"We need reminders, not new teaching" to quote a long time friend. The reminder came the other day, I'm grateful. This reminder started me thinking that I'm holding some things that aren't mine. Hearing this is like drinking water, refreshing my soul. As this drinking water continues the creative energy that has laid dormant for … Continue reading On Being Responsible
This is such a lovely memory, more than likely from the New York Botanical Garden not far from home. Shortly after we moved here one of our friends gave me a yellow rose bush. Lean in friends, I'm going to tell you a secret, I love plants however caring for them is not my forte. … Continue reading Yellow Roses
In ten short days we will celebrate Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the great season of Lent, the color of the season is purple. Lent is one season that has always appealed to this quilter, as it's not simply about giving up habits, things that bring great pleasure, adding spiritual reading, making sacrifices for … Continue reading Hope
or "Well, I didn't expect to get that out of it." There is a life long, ingrained habit that it's time to let go of, in order to do that new habits will need to be formed. The realization came from two separate conversations. Why these two conversations offered me the opportunity to see is … Continue reading I’m going to stop saying that
Over the last week or so reading Cravings has been a little bit low on the priority list as the need to do some writing for the magazine, and make a quilt bubbled urgently to the surface. Like the urgency of the work needing doing some memories, profound ones have bubbled up as well. As … Continue reading Noticing a Difference
is, it's okay. - Mercy Me Word of God Speak Perhaps being at a loss for words is not so much a problem, as an opportunity to listen, be still, reconnect. Enjoy the beauty step back seek let things speak like the moon and NY City like the patterns that need words I woke up … Continue reading I’m at a loss for words, and the funny thing
the perfect berry crumble - Lisa Leonard Quilty, political, faith words run though my head at this moment. Lisa's honest post opened the gates for words to gather round with great joy seeking attention, letting me know they're here. Quilty words because so much I long for quilters to understand that "perfection is a lie". … Continue reading Imperfection Rocks!
There are words stuck in between the ears waiting to spill out from the brain to the keyboard. As I read a blog on perspective so many thoughts wanting to spill out onto the page. Thoughts of a friend who is no longer part of the quilting world. Thoughts of newly minted quilters who judge their … Continue reading The gift of knowing