He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Happy Easter! John 15:13 No one has greater love than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. As often happens what I think I'm writing about, isn't what I actually write about. Well, at least not directly. Yesterday the Vatican released the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete … Continue reading Accept and Give
I started this post during the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday), listening to Gregorian Chant while reflecting on the Passion of Jesus. Yeah I'm so not that holy - simply in need of a change of norm. It all started with this: beautiful reflection on the love of Jesus. There is something so deep … Continue reading Wow!
Happy Easter! Going for the Spring Green here, because there is icky white stuff on the ground. *Shudder!* As I glanced out my window into my front yard, there, rising from the snow covered ground is a hyacinth, brightly purple against the white snow. During the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday) I read … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Caralyn of Beauty Beyond Bones linked to this podcast by Fr. Mike Schmitz. I wept. Like Caralyn, I'm at a loss for words to adequately describe the homily, it's perfect for today as in our Catholic/Christian tradition this is the Day. Good Friday. There are so many quilterly things jumbling for attention - my own … Continue reading Signed, Teri
I have a bad habit of putting pens in my pocket taking them with me when I leave an office. It all started with the bic stic pen it's clear, hexagonal barrel allowing me to see the ink working it's way down, taking notes, doing homework, writing in my journals. Next up the round pens … Continue reading I’m a Thief
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
Flexibility is a great virtue. My inboxes are a mix of faith reflections, pop psych, business, quilt shop newsletters and other quilt related stuff. Not to mention friends who long to catch up. *Oh bother! I have a letter to write to a couple of friends - grabs pen - see you later.* Okay I'm … Continue reading Like a Reed
You wouldn't ask ________________________ (insert famous artist here) to paint your walls, so don't ask me to hem your pants. It is as though painting the walls is somehow beneath the artist. I started sewing in my late tweens, early teens making, attempting to make garments. I got fairly successful at making skirts. Altering clothes, … Continue reading Repair
Next to the Crucifix on the wall in front of my sewing machine is this quote: Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. St Francis de Sales When I … Continue reading It is a good day to begin again
God is hilarious if you think about it. A little while ago when titling this post I'd just looked at an image of the beach with the title "Why you need to visit the beach more often" Next step turn on Pandora and you guessed it Oceans I love the ocean. I love hearing the … Continue reading Ebb and Flow and Letting Go