Thursday, August 23, 2012

rum raisin

i've been
waiting for this
...for more than a month
 i just walked into my
sewing studio
 and felt a slight draft
so i reached for it
the box marked
rum raisin
and very slowly
my chilly size ten toes
into the soft
sheepskin lining
of my new classic short
they likely will never see
 snow or ice
nor will i ever likely see their
australian home
 we are bound to be
 best friends though
i discovered last year
they make the most
amazing house slippers
and of course
as soon as i saw this new
i knew it was meant to be
my feet thank me
now i wonder what else
i can find in the house
bearing the words
rum or raisin

Saturday, August 11, 2012

dreams do come true...

we just wrapped
up our sweet
treat extravaganza...
. jellen's house of fabric
to celebrate our
second anniversary
i still pinch myself
almost daily
we are having so much fun
at the same time
making a difference
we had
cameras in the store again
this time for a book
being written to illustrate
all the things that
 persons with down syndrome
can accomplish
such as...

...sewing on a machine
it's simply amazing to me
to look at this picture
and visually see
just where we have come
all because i was born
with a love of fabric
so very grateful
for that

Thursday, August 2, 2012

counting each one...

today is the day
my hubby and i
said i do...

...twenty six years ago
at first i was not
going to mention it
felt like it was almost
a non celebratory year
after the much
awaited twenty five
last year
then late this evening
a customer came in
we talked alot
about her husband
and his untimely death
following a diagnosis of cancer
 just a few short months ago
they had celebrated
fourteen years
she so wishes she had more
she misses him so
and i got to thinking
each year does need to be
even if it's only a special kiss
to say i love you more than before
our time here is borrowed
each day is a gift
happy 26th anniversary john