Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dirt Road Dreamer

Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. 
Maybe they just need to run free 
till they find someone just as wild to run with them
~Sex and The City~

Come get your JOY on at Meris Place

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


 Rules for a successful holiday: 
1. Get together with the family 
2. Relive old times  
3. Get out before it blows 
~ Story People~

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Heart

Keep your Christmas heart 

open all the year round

~Jessica Archmint~

best gift ever!! see my son's smiling face!!

 he is Home Sweet Home in Virginia 
with his amazing wife, Rachel

I made this quilt from mens t-shirts and dress shirts 
and a few squares on my own 
like hearts, love and Texas Flag

"all you need is love"

and time and thread and some extra helping hands...

Matt even threads his own needle!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Handmade Love

...and Matt helped!!

~Enjoy all your moments~

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Haiku my Heart Friday

nutmeg vanilla
cookie smells and twinkle lights
home for holidays

 Haiku Love
every Friday with  
recuerda mi corazon

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Return of Light

We are not short of light here in Central Texas, 
but after a few cloudy days of drizzle,
and the day after Winter Solstice 
I am blinded by the light!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

stitch in time

yep! I love to sew brown paper bags

mug rug SOLD in my Etsy shop


 still available in my Etsy shop  here

apron made from t-shirts still available here


All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle  
~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851~

This week was full of JOY 
as I drove my sewing machine
and tried to collect all my scattered moments

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hearts for Madelene

all photos copyright © page hodel

Madalene Louise Rodriguez

Madalene came into my life on July 28, 2005.
My heart completely exploded open.
And my whole world changed forever.

Madalene left us all on June 20, 2006.
All of our lives have never been the same.
 by Page Hodel

This is an ongoing love story that lives on and on, 
even after the passing of Madelene.
Please take a quick moment to read their love story here 
and understand why these art hearts can appear 
in your inbox every Monday.

The Gallery of Hearts is a sight to behold and their love story 
will bring a rush a JOY right straight thru your own heart.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

take a moment

Please take a moment to close your eyes, 
open your heart, 
and feel all the love 
that comes from your heart

Don Miguel Ruiz

Friday, December 16, 2011

Barefoot in December

 Like Spring in Texas
Sockbound feet come out to play
December dancing

Haiku my Heart

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I love my job

 Joy Joy JOY!!

 tis the Season...
work work WORK!!

Matt painting Heritage Haus
shipping Royers Pies

We never complain around here about work...except occasionally when we just can't keep up!
Sometimes I just need another me. 
is the word of our month
We get the coolest gigs at the most beautiful and interesting places.
like Bartending the Junk Gypsy Prom at Marburger Farm 
for HGTV, catering with Royers Cafe at Rachel Ashwells Prairie, and photographing Royers Pie Haven! 
Some serious name dropping here now!

For a little town Population 90, Round Top has all we need 
for now....except a Sushi Bar....and a beach.

 Frank Hilbolt

Now excuse me, but I gotta get going...
I have a quilt to sew, chair to cover 
and family to photograph...see ya in 2012...?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Virgin a Day 12

 My dear friend, Laurie, randomly decided she needed to come visit for the weekend. She drove 3 hours. We hugged, sipped, laughed and all that. And because her jeans were adorned with our Virgin de Guadalupe I decided to honor the past twelve days with her hip-line...nuff said.
and one more thing...on this day I honor you, Laurie, 
as I celebrate my birthing date of my son 
Kyle Mackey Broughton,aka Scooter, because for a brief moment YOU were his surrogate mother, 
his "Mary"and my voice, my rock, my beloved friend. 

  This completes Virgin a Day for 12 days.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wild Woman Dances

"When we are in our rightful wildish nature, 
we all feel this bright life. 
It is one of the signs that we are close 
to Wild Woman. 
We all enter the world in a dancing condition. 
We always begin with our own pelts intact." 
Clarissa P. Estes, WWRwTW.