Sunday, September 8, 2013

blueprints and wood planks...

i've been up to
my eyeballs
which reminds...
 i need to make
an appointment
for new glasses
but that's off topic
with blueprints
kitchen plans
wood planks
paint chips
laminate samples
shower stalls
toilets and sinks
even window details
i'd forgotten just how
time consuming
building a house can be
finding the perfect balance
of the hot new trends
with the already existing
as well as
anticipating potential
resale value
add an additional
 to the mix
and the time grows
but then
 so do the rewards
 by this picture
perfectly timed
by our higher power
 to be taken
on grandparent's day
the multigenerational trio
standing together
for the first time
in their new home
i would be
remiss if not mentioning
that we have been told
on numerous occasions
that both my mother and sarah
would likely not make
it through the night
due to brain injuries,
heart conditions
severe respiratory distress
and look at them now
plotting mischief
behind two by fours
feeling very grateful

Monday, September 2, 2013

on a mission...

simply the most
perfect title
for this journey...
we are on
it is a mission indeed
 it's humbling
 yet so gratifying
 to see our story
 in full color and print
 in the prestigious
better homes & gardens
quilt sampler
 definitely a
dream come true
and such a wonderful
opportunity to
spread the love
as i'm quoted
in the closing paragraph
our business has never been
 about selling fabric
it's about human connections
making a difference
 to others
for others
and with others
it's about being a
gathering place
for creative souls
to share
whether that be
pain and sorrow
or happiness
and triumph
or simply celebrating
down syndrome
grateful beyond words