Saturday, July 30, 2011

we call her julie...

the students
 will call her
 the new... teacher
so proud of you julie
on your newest accomplishment
elementary art teacher
wishing you much success
in your classroom
how lucky the little kiddos
will be come august
to see your bright
shinning face
and toolbox full of

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

family paybacks...

i take full
for the child...

i was diligently
entering new customer
data to the spreadsheet
for our store email club
i entered the name
thinking how cool
it must be
to have the last name
i even entered the email address
the zip
then i got to the birthday
then i looked a little
closer at the handwriting
tj my son
you should know better...

yo momma's got the camera
and the password
 to this blog:)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

time to share...

for nearly 
twenty years
i've collected...
. ornaments
with a sewing theme
i've had a tiny tree
in my creative corner
for mostly my eyes only
haven't even put it up
the last few years
although i've added new
findings to the box
never in even my dreams
did i expect to one day
share this box
of holiday cuteness
yet tonight
my sarah and i
 arranged them on a tree
for all our friends to see
over at the
i had to dab a tear or two
as we stood back
 admiring the room
for i recognize so clearly
the many hearts and hands
who made this all
i am so very grateful
now wishing you a
very merry christmas
july style

Monday, July 25, 2011

the gift of love...

there is nothing
than the affection...

...of a child
their pure innocence
uninhibited censors
carefree boundaries
when you are a mother of a child
 with greater challenges than most
that gesture can be delayed
some may never receive
an outward display
or if you're lucky like me
those tender moments
like a hand wrapping
 around your arm
when you assist with a simple task
like threading the needle
last for a lifetime
just one of the many
extra special gifts
of parenting a beautiful girl
with down syndrome 

Monday, July 18, 2011

in training...

the boy
has to learn

...and what better place
than in
 the fabric shop
thanks for all your help matt
i would not have been
ready without you
i owe you
one big cheesesteak
an extra large fry
with vinegar
and one grape soda

Friday, July 8, 2011

the shirt...revisited...

the last time
i wrote about
a purple check...

it was being viewed
on the television
that we are not so fond of
yet i couldn't take me eyes off
the shirt
it's once again being viewed
 on the television
worn by someone
this time
that i am very fond of
recognize that guy
in row six
wearing a purple plaid shirt
nice selection tj
hope you and julie are having fun

Thursday, July 7, 2011


July 07, 2011
Capricorn (12/22-1/19)
Sometimes you have to pick your battles. Right now your resources and energy could be running low -- and you won't be able to put out every fire that ignites. Your best strategy for this unpredictable day is to prioritize and be ready to compromise; you may have to swallow your pride to succeed at a goal, so be prepared for that. One of the smartest ways to manage difficult people is to take the high road. Let scheming folks find their fate without your involvement.

could not have said it better myself. thank you yahoo horoscopes:)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

land of the free...

home of the brave
so grateful
for the men...
...and women
and their families
who sacrifice so much
for our freedom
thank you
 we appreciate your
committment and concern
for our independence
i feel so lucky
on this fourth of july
to be able to openly display
my appreciation
by combining two
mediums that bring
 me such pleasure
fabric and paper
threads and stamps
hoping you too
have a creatively blessed day

Friday, July 1, 2011

flip fone friendly...

i've gone
 some would say...
...i traded in my smart phone
for a not so smart phone
i guess you could say
i went back to
a basic flip phone
it just works better for me
except i can never find it
in the bottom of my bag
lookie what arrived today
a phone pouch
made by the talented hands
an etsy friend
it's just the perfect size
and colors
thanks sandy
i love it