Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
So Ivy gets to have a bath. In the kitchen sink... where it takes forever to get hot water. Where everyone can see her naked. Where she would rather not be.....
And without her hair done, well... you know how you feel, and she feels the same way.
She knows when it is over she gets a "Greenie", but sometimes it might not be worth a "Greenie".
I love you Ivy. I love how forgiving you are to those who pester you.
I love you.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
As women, we are blessed to nurture.
By being mothers, sisters, friends and by our eternal bond with God's plan we get to share our experiences with those we love.
I love my girls and my son.
I love babies.
The smell of a baby, their soft skin, their ability to be so helpless that grown men are brought to their knees in wonderment of these sweet bodies who house sacred spirits.
I love being a mother and grandmother.
And "Peanut".... oh, how I love you and your mom!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
For some reason my kids just love my bed. They always seem to "hang out" there.
This past week we had Kattie and Sadie to stay with us. We had such fun. Some of the new "skills" that we taught Kattie are: crocheting, canning grapefruit, and sewing.
Here are the two giggly girls who just kept me laughing all week. We crocheted the most wonderful bags. They can be used for beach bags, produce bags ie: at the super market and forget all the plastic stuff. They really are great! So then Nikki joined us and learned how. As usual I can't do just one of anything, so I am now on my 4th bag. I have Red, Turquoise, and 2 Yellow. They are bright and cheerful, and so much fun. I might just have to give a few for gifts, as they are so neat..... I wonder if making them makes me think they are neater than they really are..? No, they are neat!
The pink quilt has been mine since I was 16 years old. My great grandmother, Grandma Johnson made it for me for my birthday. I have saved it in a drawer for all these years, and decided it must be used, Gently Used,.... I wish and hope and pray it does.... inspite of all the love on top of it.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
.... into the box,....
Afixing the address: would you believe it, it is going to Phoenix, Az. Near Chandler!
And into the mail it goes... off to another home. I hope my book is as loved having it, as I loved making it.
I am grateful for the chance to add a little love to someone else's life. It is a blessing to share my art, and my "outlet" to create. I thank Rebecca Sower and all of her hard work in giving me and others our chance to share. And remember, the women in Haiti, the families in Chile, and where ever there is disaster and sadness. I count my many blessings to be spared these trials.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The "fabric" to our lives is as diverse as the fabrics we see in stores, or shopping. We have colorful, textured, silky, linen, soft, vintage, and every other type imaginable. However, each was created from a thought, an idea, a need. Some can be frayed, a little rough around the edges, or just plain worn out. Others are new and shinny and happy. Some are wrinkled, some are smooth, some are opaque, and some are transparent, some are forgiving and stretch when we need it to..... but each serves it's purpose. And each is useful, at different times. But each is loved.
The people we come in contact with are just as diverse. Whether these people are friends, family, or neighbors. Each is useful. Each has their own divine purpose. Each is different....some are wrinkled, some are worn out, some are happy and shinny and some are transparent.... some find it more difficult to stretch....but each serves......each is useful..... and each is loved.
I am so grateful for all the "fabrics" of my life. Those who I see often, those who I don't see often, those who I talk to often, those who I don't talk to often, and those who accept me for who I am, and for those who don't. I am thankful to be given many diverse people in my life, who help me grow.... Who help me forgive....... Who love me..... Who I love..... Who teach me patience.... Who strengthen me.... Who lift me.... Who understand me.... To each of those people/fabrics... I love you!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
I go from mood to mood with my desire to create. Lately I have enjoyed embroidery. I haven't done much for a few years, until I made the "Textile Book" which I have for sale on Etsy, for the Haitibyhands site. After working on the book, I bought a set of cloth dishtowels and an updated "chef" pattern to sew on them. I got it started while watching th olympics.... The "chef" makes me smile. I hope by the time I get the set done, I will use them... as I have a hard time using things like this.
I have a set of dish towels my Great Grandmother gave to me when I got married . I have never used them.
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