Sometimes I wonder what drives people to do what they do. Things like spend more money than they have, dress inappropriately, have affairs….You get the point. I know that everyone is searching for happiness and love, and I have compassion for them, but have felt that I am happily past that part of life. … Continue reading Change and Acceptance
I didn’t get to do a lot of quilting while she was here, but we took a road trip to Lake Michigan for a “water” fix.
I took along this WIP and sewed on the binding, so my daughter could take it to her friend for her new baby.This is a picture of Audrey, Abigail’s friend, and the quilt made for Baby Etheria.
Although I miss my daughter already, I’m happy that she was happy to go back to her hubby (minus the 105+ degree temps there.) I’m happy to have my comfortable routine back, although having her here brought an extra sparkle to my life. Abigail always reminds me that I need that sparkle, even if I have to find it within myself.
“They say sitting is the new smoking,” she parroted. Quite truthfully, every time I hear that, I want to say, “No, it’s not.” I have a sit down job. It’s enough pressure to just have to GO to work, let alone thinking that going to work is going to kill me! “I jogged for an… Continue reading Lashing the Whip
This week I had a rather discouraging reminder. People don’t want to pay what a handcrafted item is worth. I mean, I guess “worth” is in the eye of the beholder – or the beholder of the pocketbook. Even so, as an artist and crafter, I put my heart and soul into the things I… Continue reading Rejection Will Not Stop Me
My mother-in-law is back from a month long trip to Florida and ready to get her QAYG quilt done. She’s doing some straight line quilting to attach the back to the batting and front and give it a little more depth and texture. It can be quite frustrating for her, because she doesn’t see as… Continue reading Teaching and Sharing
Cindy Lou (a fictitious name) works for a law office. She comes into my office occasionally. She’s my friend on Facebook, and I love to read her posts. She writes about being a young mom with a tongue in cheek perspective. She exposes her anger, her failures and foibles, and by the time you are… Continue reading Beer and a Ding Dong!
So, are you a Fixer Upper addict like I am? We watched the most recent episode last night – which I believe is the last of this season. (sniff, sniff). We had DVRed it. Well, I say “we,” but I guess I may be talking about the “mouse in my pocket” and me, because my… Continue reading Be The Change