Friday, October 26, 2012


there are a few
select words
i wanted to...
put next to
 the title of this post
but then i did not want to
ruffle any feathers with
the faa
 as i have been told
they do not seem to have
 a sense of humor
you already know they
took away our right
to have
a tiny little pair of sewing
on any flight
not to worry
stitchers are a clever bunch
and soon we discovered
a dental floss container
would work just fine
to cut the thread
alas i had a very productive
flight down to houston
these little paper pieces
take me back to
 my very beginning
days of quilting
so happy to see them
surface once again
the fabric
cuzco by kate spain

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


i never know
for sure
which schnibble...
will end up with
which charm pack
but i am really loving
by carrie nelson
paired with
birds & berries
lovely quilting
by diane wantz
domino will be hanging
 in the shop
along with the pattern
 and charm packs
for purchase
and now
onto my next

Monday, October 22, 2012

justsew to tellsew...

a tiny little thing
or maybe not...
i rarely go to bed
before checking
i love her family so much
her kristen has been
the force behind
so much of what
 sarah and i have created
as i read how her sweet
daughter kim
had taken kristen's coat to the hospital
to wrap up in while she labored
in the birthing room
i could not help but think
that kristen was there
making sure everything
was just perfect
for the delivery of her little niece nora
and so i left a comment
to let polly know that i
truly believe that kristen was there
as i hit the enter tab
my security word was
that is just what we do
we tell people about kristen while we sew
and last week
sarah all of a sudden decided
our new car should have
a special license plate
that reads
because that is what we do
just sew to tell others about
kristen and her light
that always shines

Saturday, October 13, 2012

little boy blue...

he came to see me
all dressed up
my little boy...

heading to homecoming
so handsome
so sweet
so loving
 i am so very blessed
and grateful

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

quilt shop needs you...

have you ever
dreamed of
. a quilt shop
if so
we are looking for a few
creative souls
to join our team
experience is not necessary
as much as
being trustworthy
smiling a lot
being friendly
and having a
love for fabric
we need coverage
for daytime hours
as well as
wednesday and thursday evenings
all day saturday
and possibly an occasional
 off site quilt show or two
if interested email me

Saturday, October 6, 2012

dream a little...

and it just might come

this is happening
in the sewcial lounge
the one named after
my girl
in our store
the one bearing
 my creative name
in memory of
polly's sweet gal
two moms
on different journeys
working together
for one mission
to carry forth kristen's light
for all the world to see
truly humbled and honored
that we have been chosen
to help with that endeavor
even more grateful that
jennifer has lead
the way with her pillow case mission
and that she is coming
to share in our
little corner
of the earth
an amazing day
we had
a total of 219 pillowcases
were completed
lots of friendships
were developed
and new skills shared
with many
more than a dream come true
thank you to all who participated

Friday, October 5, 2012

a miracle indeed...

just about this time
four years ago
life started to take...
a twist and a turn
sarah's health was failing
right before our eyes
i recently came across this pic
and posted it on facebook
 with the following caption...

Do you believe in miracles? I'm currently uploading photo cards from prior years. This pic just caught me by surprise. It was taken about three months after I left my job in 2009 to care for Sarah fulltime. Her doctor suggested it was time to write a dx of COPD and bring in hospice, as there was nothing more they could do for her. Looking at her tiny frail body, I can almost see why. I am so thankful I was given the courage and strength to not give up on her. Thankful too that my hubby was able to step up his business so we could continue to pay the bills. To-date, we have been hospital free now for 3 1/2 years-the longest stretch in Sarah's 23 years of life.
the seventy two likes
and many comments
took my breath away
it seems our girl
is an inspiration
to many
it's a good reminder to me
to follow the lead
of our creator
the path that is ours
has been masterfully
and i know now
more than ever
we are where
we are supposed to be