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A Winner & New Work

A Winner & New Work

Thank you to everyone who entered my lunch bag pattern giveaway! The random number generator picked comment 9, so Patty is our winner (I just emailed you Patty so get in touch with me if you didn’t receive it)! Thanks for all of the great comments. Virginia’s lunch bag patterns are still on sale through … Continue reading

Hand stitched gifts, just because

Hand stitched gifts, just because

This past spring I was overcome with the urge to make each of my siblings something hand-stitched. This is one of those somethings that I made, this one for my younger sister and her husband. I asked her for a favorite quote of theirs, and she told me a couple. This one by St. Teresa … Continue reading

Summer Light

Summer Light

Many years ago, I came across this quote: Had I not been subject to darkness, I could not have seen the light. (Midrash) It has remained one of my favorites, reminding me that good and bad, light and dark, sadness and joy need each other to exist. Without sadness, we couldn’t experience joy. We wouldn’t … Continue reading

Free Printable: Weekly Planner!

Free Printable: Weekly Planner!

For my birthday, one of my sisters and her husband gave me a gift certificate to Nicole’s Classes so I could take a fun design class. I picked Ornaments & Embellishments, and I have not been disappointed! I have learned many great techniques for making flowers, snowflakes, specialty brushes, and frames in Illustrator (my go-to … Continue reading

How we live

How we live

(One of my recent photographs with a favorite quote.)

Optimism

Optimism

“Optimism is a choice that can be nurtured by gratitude.”  Mou Saha

Photo Quote: Parenting

Photo Quote: Parenting

“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.”  Bill Ayers

Our Lives quote

Our Lives quote

“Our lives are like quilts: bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love.”  (unknown)

Photo & Quote

Photo & Quote

I’m working on a lengthier post, but until then, here is a photo-quote to hold you over. Just in case you need one, that is. I found this quote in a magazine years ago and it really spoke to me. The “hope” pebble is something my mom gave me.

A Walking Heart

A Walking Heart

“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” Elizabeth Stone I first read this quote when I was in art school and looking for inspiration for a sculpture project. Although I didn’t yet have children, it … Continue reading