Wednesday, February 23, 2011

winter's beauty

the brilliance
of the sunshine
on the ice
hanging from the trees
the beauty
of the creator
for all our eyes to see

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the amazing and inspiring...

sarah ely on quilting,
and her website...

i watched the photographer
i talked with the reporter
yet i was somehow not
to read
the words
to see the photo
or in print
that said my daughter
was a star
the same daughter
others thought might not be worthy
of life
or inclusion
or success
oh how grand it feels
to be sharing fabric, fun and friendship
so proud of you miss sarah

Monday, February 14, 2011

the cupcake addiction...

they are
i stumbled upon
a new store in mentor
it sells
i couldn't resist
it reminded me of one of my
favorite shows
on the food network
it is valentine's day so
i selected the
white fluffy and pink ones
our favorite...
bride's cake

Friday, February 4, 2011

fresh enthusiasm...

i wasted no time
getting to know
my new little...
sewing machine
my paternal grandparents
were in town for
christmas that year
grandma hillick
was a seamstress
so she was able to
guide me through the set up
i chuckle as i view
the big kitchen shears
in my hands...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

from the beginning...

i'm so often
asked this question
now that i have...
my mom and dad in our kitchen ~ christmas 1967
north canton, ohio
...a store
that sells fabric
do you sew?
followed by
how did i get started
so i thought
it might be enjoyable
to go back to the beginning...
christmas 1967
the day i received my first
sewing machine...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

i openly wept...

in aisle seven
late this evening
tears streaming...
down my face
there it was
april 2011 edition
smack dab between
the complete guide to
glee and my
absolute most favorite
next to the nielsons
that is
i very, very, very
opened the front cover
almost afraid
giddy excited
like a little girl
on christmas morning
as i read the story
at first it seemed surreal
like looking in
from the outside
then i stood in wonder
amazement really
at how this plan
my plan
the grand master plan
for my life
is playing out
and for that
i have only one creator
to thank