It's time to go top up the coffee, be right back. Okay that took a little longer than expected so thanks for your patience. I thought I was going to share something witty and amazing about King David being a bit of a jerk of a dad and even still being remembered as a "man … Continue reading Intertwined
As a long time quilter I'm generally comfortable within the quilting language itself, and within said language a lot of the dialects exist. While my fluency seems to be in free-motion quilting I'm comfortable enough in art, patchwork, traditional, modern to converse. If I'm uncertain of a term or phrase used I'll ask, because the … Continue reading The Deep End and Defining Terms
Success is defined as a desired or favorable outcome, also the attainment of favor, wealth, or eminence, a position of prominence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n56qfPMBRVA&feature=youtu.be There is a video clip of the end of Bishop Barron's Homily on Social media that caught my attention. First because while I'm following first the posts don't always come up. Second because … Continue reading Success!
Wanderlost Every craft, skill, profession has a beginning, someone who started doing something that eventually led to a business, that led to an industry. I don't know who the first quilter was, or what prompted them to begin cutting up fabric, stitching it together, adding batting and a backing however I'm grateful. Grateful, and warm. … Continue reading God Gives us Friends
Just before Mass began I grabbed my phone to look up the patron saint of writers. Just made it. Phone back in pocket, write a note to myself, then get on with the business of being present at Mass. Today was the day to be distracted by every random thought. I'd start "writing" then come … Continue reading Write
A couple of years ago I had to give up writing a book. In a line of work where publishing is necessary this was hard. In that moment of life though the letting go was necessary and needed. it will come as no surprise that this "failure" added to the list of "internal accusations" leading … Continue reading Faith Lessons from Quilt Market
I left a facebook quilt group. Shocked? I was, because quilters are in that group. I love helping quilters, and will do so as much as I can. I've been online as a quilter since rec.crafts.textiles.quilting days wanting, needing to be part of a group of other quilters. Quilters, for the most part are kind, sharing, … Continue reading Community
In just a few short weeks I will celebrate the end of my forty-ninth, and beginning of my fiftieth year of life. I am grateful to be here. I'm grateful that along the way I've learned some wisdom, and have learned to listen to my heart (perhaps the prompting of the Holy Spirit?) when I … Continue reading I held her hand