Sunday, July 28, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

wishing you bliss

handstitching with love

bliss is what I wish for you

may you be at peace

every Friday we join Rebecca 
for simple words in Haiku
Will you join me?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

eggshells and wishbones

eggshells and wishbones

as I continue to unpack, after moving here one year ago, 
this delicate package of layers, tissue and bubble wrap has caused me to pause today.

Reflecting on the importance of what we gather. 
Holding onto the memories of yesterday.

Oh these tiny treasures from Texas, such as abandoned wasp nest and Thanksgiving bones. They transcend me back in time. I treasure these delicate remains of  blown out eggshells from my friend who raised those chickens and could name each one by the color of the shell.

Because I used to gather her eggs to scramble for my guests who paid for bed and breakfast. And I loved that life.

After a holiday feast, this vegetarian made sure to ask for the wishbone, so I could play tug-of-war-of-dreams with someone...someday. I still do this !

Matt remodeled old homes. At the end of his sweaty day on a rooftop in August, he would return home with a pocketful of rusty square nails, washers and wasp nests. Nothing made me squeal happier with delight, than the gift of rusty dusty trinkets. You can have your diamonds and gold. Gimme eggshells and bottlecaps.

 Among all the treasures I hauled here, of all the junk I have donated...this package of importance seems worthy of recognition. Because I also unpacked this.....

and this...


now tell me....what are you holding on to?
There seems to be so much talk 
about letting go.
Yes, I am doing some of all that too, 
but I would take you down and stab you 
if you tried to take away 
my eggshells and wishbones.

Monday, July 22, 2013

blazes of color

“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color...
oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples...” 
~ Anna Godbersen~

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Today Jennifer announces our new contributor, Bella Cirovic

We are so happy about the new bright lights
and fresh change happening at She is Three

Friday, July 19, 2013

layers and stacks

summertime stillness

 I see you
each Friday
with my heart

tiny beach treasures
gathered along the seashore
simple reminders

 mornings are for this
cool breezes with soft bird songs
summertime stillness

will you join us at Rebbecca's place for some Haiku Love?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mish Mash Sneak Peek

here is a sneak peek of my online workshop...

details coming SOON !

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

remain center

feet firmly planted
face forward remain center
embrace change with grace

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Jumping for JOY

 so tell me...what made you jump for JOY this week?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Sew...I am taking an online workshop with Mary Ann Moss  
because apparently she is my new kindred spirit 
who loves to sew on paper...
which you know is one of my favorite passions !!

I am outa control making patterns, 
painting on every flat surface I can find. 

Now journal cover !!