Really feeling the Christmas spirit this year, the joy, hope, peace, and expectation. I totally get that not every year is filled with all the good feels...some years it's just plain hard. We've had our share of painful years! This year, I'm soaking up all the feels! I wanted to add a little more cheer … Continue reading Joy
After two years on my WIP list, this is finally ready for Christmas time snuggles. Amanda Jean's Trees! Quilt is the perfect addition to my home's festive decor. I think handmade Christmas is best, including his little clay Nativity we made a few years back with my friend Esther is perfect for little hands to … Continue reading Finish it up Friday: Trees!
As a young girl, I was obsessed with how my grandmother’s sheets smelled. Is that weird? When I’d visit and snuggle into bed at night, I felt so safe and so warm and loved. I associated the scent of her detergent mixed perfectly with her perfumed skin care products with that “I am so loved” … Continue reading Vintage Sheets Make Me Swoon!
After searching for new black and white kitchen rugs and coming up empty handed on either size or style, I decided to Make Do and Mend with what I have one hand. Here is how I made it! I took this old kitchen mat, it's standard carpet top with non-slip rubber back. Pretty sure … Continue reading Make Do and Mend Monday: Kitchen Rug Redo!
I might have a decent size stash of various fabrics, annnnd I might have more than one great sewing machine. What I certainly didn't have was a quilt that was all mine! One that I made for just me! Until now! On our recent vacation, I put the finishing touches on my City Tiles Quilt! … Continue reading It’s all mine…
One of my most cherished passages of Scripture is from Acts 2. Jesus had just ascended back to heaven and the Apostles were following Jesus' last command and the Church was growing. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[d] came upon … Continue reading Warm bread, full heart!
Last night I dreamt had a nightmare we were living on a tiny boat on a big river! A fire was barreling down the canyon toward us. We were ordered to evacuate. I kept looking everywhere for our school books. I know they are replaceable, but that takes time. My kids would need some routine, an ordinary … Continue reading No offense intended to school cafeteria workers.
Look closely at this photo...do you see it? The larger area that is a neutral off white?Take a closer look...That texture!!! That's the stuff sweet dreams are made off! It is also what separates any ole blanket from a quilt. Oh YEAH! It is there in spirit when the quilt is finished, but the first wash, … Continue reading What *sweet* dreams are made of…
Last night I was dreaming an angel was in my room...then I heard the sweetest 6-year-old voice in the dark calling to me from the foot of my bed... This girl has been making tremendous strides in reading. My third and final bébé I get a front row seat to watch the magic of learning … Continue reading Ebbs, flows, and Tornadoes…
When Dr. Karin Lawson asked me to blog for her, I immediately knew I had to share about my journey of identifying as a creative. Go check her blog for this little glimpse into my creative journey.