Friday, November 11, 2016

thirty years

My greatgrandmother's ring. Photos by Martin Lehrman.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

one shoe, two shoe...

orange shoe
blue shoe
not the same...
i suppose it
would not hurt
to look down
before leaving
the house
same shoe
different color
match the bag
perfectly though
it's a pink sand beach design
tuscany tote
one of my favorites
batiks by moda

Sunday, July 31, 2016

it's been awhile...

since i've
posted to
this little blog

of mine
mostly because i've
not had a minute to myself
for very good reasons
my sarah girlie
had a booth at the
national down syndrome convention
with her quilts
truly a dream come true
for both of us
last night i finally
had an evening
to turn on the music
and get creative
i had just the perfect
thing to work on
a miniature
it will be going
in the front window
next month
which is really
in two days
time sure does fly
when you're having fun

Saturday, April 23, 2016

purple rain

when the world
an icon...

 we all mourn
 for the man
 the music
 the memories
 the association
 we have
with each song
and the references
 they may bring
 i was watching
 an interview
 last evening
 and an associate
 who once worked
with prince said
some people tell you
 to think outside
the box
 was never in a box
may we all
 have a bit of that
in us going forward
in this thing
called life
 be uninhibited
 be not afraid
be creative

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

a girl can dream...

of a kitchen
in retro
this one's a
show stopper
i just love it
from the
who knew
the house
in california
check it out

Monday, March 7, 2016

just because...

he melts
 mom heart...

...and every time
he comes home
it seems
he has grown
another inch
he'll always be
my baby
youngest son
he oozes
much love
so very grateful

Saturday, February 6, 2016

one happy mama...

it's been a while
i've shared...
...a post about
 my favorite
it's good
 i suppose
that i have
 just one
that way she
can always be
number one
there was a time
that i questioned
whether we
would ever
share a
love of sewing
not just
she would need
to discover the
same infatuation
with fabric
that i have 

rather because her
of down syndrome
lead me to believe
she would have
greater challenges
than some
 her manual dexterity
for years and years she
had some wonderful
therapists who worked
diligently with her
hour after hour
day after day
 her fingers now work
with the greatest
of precision
her seams are near perfect
her patience

not only does
she share my love
for quilting
she is also
the fundamentals
of running
a business
it has taken a
very large village to
get us to this
stage in life
for which i am so
 very grateful
for everyone
who has had a place
on this journey
with us
thank you