As a word of the year Gratitude was a good one. I am grateful for the experience of 2017. Creativity is slowly returning. The Quilted Block of the Month Started (with big plans to continue in 2018). A few teaching opportunities. Learning about embroidery. Having a spouse who loves me deeply. One of the considerations… Continue reading 2018 Word of the Year
The photo is from my instagram account while shoveling the snow yesterday. Yesterday was a snow day as my boss made the decision that the roads were too bad to travel. I spent the day writing for my book and shoveling on and off. The muscles in my upper body let me know, with no… Continue reading Finding Inspiration on an Icky Day
in·spi·ra·tion - [in-spuh-rey-shuhn] noun 1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration. 2. something inspired, as an idea. 3. a result of inspired activity. 4. a thing or person that inspires. 5. Theology . a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. b. the… Continue reading Pondering: inspiration
but it's also kind of fun because the silence indicates 1) work 2) thinking about work 3) gratitude for work 4) I'm working 5) I need to work on quilts 6) I'll get to share some fun stuff with you very soon!!!! 7) I like to quilt 8) I get virtual hives when I don't… Continue reading it’s hard being quiet sometimes
Every once in a while the work of a quilter captures my attention in a way that speaks to my heart and head. Then I get to meet the quilter. Ah yes, there is a level of comfort in the conversation that is just well, very cool indeed. And this is how it is with… Continue reading An Interview With. . . Sue Reno!
Aside from letting you know when I'm teaching I refrain from talking about things that happen at work. In part because most of the time it's helping quilters choose fabric, helping customers purchase machines, find the right fabric for a pattern their making or teaching free-motion machine quilting. Though I do get very excited when… Continue reading Giving Permission
Have you ever been so excited for months about an event you were going to attend? Excited and a bit freaked out? Well this week was it for me. Excited and a bit freaked out described it perfectly. Earlier in the fall BERNINA invited their Ambassadors to attend a Reunion: a time of sharing, opportunities… Continue reading BERNINA Ambassador Reunion