Sunday, November 28, 2010

in a manger...

so sweet
baby is...
. laying in a manger...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

hand stitching...

it has been
a long time
for me...
hand stitched applique
the look is so clean
so fresh
so appropriate for this
newest project...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

creating memories...

i have
that are...
tj and sarah ~ 1993
priceless to me
some remind me
of a certain
day or event
a holiday
and then there are
the extra special ones
that remind me of
something i've created too
with my hands
and the god given talent
that i'm so grateful for
i can't imagine life without
happy thanksgiving everyone

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

sweet cravings...

oh i love
a really good...
... reason
to make all things delicious
like my favorite
hobble cobble
there is a new little
addition this
do you see it...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

dating myself...

oh silly me
what was
i thinking...
i walked thru the doors of
three big box stores
in search of a boom box
a simple cd player
with speakers
they thought i was joking
just download your cd's
put them into a computer
the first guy said
and then what
i asked
upload them on your mp3 player
oh seriously
i'm going to spend all that time
to just listen to a
few christmas cd's
in the next store
they thought i was
like ancient history
in a time warp
out of touch
at last i found this one
it will also play my ipod
which i do own
although it's a hand me down
from my oldest son
the very first model
i just don't want to
take the time to put a bunch
of holiday music on it
maybe i am dating myself
but then i have to ask
if it involves six
different steps
twice the amount of time
and three pieces of equipment
is that progress

Friday, November 19, 2010

all backed up...

it's been lurking
in the back
of my mind...
it just makes sense
but then so do many things
that never get done
until i read two blogs
who had horrid things happen
went swimming
in wine
oh that could have so been me
just last weekend
and then the new virus
coming through sites like yahoo
that was enough
i ceased work on my computer
until last night
when my sweet honey
hooked me up with
an external hard drive
my new best friend
i'm all backed up
and it's always working
any time something new
hits my keyboard
it goes directly to
that external hard drive
so now i ask
how safe are you
please get yourself sometype
of backup
just for peace of mind

Monday, November 15, 2010

fraternal twins...

don't they look
so cute
side by side...

if you are new
to this blog
it will help clarify
why i'm finally so
excited to have
this newest addition
they are both at the store now
and the funny thing is
i had a customer
offer to buy one
on saturday
sorry no can do i replied
when i told her it
has taken me nearly nine
months to secure the newest
she understood
glad to know i'm not the only one
thinking this model
is one of the last great pfaffs
now i'm trying
to make friends
it's not going well
i think we need a night

Saturday, November 13, 2010

we delight in the beauty...

of the butterfly,
rarely admit
the changes
it has gone through
to achieve that beauty
maya angelo
for so many years the butterfly
has been the symbol
of my sweet sarah's life
purple especially
as it is my favorite color
i had a blessed and touching
experience in the store this week
a sweet loving woman
wearing this pin
i told her how much i liked it
we went about talking
she shared she too had a child
born with down syndrome
some years before the
arrival of our sarah
he spent only a short time on this earth
before he earned his angel wings
as i offered a comforting word or two
she reached up and
unclasped the pin
presenting it to me
two moms
meeting for the first time
yet sharing a bond
deeply rooted
in love and support
thank you from the depths of my heart

Thursday, November 11, 2010

i salute you...

the brave
the mighty
the wounded
all who have served to protect
our freedom
without your sacrifices
we would not be the nation
to stitch in your honor
as a small way of saying
thank you

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

here she is...

i can only say this...
there is no shortage
of buyers and their cash
when it comes to
the pfaff 1473
i've been faithfully bidding
for months and months
and kept loosing
then finally
luck was on my side and
i won!!!
she runs beautifully
and will soon be ready
for use in the store

almost full term...

just today
i realized
this baby...
would be considered
full term
if i was in the birthing way
it was march 4
when the idea was
first conceived
i've been nurturing
and massaging
reading and studying
and even
ever since...

Monday, November 8, 2010

it's packed well...

i admit
was nervous...
not sure what to expect
i was taking a chance
as i sliced open the box top
it appeared to be well packed
hopefully a good sign...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

it has arrived...

but when the box arrives
it sure feels good...

Friday, November 5, 2010