantastic Facebook Lives, which he posts on his Youtube Channel. And he shows up on podcasts like @realrobbell pretty regularly, dispensing cerebral wisdom for the philosophically challenged. I’ve listened to Peter’s teachings and read his books for nearly a decade now and can’t fully express here all the ways it has brought true freedom and lasting wholeness to my life. Who knew death in my mailbox could bring so much joy... . . . { #wisdom #happyreaper #mementomori #philosophy #truth #healing #mindfulness #wholeness #gratitude #liveauthentic #simplethings #hope #peace }
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"Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Do not be afraid." - Frederick Buechner . . Sending out peace and love, friends . . . . . . { #liveauthentic #kindness #angel #angelwings #bekindtooneanother #compassion #mindfulness #hope #peace #wholehearted #wabisabi #emboss #rustic #primitive #nothingisordinary #paper #vintage #sustainable #ecofriendly #upcycle #recycle #wisdom #courage #meditation }
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"Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty." - Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," 16 April 1963 . (Photo credit: Bob Adelman, Library of Congress) . Today, as part of our school work, I told my kids about Martin Luther King, Jr. and how he made sure everyone belonged, no matter what color their skin was. "People had to sit at different tables if they had dark skin?" my son asked. I nodded through tears. He thought for a few seconds, then said, "That doesn't make any sense." Oh, little ones, there is so much that doesn't make sense. Sending out peace, hope, light, and a dream . . . . . { #bekindtooneanother #justice #freedom #martinlutherkingjr #mlk #ihaveadream #freeatlast #kindness #liveauthentic #awareness #plantlove #hope #grace #libertyforall #compassion #belove #bethechange #wholehearted }
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"Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the multitude." - Frederick Douglass . I'm calling this one "Red Sea." Hoping with everything in me for justice, mercy, and freedom to win the day. And love. . . . { #nothingisordinary #boro #stitch #wabisabi #mindfulness #rustic #primitive #linen #simplethings #handmade #hope #sustainable #vintage #recycle #inspiration #wholehearted #textile #bethechange #belove #beloved #plantlove #embroidery #runningstitch #mend #freedom #justice #bekindtooneanother #kindness }
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"The secret that we share I cannot tell in full. But this much I will tell. What's lost is nothing to what's found, and all the death that ever was, set next to life, would scarcely fill a cup." - Frederick Buechner, "Godric" . . My heart is heavy as I look to the week ahead, the months and the years ahead too. With white knuckles and a catch in my throat, I'm holding onto strands of fraying hope with all my strength. It is the wise, generous, tender, and powerful words of good people who are bolstering my spirit. May we all find an oasis of hope in the days ahead. And may we invite the displaced ones in. Love to you, friends.... . . . { #angel #angelwings #sendinglove #bekindtooneanother #liveauthentic #nothingisordinary #simplethings #hope #belove #beloved #bethechange #awareness #wisdom #grace #truth #kindness #empathy #compassion #emboss #textile #ecodye #handmade #sustainable #hopeful #rustic #recycle #eco #ecofriendly #plantlove }
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"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." - John Howard Payne, "Home, Sweet Home" . . A new pendrops series coming very soon, one that has a special place it my heart. You'll be the first to know, friends. (And on a side note, this gnarley old barn wood is just too authentically gorgeous...I must shout out @cr71biz for keeping me stocked with the best rusty, dusty stuff!) . . { #home #house #rustic #primitive #nothingisordinary #liveauthentic #sendinglove #bekindtooneanother #sustainable #repurpose #upcycle #wabisabi #makedo #vintage #barnwood #handmade #threadsketch #embroidery #plantlove #handmade #simplethings #housewarming #quilt #textile }
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I'm so excited to announce today that pendrops couture textile art is available at @betheoneboutique in Spring Hill, Tennessee! It's a big day for pendrops, friends! I snapped a few pics of my booth, but they were a tad blurry...I'll show you the booth soon though. But in the meantime, this piece and so many others like it are now available in a local shop that offers clothing with integrity, gifts with a story, and even yoga classes! Please do stop by this incredible shop if you're in the Nashville-Franklin-Spring Hill area. And as always, thank you for your support, dear friends...your kind and inspiring words challenge me to be a better artist every day. Peace to you. . . . { #shoplocal #fiberart #textiles #denim #borostitch #handmade #wabisabi #rustic #mindfulness #supportlocal #nothingisordinary #liveauthentic #simplethings #gratitude #boutique #sustainable #eco #zerowaste }
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"Nothing is yet in its true form." C.S. Lewis . . I began creating these wabi sabi inspired, hand-stitched pieces a year ago to raise awareness and funds for women and girls in slavery. I've been so inspired by you and your generosity. Each month, I was able to send every cent from the sale of these pieces to @ijm and their fearless, global work to rescue, recover, and represent women and girls from lives of sex trafficking and forced labor. There are many more pieces in the pendrops Etsy shop with 100% of the sales going to organizations that free and empower women and girls. Because none are free till all are free. Sending you peace and hope today, friends... . . . { #liveauthentic #bekindtooneanother #stitches #embroidery #borostitch #mindfulness #wabisabi #imperfection #sustainable #eco #upcycle #recycle #antique #vintage #nothingisordinary #simplethings #fiberart #linen #sendinglove #plantlove #handmade #grace #bethechange }
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So, I think a welcome is in order to those of you who just found me through the Instagram Community account! I’m so honored that you’re here! Thank you so much @instagram for sharing a snapshot of my story. Whether it’s writing, stitching, or singing, art is how I make sense of life and connect with people around the world. I look so forward to seeing how our common threads weave together in the days ahead. If you’re only here for the moment, then here's the heart message behind every pendrops couture creation: You are Valuable, You Belong, You are The Beloved. Sending out much grace and peace to you, new and old Insta-friends alike. . . . { #instagram #youbelong #gratitude #grateful #mindfulness #angelwings #plantlove #emboss #rustic #sustainable #wabisabi #liveauthentic #sendinglove #nothingisordinary #compassion #grace #peace #riseup #shineon #paper #eco #bekindtooneanother }
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