Saturday, February 25, 2012

friends first

we are just days
from the official...

opening of
sarah's sewcial lounge
a room upstairs
that has evolved
over the years
it has had
a few different occupants
until we decided to take
over the lease
more to prevent anyone else
from moving in
or perhaps it was
divine intervention
all those years back
knowing that one day
we would use the space
for something greater
to sew
and including sarah
in the effort
it was only fitting that
the first brunch
a private party
my united way friends
we've been together now
for almost three decades
i am so thankful for their
friendship and
nod of approval

Friday, February 24, 2012

love me a good one...

February 24, 2012
    Capricorn (12/22-1/19)
Your levels of creativity are higher than most people's, and this enables you see things a fresh way. Today your creativity will be more potent than ever, so use it to open doors. Toss out any guilt you might feel for being able to come up with better ideas than anyone else -- be proud of your ability to contribute fresh, innovative and sometimes downright odd ideas to the discussion. Sure, you might get a few funny looks, but more likely you will get a lot of people muttering 'gee, I wish I had thought of that.'

Sunday, February 19, 2012

remembering whitney...

so many memories
as a singing diva
yet her beautiful... 

face also graced
 the sleeve of this 1983
beginner's choice
simplicity pattern
my husband and i
first saw whitney perform live
in early 1985
as an opening act for
luther vandross
at the front row theater
in cleveland ohio
her voice then
pure perfection
we both fell in love
with her singing
her beautiful smile
 her classy presence
such a truly sad ending
may her soul rest in peace
and the good lord
watch over her

Saturday, February 18, 2012

happy birthday erin...

on this day
twenty six
years ago...
erin on her wedding day
 with her parents and sisters meghan & mary
the gaydos family
welcomed a precious
baby girl
my friend marianne today
writes this
celebrating the first birthday  
without our little girl  
she would have been  
 26 years old  
but will now be  
 25 years old forever  
with our Lord  
prayer and peace
be with you dear
her light shines
on in the
hearts of many
hug the one's you love
in memory of erin's spirit
and beauty
both inside and out
in the blink
 of an eye

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

my head the bowling ball...

if my

...must feel like
a bowling ball on
valentine's day
at least
let it be a purple one
night y'all

Monday, February 13, 2012

love is in the air...

it's been a
of activity...
. the creative corner
a valentine's countdown
fourteen days of surprises
from one adorable guy
to his darling girl
how fun it is
to be the mom
of this romantic man
young love
isn't it grand
so full of fun
chocolate, jewelry, good luck charms
red hots, socks and picture frames
i wonder what comes tomorrow
the fourteenth day of the
month of love

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

butterflies are free...

i've always
had a passion
for butterflies...

purple butterflies
to be more exact
they've always represented
freedom to me
a carefree spirit
yet they don't start
out so free
they must go through
 a metamorphosis
a life changing
a strengthing
 before their
true beauty is to be seen
back in october when
i first viewed this
beautiful batik
i thought it was being
sent to me
as a forecast
of my own transformation
that i'd been working on
diligently for the past
few years
a tremendously hurtful phone call
one august day
wrapped me tight in hiding
my own chrysalis
of sorts
my opening has come slowly
when least expected
from the most unsuspecting
of sources
friends across the world
and the
beauty of color
in fiber form