Sunday, 22 September 2013

The Waiting Place

This week a friend gave me a copy of “Oh, the places you’ll go!” by Dr Seuss.  Have you read it?  It’s the kind of book that both children and adults can enjoy alike.  The book was particularly apt because of a personal situation that I find myself experiencing.

Today, I have chosen a selection of beautiful jewellery from folksy sellers to illustrate my blog post.  Please click on the photos and they will take you directly to the seller’s shop where I hope you will stop and have a browse.  I know I enjoyed searching in the various shops to find the pieces that I particularly liked and wanted to share with you.

So, the book by Dr Seuss is great fun and it takes you on a journey.  When I first saw the title of it, I was inspired to create a Pinterest board for the folksy front page.  I doubt it will be chosen though, I have made better ones, but it was great fun searching out the different places that had inspired the various handmade creations.  The Pinterest board takes you on a journey to New York, London, Rome, Scotland, New Zealand and many other places!

In the book Dr Seuss writes about “Great Places” and all the opportunities and possibilities that exist to take advantage of during your journey through life.  And Dr Seuss makes it sound so exciting! “Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.”  Then the momentum falters and stops and you find yourself “in a Slump”.  I am sure we have all experienced this at times in our lives!  But for me the best bit is next when you arrive at “The Waiting Place...”

It was this part of the book that my friend thought was most apt for my situation.  We have all been in the waiting place – why you could be there right now!

Waiting for your next sale!
Waiting for a phone call.
Waiting for the birth of a baby.
Waiting for a letter to arrive.
Waiting for the results of a test you had recently.
Waiting for exam results.
Waiting for a critical decision to be made.
Waiting for the result of a job interview.
Waiting for the Post person.
Waiting for the plumber, electrician or washing machine repair man!
Waiting for a new delivery.
Waiting to see the GP, dentist, Optician.
Waiting for a bus, train or plane.

Sorry if I missed any, but we have all been there, may even still be there waiting, waiting... “Everyone is just waiting.”  writes Dr Seuss.

But, it doesn’t last forever, thankfully and we move on. Hurrah.

“But on you will go
Though the weather be foul.
On you will go
Though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
A frightening creek,
Though your arms may get sore
And your sneakers may leak.”

I love happy endings!  Not all things in life have happy endings, but I think that’s why I like them, in books, films, and TV series.  It seems such a wise book.  And I have enjoyed reading it over again all week!

“Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life’s
A Great Balancing Act.”


“And will you succeed?
Yes, you will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ per cent guaranteed.)”

I hope you have enjoyed reading my meanderings on this fabulous little book.  I hope too, that you have enjoyed looking at the wonderful selection of handmade jewellery available now on folksy.  Hope you will come back next time!



“Oh, the places you will go!” by Dr Seuss (copyright 1990 by Theodor S Geisel & Audrey S Geisel)

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: The Beaded Garden, NOfkants Curios, JAustenJewelleryDesign, Bojanglies, Lizzyanthus, I Love Sparkly Stuff and Adien Crafts.


  1. Lovely post Edwina: this is one bit of Dr Seuss I wasn't aware of... Thank you so much for including my necklace. Jane xx

  2. Hi Edwina, you've written a lovely post. Dr Seuss is a favourite here too. Thanks for including our rings in this lovely selection of jewellery. Elizabeth & Chryssanthi

  3. What a lovely blog Edwina and thank you so much for including my fossil gemstone pendant in your feature gallery selection!

    You always write such wonderful blogs, both though provoking and generous to other crafters and artisans!

    Natalie x

  4. Thank you so much for including my coral stud earrings in your lovely blog, Edwina. You have made some gorgeous choices from fantastic crafters.

    Jacqueline x

  5. Thank you so much for including my coral stud earrings in your lovely blog, Edwina. You have made some gorgeous choices from fantastic crafters.

    Jacqueline x